Starting over on my GL1100


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Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04 am



Good evening fellow wingers! Well, I had my bike running then decided to pull the gas tank, change timing belts, and general maintenance. I just hope I can get it back together again! The tank was a **** to get out but I put it back tonight and it worked like a dream! Going to attach some pics of the "bones".
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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:12 am

Anyway I got some of it back together tonight and it went smooth as butter
Still cant figure out why the choke wont work. The cable pulls the choke hardware ok but the choke valves wont close. Its driving me crazy cuz I cant figure it out. Any suggestions folks?
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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by quasi2008 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 pm

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doing the same thing for the most part on my 82.
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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Got the choke figured out. Turns out the choke was stuck and I was able to get it moving. I decided to just remove the carbs again and clean them again. I was surprised at all the junk in the carbs. A more extensive cleaning this time.
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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by Hoosier Jack » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:44 am

Keep up with the pics

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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi all. I got the carbs boiled out and clean
But the choke on the right side is still hanging up. It looks like the shafts from the carbs may be bent or out of place. Is there anyway to fix that issue?








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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Just a short update since it has been a while. I removed the gas tank and got that nice and clean. I also ordered randaks petcock repair kit and got the petcock fixed. No more leak! O also am almost done with the side covers. Just have to shoot them with clear coat to protect the new paint and badges. Going to rebuild the brake calipers here shortly as soon as the parts come. Something to keep my mind off winter anyway. Pics coming shortly!



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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:24 am

Good morning! Thought I would update my post about the GL1100. Making progress and thought I would share some pics.

I painted the tank shelter and side covers and added new graphics. I am pretty happy with the results! I figure to let the paint cure for another week or two then put on the wax. For using a rattle can, they look pretty darn good!

Hoping to get out in the garage today and get the valves adjusted and the carbs synced. On to the brakes then and I might repaint the front fender as well. That is up in the air right now. My throttle cable is hanging up some to so I need to figure that out. I am thinking the return cable may be the culprit.
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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by patbrandon1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:29 pm

Looks fantastic. :D That's a lot of work you've done. I enjoy doing this kinda stuff when the season for riding is at a pause. Sounds like you are enjoying this project. Having fun keeps those pesky frustrations that can pop up, not so hard to bare.

Thanks for keeping us posted and for the pictures. Pictures always cool. 8-)

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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by chief771 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:47 pm

Posting a pic of how my wing looks now. I am pretty happy with how good it is turning out. I am thinking about ditching the ugly vetter fairing and going with a new headlight and windshield. Have a great night all. Be safe!

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Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Post by patbrandon1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:04 pm

chief771 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Posting a pic of how my wing looks now. I am pretty happy with how good it is turning out. I am thinking about ditching the ugly vetter fairing and going with a new headlight and windshield. Have a great night all.
Great job. The Vetter may not be as attractive to some as a Hondaline. But they do keep a lot of the weather off of you while riding in cold or rainy conditions. And helps keep some of the wind from pounding you on those long rides. Just something to keep in mind. Thanks for the picture. And as much as I prefer the Honda fairing, the Vetter in this pic looks nice.



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