what i've done so far


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quasi2008
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what i've done so far

Post by quasi2008 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:19 am



on 06 oct I picked up a 82 gl1100i, 72,000 miles. had sit for awhile. so far I've done the following: gates timing belts and gates idlers w/new tension springs, adjusted valves, fork seals and juice, both throttle cables, choke cable, clutch cable, 7 volt regulator in gauge cluster, lubed the speedo and tach cables, fuel lines and filter (tank was pretty clean), oil and filter, plug wires and plugs, brake pads, rebuilt all the calipers, (rear caliper failed, it had been hammered on), front and rear wheel bearings, new Dunlop tires, rocker cover gaskets, rebuilt the carbs and synced them, greased the final drive cogs with 77 moly, starter solenoid, repaired some lighting wires, soaked/flushed radiator with vinegar/distilled water, new radiator hoses, new thermostat and coolant, all new stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear, removed brake pedal and cleaned and lubed it, rebuilt both brake master cylinders, and cleaned every electrical connection I could get to. all bulbs are being changed to led's. the 7" headlight is being changed to a 7" led unit. and, made a new lexan windshield. WHEW!

have obtained a rear caliper from an 83 aspencade that is sitting on the bench stripped and cleaned and waiting on new O rings to get here.
this winter (which has arrived today cause it is now white outside), will change out the fuel pump and the petcock, and prob the neck bearings.
should be ready to hit the road when the wx breaks! told the wife when i got it, "it just needs the brakes fixed" :)


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Re: what i've done so far

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:13 pm

You would have certainly been out of her hair by being in the shed fixing those pesky brakes lol.

It's like a jigsaw puzzle - when you start on one thing - you think - oh well I better do that then that then something else - lo and behold I have a brand new bike - or at least it should be with all the maintenance and time it has taken me to put it back together - yes sir - those brakes - lol :)

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Re: what i've done so far

Post by quasi2008 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:38 pm

:) :) heck the tires that were on it were installed back in 1988! so ya can just imagine when the last real maintenance was done. once I got the bike in the garage and started giving it the evil eye, I just got a sheet of paper and pencil and made a list. its been fun and its been aggravating at times to, but it has been worth it. I've taken 2 short "test" rides to see how the "brakes" were doing, and wished i'd got a Goldwing years ago. Pesky brakes! :)
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Re: what i've done so far

Post by quasi2008 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:09 pm

i can add valve seals, cam seals, crankshaft seal, and fork bushings to the list. I've put seals in the left fork 3 times and the leak remains. about to give up, take the $$$$ loss and junk it. can't seem to locate a good fork tube.
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Re: what i've done so far

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:22 pm

Do you have any pictures of the fork tube - and the working area - if they are pitted or the chrome worn through - even if the fork tube is bent slightly it will increase the leak issue...

I did the seals on my Turbo quite a few years ago - but the bike has not been used since installation/rebuild. The first 20 km's there was oil everywhere from both seals - rebuilt the forks again - new seals -found one tube was bent and was replaced (I had two spares- one was good the other was bad) so now I have some working forks (touch wood). My mechanic actually told me they will leak again it is just a matter of time - 300km's later- they seem pretty good - so here is hoping :)

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Re: what i've done so far

Post by quasi2008 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:52 pm

the tube has a couple spots that are less than stellar condition that's for sure. looks like someone dinged/scratched it with a pic-punch or something. having them re-chromed is not within my fixed income budget. so unless I can source a replacement at a reasonable cost someone is going to get some nice parts!
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Re: what i've done so far

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:37 pm

You need to "smooth out" the offending pits and craters - and you could try some simple ways to fix your problem fork or forks.

Look on youtube to use either some epoxy material - and you can fill the holes gashes whatever with the epoxy - it may need a couple of treatments and then sand down the tube to get a smooth finish - that would be a low cost solution - would like to see some photos if you have that option available - might make a response a little more informative..

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