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MC Madness
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Re: New member intro

Post #16 by MC Madness » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:36 am

I forgot to introduce my self. I just bought a 1977 GL1000,(my first Honda). It's claimed to have just 7500 miles on it (maybe,maybe not). I haven't fallen in love with it yet (like you guys) but it looks pretty good, runs alright and I got it for a pretty good price. I got it last Monday so I haven't put a plate on it yet and I've only done the test ride. Next week I'll get it legal and start to knock the warts off of it and I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: New member intro

Post #17 by Rat » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:29 pm

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Timing belts need to sneak up to the top of the list ....

"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
'82 GL1100 Interstate 'R2B5' SOLD ....
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F

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Re: New member intro

Post #18 by 5speed » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:00 pm

welcome back. lol
I tried the vinegar route on my 76 and it didn't work very well so I did the electrolysis method which worked very well.
It is on the back burner for now so I drained the tank completely and left the cap off so it won't rust again.
my one suggestion for the carbs is..if you don't have a vacuum tester I would invest in one. I did when I did the carbs on my 76 and discovered a very small crack in one of the hoses that would have taken me forever to find had I not tested them as per Randakk's video.
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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Re: New member intro

Post #19 by pidjones » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:29 am

You mentioned a desire for touring. If your '78 is not so equiped, you will probably want to add fairing, saddlebags, trunk, etc. Let me advise you to not put much money into it. There are many people that prefer a "naked" bike, and strip off the add-ons. There is not much market for those parts (certainly not here in East Tennessee). They often go to dumpsters. Also, any stock parts that you remove should be saved in dry storage as they are becoming rare. I'd love to find a rear grab-bar for less than $50!
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: New member intro

Post #20 by rcmatt007 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:49 pm

welcome to NGW.... I have been known to say the '78's ARE the best looking!
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
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78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
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Re: New member intro

Post #21 by Behemoth » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:28 am


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Re: New member intro

Post #22 by 77Gowing » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:46 am

Welcome to wingdom.
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1977 GL1000
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