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Post #46 by Roady » Mon May 07, 2012 9:17 pm

Oh OUCH! That's not a good idea, eh?

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Post #47 by madmark15 » Sun May 20, 2012 11:06 am

I see there are loads of great info here. I have an 83 Interstate and want (need) to rebuild the brakes. I'm curious as to why aftermarket parts were chosen for the caliper rebuild kits and genuine honda kits were used for the master cylinders? Also, I called the local honda dealer and was given 2 different part #'s for the front calipers, but in searching the aftermarket, there seems to be no distinction between the two. I also noticed there wasn't any mention of the brake pads used, are there any preferred brands? Any info would be great.
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Post #48 by Roady » Sun May 20, 2012 11:50 am

What do you mean by "aftermarket parts were chosen"? Who chose them?

The front calipers on the '83 are different sizes. One is linked with the back brake lever. For the brake pads ... do not go with the cheapy's that can be found all over the web. Either EBC's or O'Reilly Auto does stock good quality pads for our bikes.

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Post #49 by madmark15 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:19 pm

What I was looking at was the Brake Rebuild that Octane posted, but I now realize that post was/is for the GL1000, which answers the question about the same part #'s for the front calipers.
He did mention that he used aftermarket rebuild kits for the calipers. Do you recommend sticking with Geniune Honda for all the rebuild kits, or are there aftermarket kits available that are worth using?
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Post #50 by Roady » Thu May 24, 2012 3:14 pm

I have not rebuilt my calipers so can't confirm what vendor you should use.

Go ahead and post your question in the Tech Discussions forum, you'll get lots of opinions there.

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Post #51 by bajadean » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:13 pm

hi all,
newby here, but oldie to naked wings.

the person asking about brake rebuild parts, I have bought parts from JC Whitney, in Chicago. They have a very decent common wear part rebuild kits for various things like brake calipers and brake master cylinders, stators and rectifiers and so on... for wings. They ship worldwide and their prices are very reasonable for parts.

My rebuilds have lasted about 5 years and going with their parts.

I can not put in links but JCwhitney dot com.

for general salvaged parts I use ebay a store called pinwall
naked ones, past 76, 80, 83,
present naked ones (2) 84s, and 97 valkyrie (has original battery)
past with tux, 84, 90, 93SE

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Post #52 by BosTul » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:22 pm

Wow what a great resource. I just bought my friends 77 GL100. I's been sitting for some time now in pieces. I'm gona have some real fun putting it back together. I'm sure this forum will make my task a lot easier. Any suggestions on what to do with a rusty gas tank?

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Post #53 by Boufie » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:36 pm

BosTul wrote:Any suggestions on what to do with a rusty gas tank?
Do a search for rusty gas tank, there should be tons of threads addressing that one...

PS - I suggest that you post a new thread in the WElcome and Introductions forum so we all can welcome you in a proper manner...Welcome to NGW!
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Post #54 by wdwillis » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:18 pm

i have got that second link to Randaks site printed out. it is that important.

I'm also amused at how many of the tried and true parts sources already show up as visited on my computer...
i've apparently been busy

This is definitely an awesome post. a lot of awesome info all in one place.
definitely in my "bikes" bookmark folder
Current Stable:
Blue 1978 GL1000 - 55k
Brown 1978 GL1000 - 31k
Black 1980 Interstate 1100 - 40k (son's bike)
1981 yamaha xs100
1985 yamaha venture royale
2001 honda shadow spirit 1100
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and a 600R raptor 4 wheeler, just cuz

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Post #55 by jakebarnes » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:01 am

If you need rust, I have a tank of a rebuild bike full of it. Amazing - stalagmites and stalactites for your viewing pleasure.

All kidding aside, this is an incredible thread. Thank all of you so much for putting this information out there.

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Post #56 by Novice Rider » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:18 am

First off, Let me just Thank all of you who Keep this site going,

I presently own my very 1st Honda 1983 Goldwing Naked, with a whopping 17,000 miles on it, the price was reasonable or so I thought. haha, She wasn't much on Looks but I don't care that much about the cosmetics right now , that will wait until I get the motor working up to the standards of having confidence for the long Rides to come.

I've been bouncing around on all the sites for our bikes and I'm settling in on the one Name After my bike. btw did I tell you I fell in love, while only having 3 rides with maybe 40 miles accumulating on the meter. It is a Great Bike to add to my addiction. Thanks again for excepting Me to the forums.

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Post #57 by CYBORG » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:45 am

Well, thank you for joining us, and sharing your passion with us
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1977 custom with 1200 engine
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Post #58 by stevenmc87 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:25 pm

Hey guys just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Steven i just got out of the army and bought my self a potentially great 1978 gl1000 love the bike guy i bought it from was selling it for a friend who was to sick to ride anymore. Said it had been sitting for about 6 months and had run up until then. Well i bought it and cant get the damn thing to get spark to save my life. I dont want to bore you with all i have done with it to this point to try to get spark was just hoping you could point me in the right direction on this site so i can try to get her back on the road thanks a lot guys.
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Post #59 by 1200gold » Sat May 23, 2015 9:27 pm

Hello and wow ! Lots of great info and members on this site ! Just wanted to introduce myself, My name is Mark and I'm new to the site and the new owner of an 85 GL1200A.
I look forward to sharing information and reaping the rewards of learning and becoming
a better technician. Thank you for the Membership.
Mark
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Post #60 by Roady » Sun May 24, 2015 7:46 am

Welcome to the forum, Mark.

Slide on over to the Introductions forum, create a new thread with a bio and meet up with the gang.

And remember, ShopTalk is your friend.


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