Customising my first Goldwing

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #181 by UK_Andy » Thu May 31, 2018 10:18 am

wingrider wrote:I am curious about your clutch and brake levers...why is the ball cut off the brake side? :-D


It was broke when I bought it from the breakers yard. Not changed it yet as I hadn't changed the clutch perch yet. I have now so will fit new levers soon.

Its not a legal requirement in the uk to have the ball on the end of the lever.

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #182 by wingrider » Thu May 31, 2018 10:58 am

I was wondering if you were in the middle of modding them into blade like levers...cut the ball off and file/grind the end toward a point.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #183 by UK_Andy » Thu May 31, 2018 2:24 pm

Track T 2411 wrote:Are you looking for the coils, or the spark units? The spark units are under the shelter, on the left side as you sit on the bike.


Thanks, what do they look like?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #184 by Track T 2411 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:18 pm

Two small 'boxes' bolted back - to - back with short pigtail wires and plugs. I believe the wires on the '83 are red. Can't really miss them...
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #185 by UK_Andy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:55 pm

Thanks to all the above answers I finally got the rev counter working

Made this filler piece for the radiator as well, It'll be painted black soon.

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I made one for the other side too.

Im now looking at braking, does anyone know of bigger discs that will fit the GL1100 wheel? Iv got a pair of CBR900 calipers waiting.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #186 by sunnbobb » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:17 am

I round the ends off both levers and file them to a point. I like the way they look.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #187 by 230Rocket » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 pm

I stand to be corrected but I think that filing the ends to a point may be cause for a defect ticket in the U.K., it's a definite defect in Australia as the balls are there for pedestrian protection in the event of a collision with one!
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #188 by UK_Andy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:18 pm

I had my exhaust ceramic coated or Ceracote if you call it that.

The full system here in the UK to have done was £140
http://www.hi-speccoatings.co.uk/

It looks fantastic but heres some pics for you to judge for yourself.

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #189 by 5speed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm

looking great.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #190 by Sugs » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:09 am

Looks good!
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #191 by Track T 2411 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:18 pm

I like it lots!
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #192 by codyjames707 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 am

Im smelling BOTM coming soon!
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