Wog's '78 Wild Child build

From basic novice to the hard core cutomizing. Sharing tips, tricks and knowledge. Feel
free to ask question or give us your "2 cents".

Moderators: sunnbobb, Neil, Forum Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#676

Post by wog »

Planning on powering the chargers via belts from each side belt pulley.
Will make up somewhat "safe" covers for them.
If too much strain, change to running both from the center drive??
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
ericheath
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 9413
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:20 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manituba

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#677

Post by ericheath »

“ Keeping it just a fun build crossy.gif” Ahh……yeah!
AMR also made a 300. 500’s should work with the right pulleys.
Whatever I suggest here should be given ample time for a moderator to delicately correct. I apologize in advance.
77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
"Continuing education is important even if the subject matter is fairly useless (as in this case)."---Greg Foresi
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#678

Post by wog »

Got a lot done on the top "manifold".
Just need to weld the end covers on and make the other side.
Also on the bottom, I'll add tabs for the other two mounting holes. Coulda got a little wider tubing, but I had this and I guess it's good to keep it as small as possible.

The pump rod hits the top and I was thinking I'd make a groove in the top center for space, but came up with just making 1/4" spacers for the clearance.
20210612_134431.jpg
20210612_134440.jpg
20210612_134510.jpg
Pics don't show it but the holes line up correctly...
20210612_134543.jpg
20210612_135124.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#679

Post by wog »

ericheath wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:57 pm “ snip... 500’s should work with the right pulleys.
Eric, I ordered close to the same diameter pulleys for the drive that came on the charger. What's your thoughts?
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
5speed
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4789
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:37 pm
Location: Nova Scotia Canada

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#680

Post by 5speed »

wog wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:34 pm Planning on powering the chargers via belts from each side belt pulley.
Will make up somewhat "safe" covers for them.
If too much strain, change to running both from the center drive??
could you run a single serpentine belt off the crank pully with 2 belt tensioners incorporated on either side of the crank pully?
1982 1100 standard.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
User avatar
Track T 2411
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8372
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/Track+T+2411/
Location: Prairie du Sac Wisconsin

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#681

Post by Track T 2411 »

5speed wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:48 pm
wog wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:34 pm Planning on powering the chargers via belts from each side belt pulley.
Will make up somewhat "safe" covers for them.
If too much strain, change to running both from the center drive??
could you run a single serpentine belt off the crank pully with 2 belt tensioners incorporated on either side of the crank pully?
I'd be more inclined to do something like this. It's been said there's too much play in the cam timing to begin with; adding a blower to the mix might be a nightmare...
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"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.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

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.
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#682

Post by wog »

anim-cheers1 Thanks guys! anim-cheers1
I'll go that route.

This is why this is the best forum! :-D
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#683

Post by wog »

Another mock up...
20210612_135202.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#684

Post by wog »

I had this lined up for the adv bike, but think I'll re-purpose it for this one.
Clearance for the belts, etc.
20210612_150954.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
Track T 2411
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8372
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/Track+T+2411/
Location: Prairie du Sac Wisconsin

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#685

Post by Track T 2411 »

Ha! Had that same thought...
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"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.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

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.
User avatar
Whiskerfish
President
President
Posts: 35161
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:34 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/whiskerfish/
Location: Norfolk Va

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#686

Post by Whiskerfish »

recommend removing the fork springs and check clearance to that Rad with the forks completely compressed. Couple of my Mods have run out of space in that area.
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017
"The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam
2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#687

Post by wog »

Will do, thanks!
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#688

Post by wog »

For now, I'm planning on staying with a V-belt drive. May change to a serpentine later.
Received the drive pulley and cut off the extra thickness...
20210614_143218.jpg
20210614_143619.jpg
20210614_143748.jpg
20210614_143940.jpg


Looks like there's enough clearance to not have to replace the rad.

Also go with a cheap thin fan...
20210614_144212.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
User avatar
sgwilly
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 963
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:43 pm
Location: Clayton, NC

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#689

Post by sgwilly »

Awwww, I want a metal lathe too.

What? Whining worked when I was six - sometimes.

It was worth a try.
Steve
'75 GL1000 (in the queue)
'83 GL1100 MonkeyWing (on IR)
'70 Suzuki T500 Titan (in the queue)
'99 Valkyrie Tourer
'09 Yamaha FJR1300AE
'64 MGB (in the queue)
'89 Isuzu Trooper 3.4L
IBA #58082
All my stuff is old. It makes me feel young.
SGWilly Gallery
User avatar
wog
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1745
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Location: FL

Re: Wog's '78 Wild Child build

#690

Post by wog »

I played around with different style lower manifold ideas.
Started to bend the 1-1/2" tubing thinking I'd follow the last style but don't think I can get the tight radius's needed. Don't like the look of many welded sections.
20210614_145854.jpg
Then thought about silicone radiator hose. Could be easily contoured to what I need but no rigidity.

So this is the plan (for now)...
20210614_144909.jpg
Not sure about the internal adjustable damper but I think that might help getting more of an even amount to the rear intake.

...EDIT...
20210614_151309.jpg
better update my extremely detailed drawing so I don't weld the mounting wrong :lol:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.
Post Reply

Return to “GoldWing UnderGround CustomiZing”