Customising my first Goldwing

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #16 by Jsaladin04 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Here is the back of my 85 wing
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Post #17 by duke182 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:00 pm

I dont think delinking the brakes would require a diffetent mc

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #18 by UK_Andy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:03 pm

Iv been tossing ideas around and Im gonna go this bobber route

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Love the look of this thing, Iv done a quick photoshop job in the next pic to get an idea of paint colour, flat green of some kind, maybe olive, maybe not

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #19 by UK_Andy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Got a generic custom seat. I like the look of it but I don't think is gonna fit well.
Those of you that have or made custom seats can you show me fitting and underside of your seat.

And...has anyone cut the 1 inch wide bit off the back of the tank to make the seat fit forward more and better?

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Post #20 by Track T 2411 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:07 pm

The faux tank is actually fiberglass, I believe, with a metal frame that the halves are bolted to. As long as you're not cutting into the frame, it should be pretty simple to trim that lip off the rear. As far as de-linking the brakes, you can use the master cylinders from an '82, which uses the same calipers as the '83. Actually, I believe that the front caliper that is linked on the '83 has smaller diameter pistons. I know it uses two different rebuild kits for the front.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #21 by UK_Andy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:50 pm

Going to be attempting to make a fiberglass seat pan and bought new bars. Need to find what honda has the shorter cables?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #22 by UK_Andy » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:17 am

Fairing off :-D Low bars and headlight on :)

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Post #23 by duke182 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:13 am

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Post #24 by zman » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:32 pm

Looks good so far..whats up with those garages, looks impossible to exit a car.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #25 by UK_Andy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:29 am

zman wrote:Looks good so far..whats up with those garages, looks impossible to exit a car.


Thats a standard UK size garage, Its really only just to put your car in, but most people fill them with junk. Mines empty so I can get my Skoda Fabia and bike in there together

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #26 by 230Rocket » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:57 pm

Andy,

Looking good, I like the style of bars, same as what I'm using and am wondering where you got those mirrors? They look like a trick pair of billet type and would suit my bike perfectly, do you know where you got them?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #27 by UK_Andy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:31 am

230Rocket wrote:Andy,

Looking good, I like the style of bars, same as what I'm using and am wondering where you got those mirrors? They look like a trick pair of billet type and would suit my bike perfectly, do you know where you got them?

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I borrowed them from a friend, he wants £30 (sterling) for them. Don't know where he got them from but Iv seen similar on eBay.

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #28 by UK_Andy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:35 am

Well I was considering keeping the side boxes but today I forgot to close the right hand side properly and after a 20min walk back the road I came down there is no sign of it!!!!

Looking on eBay and its gonna cost me about £100 (sterling) to get one :-( Of course theres not one in the UK so theres import and tax to pay :-(


So bobber here we come

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #29 by 230Rocket » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:08 am

for sale; "pair GL side cases, all complete except for one missing lid"

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thanks for the info on the mirrors, knock him down to 20 quid and keep them!

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #30 by UK_Andy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:57 pm

Iv got a motad stainless steel system on this and I can't find graphite seals the fit the pipe to silencer bit. Bad design by motad is that there is 2 holes for the pipes but only 1 clamp. Any ideas on fixing the blowing at this joint.


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