Customising my first Goldwing

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #166 by UK_Andy » Wed May 09, 2018 11:42 am

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #168 by desertrefugee » Wed May 09, 2018 1:35 pm

UK_Andy wrote:Hers some more finished pics, hope you like. Im especially proud of the cowling...can you guess what its from?


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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #169 by delling3 » Wed May 09, 2018 2:18 pm

The cowling reminds me of something I have seen on a enduro-type bike? Yamaha or Suzuki is what I am thinking.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #170 by hatchward » Wed May 09, 2018 9:19 pm

CX500 front cowling.Not sure what years or models .Not the customs.Your bike looks great.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #171 by UK_Andy » Thu May 10, 2018 7:48 pm

hatchward wrote:CX500 front cowling.Not sure what years or models .Not the customs.Your bike looks great.


It is a CX500 one, I cut the indicator ears off and smoothed it all in.

I did it cos I knew it would look good and that my CX500 hating mates would curl up and die that I did it!

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #172 by desertrefugee » Thu May 10, 2018 7:55 pm

UK_Andy wrote:
hatchward wrote:CX500 front cowling.Not sure what years or models .Not the customs.Your bike looks great.


It is a CX500 one, I cut the indicator ears off and smoothed it all in.

I did it cos I knew it would look good and that my CX500 hating mates would curl up and die that I did it!


Wow. Nice recycling job. Not being intimately familiar with the CX500, I "googled" the images and one thing immediately became apparent. There must not be many surviving original examples. Practically every image that popped up was either a "bobber" or a "cafe racer".

I finally found the cowling on a survivor.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #173 by delling3 » Thu May 10, 2018 8:01 pm

Yeah, the CX500 with the cowling was never offered in the States.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #174 by UK_Andy » Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 pm

delling3 wrote:Yeah, the CX500 with the cowling was never offered in the States.


You didnt get the standard, only the custom then?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #175 by UK_Andy » Mon May 28, 2018 8:37 pm

As you can see in my pics, I have one of those cheap chinese speedo/rev counter things. Its all working well apart from the rev counter bit. I know I have to wire it to one of the four wires from the pulse coil/pickup (No.45 in this wiring diagram).

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I have the manual but I need to know where on the bike the part is please?
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #176 by Track T 2411 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:35 pm

On my '81 it is on the back of the engine, inboard from the stator. There is a four wire plug under the battery side cover, right next to the stator wire plug.
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #177 by Hanslehoff » Wed May 30, 2018 9:56 am

UK_Andy wrote:As you can see in my pics, I have one of those cheap chinese speedo/rev counter things. Its all working well apart from the rev counter bit. I know I have to wire it to one of the four wires from the pulse coil/pickup (No.45 in this wiring diagram).


I spliced my Acewell's tach sensor into the positive wire to one of the coils.. On my 75 those wires are either solid yellow or blue with a yellow stripe. The wires on the opposite side of the coils is are black with a white stripe. Not sure if this is a help at all to you, but I found it much easier to splice in by the coil itself

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #178 by UK_Andy » Wed May 30, 2018 2:47 pm

I found it, thanks chaps. Now to trace it forward to the spark units.

I guess these must be near the coils?

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #179 by Track T 2411 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:06 pm

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.
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'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!)
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Post #180 by wingrider » Wed May 30, 2018 10:15 pm

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