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Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:33 pm
by gregforesi
Very nice. (Although I might be a little prejudiced about a white GL with Webers.)

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:04 am
by delling3
Very nice work. Way beyond my skills. I like the look, and the color choices. I just can't get used to that big open space between the tank and the engine block. It makes it seem like the engine isn't fully assembled.

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:07 pm
by 4wheelfurry
So quick update on my bike. I got all of the little bugs that popped up straightened out. Some jetting on the carbs (air meter and mains) I've put some miles on it and the whole bike performs fantastic, the radiator / cooling system in particular is flawless! I've tried my best to overheat it, pushing it hard keeping the revs above 7k for extended periods I've only been able to push it to around 215°f. As soon as the revs brop below 5k temp backs down to 175° range. The fans work great at idle and pulls plenty of heat, enough to kick on/off (fan cycle). I am very comfortable now with the cooling system I have stopped watching the temp gauge it does exactly as it did in stock form. Next weekend I will have it at the vintage bike rally in Birmingham Al. I'll be sure to snap some pics!

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:41 am
by Paola Zago
incredible!
Paola (Italy)

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:26 am
by pidjones
4wheelfurry wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:07 pm So quick update on my bike. I got all of the little bugs that popped up straightened out. Some jetting on the carbs (air meter and mains) I've put some miles on it and the whole bike performs fantastic, the radiator / cooling system in particular is flawless! I've tried my best to overheat it, pushing it hard keeping the revs above 7k for extended periods I've only been able to push it to around 215°f. As soon as the revs brop below 5k temp backs down to 175° range. The fans work great at idle and pulls plenty of heat, enough to kick on/off (fan cycle). I am very comfortable now with the cooling system I have stopped watching the temp gauge it does exactly as it did in stock form. Next weekend I will have it at the vintage bike rally in Birmingham Al. I'll be sure to snap some pics!
I'll watch for you. We'll be on a chalk metallic 2021 Spyder RT Limited.

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:13 am
by Track T 2411
4wheelfurry wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:07 pm So quick update on my bike. I got all of the little bugs that popped up straightened out. Some jetting on the carbs (air meter and mains) I've put some miles on it and the whole bike performs fantastic, the radiator / cooling system in particular is flawless! I've tried my best to overheat it, pushing it hard keeping the revs above 7k for extended periods I've only been able to push it to around 215°f. As soon as the revs brop below 5k temp backs down to 175° range. The fans work great at idle and pulls plenty of heat, enough to kick on/off (fan cycle). I am very comfortable now with the cooling system I have stopped watching the temp gauge it does exactly as it did in stock form. Next weekend I will have it at the vintage bike rally in Birmingham Al. I'll be sure to snap some pics!
Sweet! Nice to know the cooling system works as planned! Enjoy the ride!

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:34 am
by wingrider
Awesome that it works! Perhaps I missed it, but what radiator did you use?

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:19 pm
by HOTT
...the radiator / cooling system in particular is flawless!
Congrats 4wf ! action1
I'm sure many of us thought about a (working) rad relocation, but you made it happen!
I'll be honest. I wasn't sure if the math was all there.... nice.
Love the look. Excellent execution. tumb2

HOTT

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:31 am
by 4wheelfurry
Just got back from a trip up to the Vintage motorcycle rally in Al. Put several hundred miles on her. Lots of traffic sitting, not a single issue! Carb setup performed great, may fiddle with jetting a little more but honestly I think they're as good as I can get them. The cooling sys was spot on! Eventually I just quit checking my gauge because it was always where it's supposed to be. Fans would kick in around 200° and bring temps right down. Riding seemed to pull enough heat that the fans ran very little, I'm a bit surprised by that I figured the fans would be needed all the time.. I guess it's exposed enough to work similar to being up front? So yea I'm calling this one a success!

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:35 am
by Jonesz
Very nice work and glad to hear the bike worked well on your trip. Bet you had lots of fun showing her off!!

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:51 pm
by 4wheelfurry
Jonesz wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:35 am ... Bet you had lots of fun showing her off!!
Yea it drew quite a crowd everywhere we stopped. I wanted to enter it in the bike show but I missed the showings. Wasn't really there for that anyway, there to see and ride!

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:02 pm
by robjordan406
Bet you got a lot of WTF is that comments... hehe...

Re: My 77 GL full custom build

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:12 pm
by Easter
Congratulations, great work and lots of inventive solutions.