The next 1975 restoration

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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #31 by Irishman1 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 pm

Restored gauge’s almost ready to assemble and the valve covers where hand polished while I wait for new hoses
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #32 by Irishman1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:28 pm

Going to re-do the gauge needles, shouldn’t have red centers! Don’t know what I was thinking, I’ve never done that on any others :IDTS:
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #33 by Gowing » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:15 am

I’d rather look at your pictures than watch old reruns of Mannix. And I love Mannix. What a collection of Honda’s Irishman 1.
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #34 by Irishman1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:11 pm

I love mannix too! Thanks
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #35 by Irishman1 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:14 pm

Well just added oil and coolant, started right up. Trying to get her timed and rung smooth now. Applied all the safety and clearance decals, installed the restored gauges. New radiator hoses and reinstalled missing hose guards and stock OEM hose clamps. What else?.
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #36 by Track T 2411 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Very pretty! The gauges look great!
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #37 by Irishman1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:39 pm

After getting everything together, oil and coolant, I couldn’t get it timed, no power on one side of the points, switched coils and then power on both sides all the time. Tried different point assemblies and condensers. Nothing worked. Went back to the dyna 2000 and it worked sooo,
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In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #38 by CrazyJerry » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:16 pm

Irishman1 wrote:After getting everything together, oil and coolant, I couldn’t get it timed, no power on one side of the points, switched coils and then power on both sides all the time. Tried different point assemblies and condensers. Nothing worked. Went back to the dyna 2000 and it worked sooo,

Not wishing you to have spark challenges, but glad I'm not the only one that kinda stuff happens too. It does make the day more interesting though!!! Nice job!!
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #39 by Jonesz » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:46 am

Hey Irishman1 the bike is looking great. These pics are teasers though as we can't see the whole bike and take it all in. When do we get to see a future bike of the month in all her glory? Also really like the colour of this bike.
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #40 by desertrefugee » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Factory restoration down to reproduction warning labels. But Dyna ignition? I guess out of sight out of mind…

Some years ago, when I was still restoring muscle cars, I tended to go the “restification” route as opposed to factory restoration. Getting factory correct labeling, firewall marks, weld spatter and paint runs just rubbed me the wrong way. Same with bikes.

Don’t get me wrong, 1000 point restorations provide a glimpse back in time, but there’s also a solid place for period Correct mods to be perpetuated for historical reference purposes as well. Not to mention that it gives a broader perspective on creativity and ingenuity. Something beyond Mother Honda.
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Re: The next 1975 restoration

Post #41 by Old Fogey » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:12 am

I almost certainly won't have to tell you, as I would guess you already know, but the chrome engine hangers are wrong for that year.
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