The Hunley

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Rednaxs60
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Re: The Hunley

Post #136 by Rednaxs60 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:27 pm

Well deserved.
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1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
Ontario 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition (sold)
2008 GL1800 (sold)

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Re: The Hunley

Post #137 by pidjones » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 pm

Been having a lot of fun showing this bike at nearby shows. Today we took her to Stearns, Kentucky for their Moonshiner's Run Car Show. HOT, but many really nice vehicles there, and I always try to get some photos of the Hunley with the pinup girls if available.

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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #138 by CrazyJerry » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:27 pm

Congrats on a well deserved award!
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Re: The Hunley

Post #139 by pidjones » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:12 am

Been fighting a problem with #2 cylinder fowling the plug rapidly. Finally pulled the rack (again) and carefully examined #2. Airjets in correct place, o-rings looking great, float level correct, passages open, needle pretty worn in rings, and AHAH! Needle jet seriously worn! For now I replaced the needle jet ('75 one-piece) with one from the '79 junker (2-piece with more emulsion holes) and an aftermarket needle that measures correct. I'll search for the correct jet and needle. Need to get it back together for strobe timing and carb sync because I have a show for it the next four weekends.
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #140 by 03gixxerpilot » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:24 pm

I have been on this site for a while now and been slowly working my way through the builds etc, i have a 78 that is next in line to begin resto on, looking through you resto is inspirational, and the result is very impressive, i will admit that when i saw the color on the motor i was not a fan, however seeing it all together i have been proved wrong, it suits very nicely.

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Re: The Hunley

Post #141 by pidjones » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 am

All back together with '79 needle jet holder and emulsion tube in #2. Fixed the problem! Found a set of four '75 jets on ebay and ordered. They came in yesterday and three of them look just as bad, one looks useable. Think I'll stay with the '79 jet for now. ~40 mile ride and the #2 plug looks fine.

The '79 is running now, but needs forks and front brakes gone through. Hopefully I can get through those this week. I've set the insurance on it to kick in Friday.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #142 by Chainman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:50 pm

Amazing restoration; an inspiration.


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