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Re: The Hunley

Post #61 by pidjones » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:30 pm

A little more on the Hunley today (even thought the bearings didn't show up as promised). With carbs on, I hooked up throttle cables, choke, clutch, and tach cables. Not very hard with the shelter not installed yet. Sanded side covers in preparation for filler primer and more sanding.
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Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
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Re: The Hunley

Post #62 by pidjones » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:40 pm

So, hovering Hunley went out into the sunlight today. Also gained triple trees, forks, handlebars, headlight. All wired up to the point that I was able to get headlights and speedo/tach lights. No indications on the gauge panel, and the starter acts like it is shorted now (it worked a couple months ago for me to do compression tests).
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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 #63 by desertrefugee » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 pm

That is really nice.
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Re: The Hunley

Post #64 by ericheath » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:16 am

A thought for your starter issue: since you painted the frame and motor, could there be a bad connection at the ground strap?

Looking really nice.
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Re: The Hunley

Post #65 by Manfriday » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:48 am

Great work. Your timing belt case (before) looks as cruddy as mine, so either I'm not that mad, or we both are!

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Re: The Hunley

Post #66 by pidjones » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:09 pm

ericheath wrote:A thought for your starter issue: since you painted the frame and motor, could there be a bad connection at the ground strap?

Looking really nice.

Thanks. Actually, the starter indicates a dead short, and all of my grounds have been cleaned and re-made when I assembled. I'll get wheels and a kickstand back on it and pull the starter this week.
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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
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Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
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Re: The Hunley

Post #67 by pidjones » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 pm

Starter works fine with a fully charged battery! Have signals, headlights, tail and stop lights (no brakes yet, though!) A few more items and I get to see if it will run.
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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
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Re: The Hunley

Post #68 by pidjones » Thu May 03, 2018 7:42 pm

Painted the tins yesterday. Taking the side covers out to paint I noticed that the primer will still soft. It had been on for a couple weeks at least. I left them aside and painted the shelter sides, radiator scoops, front and rear fenders, and the little piece that bolts to the back of the shelter under the door. Pretty happy with the way the color turned out. It is just lacquer, so I need to let it cure for a bit and then buff the clear coat. A little orange peel in a few places on the shelter sides, otherwise it looks great. Today I scrapped (sanding primer was so soft a lot of it scraped off with a putty knife) the paint off of the side covers and discovered after trial and error that there is a clear coat on the side covers that the primer (which is lacquer-based) doesn't agree with. I have almost all of that off now, too. Tried some etching primer over them lightly and there are just a few spots left to address. I'll get some more etching primer, seal everything off with that, and then lightly apply the sanding primer. Meanwhile, I pulled the rear brake system apart and got one of the pistons out. The side with the connections wasn't so easy (used air to get the first one out). I have blanked the cross port and applied air, but so far no piston movement. I'll get at it again tomorrow. Oh, and recharged the S10 AC system as it will be my work commute transportation on bad-weather days this summer.
"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 #69 by robin1731 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:42 pm

Etching primer is used on bare steel. What might work better is a primer/sealer.

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Re: The Hunley

Post #70 by pidjones » Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 pm

robin1731 wrote:Etching primer is used on bare steel. What might work better is a primer/sealer.

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Supposed to be good for plastic, also. Depending on it as a sealer to seal the other paints. Seems to be working this time. Going a lot slower with the filler primer, though!
"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 #71 by pidjones » Wed May 09, 2018 5:23 pm

Hmm. Well, I got the other rear brake piston out. Read somewhere the suggestion to hook up the front master cylinder to it and yep, pumped it right out. I've put them both on my lathe and polished - still a few very small pits but these for a '78 rear are made from unobtainium, I think. I have a rebuild kit on hand for both front and rear master cylinders now, plus a rear caliper kit. The front calipers seemed real good when I brought the bike home five years ago. The fluid in them looked pretty good. I'll flush them thoroughly and rebuild the front master.

Rolled her outside today and tried starting. Got a little rumble, but before I could go much further the starter quit again. Guess a charged battery won't do it this time - so I've mounted the wheels and will have the wife help steady the bike while I lift under the center cross member with a floor jack and pull the furniture dolly out from under it. I've already re-mounted the kick stand. Since I haven't mounted mufflers yet it will be easy to drop that header and pull the starter. Yep, um hm. Easy. Well, at least I have all of the wiring finished now - even the horns!
"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 #72 by BikeMaine » Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 pm

Any recent photos?
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Re: The Hunley

Post #73 by pidjones » Thu May 10, 2018 6:58 am

BikeMaine wrote:Any recent photos?

Not much visual progress while I'm still trying to get the covers how I want them. The saddle is due next week. Decided it would be wise to cover the grips with paper towels fr now. I've already had to clean grease off of them twice. Progress will slow more next week as I am starting a part-tme consultant job with my former employer. I've really enjoyed the full-time retirement!
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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 #74 by BikeMaine » Thu May 10, 2018 7:21 am

It looks great Man.
That red on the engine is sweet.
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Re: The Hunley

Post #75 by pidjones » Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 pm

Well, The starter is out, cleaned up, and back in. Took about an hour once the wife helped me take the bike off the furniture dolly. Left header, shifter, cable, 2 bolts and out. Three screws and apart. One more screw and the brush assembly is free. Commutator looked awful - not identifiable as copper and very pitted. Chucked it in the lathe and spun it with 500 followed by 1200 then 7000 grit using isopropyl as a flushing fluid. Looks nice now. cleaned it up, greased the gearbox (barely had a touch of lithium grease in it) and assembled. Spins nice. Bolted back in and click click from solenoid. Straight shot with a jumper cable and the engine spins right over, so solenoid is on order. Not really surprised. Electrics don't like being under water. Guess the red on the starter will need a little touch-up (just the long screws).
"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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