And So It Begins - A GL1000 Resto

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The fairing will be for sale at some point!
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Let's get Naked!

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It looks good already! I'm getting really excited about this thing. I need more time for sure. I wasn't planning on doing this next, but it was kind of in the way. I am not excited about the mess the PO made of the electrical system, however. I'm pretty sure they did not follow the vetter instructions.

Is this an aftermarket horn or did they just move it here for some reason?

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Next is the radiator removal/timing belt now that I can get to it a little easier.
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Radiator removal is essential for timing belt removal. i tryed saber cycle's tool once and I don't reccomend it.
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Another method on the right side is to rotate the engine 180 degrees and set it since the tension is then off the cam.

I'd advise against adding any finger pressure ... the springs should do okay. Just MHO.
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That's how I do it roady, learned that on octane timing belt pictorial.
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I recommend looking at Octain's pictorial. That whole 180 out thing can get confusing.
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Got the PDF ready. Thanks for all the tips everyone! This site is amazing.
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Well, I got into changing my timing belts. I hate to admit it but I had trouble removing the radiator. Until I remembered I could turn the handlebars out of the way and make plenty of space :oops: I swear I am not that dumb. I did however get a pleasant surprise when I removed the timing belt covers. It's pretty clean!

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However, I moved to the next step and started lining up the timing marks and found this.

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So I thought wtf is that? Then I figured I'd better go around the whole thing and found this as well:

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Anyone seen that before? It is on there pretty good (finger wouldn't move it) although the spot that kind of looks like a crack in the last pic did come off. I didn't want to scrape at a whole lot. It is definitely a positive indication. Is it paint someone marked for some reason or am I looking for a new engine (or bike crying1 )?

*sigh* I don't really want to go any further until I have some clue what the heck it is.
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You definitely don't want to scrape it off.
Looks like paint, so I'd use a rag or Q-tip soaked in paint or lacquer thinner to see if it brakes down then remove it.
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I agree should not be there. Or at least I can't think of a reason for it. And you don't want it going down into your crank case.
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All I really had laying around was acetone. I started on the smaller spot and after about 15 minutes manage to remove a tiny amount. I really don't want to scrub it as I want to make sure I get everything out of there, especially any chunks. Anything better I should be using? Does acetone lose strength? What I have is a few years old.

Why do people do this stuff???? shakehands

And why is that smiley called "shake hands"
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Shake hands? makes you wonder who makes these things up.

I use aircraft paint remover I get at Auto Zone. Make sure you put it on a rag or q tip. and use gloves that stuff is strong.
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I'll have to try some newer/different stuff I guess. The good news is the engine turns nicely.

Oh, one other thing, there are 3 spark plugs that are NGKs and one champion. Hopefully that's not indicative of a problem with that cylinder.
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sounds like a problem with a cheap PO. Maybe he only changed out three, or one sparkplug.
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Well, I found some more bad stuff. I'm going to have to replace the water pump. It also appears the PO replaced the dogbone fuse and apparently was tired of having to remove the battery cover so relocated it to under the shelter. With wire nuts. I would like to shake his hand. shakehands

Any particular place that's good to get the water pump and necessary gaskets? I know I read the pumps are hard to find/expensive.
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