Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

A forum for stories, pics and updates of your resto's. Be it a barn find, Grampas hand me down or a bike being brought back to it's former glory.If you are restoring it, show us your stuff!

Moderators: Brant, Sagebrush, Forum Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Rat
Photo Gallery Admin
Photo Gallery Admin
Posts: 15433
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:59 pm
My Album: https://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/rat/
RIP: cookie
Location: Toronto .... Canada

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#46

Post by Rat »

Lookin' FINE .......

Gord action1
"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘14 KLR650 ... not a rat ... yet
‘84 GL1200i ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6, the last, adopted by twowings)
My Original 'RAT' was a hybrid '82 CB900/1100F
kauskustoms
Zinc Member
Zinc Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:52 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#47

Post by kauskustoms »

WOW, very impressed. I work on bikes for a living and I have to drop engines and re-install them sometimes 5 times a day, so its really impressive to see someone else just go at it.

great attitude "theres a job that needs to be done, so do it"


It would not have been much work to have the cylinders honed and new rings gapped and installed. and a decent engine shop would be able to do a 3 angle valve grind on the heads for under 100$, at least thats the rate around here.

when we pull a vintage honda motor out, it gets new pistons, rings, hone, valves, lap, and 3 angle grind, unless its a performance motor and we have to do a custom grind for power. it really is not expensive to do that stuff at all if you bring the parts into the machine shop
wbishop
Tin Member
Tin Member
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 12:38 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#48

Post by wbishop »

Wow.. what an absolutely beautiful bike!!!
User avatar
Motowalt
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1334
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Texas Hill Country, USA

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#49

Post by Motowalt »

Thanks Guys!
I didn't send the motor out to the machine shop cause I was trying to save some money, but that is a good idea.
WingedHoosier
Brass Member
Brass Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:20 am
Location: Nappanee, Indiana

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#50

Post by WingedHoosier »

I agree with other's comments, that bike is absolutely stunning! Very nice work!
1982 GL1100 Interstate, strip-down in progress.
User avatar
desertrefugee
SUPER BIKER!!!!
SUPER BIKER!!!!
Posts: 3947
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:33 pm
Location: Chandler, AZ, USA

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#51

Post by desertrefugee »

Yep, and I'm going to shamelessly steal a couple of ideas for my '78...(if I ever get back on it).

Yours is about as nice as they come.
- Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to ride in the rain.
User avatar
Motowalt
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1334
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Texas Hill Country, USA

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#52

Post by Motowalt »

I appreciate the nice comments guys...thanks!

I wasn't happy with how the seat was fitting, so I found another one and installed it a bit closer to the tank and pulled it down for less of a gap....maybe I should name this one
Persistence. lol

Image
Last edited by Motowalt on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Rat
Photo Gallery Admin
Photo Gallery Admin
Posts: 15433
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:59 pm
My Album: https://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/rat/
RIP: cookie
Location: Toronto .... Canada

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#53

Post by Rat »

Persistence has a nice ring to it ......

Gord action1
"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘14 KLR650 ... not a rat ... yet
‘84 GL1200i ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6, the last, adopted by twowings)
My Original 'RAT' was a hybrid '82 CB900/1100F
Gowing
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2314
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:50 am

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#54

Post by Gowing »

Wow MW
The black fenders, wheels , valve covers and tires make the bike.
Plus the clear coat is just dripping off the covers, it looks wet.
I like mucho.
Dave

1975 GL 1000
1980 XS650
1981 ct110
1972 F7 KAW 175
2000 moby blaze 40cc
Chihuahua (Ellie)
Chihuahua #2(Blaze)
77Wing
Chrome Member
Chrome Member
Posts: 117
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:41 pm
Location: New Durham, New Hampshire

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#55

Post by 77Wing »

So what is that seat off of?
User avatar
Motowalt
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1334
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Texas Hill Country, USA

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#56

Post by Motowalt »

I painted the wheels graphite.

My painter did a really great job on the bodywork and fenders.

I found the seat from a recent Sportster, but I dont' know the year...it just fit well.
User avatar
Liam
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2066
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 am
Location: Ireland

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#57

Post by Liam »

Motowalt wrote:
Image
That colour combination is absolutely stunning. A magnificent specimen indeed.
You got everything 100% right. She goes into my poster collection. action1
Just out of curiosity, those 83 front forks have anti dive but they also have odd size calipers
since the 1100 the brakes were linked, as in the right front and the rear operate together from the foot brake pedal.
Did you link the front calipers together from the hand brake?
User avatar
Motowalt
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1334
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Texas Hill Country, USA

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#58

Post by Motowalt »

Hey thanks Liam,
For the front brakes, I bought a new Nissan racing front master cylinder and used a double banjo bolt, running two Galfer SS front brake lines, one to each front caliper.

They are not linked to the rear brake at all, and they work very well.

Plus I was able to eliminate the '77 brake pressure switch and splitter (which is hard to bleed) in the process. The Nissan master cylinder has an integral electric brake light switch.
User avatar
Liam
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2066
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 am
Location: Ireland

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#59

Post by Liam »

With that colour combination she could pass for a 2014 model.
I am not a fan of customising, I prefer ( at least until I saw her) the factory look, but you
are making me think a bit differently now.
User avatar
Roady
Member Relations &_Graphics
Member Relations &_Graphics
Posts: 11957
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:35 pm
Location: Port St. John, FL

Re: Blood Sweat and Gears (BSG) 76/78/83

#60

Post by Roady »

Brakes were linked on '83s only.
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Members Restorations and Projects”