2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Hey TrackT 2411 you have a great looking cluster of shiny things. Looking good to a guy who is attracted to things like that. Good job so far!
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Jonesz wrote:Hey TrackT 2411 you have a great looking cluster of shiny things. Looking good to a guy who is attracted to things like that. Good job so far!
Thanks... I can get obsessed sometimes, so I have to tell myself when to call it done! lolol lolol lolol
Tomorrow's weather should be nice, so it's final carb cleaning day. I'll have to squeeze in mowing the lawn and possibly taking a good ride, because Monday's weather looks pretty crappy.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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My super low-tech carb cleaning station. It also serves as a polishing station, parts painting station, and tool bench, lol! Just about sundown, so time to pack it in for the day. Most of the big stuff is cleaned up and ready to go, and I'll go through the jets and small parts as I assemble the carbs tomorrow. That will most likely happen in my basement, as the forecast calls for rain for most of the week. Didn't get Grumpy out for a ride, but at least the lawn looks halfway decent (for a day or two).
I splurged and ordered all the brake kits and a few other parts. Nearly $500.00 in two days. I don't know if I'm happy or sad! lolol lolol lolol
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"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Finally some time to put things back together! I started the morning cleaning all the small bits, which took a lot longer than I anticipated. I found two float needles had stuck plungers, one bad fuel screen, and a number of bowl and cap screws that were in pretty sad shape, so I ended up digging through my assortment of 'extra' carbs for replacements. I got through two carbs before calling it a day, suffering from a bad case of the 'dropsies.' Chasing small screws and tiny o-rings around the bench and floor isn't much fun after several hours of detail work.

I can hear those carbs calling me this morning, lol! Problem is, so is the open road!
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"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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I guess it's carb time, as there's suddenly some hunnydo's on the slate for the day. I might get to slip in a few miles later...

Forgot to mention I had a heck of a time getting the glued - on limiting caps off the idle needles. I finally got out the old Weller soldering gun and heated the cap, then pulled it off with a pliers. As is typical for my projects, the last one was especially stubborn...

My parts orders are rolling in; I have everything to do the brake system except lines. I am a bit unhappy with Partzilla.com, though. It seems one item is 'delayed,' and they took three days to notify me. The problem is, they don't ship any of the order unless you specifically contact them and request it, which delays their already slow shipping even further... GRRRR!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Four...
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Into two...
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Into one! I didn't even have any parts left over! lolol lolol lolol
The floats are set and a bench sync done. I'll do a slide check with the shop vac and probably bench check for leaks right before installation, which will hopefully happen in a couple of weeks. Next up is the brakes!
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"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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That does it. My next set is coming up to you for refurb. Very nice!
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desertrefugee wrote:That does it. My next set is coming up to you for refurb. Very nice!
Thank you. That means a lot! I'd be happy to do others' carbs, but to be competitive with the true experts here on the forum, I'd be making about 3 cents an hour, lol! (Yes, I'm VERY slow...)
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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You've got some time in those carbs but they lookin' really good!
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CrazyJerry wrote:You've got some time in those carbs but they lookin' really good!
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Thanks! I just hope they work as good as they look! lolol lolol lolol
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Received my Partzilla order today! Whoop whoop! I'm still waiting for two fork bushings (which Partzilla didn't have), but I have more than enough stuff to keep me busy for a few weeks. Now if I could just get some non-50 hour workweeks...
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Nice work on the carbs, a real clean bike.
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And a couple of older BMW GS adventure bikes (keep hoping for an adventure!)
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:
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Well, I'm committed now (or maybe should be, lol). Started stripping the paint from the brake components. They didn't really need to be painted, but I know they'd bug me later if I didn't do them up. I'm certain I won't get them painted today, and the forecast doesn't look conductive to painting tomorrow, but they'll be ready to go, at least.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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I have to say those carbs look absolutely fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing how the master cylinders turn out. 1100 rears are a swine, the castings were made from chocolate and fell apart from corrosion. An oddball cylinder too only used on the GL1100.
Keep up the great work.
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Re: 2019 Spring Project: 'Layla'

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Thanks for the encouragement, Liam. The bike has had just enough exercise and attention to keep everything working, sort of. The rubber boot seals on the calipers and rear master cylinder just seem to hold in the moisture and after so long everything becomes corroded. I plan on switching to DOT 5 brake fluid, which should help.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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