The tale of TWO

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
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#16

Post by maury »

So on with it...........
Chrome off to be made perfect as well !!
Attachments
DSC03472.JPG
DSC03472.JPG (113.15 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03436.JPG
DSC03436.JPG (153.83 KiB) Viewed 115 times
These were pitted much worse than the picture shows
These were pitted much worse than the picture shows
DSC03476.JPG (116.11 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03481.JPG
DSC03481.JPG (113.16 KiB) Viewed 115 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#17

Post by maury »

I found out that lacing up spokes and truing the wheel was NOT as easy as it looked (even having the '76 to compare to).
Attachments
DSC03485.JPG
DSC03485.JPG (122.05 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03499.JPG
DSC03499.JPG (57.54 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03490.JPG
DSC03490.JPG (115.34 KiB) Viewed 115 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#18

Post by maury »

SO........the usual rebuild pics........
Attachments
DSC03509.JPG
DSC03509.JPG (146.2 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03393.JPG
DSC03393.JPG (138.94 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03513.JPG
DSC03513.JPG (126.2 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03526.JPG
DSC03526.JPG (101.57 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03520.JPG
DSC03520.JPG (160.86 KiB) Viewed 115 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#19

Post by maury »

AND......... finally
Attachments
DSC03547.JPG
DSC03547.JPG (78.23 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03548.JPG
DSC03548.JPG (85.81 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03550.JPG
DSC03550.JPG (56.84 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03555.JPG
DSC03555.JPG (150.51 KiB) Viewed 115 times
DSC03556.JPG
DSC03556.JPG (88.42 KiB) Viewed 115 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#20

Post by maury »

You know it's never that easy..........
So I fired her up and when reaching operating temperature, the idle would rise from 1,000 to 2,500-3,000.
I took to this site, read and asked. I received many good recommendations.
By the way ........you can get VERY quick at taking the carbs off at the 3rd or 4th time !!
I gave up and finally called one of the carb gods! Pistol Pete.
I sent them out to him and he commented on how good a job I had done on the rebuild. He put them on his test engine and checked them out.
Got them back, put 'em on, fired it up........... SAME THING!!
Called Pete and he said "hmmmm" in a knowing way (he thought that he might not have got them totally up to temperature) ........HEY........stuff happens.
So he tells me what to try.........
Take a flat screwdriver and place it on the #2,4 cylinder sync screws and very carefully bend ONLY the "C" shaped part out. So......... I did.
NOTHING. He said try it again.
I did this time with a little more force and........... BAM !!!! the idle dropped to 1,000 and has been great ever since.
He told me that the arms can get bent slightly and when the heat rises, they distort just enough to cause the RPM increase.
Attachments
carb1.jpg
carb1.jpg (34.44 KiB) Viewed 115 times
carb2.jpg
carb2.jpg (43 KiB) Viewed 115 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#21

Post by maury »

You'd think now, it was completed........NOPE !!
All the body paint on the '76 was 98% perfect.
So was the '75 ..... EXCEPT ...... the center false tank piece. Had to be repainted.
I tried myself with one of those companies that you find the matching paint code for the bike. I received the base coat and then candy semi clear..........didn't come close.
I had it painted TWICE locally........didn't come close (one didn't even try).
I had it painted TWICE out of state.......didn't come close (one of these didn't even try).
SO......…???

I was (again) cruising ebay..........and I could NOT BELIEVE IT. COULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.
I found an OEM panel (in the OEM box/wrapping) ...........out of GERMANY !!!
Attachments
IMG_0148.JPG
IMG_0148.JPG (53.79 KiB) Viewed 114 times
IMG_0154.jpg
IMG_0154.jpg (93.88 KiB) Viewed 114 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#22

Post by maury »

AND............here she is !!
Attachments
DSC03562.JPG
DSC03562.JPG (229.27 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03563.JPG
DSC03563.JPG (205.96 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03700.JPG
DSC03700.JPG (143.7 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03738.JPG
DSC03738.JPG (192.3 KiB) Viewed 114 times
Last edited by maury on Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#23

Post by maury »

This would have been impossible if not for all that helped my from this forum.
THANK YOU !!
Not to forget Randakk, ebay (thank goodness), Pistol Pete, etc, etc.

Here they are together
Attachments
DSC03667.JPG
DSC03667.JPG (217.51 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03712.JPG
DSC03712.JPG (192.91 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03715.JPG
DSC03715.JPG (219.75 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03735.JPG
DSC03735.JPG (199.84 KiB) Viewed 114 times
DSC03707.JPG
DSC03707.JPG (239.16 KiB) Viewed 114 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
maury
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 253
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#24

Post by maury »

One last picture..........
My sons and I out in the Texas hill country (devil's backbone to be exact).
Excuse the (ahem) Harley (friend of my son)........ good guy....... a cop.
Attachments
IMG_0426.JPG
IMG_0426.JPG (171.76 KiB) Viewed 114 times
75 GL1000
76 GL1000 LTD
2019 DCT Airbag Tour
Austin, Texas
User avatar
Track T 2411
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8443
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/Track+T+2411/
Location: Prairie du Sac Wisconsin

Re: The tale of TWO

#25

Post by Track T 2411 »

What a transformation! action1 action1 action1
"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.
User avatar
NickW
Zinc Member
Zinc Member
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:25 pm
Location: Volkel, The Netherlands

Re: The tale of TWO

#26

Post by NickW »

Great tale of two amazing bikes! Love the pics of the transformation of the blue one.
Enjoy them!
Cb350f '75
Cb400f '79
Cb750k2 '75
GL1000 Ltd '76
Cbx1000z '79
User avatar
77Gowing
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2721
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:31 pm
Location: San Angelo, Texas

Re: The tale of TWO

#27

Post by 77Gowing »

Wow, great finds and great work.
"Less is More" Anonymous

77Gowing
1977 GL1000 "O'le Blue." (sold :crying)
2014 Yamaha 950 V Star (sold)
2017 Indian Scout Std w/ABS (sold)
2009 Honda VTX1300R "Me Brudder's" (sold)
1984 Honda Interstate "84' 2outa4." Gone
1982 Honda GL1100 "After thought." Gone
User avatar
Sugs
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1069
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:12 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: The tale of TWO

#28

Post by Sugs »

Awesome!
_______________________

'79 Honda GL1000 Goldwing
User avatar
Jonesz
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 838
Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Location: Manitoba, Canada

Re: The tale of TWO

#29

Post by Jonesz »

You have done "well my son" The bikes are very nicely presented. Paint etc. The only thought I have is that the fork emblems must be found and mounted. They are costly and I don't understand how many must have been stripped off of bikes like yours and lost to future generations. Somewhere there is a raft of those emblems or someone has start making reproductions. Nice bikes, I would be proud to ride either one.
Jonesz

1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. 95% Done
1999 Valkyrie CT 1500 goes by the moniker "Valerie"
1978 Gl1000 "Loki" new project going to be a Cafe Convertible
1979 Suzuki GS850
User avatar
desertrefugee
SUPER BIKER!!!!
SUPER BIKER!!!!
Posts: 3947
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:33 pm
Location: Chandler, AZ, USA

Re: The tale of TWO

#30

Post by desertrefugee »

Ditto. Great work. The notion “spare no expense” comes to mind. That’s the way it should be done (and was) – on both of them!
- Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to ride in the rain.
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Members Restorations and Projects”