$200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Looking good!
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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!
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Love that blue. Don't seem to see that many.
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Great progress, the test ride will certainly let you know more.
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Thanks guys very happy with how it’s coming along.

Has anyone ever rekeyed these Honda locks? The helmet locks I have aren’t keyed the same.

I need to either fix or replace the emblems for the faux tank covers. The peeled black paint will bother me.
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viewtopic.php?t=11330 Here's a link for re-keying locks...
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"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: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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First ride! Now I can take the time to really clean the body work and chrome parts. Ran beautifully. Tacho responded slow but all other gauges seemed to work, I’ve yet to have the fan kick on so hopefully that works.

Oh and that seat... yuck
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Yeah, but I too am not fond of the Joker/Queen seat either. A stock seat is better to me.
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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K&Q shoves the package into the shelter. For the tach, a partial drop of silicone spray (very thin stuff) appied to the needle pivot bearing will thin the old, thickened lube and return normal operation. Trouble to this is you have to open it to access the bearing.
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Fred Camper wrote:Yeah, but I too am not fond of the Joker/Queen seat either. A stock seat is better to me.
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Another thumbs down on the seat. Heck, I'd have bought the bike just to have the satisfaction of junking that seat!
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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ejedmond wrote:First ride! Now I can take the time to really clean the body work and chrome parts. Ran beautifully. Tacho responded slow but all other gauges seemed to work, I’ve yet to have the fan kick on so hopefully that works.

Oh and that seat... yuck
I have read where others reported that the tach sometimes improves with use after a long layoff.This may be wishful thinking but the one on my 78 restoration is similar to yours in that it is slow but I am going to wait until I ride the bike a bit before tearing the tach apart. It will likely end up being a project for next winter as there are some cosmetic improvements I want to do to the speed/tach cluster as well.
And I agree on the seat, stock would be a huge improvement
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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Ha glad everyone agrees on the seat. Fortunately I have a factory seat coming! sad that I had to spend near as much as I did on the bike but how much is pride worth! And for the tacho I will also leave it for a little in hopes it fixes itself, its starting to get warm I'd rather ride than take a tacho apart!

Got new tires, timing belts, and front turn signals coming (the front turn signals are pretty rough, picture on the first page of this thread I think). Need to check valve gaps I think it could run better and that has not been gone through yet, will recheck compression while the engines warm too.

Also located all the chrome shrouds for the exhaust and the factory headlight assembly in the box of parts the owner kept so I will be cleaning those and getting them on as well. on the 79's is there a shroud for the header or just the muffler and was the header black or chrome? That last picture is very deceiving of the exhaust its actually in pretty decent shape just needs polished.
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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The 78-79 had two piece covers for the headers that clamp on, IIRC. First ride is always great!
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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!
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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the headers were chrome on the 78-9's and there are two header shrouds for each side. Looks like you may be missing the shrouds. Near impossible to find ones without scrapes and rust on ebay…. although a couple of years ago I scored three of the four as NOS and they were in great shape (not for sale)
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: $200 1979 GL1000 barn find

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I happen to have them (I believe) in the spare parts crate the guy gave me. I'll see if I can dig them out tonight!
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