1976 gl1000 restoration

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CaseyH
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1976 gl1000 restoration

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Found a new winter project
1976 GL1000 - 18000 miles
This is the start point
This was originally a yellow bike and I hope to make it as original as possible.
It sat for to long and will not idle so I have my work cut out for myself.
Other wise it runs well once it get up into the higher rpm's
Transmission and clutch are good.
Front brakes are sticking.
Tank is clean - the old gas was probably a year old so hence the carb issues
Tires are less than 5 years old so they are in good shape and usable.
Found a seat and grab bar - Proper headlight components
Its a start
I will update as i go along
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1976 Gl1000 - rider
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Fun!
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Welcome. Looks like a good starting point. Please don't trust the tires after sitting and 5 years old. Change the belts asap.
Al

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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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The front tire was installed new three years ago
The back tire will be replaced
I will be changing the belts
Thanks for the advice


Casey
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1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
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A grab bar! The holy grail. Looks like a good start.
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I did score on the seat from a guy in Kingston Ontario. also the grab bar which had the proper nubs for lack of a better word attached with good rubbers and chrome off of a supplier - Gentlemans Agreement Used Vintage Japanese Motorcycle parts.
1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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The head light
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The PO made do with the Vetter ring and some hardware
Sourced the OEM parts - just awaiting a few of the screws and hardware to mount properly.
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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From this
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To this
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Had the carbs off and rebuilt.
The bike had sat for a long time and would run but not idle.
Got them back and now I know it is a runner and it is shifted to the work zone where I hope to return it to it's yellowness :8)
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As you can see by the inside of the side fake tank cover this was a yellow bike originally.
This bike has 18000 miles on it and was owned by an older gentleman in Sudbury Ontario
I bought it off his grandson
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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The cool thing is the kickstart lever and hardware for the cable that stops the cover from flopping down was all there.
I had to manufacture the actual cable out of aircraft wire and the the swivel bits out of some bolt stock which I cut to length with a dremel. Fine drill bit and a propane torch and solder and it looks pretty good.
The kickstart lever was tie wrapped in place. Ebay is my friend sometimes. Rubber strap looks way better. anim-cheers1 I am close to the border and can save a fortune on shipping to Niagara Falls New York.
Time to start on the major things like brakes - timing belts - tires and so on.
Its a long winter and they are forecasting an early winter snow tomorrow. Up to 20 cm - (8 inches in English)
I have heat and tunes and a beer fridge :-D
1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Heat, tunes, beer and a bike...you've got it made! Congrats
Mark

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The headlight is looking way better

The front brakes were sticking
Rebuilt them - working great
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Had a slight leak in the rear master cylinder
Ready for new parts.
Removed the back tire
It was 8 years old
Looked good but once you looked close it was cracking
Listen to the great advice on this site
Replace old tires
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1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Welcome to the forum. I'm looking forward to seeing the bike in all it's original glory.
John

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That's a super project. You did good to find that seat and extra good to find that grab rail. I will be following this build closely. Looking forward to following.
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