1976 gl1000 restoration

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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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The cracks in the tire are almost invisible until you have the tire off and bend the side wall
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The original muffler after some work with a wire wheel and black header paint
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1976 KZ900 - rider
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1986 1100 Virago(sold)
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Looking good!
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Exhaust looks nice!
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Rear master cylinder cleaned up and ready to go together
Love shiny new parts
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1976 KZ900 - rider
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1986 1100 Virago(sold)
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Your right foot will notice the smoother performance as well. Looks great.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Make sure you check the relief (also called equalizer) hole free. It is straight in from that hex head cap under the reservoir. It is tiny and you may not be able to see it, but it is there. I use a fine guitar string to open them.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Thanks
Will do
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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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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tire 1.JPG
Tire 3.JPG
Tire 2.JPG
New rear tire
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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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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pidjones wrote:Make sure you check the relief (also called equalizer) hole free. It is straight in from that hex head cap under the reservoir. It is tiny and you may not be able to see it, but it is there. I use a fine guitar string to open them.
The rear master did release fine
It just was weeping a little
Will check anyway
The front was not releasing until i disassembled and cleaned it up

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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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Coming along nicely. Received my own today. Need to clear up the garage and get cracking.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Managed to get the tire on and installed without pinching the tube action1
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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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Rear Master cylinder went together nicely and works 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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Cleaned up the battery box area.
Thankfully this bike was never stored outside and in the damp.
There is very little rust on the frame
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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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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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You are making nice progress. The frame looks really clean and rust free. How do you feel about the painting? The yellow can be tricky.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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86 Virago.JPG
I am fortunate to have a younger brother who owns a auto body shop.
This is an example of another bike I bought and he painted.
IMG_3836.JPG
This is what I started with.
I do the prep work but get him or his son to lay down the paint.
He painted my 240Z also
Rode the Virago for a little while and sold it.
At 6ft 5in I was a little tall for that one.
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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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