1976 gl1000 restoration

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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Got it stripped down for timing belt change
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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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Started some polishing
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1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Satisfying, isn't it?
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl FOR SALE! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Certainly is satisfying

Got started on the timing belts
Belt tension pulley's were a little noisy
A little pricey but worth the peace of mind
Ordered a couple off partzilla
I live close to the border and save a lot by shipping to Niagara Falls New York
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've already ordered, but for future reference check into building your own. Proper sized bearings are available on Amazon, and the rest is pretty easy using the old arms.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl FOR SALE! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Thanks for the info
I am going to have a go at rebuilding the pulley's
It is easy enough to return the parts I ordered
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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Here is mine after rebuild. Sorry, I don't have the part #s. There are threads and pdf instructions on the various methods. I cut down bolts on my 7x11 mini lathe to fit where the original spindles had been in the brackets.
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It was pretty ugly in there when I started.
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2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl FOR SALE! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Thanks
This is the type of project that keeps me out of my wife's hair during a long cold Canadian winter :)
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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idlers.JPG
Ordered the idlers
That second pic looks like your bike was standing in water
No sense in using old rad hose
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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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CaseyH wrote:
That second pic looks like your bike was standing in water
And thus, her name "the Hunley" (I was a submariner in the 70's).
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl FOR SALE! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Cleaning up pretty good
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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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Great progress!
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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I enjoy the luster of polished aluminum way more than the flashy brilliance of chrome. Well worth the elbow grease.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Started prepping for paint
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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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Nice! This is always the best part! Do you already have the color decided? Any line designs to put down?
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