Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Hey y'all,
I am still experiencing the clutch issues and after performing the free-play adjustment too many times, by the book and "fudging" the adjuster screw both ways, I have put this situation on the back burner for now. Maybe, she just needs exercise.

I've turned my focus onto the charging situation.
I've purchased a Shindengen FH020AA kit:
20210710_170306.jpg

It's a little larger than the stock rectifier, so, i intend to mount it under the left side shelter. With the RLU by-passed/removed and the stock regulator removed, including their connectors, it should fit...should. It is my understanding (conjecture is more accurate) that the wires leading to the existing regulator and the existing rectifier, can be insulated and safely abandoned. Does that sound right?

Some pics:
The black wire from the Prestolite Ignition taps the black wire at the regulator connector.
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Existing rectifier and stator wire shown here:
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Mistakes may have been made. I won't know until I'm finished making them. lolol
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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It might look something like this mock-up:
20210711_160051.jpg
I would like to remove all the un-used connectors. Are there "caps" or a method to insulate individual wire dead ends? Eager to show you the mock-up, I haven't researched.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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I hereby declare this project complete; not that She doesn't need some tweaks. I put 80 miles on her this morning and the clutch creep has vanished. I even managed to find neutral when I got home :-D .

The reg/rec I installed works great but barely fits. Here's a pic:
20210717_113324.jpg


It has been said that there are no stupid questions; I believe I have proven that incorrect.

I am grateful to all who share on this forum. I couldn't have done it without all y'all.

Now, to go take some glamour pics :8)
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Fantastic! Hard work resulting in a significant accomplishment. BTW, Southport and OINC both have some great backgrounds for those glamour shots.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
Ex 2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl SOLD! 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: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Some pics
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Sweet!
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
Ex 2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl SOLD! 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: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Every time I get a little discouraged with Janis, I look at how far you've come with Donna. Hopefully Janis comes out as sweet.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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You started with way more to do.
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