new project: 1975 Gl1000

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Re: new project: 1975 Gl1000

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Good Idea, thank you.

I was able to remove most jets/nozzles in the carb. There are still some under the butterfly holder that are in need of a special screwdriver grinding and more PB blaster. I found the Mike Nixon booklet on ebay and hopefully I am able to tell all these nozzles and jets apart.
Big thanks to "old fogey" for providing fuel/air line/filter kits at wingovations.

In the meantime I am going to get the wheels ready for a tire change. The spokes have some surface rust and there are some small dings in the rim.
Re- spoking with stainless spokes is not in the budget so I am looking for a solution to remove the rust and paint them black.
I have a gallon of Evaporust (obviously not enough to dunk half a wheel in it). But I still have a container large enough to hold a wheel and apply the electrolysis rust removal process. I am not sure how this will affect the alu rims.

Any good ideas?
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I read somewhere here about using a shoestring and your favorite paste wax to clean up spokes. Wind the waxed shoestring around the spoke a few times and have at it. Haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list for my '76...
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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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'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!)
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Track T 2411 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 7:00 am I read somewhere here about using a shoestring and your favorite paste wax to clean up spokes. Wind the waxed shoestring around the spoke a few times and have at it. Haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list for my '76...
I did that when I was doing my LTD. I used white tennis shoe stings. I don't remember how many I used but probably 2 or 3 pairs. It worked very well. But is time consuming. And I used metal polish with mine.
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I have heard good results on YT from "Them Thangz" TT32 from street juice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ND ... UTF8&psc=1

But I was going to do a Metal Rescue bath before.
This guy has it figured out.

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Ugh, does anybody know of a cheaper source for brake rebuilding kits?

I am looking at BrakeCrafters.

Rear caliper with pistons : $ 100
Front caliper w. pistons : $ 120 (2x 60)
Front master cyl kit : $ 40
Rear master cyl kit : $ 40
total : $ 300 :shock:

Rear brake hose $ 40 on ebay !
I can steal the stainless front brake lines from my Gl1100 since finding an engine for it will take much longer.

Cheers!
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nakedinterstate81 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:04 pm Ugh, does anybody know of a cheaper source for brake rebuilding kits?

I am looking at BrakeCrafters.

Rear caliper with pistons : $ 100
Front caliper w. pistons : $ 120 (2x 60)
Front master cyl kit : $ 40
Rear master cyl kit : $ 40
total : $ 300 :shock:

Rear brake hose $ 40 on ebay !
I can steal the stainless front brake lines from my Gl1100 since finding an engine for it will take much longer.

Cheers!
It isn't cheap to bring one back. And brakes are kind of important. ;)
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Re: new project: 1975 Gl1000

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Yep, brakes seem to be the most expensive undertaking on these old bikes. For an all- in- one purchase, Brake crafters seems pretty good. I have bought K&L brake kits through Georgefix on Ebay with fast, free shipping. I get my brake lines through Apex Brakes. A four line set for my '76 (stock setup) was $135 with free shipping.
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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!
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Thanks, I will check their prices.
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In the part interchange forum there's a part number for a brake hose that works on the rear. I think it's for an early 80s Datsun pickup and cost $7 on Amazon.
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Do you mean this?

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Moving on to brakes to see what I need.
Luckily all parts are there even the shims and the pads have little use on it.
I haven't seen crystalized break fluid before :-D
The pistons came out using Toms Cycle Recycling video but with air and are pitted.
The front pistons are still stuck.
I have moved the front brake MC to the bench and connected directly to the caliper, but I'm not getting pressure from the MC.
Just found Octane's rebuild tutorial :-D

Somebody abused the rear brake hose fitting so my wrench slips off and it doesn't want to move.

Any ideas how to get it off?

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Had to get this off the bike on a pipe held by a vise since the amount of brake fluid spreading around is awful.
No luck yet.
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Maybe I am having a brain cramp but I do not recognize the jet in the top left of this picture??

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This is not an ad, I promise.

Robin1731 is right: Stopping is important.

I have nothing but positive things to say about the folks at Brakecrafters. To paraphrase Monty Python's classic truth-in-advertising skit about Volvos being "boxy but good," I'd report that Brakecrafters are a bit "spendy but good."
nakedinterstate81 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:04 pm Ugh, does anybody know of a cheaper source for brake rebuilding kits?

I am looking at BrakeCrafters.

Rear caliper with pistons : $ 100
Front caliper w. pistons : $ 120 (2x 60)
Front master cyl kit : $ 40
Rear master cyl kit : $ 40
total : $ 300 :shock:

Rear brake hose $ 40 on ebay !
I can steal the stainless front brake lines from my Gl1100 since finding an engine for it will take much longer.

Cheers!
On our '83 GL1100 from the ashes project, we went with their full rebuild kits, including the stainless pistons. Really, really good all around, and we did the masters as well. I think they had some sort of "discount" available on the website somewhere, somehow. Maybe it was 10% or so.

Here's a testimonial of sorts:
On the rebuild, we had an "issue" with one piston getting stuck (not enough of the red grease they include?). I called. They said, "Send the caliper and we'll sort it out." I don't know how big a shop they are, but I'll say that Mark was phenomenally responsive and helpful. They turned it around in a day.

We could probably have cleaned up the original pistons with a couple hours of elbow grease and made them work. But we figured we'd rather not play games with the brakes. (Or I figured I'd rather not play games with brakes when my son would be riding the bike, and I wanted to signal to him that stopping is at least as important as going.)

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Whiskerfish wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 7:56 am Maybe I am having a brain cramp but I do not recognize the jet in the top left of this picture??

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I thought the same thing, and checked the '76 carbs I'm working on. That's a blind hole, not tapped, no plug or jet on my carbs...
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"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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