Started a new project. 1976 basket case

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MikeNTexas
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Started a new project. 1976 basket case

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I acquired a butt load of parts from member fitscott a few weeks ago. In the mix was a 76 frame and complete engine with unknown miles and a clean title. Also included was a new single carb manifold. I bolted the engine to my stand, pulled the plugs, squirted some penetrating oil in the cylinders and let it sit for a day. Came back and followed up with a few squirts of tranny fluid in each cylinder. Spun it with the starter and was rewarded with 120 psi compression in each cylinder so I ordered a new Chinese 34 pict 3 carb on eBay. While waiting on it I rigged the engine up with everything to crank it on the stand. Got the carb in and installed and it’s a runner! Got back online and ordered timing belts, idlers, water pump and some gaskets. This will be my fourth project to start since last December. It won’t go as fast as the first three since I’m not starting with a complete bike so I’ll take more time with this one. I’ll attempt to add a video of it running as soon as I figure out how to do that.
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1975 GL1000 (it’s a keeper)
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pics or it didn't happen. :mrgreen:
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Here’s some evidence for the non believers :orange
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anim-cheers1
1982 1100 standard.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
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:popcornx2
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Cool that bringing a grand old lady back from the scrap heap! action1
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1975 GL1000 (it’s a keeper)
1983 GL1100 Custom (sold)
1976 GL1000 Project (finished and sold)
Another1976 GL1000 Project in the works
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The parts I ordered from Saber Friday arrived today. Now that’s service. I cleaned and painted the engine today and installed the water pump. I’ll probably start getting the frame ready to paint tomorrow.
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Nice job on the paint job.... looks original color.......
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MikeNTexas wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:00 pm The parts I ordered from Saber Friday arrived today. Now that’s service. I cleaned and painted the engine today and installed the water pump. I’ll probably start getting the frame ready to paint tomorrow.
Can I ask what type and color of paint you used? That looks great!

Also, how did you mount the engine to the stand? I am working on a '76 basket case myself, and being able to start and test the motor before mounting it in the frame sounds like a great idea.
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I used Duplicolor silver engine paint #1615. I made some brackets out of angle iron to fasten the engine to the stand. The radiator is only supported by the hoses.
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MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:12 pm I used Duplicolor silver engine paint #1615. I made some brackets out of angle iron to fasten the engine to the stand. The radiator is only supported by the hoses.
Thanks!
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I got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
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MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm 07D91BCB-869B-43A5-8604-C831E21002BD.jpegI got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
care to share? how and where
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gltriker wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:28 pm
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm 07D91BCB-869B-43A5-8604-C831E21002BD.jpegI got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
care to share? how and where
I replaced the u joint with a Moog 405. It’s the third one I’ve done. Little tricky but doable.
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