I received this Gl1000 a few years ago, after having bought her sight unseen. On the whole she was in pretty decent nick,original exhausts etc, mainly all the bits were there. She had also not done much milage. With the help of this forum she is finally finished , so i just wanted to drop a post and say thanks
So how i recieved her, paint peeling, rust etc, but overall very restorable...(i started with redoing the seat as in this photos)
Tried her out with a change of color, but decided the original blue was best
After finishing up on a few things i finally got around to starting her restoration, but being a clever sort i have built my garage below the house and had not built a roadway to get the bike down there.
Forethought and understanding are sometimes in short supply....
So it was dissasembly up top and a cable car (pun) system in getting the engine and bits down there
Unbelievably it actually worked!
I have since built a brick road up to the top, and its hairy.... but the goldwing managed it today without killing me , and thus my posting...
I affectionately Call it the wall of death..
So here is a bunch of pics which will illutstrate the restoration
The engine painting was NOT fun, took alot of tries to get it right as ...was too hot (weather) paint was then not mixed correctly, dust etc, but all my fault, i eventually got it right... ish
Polished and powdercoated rims with stainless spokes...
Polishing , a dirty job(some are brass plated for a bobber thing i have going on in the background), follower by VHT Clear
Zinc plating , this stuff is the BIZ and very cheap
And thats it, she is pretty much finished. I took her for a spin today and unbelivably (for me anyhow) no oil leaks, no fuel all over the place , no fire (happened with CBX) or coolant pouring out. Idles, revs and goes very nicey
Stopping is another story....
Anyhow, again my thanks to everyone for having and contributing to these forums, i which i have spent MANY hours looking to solve various gremlins
1982 GL1100 (sold), 1976 GL1000 , 1977 GL1000 Bobber , 1978 CB750 cafe racer , 1969 CB750 , 1953 BMW R25/3 , 2006 VFR 800(sold) ,2005 St1300,1979 CBX 1000