My yellow 75 finally gets love

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My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #1 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:47 pm

This 1975 goldwing was the first one I bought about 8 years ago. It was a retired mechanics at a local honda dealership original bike. It was anteres red but in 76 he switched to yellow panels and installed Lester mags. I also have the spoke wheels too. I rode it right away and fell in love with the gl1000. It lead me to buy and restore 7 other 75-gl1000’s you can find here somewhere. I built a red 75 for my wife but she always liked the yellow. She’s put over 20,000 miles on it in the past few years and I really had no time to restore it for her. Well this summer she was deployed as a nurse on a navy ship so I tore into it and gave it the love it deserved. After restoring 7 other 1975 goldwings I have quite a stash of parts sitting around so I tore her apart. I dint want a perfect restoration because she rides this bike everywhere
I stripped her down to the frame and painted and applied new warning decals. Replaced front and rear fenders with new ones, new rear tail light. Replaced the worn grab rail with one of my better ones. Replaced the headlight. Rebuilt and repainted front and rear brake calipers and master cylinders. Installed NOS OEM side panels. Refinished the radiator cooling wings that were painted incorrectly by the previous owner. Refinished the radiator. Refinished the tach and speedo and replaced cables.refinished the triple clamp and installed new bearings. Repainted the swing arm and ful tank. Of course I replaced every nut,screw and bolt with factory OEM new ones. Not perfect but it will be ridden every good day again for years. My other bikes get switched around for riding days.
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In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The first goldwing I bought finally gets love

Post #2 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:54 pm

More pictures and history
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The first goldwing I bought finally gets love

Post #3 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:00 pm

More pictures of Ruthes yellow 75
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The first goldwing I bought finally gets love

Post #4 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:11 pm

More pictures of Ruthes yellow 75
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: The first goldwing I bought finally gets love

Post #5 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 pm

Ruthes freshened yellow 1975 goldwing. Here’s to lots more miles on her
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #6 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:28 pm

And the rest( a couple in the shop still)
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1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #7 by Fred Camper » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:03 am

Beautiful bike for sure. You must love Ruth much.
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Post #8 by Old Fogey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 am

Irishman1 wrote:And the rest( a couple in the shop still)


Now, that's just plain greedy! :lol: :lol:

Quite a line-up!

This is not criticism 'cos you probably did, but no-one ever says 'checked and greased the swingarm bearings' when they do a refurb. In my book, having seen what so many of them are like though neglect, it's an essential.
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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #9 by Irishman1 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:26 pm

Old Fogey wrote:
Irishman1 wrote:And the rest( a couple in the shop still)


Now, that's just plain greedy! :lol: :lol:

Quite a line-up!

This is not criticism 'cos you probably did, but no-one ever says 'checked and greased the swingarm bearings' when they do a refurb. In my book, having seen what so many of them are like though neglect, it's an essential.

I didn’t on this bike but yes the swing arm/drives shafts/differentials come off on most my other restorations. To service, clean and paint dancr
In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Post #10 by Track T 2411 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:06 pm

Another beauty! action1 action1 action1
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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #11 by Irishman1 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:38 pm

Thanks!
In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #12 by Irishman1 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:58 pm

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Ruthe on her yellow last spring
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In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #13 by Fred Camper » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:52 pm

Wow, can see the big smile. She has a great mate.
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1977 GL1000 BADDOG (April 2012 BOTM)
1976 LTD - '993 LTD...and so it begins'

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #14 by Liam » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:02 pm

Beautiful.
Did you change your mind on the radiator side scoop pinstripes, they are different in the last picture?

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Re: My yellow 75 finally gets love

Post #15 by Irishman1 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:12 am

Liam wrote:Beautiful.
Did you change your mind on the radiator side scoop pinstripes, they are different in the last picture?

Picture from spring..lol
In the garage:


1975 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow( my first!)BOTM February 2020
1975 Honda gl1000 red (Ruth's free bike)BOTM January 2017
1975 honda gl1000 red. Eariest of my 75's 2/75 date
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 5/75
1975 Honda gl1000 blue green 3/75
1976 Honda gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 honda gl1000 red black, Ian's next bike
1976 Honda gl1000 red next restoration
1975 Honda cb750 rebuilding soon!
1975 Honda gl1000 2/75 blue/green
1978 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda cb750f super sport
1979 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX
"I really need a BIGGER garage!!"
"I got a bigger garage!!!!
" ride'm, don't hide'm!!!


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