With little to contribute in the way of experience-backed 'Wing advice, I'm dying to contribute in a way that will benefit all using my knowledge and skill learned elsewhere; that which may not be purely 'Wing related.
Enter "Boss," a fully dressed and sadly neglected 1975 GL1000 currently under the knife. The carburetors, while mechanically and functionally sound, are UGLY. Whatever factory finish may have been left on these poor pumpers is long gone and years of road grit and grime have permanently blemished them leaving no chance for an attractive set, barring total refinishing.
Rebuilding the GL1000 carburetors has been covered on this forum by Octane and professional rebuild kits/videos/advice are available from Randall Washington (Randakk) I have only slightly more experience than the average backyard mechanic in carburetor service, and next to none with respect to these particular units. However, I've reached a state of "Monk-ness
" that is not only annoying my family, but causing me to go bald at 30!
Since I need an outlet for my anal-retentive behavior, I will attempt, through this thread and available to all who read here, refinish a set of Keihin 764A carburetors, a central plenum and intake runners for a GL1000.
Follow along as I cover complete strip-down and rebuild of the carburetors for refinishing by painting, powder-coating or polishing. Along the way I'll cover carb cap ("button") replacement, disassembly of the throttle and choke linkages and tips for reassembly after I powdercoat my entire rack in "wrinkle black."
"Eat, drink and be merry. For tomorrow we die."
1975 GL 1000 (First Year) under the knife; soon to be a cafe' inspired "Boss" of a freedom machine.