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Hi,

I recently picked up a 1976 GL1000.

It was tucked away in someone's barn with a bunch of other neglected bikes from the '70s. No title, missing the headlight, seat, left side cover and a few other bits, but it was relatively clean, engine rolled over with at least some compression, oil and coolant were full and looked good. So for $100.00 I couldn't turn it down.

Since then I have got the title and I believe all of the stock parts that I will need to put it back together. The first stage will be basically stock so I can get a good feel for how the bike was intended to be. I'm not going for a correct restoration as I am more inclined to do a mild cafe or a bobber.

New points have been installed and the high tension leads repaired so I have spark and timing. The carburetors, petcock and fuel pump have been cleaned.

The gas tank is currently soaking in vinegar.

That is where it is sitting now. I want to clean the motor and the frame while it is disassembled, but it is a bit too cold out there right now. Since I have some time I think I'll pull the final drive for cleaning and inspection and clean the front and rear brake systems.

Normally I get the bikes running first to make sure that there are no motor issues, but this one is clean enough that if there are motor issues I will just have to deal with them.
2005 Suzuki DL1000
1977 GL1000 rider
1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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Pics are coming.

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I need to post a few more times before I can insert pics, but they are coming. I like pics ;)
2005 Suzuki DL1000
1977 GL1000 rider
1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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Welcome aboard! Look forward to seeing your bike and progress ;)
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yes, welcome! We like pics also! there is a good write-up on restarting a old bike... click the "New 2 U" button in my sig.
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rainstromrider say's I'm "addicted to the build"... I think he might onto something :)
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Wow! For 100 bucks, you can't go wrong!
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Hoosier Daddy wrote:yes, welcome! We like pics also! there is a good write-up on restarting a old bike... click the "New 2 U" button in my sig.
I have been through there and there are good topics in there. I especially like the ones that are specific to gold wings like the timing belts.

I have had really good luck bring back the Honda CB/CL350s and 360s (even with a locked up motor) and a couple CB500 Fours, but these GLs are a bit more involved. They are a bit more like cars with fuel pumps and radiators :)
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1977 GL1000 rider
1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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rogue1000 wrote:Wow! For 100 bucks, you can't go wrong!
That's what I said. I am usually reluctant to put any money at all into a bike before I know it will run, but this one has some wiggle room.
2005 Suzuki DL1000
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1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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Okay. This is #5

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This is a cheater post to get to my 5 so I can post some pics. I need to get a little work done, then I'll post the pics that I have so far.
2005 Suzuki DL1000
1977 GL1000 rider
1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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That's thinkin with your dipstick, Jimmy! ;)
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Bratstyle '80 GS750L "OVERKILL"
Cafe'd '81 CB750C "ROCK-IT"
Basket Case '72 CB450 K5 "NO CLASS"
Resto-Mod '67 BSA Spitfire "STAY CLEAN"

rainstromrider say's I'm "addicted to the build"... I think he might onto something :)
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Testing 123

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2005 Suzuki DL1000
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1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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Alright. It looks like it is working. Here is the bike when I first got it.

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I never had to remove the rear wheel to get a gas tank out before :shock:

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And some before / after carb pics...

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And last night when I started soaking the gas tank with vinegar.

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I picked up the seat, rear fender, pegs and headlight from a long time local GL rider. They cost me as much as the bike, but that really isn't that bad.

Here is the inside of the tank before I started soaking it.

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That's it to this point. The vinegar is doing a pretty good job. I've never tried that before so we'll see how it turns out. :-D

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2005 Suzuki DL1000
1977 GL1000 rider
1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At the beginning of the Carb pics there is a cup of Coffee on the table and at the end there is a half a bottle of beer

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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"The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam
2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!
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I'm surprised nobody has said this, but be sure to replace the timing belts before you fire up the engine. :-D

Read and follow the Randakk advice on resurrecting a Goldwing that has been sitting for a long time. Just click on the Randakk ad at the top of the page.

You scored a nice bike for $100. Good luck.
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i'm going to get a laptop for the garage...

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Whiskerfish wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At the beginning of the Carb pics there is a cup of Coffee on the table and at the end there is a half a bottle of beer

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That sounds about right. ;)
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