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jeems
09-18-2013, 03:19 PM
I picked up a non-running 1977 Honda Gold Wing GL1000. It's in decent shape rust wise. It has sat for 9 years without running so will need a good bit of work to get the motor to where I'm willing to even try starting it. Tires and brakes will all need redone before she's roadworthy. This is how I got it:

http://db.tt/3nsTyvzv

I haven't done much. Yesterday I got the new battery in it and checked. Electric seems to be working though I didn't dare hit the starter button.

http://db.tt/7YO3lIbT

A couple friends have dubbed it the UFO. PO said it had 38 auxiliary lights :shocked: I haven't counted but I believe him.

http://db.tt/bd7UCIk3

Radio works and gauges are in decent shape.

http://db.tt/4OOfkuvX

The plan is to try to get the engine going to make sure everything else is worth it and I don't have a parts bike. Once that's there, I'll work on tires and brakes and decide what the heck I want to do with it. I do know that the fairing and bags will be going away and hopefully help recoup some of the purchase cost. Not sure how fast this will all happen, but I'll update when I get something done.

fezrock
09-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Build threads galore! :beer:

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DirtyDroid
09-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Ahh hell yeah...:thumbup::beer:

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csk415
09-18-2013, 07:35 PM
Looks like a Good foundation to start from.

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clothednblack
09-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Sweet ride and a very fun project :thumbup:

jeems
09-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Got rid of the badonkadonk.

https://db.tt/ohNv54IW

splices anyone?

https://db.tt/fNZFdLgj

From the front, not looking forward to this rats nest.

https://db.tt/cW0AugHh

And who can tell me where this goes?

https://db.tt/EArnkryL


beep beep!

https://db.tt/q9hA24vj

clothednblack
09-20-2013, 09:26 AM
Where does the other end of the wire attach?

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jeems
09-20-2013, 09:45 AM
haha, I'll let you know when I find it. I couldn't trace it where it was going. :mad2:

clothednblack
09-20-2013, 10:24 AM
Post another pic without your fingers and a little wider shot. Wire looks brown, is that correct?

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jeems
09-20-2013, 02:03 PM
It is brown. I'll have to dig to see where it goes but that's the only picture I have. Or did you want me to post the original larger version of this pic? The guy put a lot of his own wiring in there. It didn't come with the bags and fairing stock which is why it's pretty junky.

clothednblack
09-20-2013, 03:44 PM
The wire looks like a dual wire (2 stuck together) like home speaker wire, I'm wondering if that's what it was for. Bike has speakers, right?

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DirtyDroid
09-21-2013, 08:22 AM
Holy damn... Wire nuts..and spliced..:screwy: yeah like CnB ..it looks like speaker wire for sure..

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Miller6386
09-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Anyone who uses wire nuts on a mobile installation should have their fingers removed! Lol.... I have seen so much if that it makes me sick!

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jeems
09-21-2013, 10:15 AM
It has speakers but they are hooked up and work. It looks more like regular indoor wire. Like for a lamp.

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DirtyDroid
09-21-2013, 10:26 AM
It has speakers but they are hooked up and work. It looks more like regular indoor wire. Like for a lamp.

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Lol...that crossed my mind..but then I said no...they wouldn't...haha

Jimmy.."I need more wire to run this brake light"

Bobby.."just go grab that there lamp from aunt Edna's room...and cut the cord.."


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clothednblack
09-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Get your voltmeter out and see if the wires are hot or both dead

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jeems
09-24-2013, 09:32 PM
Get your voltmeter out and see if the wires are hot or both dead

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So I did this and it would shoot up to 10-11 volts and drop almost right away to zero. Weird. I chased it down and it splices into a wire that splices into another wire into another wire. Ridiculous.

Anyhoo, I got the fairing off tonight. Now I'll concentrate on the engine. I originally was going to wait to remove it, but it's so big and kind of in the way.

https://db.tt/ei7r60pg

clothednblack
09-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Very strange! :what: hopefully you can find the other end of it. Looks nice and skinny now :thumbup:

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jeems
09-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Got the covers off to do the timing belt change and it's nice and clean!

https://db.tt/cgs902ol

But then went to line up the timing marks and found this on the flywheel:

https://db.tt/5KtHtuZT

Then this:

https://db.tt/M6mujwgY

It appears to be paint. I'd like to get it off of there, but obviously can't just scrape it. Sigh...

So I didn't do the timing belts. I did find out that I need a new water pump as well. The money pit gets deeper! But it's ok, I knew it going in. Not trying to make money on this.

clothednblack
09-30-2013, 10:44 AM
You could scrap it while running a shopvac with a skinny attachment, if you really want it off.

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DirtyDroid
09-30-2013, 01:16 PM
Oh damn.

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jeems
09-30-2013, 02:13 PM
You could scrap it while running a shopvac with a skinny attachment, if you really want it off.

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I read "You could scrap it" and was thinking it's not that bad yet!!! But then I read the rest of the sentence.

I was thinking of something along those lines. I would feel better with it off of there though who knows how long it's been there. The bike does have 60k miles.

csk415
09-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Are those cracks on the fly wheel?

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jeems
09-30-2013, 09:22 PM
No. Pretty sure it's all paint. I thought one spot was s crack but it came off with my fingernail. That would really suck.

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jeems
10-02-2013, 09:06 AM
This was my friend last night:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/AutoBodyDepot/images/KLEQAR343.jpg

It was paint and it was a bugger to get off, but this stuff worked. I cleaned the flywheel up with acetone afterwards to get any residue that may have been left behind. During the waiting period while the stripper worked it's magic I tinkered around with some wiring. I removed where the vetter connector was spliced into the main wiring which means you guessed it, more blue splice connectors. Some of the splice connectors were even used in lieu of butt connectors (or heaven forbid actually soldering) to just connect two wires. I'm pretty sure I'll just be rewiring most of it. :mad2:

I also found a good deal on a working set of carbs so I got those which buys some time to decide what I want to do with mine. I can't remember if I mentioned it, but I've also got a new water pump on the way. The og was kaputt. I've got stuff to keep me busy!

clothednblack
10-02-2013, 09:29 AM
That stuff stinks, if it smelt better it would be legal in California. I miss that goop, it rocks!

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jeems
10-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Silly Californians. $10 at oreilly's!

jeems
10-03-2013, 01:04 PM
By the way, I did find where the lamp wire went. It goes to the horn. There is an auxiliary horn, that is not connected and the stock horn. the stock horn worked and was hooked up with the lamp wire. Lamp wire also ran to the auxiliary horn, but only one half was connected. No idea, but I am close to having all non stock wiring eliminated. Then I'll just have to patch up what's left.