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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:37 pm 

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Awesome man!

Also, check clist in the bike section for newer style ninja calipers for cheap if you still want to do what you were talking about the other day. They are also gold ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:56 am 
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Yeah... But then I would have Kawasaki parts on my bike, so...

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Finally got my clutch lever in the mail today. Fits good, but had to adjust the cable quite a bit to get full disengagement of the clutch. Thinking the lever ratio on this one is different than the original? We'll see...

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Also got my new plates and inspection too! Finally legal! :mrgreen:

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As you can see, also finally found a use for my bootleg JNC decal. :P

Rode it around for about 30 minutes after getting the inspection sticker and it is a blast! :tu: 8)

Got a little on the warm side (never overheated), kept wondering why it's so warm because everything seems fine with the cooling system. Then realized "hey dummy, it's 108 degrees out here and you're doing stop-and-go on a 30mph road". :P

Gonna get up early in the morning and get it out on the highway for 20-30 mintes to see how it does then. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Awesome! We need rolling shots!

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:38 pm 
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shane_lxi wrote:
Awesome! We need rolling shots!


A buddy of mine will be following me in his truck tomorrow, so I'll see what I can do. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:00 pm 

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datsunfreak wrote:
Yeah... But then I would have Kawasaki parts on my bike, so...

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Last I checked Tokico wasnt made by kawasaki

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:06 pm 

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http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/20 ... racer.html

Thought you might like that

Also, now Im looking at jn"b"s too.. Im hoping to find something two stroke but I might just settle on a cb or gs.. who knows

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Got my registration and my state inspection done on Friday, so I put about 50 miles on it today. :mrgreen:

Made a template for a new seat, gonna be looooooooooow. You can also just see the new grips in that pic.

http://www.510garage.com/photos/albums/userpics/10192/crap_003~1.JPG


Finally decided to take the huge chrome "crash" bars off. Scraped them on the ground twice already. :P

http://www.510garage.com/photos/albums/userpics/10192/crap_004~0.JPG


Parked next to Tim's '72 XL250. Yeah. That Goldwing's a hoss. :shock:

http://www.510garage.com/photos/albums/userpics/10192/crap_005~2.JPG


Unfortunately, the fun came to an abrupt end. :x

After putting on the new clutch lever, the clutch didn't seem to be disengaging all the way when shifting. So I adjusted it out some. Was working better, but kept getting progressively worse. Then, after a fuel stop (yes I've burned through a whole tank of gas in 3 days :mrgreen: ), while pulling out of the station the clutch cable snapped. :cry:

Unfortunately, I was 20 miles away from home when it happened. :td:

Fortunately Tim was close by in his truck so we loaded it into that and took it back home. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:34 pm 

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I say it's perfect the way it is!
But then I also like the cafe racer style so i'm a bit torn :P


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:06 pm 
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datsunfreak wrote:
After putting on the new clutch lever, the clutch didn't seem to be disengaging all the way when shifting. So I adjusted it out some. Was working better, but kept getting progressively worse. Then, after a fuel stop (yes I've burned through a whole tank of gas in 3 days :mrgreen: ), while pulling out of the station the clutch cable snapped.



FYI, turns out the clutch cable wasn't broken after all.

Apparently I'm a dumbass. I had adjusted it out so far that it got stuck. After unsticking it, I realized the original problem was in fact that the bike was low on oil.

Apparently a "wet" clutch doesn't like to disengage if it doesn't have enough oil on it. :P

Topped off the oil, adjusted the cable back down to where it was before, and all is good. :tu: :mrgreen:

Of course, as Murphy's Law dictates, the reason the oil was low in the first place is because the clutch cover has a small leak. Will need to reseal that soon, while keeping a very close eye on the oil level.


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Dont know how interchangeable cb750 stuff is with oldwings... but these would kick ass on your build. Just sayin...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-NOS ... 27bcb58917

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:21 pm 
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shane_lxi wrote:
Dont know how interchangeable cb750 stuff is with oldwings... but these would kick ass on your build. Just sayin...


Cool? Yes.

$2000 cool? No.

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:03 pm 
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holy crap! They were at $700 when I posted them last night, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Finally found the seat I want! :mrgreen:

Traditional "cafe racer" style fiberglass seat, but a little on the big side as it's made sxpecifically for the GL1000/GL1100. :tu:

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On a Goldwing:

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I won't run the "wraparound" cover though. I'm buying it without the upholstery and just making a pad that will mount to the flat horizontal section. :wink:

Something like this:

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Had a few minutes today and did this...

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Picked up a spare front fender that was pretty badly bent in the rear. Straightened it a bit, cut the "mud flap" off, and trimmed up the rear edge. Made a card stock template of the curve on the front and used it to scribe the back. After some fun with a Dremel, the fender is symmetrical front to back now. :)

Gonna pop it on tomorrow. If I like it, I'll paint (or powdercoat) it black. I think it came out pretty good, and I'll still have the pristine original fender if I ever want to change it back. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:41 am 
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Updates?!

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Updates?!


Progress has been sloooooooooow. :P

Haven't had a chance to get the carbs rebuilt yet, probably next week. Got the "skins" off and I am in the middle of painting them (pics soon). Got the stock muffler and headers off. Welded up the holes in the headers yesterday. Picked up a pair of low mileage Harley FLT mufflers and they are a great fit. Should be on this weekend.

Soooooo, there's that... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:33 am 
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Hopefully soon we will all be able to roll our bikes to one of the meets.

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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:27 am 
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There's a 20% chance I'll have mine there for the next meet. 99% chance I'll have it at the meet after next. So be ready by November. :)


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 Post subject: Re: My '77 Goldwing
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Just got rid of the bike that I was going to trade for your bike a while ago...
Any updates on yours?


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