Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Clinton, South Carolina, USA
THANKS for the help!
Let me add (or repeat) some things I learned/did on my '78 GL1000:
Requires 2 belts NAPA# 250274
Replaced the Thermostat while doing this, NAPA #101 (no gasket or sealer needed).
I didn'tneed an offset wrench, socket worked fine.
Replaced hoses, NAPA #7733 cut in half+/- and trimmed.
Get them hoses HOT (soft)before working with them (hair dryer, boiling water...) it will help with FORCING them back into place. If not replacing hoses, (or even if you do) then you may consider removing the bottom hose nipple from the water pump, it could save you a lot of cussing.
Put a towel over the front fender to prevent scratching.
And don't get the beltstoo tight, they WILL whine...
Position the timing marks carefully and take note of those postions. The LEFT and right wanted move a little on mine when the tension was released...
Now is a good time to clean the TB covers.
Per my wife, "He\'s doing the best he can with as little as he knows!" (I\'m not sure how to take that.)
\'78 daily rider, Purchased May \'07, always in an ongoing sympathetic restoration...
AMA# 973498, GWRRA# 291184