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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2015, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

this is a bit of a big first post i know. im hoping i can get some advice along the way.

ive been customising bikes now for a few years. i have been buying bikes with a view to alter their look, as i enjoy the uniqueness of something different.

one thing i havent done is a chop or mods where i alter a frame, or even rebuild an engine.

i bought a 1975 GL1000 as in my country, the legal requirements are tough on bikes post 88- regarding frame changes and other things.

i wanted to turn a bike into a boardtrack racer type stance- and because i really liked the brough superior, i looked for a frame that resembled it.

i looked at buying old harley frames etc, but the big twins arent cheap, and as i large guy, i couldnt see myself using a yamaha xs650 or similar.

the things that got me a bit stuck on the GL1000 were the shaft drive, and the tank and battery location, but i think ive got a way forward.

i have also been using blender 3d modeller to check lines and some fitment.

my plan is to rebuild the engine, carbs, transmission- remove the swing arm, convert to rigid, re-lace the wheels to be 21" front end rear, and add a springer front end,
low profile tank and make some full front and rear guards, and install a solo sprung seat.

the key is to set it up so that the guards and tank and seat are approximately at the same height.

i want to replace the radiator with something smaller- for front wheel clearance, and put in some low profile thermo fan.

ive got the engine out currently and ive watched some great videos on restoration but already have some questions- such as how to restore the block's appearance?

mine has bubbled peeling on it that looks like it was paint. im not sure if it is/was, or a metal treatment.

so, im writing this in the hope that some experienced goldwing members might lend me a hand and some advice.

i wont attach the pics of the disassembly, as there are multiple threads on that already.

ive attached some early 3d file pics though.

ill have the 3d model finished in the next month or so, so i can mock the whole thing up.

i also found a crack in the carb plenum- so need to know if i can purchase a new one.

looking forward to replies.

cheers,

tim
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Go ahead and start a new thread and add to it as you go, the general forum would probably be best for modifications like this. You can probably easily find a good used plenum. Place a wanted to buy post in the for sale/wanted forum.
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Hello Tim and Welcome to the forum family . I will gladly watch as you share pictures of your build . I find it interesting to watch as work progresses from thought to reality.
The engine is painted silver . I dont know the exact color but I believe it is listed here on the forum . Try using the search feature ,or ask in the technical forum.

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welcome to the forum gookluck with the build
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Hallo Tim Newman

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
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hello all..i feel at home already.

i posted at the "other forum" and barely got a response.

i have sourced the paint and now have a question about the vacuum cylinder housing.

one of mine has the button head siliconed in. it looks to have come off at some point.

can i glue it back in?- epoxy long cure glue?..i still have the broken part and it mates fine with the remainder.

cheers,

tim

PS had some more time to model the frame..mocked up a pair of 19" wheels.

want to go for 21" wheels though, so will need to lace up the rear hub.
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I believe your reffering to the carburetor cap . If the white plastic is broken or cracked it will not operate the slide correctly . If the broken parts fits well it may work with some epoxy . If you check out Randakks.com he has all the repair parts you should need for the carbs including a way to fix the caps, though I think you have to send them out.

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