Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Near Green Bay, WI
Hi to those who replied. Thanks. Yes, the Cavalcade is a rather rare bike, I do all my own work on all my bikes, but especially the Cade, as I doubt if 1 in 5000 Suzuki mechanics have any idea how to work on them.
Regarding my newly acquired GL1000, hereís some of what I know I have to do: clean fuel tank & clean, rebuild carbs, rebuild all brake calipers and master cylinders. Iíll replace the 41 year old brakes lines with stainless steel. New brake pads of course. New cables, tires, tubes. I think it has tube type tires. Replace timing belt, cover gaskets, check valve clearances. Replace hoses on radiator. Iíd like to install new coils, plugs, caps, cables, points, condenser, rectifier and stator just to ensure I donít have electrical failure on the road. The bike is 41 years old and has a bit over 50,000 miles on it. Flush & fill forks, allnew cables. This list should at least get me started. I wonít have it ready till next season, but by then I plan to ride it on a camping trip, maybe around Lake Superior or to the Black Hills.
Anyone care to chime in about any of the work I plan or riding , invite your comments.
1978 Honda GL1000
1986 Suzuki Cavalcade
1977 Triumph 750 Bonneville
1967 Triumph Mountain Cub