Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Elk River, Minnesota, USA
I just got my 1977 GL1000 last fall, and I got so into riding it, that I didn't go into too much depth looking it over. I knew it had a new timing belt, so I wasn't worried about grenading the engine. Fresh oil and filter, check the fluids and off I went.
Too my unpleasant surprise, when I took my carbs off to rebiuld them I discovered that the previous owner had a broken pull cable and had never bothered to replace it, he just pulled the iner cable out and left it. The pull cable is kinked so bad that I could see the inner cable through the bent open jacket layer. I just feel lucky that I discovered it before it let me down out on the road. New cables are on the way.
Anyone interested in a pictorial guide as I go through the carbs?
1978 Maroon GL1000 - resting in pieces.
1977 Black GL1000 - Current, driving when not in rolling restoration mode.
-- Is it supposed to do that?