Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Clinton, Tennessee, USA
Model: '06 GL1800, '78 GL1000 with '75 motor
New GL1000 project, first big problem
'78 GL1000 semi-basket case. PO had removed carbs and taken tops and float bowls off - no match marking. Needs a few ebayable things like headlight ears (anyone need a Vetter with pretty good windscreen and Bates saddlebags?) Of course, the wiring is hacked and most connectors crumbling. And of course, it needs a decent seat - thinking of a cafe style. This should keep me out of trouble for a while! All expected and surmountable problems so far. Patience and careful work.
So, here is the first big problem: the PO removed the fuel tank, cleaned with electrolosis, then coated it with a coating they use inside aircraft tanks. Nice and white inside - including the intake screens! I see about three openings between wires in each screen.
My question for the assembled expertise (and good guessers) - do you think I can take some sharped coat hanger wires and poke out the coating from between the wires enough for proper fuel flow? I realize that this would require follow-up with flushing and an extra filter for some time.
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