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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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That is probably the best looking Gold Wind engine I have ever seen. Thanks for the new wallpaper.
Haha, Thanks! Just don't look too close. I've got to do something about the rust on the carb linkages.

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post #12 of 58 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 08:27 PM
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That's awesome, but to me, that means you've either got a real handle on this. Or!!

You really don't understand the situation!!

But in your case I believe it's the former.

Good luck fella!

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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Carbs mounted up today. Pretty easy with the shelter still off and wiring not that far forward. No photos, though. Thinking triple tree and bars next to let me run the throttle, choke, and clutch cables while the shelter is still off.

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Is the rest of the bike going to match the engine?

I couldn't fix my brakes so I made the horn louder
Motor started to knock. Turned up the radio.


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Is the rest of the bike going to match the engine?
The fenders, side covers and shelter sides will be dark emerald metallic green. Cafe seat saddle portion and shelter door woven leather-look vinyl with back part of the seat a dark green. Only the engine will be MG Maroon.

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Vinyl covers and seat foam (at upholsterer now being stitched). On fiberglass seat pan.
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I had on hand a ~12" long, ~1.5" diameter aluminum bar (previously used to dimple the rear fender for mounting bolts). One end of it is drilled and tapped for a 3/8" bolt. The rod was perfect for tapping out the upper bearing race, ,and with the addition of a heavy fender washer about 1/8" larger in radius that the rod attached by a 3/8" bolt to the threaded end was just right to tap out the lower race. Only took about a minute. To remove the lower inner race, I first cut the roller cage and removed the cage and rollers, then used a fine, delicate (shatter so easy!) wheel in my moto-tool to carefully cut the inner race down until I heard it go tink!. It actually broke free under the tension that they are installed. I then polished the mating surface. New bearings due Wednesday. Next, I pulled one of the forks apart and cleaned, measured, polished, and assembled it with a new seal and 200 cc of fresh Dexron. I'll do the other tomorrow.

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A little more on the Hunley today (even thought the bearings didn't show up as promised). With carbs on, I hooked up throttle cables, choke, clutch, and tach cables. Sanded side covers in preparation for filler primer and more sanding.
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I finally was able to paint some! Humidity in the 40's, so I put down etching primer, black (Duplicolor wheel paint), and clear (also Duplicolor wheel) on the upper and lower triple tree and the air filter housing. Also put filler primer on the side panels and sanded them to remove a couple divots. Look like one or two more coats of primer and they will be ready for color. Hooked up the crankcase vent to the air cleaner housing after it was mounted, and then hooked up the drain bottle. A little tricky on a '75 motor (with the kick start quadrant back there) in a '78 frame, but I prefer the '78 system. Hope to be able to shoot color on the tins next week. Kind of wondering if the paint I've chosen will look right over different color primers (olive drab etching primer and light grey filler primer). Might just paint it all with a couple coats of black before I shoot the dark emerald green metallic.

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Painted the tins yesterday. Taking the side covers out to paint I noticed that the primer will still soft. It had been on for a couple weeks at least. I left them aside and painted the shelter sides, radiator scoops, front and rear fenders, and the little piece that bolts to the back of the shelter under the door. Pretty happy with the way the color turned out. It is just lacquer, so I need to let it cure for a bit and then buff the clear coat. A little orange peel in a few places on the shelter sides, otherwise it looks great. Today I scrapped (sanding primer was so soft a lot of it scraped off with a putty knife) the paint off of the side covers and discovered after trial and error that there is a clear coat on the side covers that the primer (which is lacquer-based) doesn't agree with. I have almost all of that off now, too. Tried some etching primer over them lightly and there are just a few spots left to address. I'll get some more etching primer, seal everything off with that, and then lightly apply the sanding primer. Meanwhile, I pulled the rear brake system apart and got one of the pistons out. The side with the connections wasn't so easy (used air to get the first one out). I have blanked the cross port and applied air, but so far no piston movement. I'll get at it again tomorrow. Oh, and recharged the S10 AC system as it will be my work commute transportation on bad-weather days this summer.

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