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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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"the Hunley", or pidjones needed a project

I will leave it to the reader to check the thread (www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/424137-new-gl1000-project-first-big-problem.html) that I previously started (in 2013) about this project. I got side-tracked by life, but am now retired and have been beating on the old GL1000 with gusto. The engine has been through both heads off and rebuilt, painting and polishing.

I think that all of the parts needing painting other than those that will get dark green (side panels, shelter sides, fenders) have finally been de-rusted, cleaned, primed (etching primer) and painted (most clear coated also). The front fender has been sanded and primed. The side covers have been sanded, primed, sanded, sanding primed, sanded, primed and ready for color. Only the rear fender and shelter sides need preped for color. The saddle is at the upholsterer getting the vinyl sewn. I cut the rear fender down today and just need to pound some bumps in it for mounting before sanding down the chrome and then priming it.

But the big news for today is..... The frame is now back on the engine!!!!! Quite a milestone for me. The wife helped jockey the frame with me and I took her out to lunch to thank her (we rode the GL1800 and rode over Norris Dam on the way home).
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Glamor shot of the engine (mocked up for the photo, which gave me a spiritual lift to keep going). There was soooo much wrong with it (including rust in the bottom of #1 and 3 cylinders). Hopefully good-to-go now!
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Wow! Your engine looks great. I see a whole lot of elbow grease in the polishing of all that brightwork. Great job.

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post #4 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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Aren't you going to clean things up before you start putting it back together?
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Mounted the radiator (temporary) today and hooked up coolant lines. Read so many reports of coolant leaks after a rebuild, I figure now before carbs and wiring is the best time to test. Gave a bit or pressure through a rudimentary pressure test rig hooked to the overflow line and it bled off pretty fast. I guess tomorrow soapy water and a paint brush on all of the joints. Hey! That should clean it up some!

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Pressed the water system up with ~5 psi air to look for leaks. Soap solution didn't find any (although it won't hold pressure). Will listen with stethoscope tomorrow when the wife isn't using the washer and dryer in the garage.

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Man I'm envious of you guys that have the time AND energy to take on a bike project of that magnitude. That is really looking great. Time is of essence around my house, along with working 7 days a week, keeping up on the house repairs and keeping 6 children's cars running properly and making the time to give my bike some love.. I stay very busy.

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Aren't you going to clean things up before you start putting it back together?
And it's guys like Dennis that make comments like this that make me Grin on a regular basis!!


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Retirement has its benefits. Leak was a hole in the radiator. Luckily, right on the edge of a tube. I was able to solder it up pretty easily. Glad I use air to test instead of water - would have taken a lot longer to get the heat right. Today, I took the radiator back off to touch up the paint on the sides. Installed the battery box. Pounded some nifty dimples in the rear fender for mounting. Sanded the chrome off of it and primed with etching primer.
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Glamor shot of the engine (mocked up for the photo, which gave me a spiritual lift to keep going). There was soooo much wrong with it (including rust in the bottom of #1 and 3 cylinders). Hopefully good-to-go now!
That is probably the best looking Gold Wind engine I have ever seen. Thanks for the new wallpaper.

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


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A bit more progress today. I had pulled the radiator to re-mount the fan and add the guard on the front - plus change the upper hose to a new one. Mounted that all back up. Mounted the swingarm/rear drive and reconnected the driveshaft. I have to say that it was very easy to reconnect the u-joint and put the correct external circlip on it. A LOT easier that getting the internal circlip off!

Now, I've begun re-wiring it. Oh, joy! POs have modified, neglected, and generally hosed up the wiring. I had already replaced 75% of the connectors. Discovered that the starter solenoid had been replaced with one with the B connection at the back and M at the front if mounted in the rubber boot. Ended up splicing an inline fuse holder to the red lead and joining the red/white and the upstream end of the fuse to the B terminal (dogbone long gone).

The bike end of the 8 pin connector to the rectifier has three green wires and connectors. The rectifier plug only had two green wires and connectors. I added another connector and green wire and ran it to a good frame ground.

With the addition of the swingarm, the thing is getting a little rear heavy (still mounted on a furniture dolly), so I may work on the front forks and triple tree next. Or finish the carb rack and mount it. I want to get the carbs on before mounting the shelter frame, anyway.
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