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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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'86 GW restoration

Hello Y'all, I'm back... In March of 2017 I joined this site because I was about to pick up my "new to me" GoldWing, a 1986 Interstate with 25000 miles. I received a lot of good advice on how to proceed with my project, unfortunately, as does so often happen, life reared it's sometimes ugly head and I had to put the Wing on the back burner. But now we're both back.
I have some pics of the progress, or lack of progress, to this point, but it seems they are over 3 mb so I can't seem to post them.
Anybody have any ideas on resolving this issue? Any help would be appreciated...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 11:37 PM
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MS Paint is simple and effective for sizing pics and it should already be on your computer. If not:

https://microsoft_paint.en.downloadastro.com/

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks Dennis, I'll try that tomorrow...
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Started rebuilding the carbs yesterday and found a couple bad diaphragms.
Any ideas on where I can get some new carb diaphragms? Randakks doesn't have any, ebay has them in the UK and China. Do you think the Chinese ones are OK?
I still can't post due to the file size of my pics. I tried MS Paint but all I can get it to do is reduce the size of the pic, not the actual size of the file.
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See if something here works for you. Gimp does pretty much everything the big boys can do but is kind of cluttered and confusing. Don't know about the others.

https://www.techradar.com/best/free-photo-editor
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I used these diaphragms in my '85. They are german engineered and made in Germany. They are very high quality, come with the required glue and clear instructions on how to install them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Gl-12...19.m1438.l2649

Here is a short video I shot whist changing my diaphragms:


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Thanks for the info Jim, and I enjoyed the video as well...
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Are the rubber boots between the carb and the intake tubes removable? Or are they permanently attached?
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Removeable. A heat gun on low setting (or a hair dryer on high) or maybe boil them to warm these up a little will soften the old rubber some and make it easier to get off.

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I have some pics of the progress, or lack of progress, to this point, but it seems they are over 3 mb so I can't seem to post them.
Anybody have any ideas on resolving this issue? Any help would be appreciated...
2 ideas for you.

1) upload your pictures to www.Imgur.com and then click on the new thumbnail and right click your mouse, then select "Copy Image Location" or words to that effect.

Then you can click on the yellow Landscape icon and paste the URL to the pix there, works like a charm.

2) GIMP is a great program and runs in any computer language, Windoze, Linux, MacOS e.g.

load the pix, then select "Scale Image" and enter just one number, the 1st at the top..... try a width of 600 or less, press ENTER and it scales it.

then use Left Shift, Control, 'E' which will cause it to Export the new scaled image... I just let it over-write the existing image, keeps the same name.


GIMP is a breeze to cut out just a tiny part of an image.....
Use Tools/Selection Tools/Rectangle Select

then just drag the mouse to enclose only the part you want to show us.
Then do 'Alt I' and 'I' and it will cut out only what you selected.
again, works like a charm and super fast to use.

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