Most of you have seen this kind of thing before and are probably thinking "Here we go again" but this is MINE! For the Readers Digest story of how I got into this mess.... I got a new mower, guy at works wants my old mower, has a cycle to swap... He says "it's an '83 Gold Wing". Never being really keen on Dressers I wondered what was under all that fiberglass and did some searching on the web... That's how I found you all! Arranged the swap and he trailered it over. Come to find out it was a '81 GL1100 standard. He had stored it outside and the #1 intake valve was open and that cyl was full of water... engine is stuck
So here we have the start of a Loooong saga to get this back on the road. I am not under a time limit and the price was right so lets see if I can "Make a silk purse out of this sows ear".
Posting this will not only document the build, and help with problems I may have... but I am sure you folks will help me stay motivated!
So far I have been trying to get the engine to turn over by filling and draining the cyl's with penetrating oil. I have the crash bars and exhaust removed and next comes the cooling system.... then the timing belts... then the heads and I can see just how bad it is.
Day 1 when it arrived at it's new home
Where we are today
Wiring mess, Counted 7 Scotch-Locs spliced in for old aftermarket fairing!
Bulldoged '81 GL1100 "BOMBER!" BUILD THREAD
Cafe' '74 CB350F "Lil Sister" LINKY
Bratstyle GS750L "GADZOOKS!" LINKY rainstromrider say's I'm "addicted to the build"... I think he might onto something