So i took it out for a ride, and it was rough, didn't want to idle nicely, was smoking like crazy.
It would smoke more from the left side, then after about 5 mins it stopped and started smoking more from the ride side.
Then after about 10 mins the white smoke stopped and it started smoking blue.. and oh yea.. SPEWING FUEL out the bottom of the exhaust!
Yea I know.. floaters are stuck.. or worse.. total carb rebuild.
OK so now it's parked in my garage and I have started to dismantle. I found all the threads on rebuilding carbs and Randakk's kit and all that is great. But then I found this site and started looking at the nakedness and got all giddy!!
I WANT TO GET RIDE OF THE FAIRINGS and the SADDLE BAGS and the TRUNK!! all of that nonsense!
I want to lighten up this beast. I don't need any storage. I don't want all that weight on the front at all!
The radio doesn't work, the crappy cb that was after market doesn't work.... fairing.. GONE..
i want to make it look like the fatboy arnold rode in T2! lol
I've got a huge engine in here and I want to show it off! So let's go.. here are a few pics of day one of dismantle.
as you can see, it's kind of dirty and pretty rusty.. i still need to get the false tank off and the fairing mounts.
I got the trunk off (turns out my father had a fiberglass guy make him a new new bottom of the trunk) and it was actually clamped down to the trunk rack with hose clamps..
I got the saddle bags off and the wires were not ORIGINAL. It appears as if some previous owner had some additional lights and the rear wiring harness has been botched! splices everywhere.
and what's with all those wires under that weight on the front forks?
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My 1982 GL1100 restoration project 'EL JEFE'viewtopic.php?f=30&t=34697
My carb rebuild project of the above Goldwingviewtopic.php?f=1&t=35168
Just the pics.http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i262/ ... 20Project/