1983 Interstate Custom Build

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1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #1 by isualum » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Starting a new thread to document my second Goldwing build.

First Build - 1982 Aspencade
https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64093

I wanted to go with an 1983 to get to the aluminum wheels instead of buying switching later. I learned a lot on the first one and wound up doing some items twice. I had set a budget of $1500 for this one - if I do tires, I more than likely will go over a little but it is a goal. Will keep track as I go.
As I found it - 1983 Interstate - $500 clean title
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Losing some weight and assessing any damage - so far it is only fork tubes that are bent and the instrument cluster is busted up.

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #2 by isualum » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:54 pm

New AGM battery and the old one leaked out when the bike was laid down. Turned the engine over by hand first to make sure it was free. Oil level OK. Fired right up.

Once I verified no strange noises etc the first thing is timing belts and idlers.

I used the 42105 with a 10mm wheel stud. I welded them in and used a spacer
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Gates T274 belts and the new idlers installed.
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Covers ready for powder - harbor freight powder gun and dedicated old kitchen oven
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After powder -
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #3 by isualum » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 pm

Craiglist find - GSXR1000 exhaust. Not 100% sold on it but will have to see it all together.
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End of week one - yellow highlights are ordered.
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Post #4 by duke182 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:05 pm

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #5 by Hanslehoff » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Looking good so far. Nice to see I'm not the only one who makes spreadsheets and tracks every penny anim-cheers1

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #6 by desertrefugee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Lol. I was thinking the same thing. Gives you a chance to go back and chastise yourself for bad decisions and pat yourself on the back for the good ones. Of course you include negative numbers for Parts that get sold from the original machine.

<EDIT: It helps when you start out with a reasonably comfortable number like $500! >
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #7 by 5speed » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Hanslehoff wrote:Looking good so far. Nice to see I'm not the only one who makes spreadsheets and tracks every penny anim-cheers1

and leave evidence around for "she who must be obeyed" to find? Are you nuts? :mrgreen:
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #8 by Track T 2411 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Spreadsheets? I don't need no spreadsheets! lolol SAMBO would then have more ammo for argument! If I still have money to fill 'er up and go for a ride, I done good, lol! Seriously, making good progress!
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #9 by Track T 2411 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:15 pm

5speed wrote:
Hanslehoff wrote:Looking good so far. Nice to see I'm not the only one who makes spreadsheets and tracks every penny anim-cheers1

and leave evidence around for "she who must be obeyed" to find? Are you nuts? :mrgreen:

Beat me to it, lol
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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #10 by warhead_71 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:28 pm

Ohhh, I like that Gixxer exhaust on there. Looks brutal already.
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #11 by Easter » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:59 pm

First one looks great, I am sure this one will as well.
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #12 by isualum » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:59 pm

Did not get much done this week finished up the timing belt covers and powdered a few other parts.
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My eBay forks and triple trees came in so I cleaned them up and put new seals and dust covers on them. Went to install and that is where I got off track. The used forks are from an Aspencade so the brakes/calipers/rotors will not mate up. Since I already re-sealed the forks I went back on eBay to find rotors and calipers. Will also need an Interstate upper triple tree as my original is tweaked.

I will be over budget for sure.

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Post #13 by Track T 2411 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:06 am

I haven't messed with any '83 stuff, but I was under the impression that the forks/lowers were all the same, and the brackets, calipers and discs were different on the Aspencade. I'm curious what the differences might be?
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #14 by isualum » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:48 pm

From what I can gather the 1983 Aspencades are unique (model and year). The Interstate caliper bracket mounting holes are about 1/4 inch different and the offset for the pivot is different as well.

At least for 1983 the wheel and lower triple tree are the same. To swap between Aspencade and Interstate you have to change everything else - brakes, calipers, caliper brackets, fork, upper triple tree.

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

Post #15 by isualum » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:31 pm

not much got done this week.

Got the front end sorted out to put 1983 Aspencade forks on the Interstate. Have rotor spacers coming yet from eBay. 1983 Aspencade is all by itself. I learned that the hard ($) way.

Front fairing mocked up

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Also got some powder coating done

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My original budget of $1,500 is shot due to the extra front end parts. I also decided to rebuild the front caliper with new seals and all the pin boots etc. and order the new boots for the trac actuator. I will get an updated total posted.


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