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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1561 by Pedrotq » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Bought a brake line flaring tool a while ago to make new lines for my GL-1000's.
The tool does DIN & SAE flaring
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pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Post #1562 by Pedrotq » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:43 pm

Continued :)
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pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Post #1563 by Pedrotq » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:48 pm

I also fitted the rebuilt carbies using New insulator connector rubbers from Randakk's that are absolutely perfect! dancr

Of course Dixie is keeping a sharp eye on me to make sure i do everything correctly as her life depends on the sidecar to transport her safely about. crossy.gif
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pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1564 by 5speed » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:01 pm

that tube bender is pure genius..
I like your flaring tool as well.
I have a snap on double flare tool that I bought 30+ years ago but you need a vise to clamp the bar in.
I like the handle on yours..which gives me an idea. :mrgreen:
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Post #1565 by Easter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:44 pm

For some reason I have been dropped from the mailing list (probably waited too long to say anything due to awe) anyway this comment should get me back on the list. Glad to see you are still at it.
Last edited by Easter on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1566 by gltriker » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 pm

I've never seen that version of a double flaring tool. Where is the source of that one?
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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1567 by Pedrotq » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 am

G'day to All :-D

That flaring tool i purchased from e-Bay for $45au :)

I managed to connect the throttle and choke cables, refit the air box and fit the two radiator fans, also fitted the front brake lines i got from e-bay, they came from a Valkyrie and fit perfectly, just had to make a bracket to mount the spliter.

The exhaust is just held in place by two bolts so i could route the brake line

Most of the time is spent looking for things that have been shifted several times since disassembly.

Happy and safe riding to All, Peter.
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pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1568 by BikeMaine » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 am

Great work on the brake lines Peter. I just want you to know that I'm stealing your bending tool idea. :)

Question, would copper tubing work/hold up for use as brake lines?
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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1569 by robin1731 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:27 am

BikeMaine wrote:Great work on the brake lines Peter. I just want you to know that I'm stealing your bending tool idea. :)

Question, would copper tubing work/hold up for use as brake lines?


Not regular copper but most auto parts stores now carry a copper/nickel line. Works well. Bends easy. Doesn't rust.

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1992 ZX7 Dragbike (KZ900 style motor w/NOS)
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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1570 by BikeMaine » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:10 am

robin1731 wrote:
BikeMaine wrote:Great work on the brake lines Peter. I just want you to know that I'm stealing your bending tool idea. :)

Question, would copper tubing work/hold up for use as brake lines?


Not regular copper but most auto parts stores now carry a copper/nickel line. Works well. Bends easy. Doesn't rust.

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does it look like straight copper on the outside?. So it could be polished?
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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1571 by Easter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:55 am

Bike looks kind of cool naked. I have a 1500 setting on my back patio that a friend gave me. Been wondering what to do with it, maybe a "streamliner"?
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1572 by Pedrotq » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:19 pm

This is something that i want to do to a 15, just have to pick one up that has hit the deck and only has Tupperware damage. crossy.gif
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Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1573 by Easter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:46 pm

This one is a bit "spare" but has some very clever ideas.
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Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1574 by robin1731 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm

BikeMaine wrote:
robin1731 wrote:
BikeMaine wrote:Great work on the brake lines Peter. I just want you to know that I'm stealing your bending tool idea. :)

Question, would copper tubing work/hold up for use as brake lines?


Not regular copper but most auto parts stores now carry a copper/nickel line. Works well. Bends easy. Doesn't rust.

.

does it look like straight copper on the outside?. So it could be polished?


Yes, I've done some fuel lines with it and just a little polishing makes them look very nice.

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1975 GL1000 parts bike (parts for sale)
1976 Goldwing Super Sport
1985 Honda Elite
1976 KZ900 Dragbike
1992 ZX7 Dragbike (KZ900 style motor w/NOS)
and a rotation of various purchases
Randakk approved Carb Rebuilder

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1575 by Pedrotq » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:28 am

G'day to All :-D

I had to re-design the front brake line bracket that i made as it interfered with the speedo cable and fairing bracket on full extremities.
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pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ parts machine.
1978 GL-1000 ~ will be a project for grandson to rebuild (when old and interested enough)
1988 GL-1500 ~ Shopping trolley.
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.


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