Steeven First Bike Build. I call it the Black Bike

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Steeven First Bike Build. I call it the Black Bike

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So, I already introduced myself here.

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=59181

Got a bike, and now I try to make it look good naked, while giving it a personal touch.
I'll updated this tread as I go along!
I'm on the forum several times a day, trying to absorb some of the other members knowledge! anim-cheers1

The name comes from my daughters. Since they are little, they call my cars and bikes by their color. So this one is the Black Bike!

Cheers

Steeven
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http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59312

1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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Welcome,
will be following along.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine
And a couple of older BMW GS adventure bikes (keep hoping for an adventure!)
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:
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First thing I did was to make it as naked as possible.
It was never in my plan to remove the engine from the frame.
The plan is to do the maintenance and then dress it back with some custom parts.
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The Black Bike
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59312

1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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I cleaned the bike a lot...
It was so nasty under the fairing and the luggage. Naturally these parts never get cleaned.
I used a strong stuff to remove the grease. The smell lasted in the house for a couple of days.
My girlfriend was not a happy camper. :lol:

I also did some touch ups on the frame and the brackets.
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The Black Bike
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59312

1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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First surprise was the air filter. Or at least what was left from it. :IDTS:
How can you let that happen??
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1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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I then removed the exhausts to see if they were salvageble.
They'll do. I'll clean them a bit and I'll make the tips shine.
I'll wrap the front with DEI white wrap. I like wrapped pipes! It hides the rust. :-D :-D
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1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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New air filter!

Decided to change the oil.
And then bad luck stroke. Stipped bolt...Missing washer...
I had to go and buy a bolt extractor.

Ordered the bolt, should arrive shortly.
I couldn't find that washer for less than 25$ delivered. Yeah for Canada!
Finally got it from the honda dealership for a song. dancr

Also changed the spark plugs. From what I can see, the old one still look alright.
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http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59312

1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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Steeven you're not the first or the last oneto strip that bolt head ;)
PO's have a habit of over tightening them....

Nice work so far, keep the pics coming anim-cheers1
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Looking good my man!
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---- Bradshaw Bikes custom polishing for your wing. Visit us on facebook!

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Lot of guys switch over to the Randakks Standard Oil Filter Conversion Kit

http://randakks.com/products/honda-gl10 ... gine-parts

I Love it.
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I've seen. Maybe next year!
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The Black Bike
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59312

1982 GL 1100
1980 GL 1100 to be fix
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sold
1982 Honda CB 750 K under construction
1980 Suzuki A100
1974 Suzuki TS 250 sold
1992 Yamaha RT 180 sold
1976 Honda CB125 sold
2002 Suzuki Katana 750 sold
1983 Suzuki GS770 rusting in a shed
1982 Suzuki GS750 in boxes
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Looks like you are going in the right direction. Good work.
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Looking better all the time.
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Looks like good progress. Keep at it.
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