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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #76 by leggman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:13 pm

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Pipes are 1-5/8" OD and the holes in the tube are 1-3/4 (Closest hole saw I had.)
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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #77 by ericheath » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:13 am

Still riding the one with the Hitachi 306 carb? Curious as to what you’re finding performance wise, any flat spots, bogging, etc? You just cleaned it and bolted it on, correct?
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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #78 by leggman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:39 am

Eric,
I didn't even clean it as I could not get the top off so I just bolted it on and ran it. I have not had much chance to ride it as it is for a three wheeler project later. It has no brake lines front or back and I did not want to invest in lines because all of that will change anyway.
Right now in central Kentucky we are locked into a spell of rainy weather that just will not go away. I would not be surprised if it is snowing in a couple of weeks. The weather in Kentucky is very strange, We went straight from winter to summer and will probably go straight from summer to winter.
I purchased another carb just like the last one because it ran so well.
This bike will stay a two wheeled motorcycle and will be ridden so soon I hope to have it on the road, This is the first time I have taken a goldwing down to the shortblock but I was very careful in everything I have done so it should be OK.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #79 by leggman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:38 pm

I got the manifold welded up today. I had to drag my welder from the shop to the garage because the tubes had to be tacked in place then I could take it back to the shop to weld it and cap the ends. I am undecided whether to get it powdercoated or just paint it? I am a tight wad.
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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #80 by desertrefugee » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:02 pm

Nice welding. Wish I had those skills. How heavy is that beast?
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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #81 by twowings » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:13 pm

Do you pressure test your work? Don't need any vacuum leaks. 10 psi and soapy water is all you need.
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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #82 by leggman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:03 pm

It's not very heavy at all the tubing is thin and the square tube is only 1/8" thick. Even with the carb I think it is lighter than the factory carbs.
The welds could be better if I was to tig weld them but I just used my mig gun because it is quicker and I don't need another bottle lease.
I didn't check the first one I made and it worked OK. I might check this one, I can spray some carb cleaner in it or acetone and see if it bleeds out.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #83 by leggman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:04 pm

If I make any more I will get the right size hole saw for the tubes.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #84 by Easter » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:20 am

Looking really good. Hope you get to run it soon.
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: 1977 barn find

Post #85 by leggman » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:04 pm

I was contacted today at school by a friend who ia trying to convince me to produce some of the manifolds and sell them as a manifold/carb combo. If I made a jig I could manufacture a bunch of these but I have a hard time charging people for my work. People are never happy with what you do for them and I don't know if its worth the hassle.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #86 by Easter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:57 am

I just bought a kit of two carbs,manifolds, pods, seals and throttle cable to replace the stock ones on the CX500 I am building. They were advertised to be set up and pre run on test engine. There are many favorable reviews from users.

I installed them yesterday and put about 50 miles on the bike. No adjustments were required with a big improvement in power and function.

They were reasonably priced but by no means cheap.

My point is that if you are willing to sell the package ready to bolt on and run well, you will please most of your customers most of the time.
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: 1977 barn find

Post #87 by leggman » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:07 pm

When I put on the first manifold I made and the new carb it ran fine right out of the box. I did not get a chance to run it down the road as it's going to be a longer term project.
I do not know if the intake manifolds for the 1100 and the 1200 are the same size so I will have to research that as well. It is an interesting proposition as I could probably get 250 for just the manifold itself. A complete kit would be in the 400 dollar range but would include the manifold, carb, and air filter.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #88 by Easter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:06 pm

A professional carb overhaul is upwards of $400 for the four carb Goldwings. The two carb kit I purchased was around $600.
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: 1977 barn find

Post #89 by leggman » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:36 pm

I checked locally and cannot find anyone doing powder coating. This sucks.

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Re: 1977 barn find

Post #90 by wingrider » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:12 pm

If you want a good job at a PC, pack it on up and send it up to Tomk1960 in MA. He does great work!
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