1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

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Re: Prepping for paint tomorrow hopefully

Post #16 by chewy999 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:35 pm

flyin900 wrote:Here are the Dupli-Color paints that I will be using which vary from a low gloss black to a high gloss black engine enamel which is chemical resistant when cooked on my BBQ at 200F for an hour. Plus the VHT caliper paint which is a semi gloss finish and goes through the same BBQ treatment.


Errrr how do your chicken wings and pork ribs turn out? :shock: lolol

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1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #17 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Lol. I just use the oven when I am home alone
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #18 by flyin900 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Hey Chewy, it adds a nice black finish to the meat after a little paint curing session. :-D
Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Got the primer done today on all the parts.

Post #19 by flyin900 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:30 pm

It turned out to be a humid day with some rain at points, yet I was able to work around the weather and get the primer coats layed down on all the small parts and the few large ones too like the frame, gas tank, rad and the engine.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #20 by flyin900 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:33 pm

I also was able to both prime and paint the rear drive unit with a DupliColor wheel paint that is close to factory colours and quite tough finish wise.

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #21 by flyin900 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 pm

Frame came out well so far. I couldn't get the swing arm off with my homemade castle nut socket which has worked well on past projects. The pivots bolts were really frozen in there, yet the swing arm moves freely and no adverse play in the bearings. I thought about using heat on the parts and decided to leave well enough alone with only 29K kilometers on the clock.

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Successful paint day - all parts painted now

Post #22 by flyin900 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Well mother nature finally co-operated with nice weather and not too much humidity today. I was able to paint everything both big and small with great results. They will need lots of time now to cure properly so I will not be doing much more than some mechanical items on the engine.
I have received the valve stem seals and front cover gasket kit, so the valve stems seals and front cover are the next items up for work before it gets too cold in the garage.
Engine painted now with Dupli Color (Aluminum) engine paint.
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Frame painted in gloss black- picture doesn't show the gloss as good as it really looks.
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Gas tank and rad in gloss black too.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #23 by rcmatt007 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Nice
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Motor updates now finished

Post #24 by flyin900 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:02 pm

I have been able to get the mechanical updates done and the motor will be stored in my garage over the winter. The water pump is newer as installed by the PO. I did remove and clean up the lower front cover and replace the gaskets and O rings in there, as someone was red RTV happy and it was quite a mess inside there. Fortunately the loose RTV seems to have been only in the cooling section. I cleaned out the oil pump screen and virtually no dirt was present and no RTV and the motor internals are very clean.
I did a valve stem seal update with the heads in place and replaced the timing belts and the thermostat assembly. The valve covers and timing belt covers were given a clean up and buffed and then a respray with fresh clear coat. The fuel pump diaphragm was leaking on the motor, so I had a good replacement that was installed.
I have cleaned up and repainted the rotor assemblies with the Dupli Color gloss black engine enamel as shown earlier in the documentation of the work.

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #25 by rcmatt007 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:44 am

that is coming along nice
-Rodger-
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #26 by Rednaxs60 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 am

Been following for a while. Great job. Really enjoy the restoration projects and my hat off to those who go this route.

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Moved project into basement - refresh continues.

Post #27 by flyin900 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:22 pm

I have setup the frame in my spare workroom downstairs and just started by putting the front forks back on the triple trees. I changed out the old fluid with 10W fresh fork oil and stripped the old clear coat and buffed and recleared the lowers.
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I have repainted all the caliper brackets and calipers and repaired the rear caliper which had a damaged outer case from something gouging metal off the domed area. I used the metal repair material as shown and sanded the caliper back to a stock appearance.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175E Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #28 by dontwantapickle » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:08 pm

Very Impressive so far!
Keep up the great work. This is going to be one nice bike when it is finished.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #29 by RAT » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:57 am

I'm struggling with the concept of a 'spare workroom' .... :mrgreen:

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #30 by Track T 2411 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:07 am

RAT wrote:I'm struggling with the concept of a 'spare workroom' .... :mrgreen:

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+1 lolol lolol lolol
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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'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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