1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #31 by chewy999 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:06 pm

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

Gord


Isn't that when you push the furniture to the side of the living room when the wife has gone out!

:shock: :IDTS: lolol
Previous Rides,
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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1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #32 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 am

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

Gord


lolol
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Comstar wheel refresh.

Post #33 by flyin900 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:55 pm

action1 It's an abandoned bedroom in the basement. Close to the rear garage stairway entrance.

I spent some time cleaning 37 years of grime off the wheels and touched up a few scratches with the DupliColor low gloss engine enamel #DE1634, as it is a close match to the original black finish. I sprayed the wheels with a DupliColor gloss wheel clear coat finish as shown. I have used this product previously with good results for longevity and easy clean up with soap and water when dirty.

Here's what they look like before the rotors hide most of the rims.

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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 #34 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:58 pm

chewy999 wrote:
RAT wrote:I'm struggling with the concept of a 'spare workroom' .... :mrgreen:

Gord


Isn't that when you push the furniture to the side of the living room when the wife has gone out!

:shock: :IDTS: lolol


sort of like when I powder coat in the house oven :twisted:
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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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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #35 by Track T 2411 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Those wheels look great!
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Half a roller tonight with little electrical wiring.

Post #36 by flyin900 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:31 pm

I was able to get the front wheel attached to the forks and cleaned up the main wiring harness. I like to go through every connector with an electrical contact cleaner and repair any PO wiring modifications. This one had no mods, just a few areas where the electrical tape was coming apart, or rubbed through in a few spots.

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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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Still plodding along with it.

Post #37 by flyin900 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:49 pm

So I have added more bits and pieces back onto the frame and got the front brakes attached and mostly set up. Sirus Consolidated a parts supplier up here has a set of the three front brake lines manufactured to OEM specs for $37 US for the set, plus a new rear line for $17 US complete with the rubber standoffs for the routing clamps. I used these same ones on my 1976 build and I am happy with the quality, performance and price.
The electrical harness is routed and I have started hooking up various electrical systems and some of the cables.

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I like to replace the main stand and side stand springs when I do a refresh on a bike, as they are very inexpensive to buy new from Honda. They just give the finishing touch to a repainted lower stand area.

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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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Body panels cleaned and front end finished

Post #38 by flyin900 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:18 pm

I have gone about as far as I can with the clean up and break down of the remaining small parts and body panels. I have ordered some aftermarket Honda emblems for the false shelter and will be refreshing the others. The paint/pinstriping on the body panels is in good condition with only small swirl marks in the clear coat. I will shoot fresh clear coat on all the body panels once I am able to next spring. There is some damaged paint on the front fender front tip that is visible, so I may paint match and respray and pinstripe again in the spring. I can't shoot anymore paint or clear coat now with winter already outside the door.

I will update again in the spring once I start putting it all back together as a finished project. Thanks for following along!

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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 #39 by flyin900 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:20 pm

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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 #40 by JamesPal » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:01 am

It is looking very nice. I have a '81 GL Standard that I'm getting back on the road. I'm interested in the aftermarket emblems. Where did you get them.
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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #41 by flyin900 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:57 am

James I was only needing the false tank HONDA side emblems and found the correct size from a Thailand seller on EBay. They have the correct look and are the right length, yet no pins on the backside to mount through the shelter like the OEM ones. They use two sided tape and two holes to screw into the shelter to mount. I believe I used the same style on my GL1000 restoration a few years ago and they looked fine and like OEM.

I will look for the seller contact info, as there are a couple of sellers on there and only one seems to have the correct length of HONDA logo.
Last edited by flyin900 on Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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 #42 by chewy999 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:09 am

I got mine from here https://goldwing.nl/en/. The emblems have the pins to get the correct position and are fixed with (very) sticky tape. No problems so far, but I don't ride (my GL) in the rain.

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Previous Rides,
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
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #43 by flyin900 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:33 am

This is who I used in Thailand and the listing is eBay item number:380866248309. It was $20US for the set plus $18US for shipping to Canada.
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 #44 by JamesPal » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:57 am

I like the ebay seller, they have some nice parts. I have saved the UK seller. It is expensive to ship to the US. THX for the tips.
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Re: 1981 GL1100 detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #45 by Jonesz » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:23 pm

So it appears I am a dufus. Can't locate the seller or the item by using the item number?
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