Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #61 by ritalz » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:24 pm

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Installed the pickup cam 180 off so the first attempt was a failure. Second attempt was a success. Spent the rest of the afternoon putting it back together. Would have liked to taken a run up the alley but the front brakes locked up from sitting too long. Front wheel started sliding soon as I hit the grass and dumped her in the mud. No harm done but it sure was a pain trying to get back on concrete. Tomorrow is another day.
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1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #62 by Track T 2411 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:31 pm

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"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'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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Post #63 by ritalz » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:21 pm

Track, I wanted to thank you for your moral support along the way.
Al

1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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Post #64 by Track T 2411 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:03 am

You're very welcome. I'm not a very good troubleshooter, myself, so it's a good exercise. I've learned way more about GoldWings (and motorcycles in general) from following along with threads here than one could imagine. I always 'enjoy the ride!'
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'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!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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Post #65 by ritalz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:39 pm

After fixing the front brakes I got in a short test ride. Around the block a couple of times then to the gas station. Found a couple more things to attend to. Small drip from #1 carb, rear brake not doing much, air shocks are very low on pressure and some popping under load. I thought the drip was from the drain plug but no such luck. Adjusted the rear brake and synced the carbs again. Seems to start and run pretty good now. I'll put the original carbs on sometime this week and give them a shot while I attend to the drip.
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1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
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Post #66 by ritalz » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:47 am

Today's excitement went a little too far. Fixed the leak on the #1 carb. Broken bowl gasket. luckily I have a complete rack standing by. Adjusted the rear brake and installed the plastic parts. After a bit of tweeking I went for a ride. Bike ran well and feels a lot like my 75. About 5 miles in I started to feel it drag a bit. Pulled onto a parking lot to find the right front caliper dragging again. Figured I better head home and BAM. Brake locked up, handlebars twisted left and down I went at all of 2 mph. No noticeable damage to the bike but I didn't fair so well. Broken collar bone. Urgent Care took some pictures and I need to see a orthopedic doctor asap. This one may require surgery. Either way, my riding season came to an end today. This bike needs to go away.
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1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #67 by Jonesz » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:07 am

Very sorry to hear about your getting thrown off. Fortunate that it was at a very low speed and that no one else was hurt but a real bummer about the collar bone. Your post may save someone a similar experience in the future. Good luck with the healing process.
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Post #68 by desertrefugee » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:56 am

Dang, that is rotten luck. Sorry to hear it.
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Post #69 by Track T 2411 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 pm

Oh no! I swear that bike is cursed... I hope you heal quickly!
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'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!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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Post #70 by ritalz » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:33 pm

The orthopedic doctor gave me better news than expected. No surgery at this time. He didn't rule it out all together but he believes the breaks will heal fine with a little care. I will have to check back with him in 10 days to take some more pictures and evaluate my progress. Plenty of vitamins and protein in my immediate future.
Al

1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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Post #71 by Track T 2411 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:43 pm

That's good news!
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'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!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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Post #72 by low-side » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:34 pm

The broken collar bone thing is rough - and I was only 21 when I broke mine. Take it easy for the next few weeks. I'm glad to hear that it wasn't worse.

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Post #73 by ritalz » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:40 pm

This is actually the second time I broke the same one. First time was almost 30 years ago on my way to work one morning.

Progress report; Fresh x-rays taken this week shows the healing is progressing well. New growth between the broken areas and slowly regaining movement and strength. Just taking it easy and being careful not to exert on that side. The only restriction I have is not to lift very much. It lets me know right away if I do too much.
Al

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1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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Post #74 by Track T 2411 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:46 pm

Good news!
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'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!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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Post #75 by ritalz » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Finally felt good enough to mess with the brakes a bit. As expected the spoog hole was blocked and crusted over. Got it opened up and getting the whole thing cleaned up and ready to put it all together. Had to stop for a while as the shoulder don't like getting cold and my basement is none too warm. I'll work on the caliper next. Also went to work for about four hours yesterday. A few inches of snow slowed everything down and we all went home. I'll try it again tomorrow.
Al

1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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