1976 Sulfur Yellow Restoration by FutureBoy

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1976 Sulfur Yellow Restoration by FutureBoy

Post #1 by FutureBoy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:35 pm

This is my new scooter on its way home from Port Huron MI this past summer:

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This is my 5th motorcycle (my 5th Honda) and my first Goldwing.

Pic after her arrival:



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In the basement - in 100's of pieces:

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Post #2 by Roady » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:15 am

Is that the current state of the project?

What happened to the engine?! Someone haz stoled it!! :o

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Post #3 by Cookie » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:52 am

Welcome,

I sure like those yellows.
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Post #4 by Hoosier Daddy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:31 am

Whoo Hoo, nice indoor winter project you got there. Congrats!
Even though you haven't asked I'm gonna vote for keeping her yellow! ;)
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Post #5 by FutureBoy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:45 am

Will stay Sulfur Yellow! I've had my eye out for a yellow 1976 for a while. Don't see many in Pennsylvania (not sure why), so I drove for 6 hours to MI to buy this one. The PO's took pretty good care of her - aside from the Vetter stuff and wire harness butchering - but that is all fixed now.
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Post #6 by Sandy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:35 am

MMMMMMMMMMMMM mellow yellow.
I' getting close.

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Post #7 by FutureBoy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:28 am

Hoosier Daddy,

That lower extension of fairing is about 17" long - is that what you were looking for?

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Post #8 by FutureBoy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:39 am

Current state of project - frame painted. Did not remove gas tank or wire harness,or bars. All surfaces painted that will show.... Forks re-installed.

Now - on to the engine.

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Post #9 by Neil » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:08 am

Frame is looking good ... nice paint job.

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Post #10 by FutureBoy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:40 pm

Lets have a look at that water pump and seal......

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Post #11 by alwing17 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:46 am

I,too,looked for a yellow one for some time...The Zonker was an original Sulfur yellow,until I found the one I have now. Keep the yellow,they will only increase in popularity.
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Post #12 by FutureBoy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:16 am

Thank-you Mr Dremel!

Cost of old pipe - zero
Cost of Dremel disk - $ 1.00
Beating the System - Priceless!


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Post #13 by Hoosier Daddy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:42 pm

Thank-you Mr Dremel!

Is that for the rear swingarm bearing nut, tripple tree nut, or front wheel bearing retainer?
Same type of tool just a different size for each ;)
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Basket Case '72 CB450 K5 "NO CLASS"
Resto-Mod '67 BSA Spitfire "STAY CLEAN"

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Post #14 by FutureBoy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:05 pm

Sorry - should have mentioned that this is for the clutch nut.

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Post #15 by sunnbobb » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:34 pm

Ah! the nut behind the clutch!! ;) thanks for keeping us posted!
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