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Damferg
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New guy, old bike.

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My name is Daniel. I admit I'm a novice when the subject is a 1978 GL1000 as old as me, this forum has helped me more than I could ever hoped, the tips and suggestion where to start on a old bike are great. Step by step the project is taking shape and been able to save money and time, thanks to all of you guys.
I'm trying to keep the bike original but there are a few things I'm doing like reapolstering the seat and the glove compartment with leather and changing the color from black to maybe blue and white stripes? or green and white stripes?
So far changed all the basics mechanically speaking except for the belts, I'm finding the courage for that...
Thanks again and have a great weekend.
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Wow. That's looking nice. Welcome - and glad you spoke up.

If you can do upholstery work like that, you can do belts.
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Welcome to the site!
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Hi Daniel and welcome from the UK. The seat looks great! If you follow the guides and tips here, changing the belts isn't hard, but possibly the most important thing to do on a 'new' bike. Any questions just ask away!

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It's all in Shoptalk, step by step for the belt's change.

You can do it, we are here if you get stuck, just yell.


Shoptalk link below, leather work looks great too.
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Welcome to the site. There's a great bunch of folks here. If this group of folks don't know something about Goldwings, then nobody does.
I really like the seat and shelter cover. that's some fine work. I can't wait to see it on the bike.
I'm curious what finish you used on the leather. How will they stand up to that drenching downpour that we get to experience every summer that comes "put of the blue?
I'm hoping to do some leather on my 79, when it gets into the shop.
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Welcome from Wisconsin. The upholstery work looks great! As said above, there's some great tutorials to get you going. Enjoy the ride!
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desertrefugee wrote:Wow. That's looking nice. Welcome - and glad you spoke up.

If you can do upholstery work like that, you can do belts.
what my esteemed desert dwelling friend said.
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Welcome from St Louis. Your upholstery work looks great. What corner of the planet do you call home?
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Welcome.
Great leather work!
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Impressive. Wanna do mine? Lol...seriously,that's going to look great.
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Thanks to all for welcoming me, I'll check Al dthe post to do the belts as soon as possible, I'm actually not riding the bike just yet, I'm waiting for the front and rear master cylinder rebuild kits, did the brake disassemble, cleaning and vacuum but the cylinders are gone... So that's that.
Allsow still working on the seat, making the belt for the passenger, update on that soon.
I live in Mexico City and we get rain 3 months of the year usually after 6 pm. So I'll Teflon spray the leather to waterproof it for the rain season and leather silicone conditioner for the rest of the year.
Send you some more pics of yesterdays bodywork and seat in place.
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Here are some pictures of the seat and the cover on the bike, still don't know about the color... Eventually I'll find the right combination.
Have a great day.
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looks great. you should paint the tank and side panels root beer metallic..
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So nice. Just pick a color that goes well with the upholstery, as it will be the focal point on this bike.
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