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Title: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Oct 30, 2013, 11:56:45
Dont know why I haven't posted here yet. but I'm bored at work and have bikes on the brain.

In the words of Game of Thrones, Winter is coming which means I'll be starting phase 2 of my goldwing project. If you want to see the original build of this last winter, you can see the full project here: http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22329 (http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22329)

I never posted the project on here but thought I'd start a build thread for this phase of the project. Everyones always laughed when i told them how long i've wanted to do a goldwing bobber. Sounds ridiculous, well it is. But growing up, my dad took our family on camping trips all over the states. It was always on a particular late 70's goldwing, with sidecar. And gave me a lot of great memories growing up traveling on this thing with my family.

So for a long time ive wanted to build a goldwing to my liking out of nostalgic purposes. I bought this back in september 2012 and rode it. But once it got cold enough I tore it apart and began doing the major stuff.

When I bought it. Rode it home and only gave $400 for it. He was asking $500. So I got a deal on a deal.

before:
(http://www.noahyamen.com/uploads/deathwing/1.jpg)

current version:
(http://f.cl.ly/items/0k2I2K373x2e3u1r4023/dw-tent.jpg)
(http://f.cl.ly/items/0N0G0Y2F1g0r2a451M43/dw-seat.jpg)
(http://f.cl.ly/items/1W2C222G2I0t1A3i0r3w/dw-rear.JPG)
(http://f.cl.ly/items/0w2H1k3t3v2P461L2m35/dw-lake.jpg)

The current motor is the 1000cc. I have a 1200 layin around that I will put in this winter. its a good 25hp jump. It will involve getting the complete wiring loom, and likely the carbs. But one thing I would like to try is using 2 double barrel vw carbs with velocity stacks stickin straight up.

I'll also spend time tearing it all down again, and really polishing up the paint, and fine tuning all the little details.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Oct 30, 2013, 12:02:34
new motor to go in
(http://f.cl.ly/items/2B2Y1v1R2Z2s0B1w0k1n/1200-motor.JPG)

I'm thinking of just doin a brushed metal finish and clearing it, instead of paint, this time around
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: glenhunn on Oct 30, 2013, 13:29:06
Very Cool! I bobbed a 81 CB750 the same way (except I used two shocks) I'm really digging your bike. It's got me thinking about a possible Goldwing in my future...
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: noto on Nov 15, 2013, 13:41:06
Nice bike man. How did you make or where did you get that seat at?
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Nov 15, 2013, 15:04:10
Found it at an old thrashers flea market. Tons of antique stuff, plenty of tractor seats to choose from.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: mrjoshzombie on Nov 15, 2013, 15:10:15
That looks unexpectedly better than I thought it would as a bobber. Not my style, but I can certainly appreciate it. Nice work thus far, in for more
Title: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: Rich Ard on Nov 15, 2013, 15:42:08
CXMAN here is your go-to for the carb setup if you don't have that lined up. Nice bike.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Nov 15, 2013, 15:49:29
CXMAN here is your go-to for the carb setup if you don't have that lined up. Nice bike.

Did CXMAN do a double barrel carb setup on a bike?
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: cxman on Nov 15, 2013, 17:18:54
yes
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Nov 18, 2013, 11:05:54
Sent ya a PM CXMAN
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: jwdmotorsports on Nov 20, 2013, 20:44:15
Love the old GL1000's. Looks great. GL1000 is on my list of bike to own at some point.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: titan5699 on Nov 20, 2013, 21:09:57
Good job man. Looks good!
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: mechdesign2k4 on Nov 21, 2013, 21:08:25
new motor to go in
(http://f.cl.ly/items/2B2Y1v1R2Z2s0B1w0k1n/1200-motor.JPG)

I'm thinking of just doin a brushed metal finish and clearing it, instead of paint, this time around

 this bitch needs propellers... ;)   
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Nov 21, 2013, 21:09:30
haha, that would be hilarious.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: mechdesign2k4 on Jan 08, 2014, 12:10:53
Any progress?
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on May 16, 2017, 15:18:16
Man it's been ages since I last posted. Long over due, but made tons of progress on this bike. Since last posting, swapped new motor in. Setup dual double barrel weber IDF-40 carbs. Few other fun bits. Anyways, on with some pics. 👍🏼
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/2Q2x1U2t1E3Z0T3w1d3a/deathwing.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/2U0A3I0R0J2J44342C0H/deathwing-gb500.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/00363i2j351Z442i2j1J/deathwing.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: canyoncarver on May 17, 2017, 01:51:05
Very nicely done.  That might be the first tractor style seat that I've liked.  Nice work.  Any more detail of the dash?
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: irk miller on May 17, 2017, 09:28:42
Very nice, indeed.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: cxman on May 17, 2017, 09:37:48
turned out well

what gas tank did you use?
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on May 17, 2017, 11:42:08
Any more detail of the dash?

Pretty simple really. Thats the temperature gauge in the middle of it. And those 4 switches, starting from the left: Turns on iphone charger, hi/low beam, kill switch, starter switch.

And I use a GPS speedometer app on my iphone.

what gas tank did you use?

They're old harley split tanks. Had to chop and reweld a lot of the bottom of both of them to fit around the electronics and radiator filler cap.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 17, 2017, 12:04:18
I am a fan.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Aug 07, 2017, 13:16:46
Working on a facelift this weekend. A few months ago I snatched up a set of the same old harley split tanks I had already setup on this bike. They were brand new ones, bare metal. Once I'm finished re-fabricating the bottoms of them, I'll sand and polish the metal, then just seal with a clear coat (and redkote the inside). The original tanks I setup on here were just in terrible shape, massive dents and all filled with puddy. So there was no way I was going to be able to use them for a bare metal look.

So far so good, I've cut out both bottom ends of the tanks, and have already re-covered/welded one of them back up. Here's an idea of how it's going to look.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/f.cl.ly/items/0w2k2i3g0m2k2C1Y413J/deathwing-metal-tanks.jpg)

And if any of you are wondering how much work is involved to make tanks like this work on a goldwing 😳...

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/f.cl.ly/items/2q3v3M2S0t0R1j09022g/tank-1.jpg)

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/f.cl.ly/items/1c3Y3G1x3D3p0B2N390Q/tank-2.jpg)

Also ordered a few new toys: New headlight (found this one was broken, looked like some rocks from the road destroyed it), drag bars (I've seriously gone through at least 4 different types of handlebars, still trying to find the right ones that look just right), and a new wiring loom. The original loom is a bit of a mess, and I'd like to try to start from scratch with a good one.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Aug 16, 2017, 16:35:33
Makin progress. Made front brackets, and rigged up a removable sort of bracket in the rear of the tanks that keeps the tanks together at the rear. The front brackets are held in by a clevis pin/bolt. The whole concept is that if I were to break down on the side of the road and I need to get under the tanks or remove them (to fix wiring and replace fuse) that it would be easy to remove/lift the tanks.

Now that that's all good, I'm going to pick up some sort of bearings/similar to place between the front brackets and the frame. Should keep the front mount tight, while still able to pivot freely.

Also mounted the new headlight and bars. Minor stuff, but I think I finally landed on some bars that suit this bike. Loved the look of the clip ons but i could hardly turn the thing with em on.

(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/0m0R3T3Y1S0C2s1z0509/deathwing-corner.jpg)

(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/002w0e3h3P1W14021Y3N/deathwing-front.jpg)

(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/2n270L1r0O07271X2L3C/deathwing-left.jpg)

(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/2y353b002j3n2m182f2H/deathwing-right.jpg)

And a video to demonstrate the purpose of the mounts. (loosely)
https://youtu.be/VozjO4rlHWE
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Oct 10, 2017, 14:31:04
Updates!
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/1C2B0z1F0I2P1i0L2o1W/deathwing-shiny-1.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/1Y1w2y150k0L0r2m1T27/deathwing-shiny-2.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/3O3B1D0b2n3D132v3e0Y/deathwing-shiny-3.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
(https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/3A2S3N1a230S0434360T/deathwing-shiny-4.jpg?X-CloudApp-Visitor-Id=141588)
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: pidjones on Oct 10, 2017, 16:31:54
Looking great! How is the engine performing? I had a stock '77, and really loved the power curve - very controlled and predictable. Adding an electronic interface between the points and coils is all I would change. I burnt a lot of points before I finally found some condensers that weren't bad to start with.

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Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: durp on Oct 10, 2017, 16:33:06
Oh this thing runs strong and hard. I love it. The iDF 40 carbs were an amazing addition to power.

I'm running a Dyna S electronic ignition on it. I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: My 76 Goldwing Bobber
Post by: pidjones on Oct 10, 2017, 18:56:21
I have the components to build an electronic interface for my '75 in '78 frame. Dyna sounds great, but I like the idea of a system that can be quickly bypassed if needed. Mine has been on full stall for about three years (frame hanging from the garage ceiling, engine on furniture dolly....), but I just retired, so this winter the work on it resumes. Think I'll stay with the original carbs, since I've already cleaned and rebuilt them.

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