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Title: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Nov 25, 2015, 10:36:40
So most of you know, I got hit by a deer while riding my 79 GL1000. I needed to figure out what to do with her, she is beat up as bad or worse than I am. So I looked at new to me bikes or rebuilding and while I was deciding a deal came up on a complete titled 1980 GL1100 that made the decision.  So plan is when I can get into the shop in a few more  months to strip my bike and assess what is usable then use the 80 and build a new 2-up mile eater. Pics below of the 2 bikes that will become one. The 80 has 8600 KM's and is in pretty good shape. I want to keep my frame if possible for title purposes because I will have to pay taxes and license on the new frame if I put it in my name. However I can if I need to which is nice.  I'll post up more as I get into the shop, still on crutches or wheel chair and can't really work on anything yet.

What's left after a 200 lb deers hits your front wheel, then lands on you and then the bike does.  Fun.
(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-231115112848.jpeg)

New to me GL. Needs a good cleanup etc. and I will  not be using the fairing or most of the farkles etc. but the fenders, forks etc. will all get freshened up and used.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-231115113019.jpeg)

Cheers for now.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: SoyBoySigh on Nov 25, 2015, 13:13:51
Beautiful Pair O' 'WINGS there. Oh how I LOVES me a good NEKKID WING CAFE....

Hey I hope it isn't necessary to come out and tell you to avoid the crash-damaged chassis? Move everything over - it's a good opportunity to bead-blast and clear-coat the engine (seen some lovely Sand-Cast SOHC engine cases done like that - might it even have been original?) AND do the frame. That Guzzi site with all of the cheezy silicone tits, thong underwear and hairspray overkill in their "Guzzi Girls" section (Sorry, I might have grown up in the '80s, but I was into the punk-rock GRRRLz from the get-go - So while the razor's out? Gimme a shaved HEAD to look at while you're about it!) Cough - The GUZZI site sez that their powder-coat with laquer paint sprayed over-TOP of it, is supposed to last the life of the bike. Sounds like it would add some weight ha-ha, but it actually looks pretty good. DAMN though, I love me some Nekkid 'Wings!

Hey - I love me some Comstars but they need widening - So if you're gonna use the Comstar rims, check out Akront "NERVI" rims. I've posted about 'em on the cb1100f.net site just recently. Some VERY cool upgrades to the basic Comstar package! I shouldn't even yap about it until I get the rims for MY bike first! But yeah - let's say you've got the GL1100 and you wanna stick some wire-spoke wheels on it? Check out the weld-up HUB method, done on a CB900C (same rear end and diff, wheel hub etc, as the GL1100 so worth referencing!) over on the cb750c.com 'Custom-munity/'Custom-mutiny - by a member known as "6pkrunner"! The shaft hub is spooled down to a plug on the lathe, then a drum hub is hollowed out from side-to-side, and then a fillet weld sticks 'em together on both sides. Maybe even some Solder-Braze material to fill in any hollows? If you're worried about alignment, drill holes along the center-line of both hubs, maybe even tap 'em? The Comstar hub aligns the center of the "lugs" to the center of the rim. So too with the wire-spoke version, the cooling rings at the center of the SOHC drum are centered with the rim also. So those holes line up, say at least three of 'em, and you're ready to weld it up. Heck the bolts could even stay in there if you weren't too fussy. The thing which most appeals to ME, other than the future use of this method for a Sabre/Magna based homage to the CZ Type 860 that I wanna build NEXT, is that a hub like this even has applications on a CHAIN-DRIVE bike, just so long as it gives you a light-weight rear hub. HOW? Well for starters, don't use the 190mm drum for the circumference! What else has 40-holes? There's a KZ400 rear hub with flanges a wee bit smaller, IIRC the drum's only 180mm though it might be 160mm - maybe that's only the 36-hole version.....

(((I really ought to know the difference, as besides my "CB900K0 Bol Bomber", my OTHER build is a "KZ440LOL" - and they BOTH have a wire-wheel swap using OEM hubs - and I'm building both 40-spoke AND 36-spoke rear hubs for the KZ....)))

Just sayin' - when you get into a wire-wheel swap for a bigger bike, and you want a rear disc, a 20mm axle AND a cush-drive? There isn't much out there besides these absolute boat anchor hubs such as this here CB750F1, the KZ1000LTD & 48-hole version off KZ1000CSR, plus GS1000, and modern stuff off of cruisers, or the modern wire-spoke CB1100 with it's cruiser-esque rear hub with the high spoke count. What IS that spoke count, by the way? Well - let's just say that Honda really fucked up, right?

But yeah - think of how it's much like the Kosman RIM widening method, but not only on a smller scale, but also requires far less accuracy due to the wire-spokes themselves straightening out the wheel's run-out - If Kosman wheels were on average $500 USD per wheel, could it not then be possible to do rear hub conversions on an exchange-basis for somewhere around $200-$300 for that rear hub? And then use some standard sizes and spoke lacings, so as to apply an economy of scale to rims and spoke sets, the like of which only HARLEY owners and dirt-bike enthusiasts now enjoy??? Just think of it - you could put spoke wheels on ANYTHING. More to the point - EVERYTHING!

But hey - if you're a Comstar enthusiast, I've got a line on 3.00x18" Akront NERVI rims, in either silver or gold anodize. New old stock mind you, as Akront is now MORAD, right? I just haven't snapped one up 'cause I haven't yet found a 4.25x18" to match it. OR a 3.50x18", 'cause the wheel-sets I'm building for my 985 are 2.50x18" & 3.50x18", as well as 3.00x18" with 4.25x18", as well as a THIRD set using 3.50x16" with yet another 4.25x18" just to keep things interesting. I've got probably another dozen FAT odd-ball Aluminum rims on hand too, all of 'em would make some fantastic wheels sets for the likes of a DOHC-four or a WING for that matter! 40-hole Super-Moto rims in 4.25x17" & 5.00x17" - ah, but they're drilled for the HARLEY rear hub, so while they're good for a chain-drive, a shaft would be a tricky application.  Would be awesome on a 'Wing though......

ANYWAY YEAH - I was talking about the NERVI rims - that's what got me started on the 4.25x18" tangent:

'Cause here's the stats you wanna keep in mind here. I took a stock Black/Reverse five-point Comstar CB900F rear wheel apart, and it's D.I.D. 2.50x18" rim weighs the same as the Akront 40-hole 4.25x18" rim. If we're to guess at how much heavier a 5.00x18" is, and assume that a 2.50x18" is approximately half of that? It's probably safe to say the Akront is half the weight of the D.I.D. Comstar five-point hollow-shouldered rim. And the "Boomerang" type in the same size 2.50x18" front wheel is plenty heavier than the 2.15x19" front I've got on hand - pretty safe to say, even just from gauging the thickness of these non- hollow shouldered Boomerang type rims are a LOT heavier than the five-point type. Which is to say, even if you can't lay hands on an Aront NERVI for the front wheel, a five-point 2.75x18" from a rear pro-link CBX wheel would be a lighter option than that stock Boomerang front in 2.50x18" - and the GL1100A 2.50x18" Black/Reverse Comstar front wheel is probably the best for both front AND rear wheels. Heck, one really interesting interpretation just using OEM parts for a rebuilt COMSTAR rim-set for the 'Wing, would be the 2.75x18" rear with 2.50x18" front. Sporty, and a lower RPM at highway speeds. Heck, the P.O. of my DOHC 985 had squeezed a 140/80-18 onto the 2.50x18" rim. I'd feel a heck of a lot better about it being on the 2.75" rim - better still with a 3.50x18" minimum. So too, the 3.00x16" rear from CB900C - though IIRC those hollow-shouldered Comstars only went up to 2.50" even in the 16" rear. For 3.00" & 3.50" you've gotta go to the Boomerang type. Now how interesting would it be to put Boomerang rims on a 'WING??? 3.00x18" or 3.50x17" from CBX750F or VF1000F in each of their two respective versions - heck maybe even the 2.50x16" front for that matter. The KEY would be in figuring out how to fit the CX500T or CX650T or CX650E rear hub onto the Goldwing "Pumpkin". Any which way you slice it, the key is in rebuilding the Comstars. The French have it down to the reproduction rivets with the "HONDA" raised lettering on the head of each end. But most folks just use aircraft-grade nuts & bolts. What I DON'T recommend are the bolt-up flange plates for wire-spoke conversion - if only 'cause they'd add so much extra weight. If only there were in Aluminum, but even so the weld-up method is gonna weigh a lot less - AND it might very well cost a lot less, too! One expense to consider is the air-craft grade hardware. That stuff's not only gonna weigh as much as a set of 40 wire spokes just in and of themselves, it's also gonna COST the same or more!

Well - I don't wanna type out my ENTIRE "Comstar Manifesto" right here - it's over on the CB1100F.net site if a person wants to know ALL of my thoughts on the subject!

Suffice it to say - WELD-UP HUBS, and AKRONT NERVI RIMS - perhaps even both of 'em put together?

OH - and lest I forget? "WING THING" RICKMAN CHASSIS with prototype GL1000 engine from 1972-1973, and it's follow-up incarnation as a SIDE-CAR RACER, subsequent restoration -AS well as the Swiss "DLF" or "DONQUE" '75 GL1000 based ENDURANCE RACER which ran in the '76 BOL D'OR as well as other events - "Wing Thing" ran qualifying laps in the IOMTT how's THAT for changing people's image of the Goldwing???

Ah, yes - and one last seed I'd wish to plant in the ears of any & all 'Wing owners, is my idea for my "CB900K0 Bol Bomber" - of using the GL1500 front end with a "HUB" from the PC800 Pacific Coast, for a "Faux-Leading-Shoe" fake drum hub! What better place to use it than on a Racing 'Wing?

-Sigh.

(http://gasgriffsalat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FP4F4922.jpg)
JUST A TASTE!

POST SCRIPT:

What you wanna look is for the restored survivor specimen with the black frame, 'cause it's the better of the three/four specimens of Endurance Racer which I've seen pics of, with the fat 18"/18" rims and 296mm rotors from early CB750K rather than 276mm stockers from the GL1000 etc. IT'S using Lockheed calipers, in original racing guise it seems to use some type of thick-tube Marzocchi fork - but I picture a replica using 41mm TRAC forks from GL1200 or GL1500, VF Interceptor even -  but if not that, the GL1100A 39mm fork with 296mm rotors, or CBX Pro-Link or CB900F 39mm fork with the CBX pro-link caliper hangers. Ah, but you don't HAVE TO use the vented 296mm rotors like CB1100R type of thing - there's the early SOHC CB750K rotors AND there's even a five-bolt version of that from the CB750A with the Comstar wheels and single front rotor! Which should weigh WAAAAAY ... WEIGHHHHH, less than the double-thick vented type from CB1100R/GL1100A/CBXpro-link etc - and also GL1200 in certain versions. Though from what I gather, there were also some smaller versions of vented rotors on the GL1200 so it's a vague grey area for ME at least. The point being, a DOHC or later 'Wing fork, with early SOHC single-thickness rotors. Ideally, a TRACK fork. OR if you're truly adventurous, the "Faux-Leading-Shoe" thing I was talking about.

IMHO the GL1500 itself seems like a decent donor bike for a replica of the endurance racer.....(http://gasgriffsalat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/6P8R1641.jpg)
A good article in need of translation:
http://gasgriffsalat.com/2015/10/27/7380/
(http://gasgriffsalat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FP4F3348.jpg)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 25, 2015, 13:38:43
You know I am in. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with, sir.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Nov 25, 2015, 17:54:48
Looking forward to it, Mikey.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Nov 26, 2015, 09:19:29
Thanks Guys! Wow that first post is a lot to digest!  Soy boy, I won't use my frame if there is any chance it is tweaked at all, and the enduro racer look is rad and down the road very possible, but this bike has to be the one the wife and I can go on rides for days and days in comfort so won't be this one.

Cheers
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Nov 26, 2015, 09:43:41
This bike will get your ass back to Barber.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Nov 26, 2015, 10:22:19
It should.  If it is done, and it damn well better be by then LOL.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jan 31, 2016, 14:18:33
Well I got to tinker on the bikes for the first time since my crash.  The gl has deer hair and fat and blood all over.  Coolant leak is a lose hose clamp. Frame appears straight but I got to do a little more measuring to be 100%/  big thing is, I can't shift with the regular shifter. The heal toe I bought doesn't bolt where I thought it would so I can use it on either the cx or gl but I'm going g to need to fab a bracket and get it welded.  Or buy floor boards which I don't want.  I can sit comfortable on the bikes with my fused foot but gonna need something to help shifting. More to come as I can get longer time In the shop.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 31, 2016, 15:07:46
Good to hear you are getting some shop time, man!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jan 31, 2016, 15:25:46
Thanks.  I am stripping broken parts off.  Cleaning fat and blood and hair and seeing what is broken.  Battery is shot no electrolyte left. Frame  looks better the more I remove.  No cracks, chipped paint from flex etc. Found my coolant leak, main hose knocked lose on water pump.  I had to stop after half hour though.  Longest I could stand up.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jan 31, 2016, 15:57:27
So it looks like the old boy may be saved, eh?  I hope it works out.  Glad to see you are wrenching away.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jan 31, 2016, 16:00:06
Thanks Eric.  I might get down to the shop one more time today.  I think I can save the original Gl frame, motor and rear end at least. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 31, 2016, 16:02:48
Good on ya Mike! As always, just hollar if I can help!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 01, 2016, 08:33:37
Thanks, If you guys were closer I'd get you to help me block it and jack it on the table so I can pull the front end LOL. I will enlist a couple closer buddies to help with that though. I don't dare try it myself right now. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Brodie on Feb 01, 2016, 15:23:33
Glad to see you are back in to it mate.
Half an hour a day is still more than some people manage.

How is the head stock? I would imagine there might be some minor cracks in the weld.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 01, 2016, 15:31:59
Glad to see you are back in to it mate.
Half an hour a day is still more than some people manage.

How is the head stock? I would imagine there might be some minor cracks in the weld.

No cracks at all.When I get all the old front end off I will do a real close inspection but there is no signs it is compromised. I will remove the paint to be sure. These things were overbuilt when new, If there is even a slight chance it isn't straight I have the new frame to use so I won't risk anything safety wise. It will just cost me some money to register the new frame and I don't want to spend it if I don't have to, but will if needed.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 01, 2016, 15:32:51
Also I'll get some pics up tonight after my buddies come by and help me block up the bike to pull the front and rear apart.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 01, 2016, 17:01:18
I like pictures. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 04, 2016, 19:42:56
Also I will need to make a more permanent solution but the duct tape test worked
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 04, 2016, 19:45:17
Wtf my other post didn't take.  I duct taped a metal bit to the boot and I could shift the cx up and down without too much drama. It will take some practice to get it smooth and fast but I can fucking shift so yeehaw!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 04, 2016, 21:35:48
Now you just need a more permanent mount. Even better if it is removable.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Brodie on Feb 04, 2016, 23:16:11
How about ice climbing spikes for around boots, then just modify it into a shifter.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtxSTfn6RUuXpfcdv2qCoIWoEuUjvrF4vesZN92sGhwOEk7RwQEQ)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 05, 2016, 10:20:40
Brodie that is pretty close to what I am going to do. I am going to use a strap on ice tread called gripons then remove the little studs and attach the plate to them, they go over the toe and heal of the boot. There is an instructable an engineering student did for a paper in school taking the screw on version and improving it to make it removable.  I'll post up pics when I do it. I am pretty stoked it is going to work!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 05, 2016, 10:26:45
I'll be using a set of these.  With an angle bracket or large washer or whatever I can find that is a good shape and fit at the hardware store. will also be plasti-dipping it for some grip.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 05, 2016, 10:29:06
like this
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Feb 05, 2016, 10:30:49
That's why I was suggesting the bicycle toe clips.  They come with places to mount the plate and everything. 

(http://arrivingbybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/D_240-MKSTC9.jpg)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Feb 05, 2016, 12:02:45
you need one of these tweaked

http://lightshoe.com/product-category/steel-shoes/
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 05, 2016, 13:04:36
LOL yep Murray I would be able to corner supermoto style with sparks!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Feb 05, 2016, 13:15:57
That's why I was suggesting the bicycle toe clips.  They come with places to mount the plate and everything. 

(http://arrivingbybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/D_240-MKSTC9.jpg)

Actually something like this is very easily doable......coming off the end of the shifter??

Or the sparky shoes would always make for a great show!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Feb 05, 2016, 13:18:36
What I was thinking is instead of attaching it to the shifter, a shifting plate gets attached to the toe clip. That angle bracket could be straightened out, or one could even be welded to it.  There is a strap not shown that goes through the loop at the top and wraps around your boot to hold it on.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 05, 2016, 13:45:26
DAMN MIKE!
Glad you are on the mend... and found another 'oldWing.... But...
DAMN MIKE!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 05, 2016, 13:59:30
Thanks man. I'll be back to riding again by spring for sure. the GL may take a little longer, I still can only do some things to it until I heal up fully. I am doing physio 2 times a week and the leg is about half way back to full strength. another couple weeks and I may be off the crutches.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 06, 2016, 14:14:38
So boot mod took 10 mins.  I used rivets to attach to the robber gripons.  It will work great.  I need to come up with a different version for the GL but I got a second gripon to use for that.  This one works for the cx and most other bikes. Coating in plastidip now.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Feb 06, 2016, 14:19:40
Sweeeeeet.  You should've kept the spikes for kicking dogs and clingy women that try to bite your heels when you're going through the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 06, 2016, 14:21:23
I left spikes they are just little lame jobbies on the bottom.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Feb 06, 2016, 15:05:12
aww no trail of cool sparks at night
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Nj732port on Feb 06, 2016, 15:40:28
looks good! kinda like a sneaky ninja/spy foot knife
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 06, 2016, 15:57:16
Yep.  I need to make another one with the metal coming out the front for the GL cause the crash barz and heads get in the way to use the side mounted version
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 13:58:31
Well got the wheel off. And forks.  They are toast.  Tire ate some grass lol.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Feb 07, 2016, 13:59:08
Is it time to go spokes?   8)

I also like how we all have Chris' air valve caps.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 13:59:28
Forks both bent to the side from impact. Hard to get a pic.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 14:00:14
Nah, I am bolting the whole 1100 front end to the 1000. Yep keeping those caps.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Feb 07, 2016, 15:10:15
There are better ways to cut hay


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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Feb 07, 2016, 15:27:15
rosa klebb was the main villan in bonds from "russia with love"

she has the shoe you need to shift your gl  lol    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Rosa_Klebb's_deadly_weapon.jpg

you just need the other foot
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Feb 07, 2016, 15:28:23
rosa klebb was the main villan in James bonds from "russia with love"

she has the shoe you need to shift your gl  lol    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Rosa_Klebb's_deadly_weapon.jpg

you just need the other foot

oh and no poison please
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 16:25:46
Tires off and cleaned, should be fine. Triples off, 0 damage to the stem, bearings or actual triples. All straight.  Neck straight welds good, I sanded paint off and looked.  I think I am good to use my titled frame and save a few hundred bucks
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 16:27:04
Lol yep that is the plans for GL with the other gripon. I'll just make a spot to put them on each bike.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2016, 16:28:54
I just tried to post picks of the neck and stem etc they have 0 dmage.  I wire wheeled thebpaint off the welds and put some dye on them and no cracks showed up so I am good to reuse my motor and titled frame. Will save me about 300 bucks I can put towards mods or parts.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Grazz256 on Feb 07, 2016, 19:51:22
What dye do you use to check for cracks??
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: jetmechmarty on Feb 07, 2016, 21:57:57
The ones I'm familiar with are rather expensive.
(http://d2pbmlo3fglvvr.cloudfront.net/product/full/Z093vufo5oy.JPG)
 
This one is about $85
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 08, 2016, 08:36:57
I have some blue ink/dye for actual painting minitures but if you put it on with a brush and wipe it off it highlights cracks pretty good. None of the welds showed any, and the fact that the bottom triple and stem are still straight and true gives me enough confidence to use my GL1000 frame.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 09, 2016, 10:34:08
So I did some more last night. noticed the rad was slightly dented so pulled it and going to use the 1100 rad. I cleaned more hair and deer fat out of more places. Ordered up the below list of shit I will need I'll post pics of it when it all starts arriving.

LED Blinkers
headlight and ears (1100 has fairing and light won't come out)
digital tach speedo ebay special
braided lines for the front and rear brakes
front wheel bearings cause I am going to paint the 1100 wheel and will pull the old bearings
All balls steering bearings, I have yet to pull the 1100 front end and want it right.
New bars
new grips
CBR Nissen front brake Master supposed to be a big upgrade to the original

That list blew my wad for the next little while. Still need paint, fluids, leather for the seat, tail light......and more I am sure.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 09, 2016, 10:40:15
This is the tach speedo deal: I hope it is decent quality because I am not using the gigantic Honda gauges from the 1100
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on Feb 09, 2016, 15:30:41
Glad you're on the mend and getting the GL back together!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 09, 2016, 15:31:19
Thanks Man.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 13:35:17
So I started pulling parts off the 1980 1100 and some will work some won't. I will see what I can do.  Just realized the 1100 has an 18" wheel so my 19" tire won't fit.  So I will have to get a new 18" tire.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 10, 2016, 13:36:38
There goes another $100. Ha.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 17:01:06
Ha yep.  There is a spitfire on the rim which is a good tire, not sure of age if not too old I could run it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Feb 10, 2016, 17:27:09
what does the original rim look like??
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Feb 10, 2016, 17:31:30
never mind, i found the pic of your rim.
Do you know what the size is on the front axle?? I wonder if you could use one from a CB or CX in 19"
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 17:53:27
So seat pan doesn't swap. So I'll need to fix mine.  Side covers are diff.  Need to fix mine.  Need to pull rad, hope they are same or close enough.  I am using complete front end so that on is supposed to work ok.  If gets crossed.  Also faux tank doesn't look compatible so I may need to fix mine or come up with something.  I hope exhaust is compatible as my old one fell to pieces when I pulled it off.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 17:54:31
Wow my grammar and typing goes to shit with a half a 40 of whisky in me.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Feb 10, 2016, 17:57:09
Wow my grammar and typing goes to shit with a half a 40 of whisky in me.

 I knew it!!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 18:04:42
I knew it!!
;D
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Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 18:05:44
Working on the other half now. 
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Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 18:10:10
This is nifty.
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Post by: cxman on Feb 10, 2016, 18:30:03
faring stay weight gl1100  craig vetters deal
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 10, 2016, 18:41:20
Cool. This 1100 is all Honda line but pretty sure vetter designed it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 11, 2016, 11:04:46
So here is what I think I can do with the new gauge. It has a temp sensor hookup and also a fuel gauge so the only on of the small gauges in the original cluster I want to keep is the volts so I can move that over.  I bet I can gut the housing and put a plate to bolt the gauge to and then tuck the volt meter in there as well.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 11, 2016, 12:04:29
You could also get a small LCD volt meter and mount it somewhere on the new plate as well.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 11, 2016, 13:06:38
True, They are cheap enough.
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Post by: cxman on Feb 11, 2016, 13:28:09
maritime

that koso gauge has a volt function built in and displays it so why do you need the other one?

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 11, 2016, 13:35:10
I guess
maritime

that koso gauge has a volt function built in and displays it so why do you need the other one?



I don't. I forgot the gauge had volts too, I looked into it months ago while in bed, now that I can work on the bike I just ordered it LOL.
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Post by: Maritime on Feb 11, 2016, 13:39:52
I just looked again, this is why I thought I might need a meter:


    Red wire: Positive
    Green wire: Negative
    Black wire: Electric door lock switch (positive control off-line power door locks, can be directly connected to the positive of the fuel gauge )
    Orange wire: Left turn signal light
    Light blue wire: Right turn signal light
    Blue wire: Low-high beam indicates
    Blue and white wire: Water temperature
    Yellow and white wire: Gasoline sensing line
    Black and yellow wire: Speed (connected to the engine pulses)
    Green and yellow wire: Handbrake parking indication
That list is missing volt meter but it may just have one that reads off the positive wire.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Feb 11, 2016, 17:00:16
you may be right my koso has volts but i dont see it listed with yours
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 11, 2016, 17:04:05
Yep, if it doesn't a nice round digital is all of 5 USD shipped
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 18, 2016, 19:26:21
SonI am channeling my inner bradj and going to build a dolly for under the motor to take front  end off the 1100.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Nj732port on Feb 19, 2016, 12:04:51
SonI am channeling my inner bradj and going to build a dolly for under the motor to take front  end off the 1100.

all balls has the best stickers!
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Feb 19, 2016, 12:09:27
$5 each shipped... How many you want?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Nj732port on Feb 19, 2016, 12:36:42
$5 each shipped... How many you want?

stickers or engine dolly's?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 19, 2016, 12:59:59
LOL I did get the dolly made, only I used wood where Brad would have welded steel. It is a little 4 caster job I will put under the front of the 1100 to be able to move it around after I pull the front end off. Got the jack under the front of the 1100 but that was as far as I got. this weekend should allow me to get the front end stripped. checked over and refreshed.  I think I am going to paint the lowers though so may be a while before I get the front bolted back up.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Nj732port on Feb 19, 2016, 16:08:56
LOL I did get the dolly made, only I used wood where Brad would have welded steel. It is a little 4 caster job I will put under the front of the 1100 to be able to move it around after I pull the front end off. Got the jack under the front of the 1100 but that was as far as I got. this weekend should allow me to get the front end stripped. checked over and refreshed.  I think I am going to paint the lowers though so may be a while before I get the front bolted back up.

if you go in to detail on your painting of the lowers that wud be cool ::) I hope its as simple as sand prime paint
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 19, 2016, 16:10:25
With Epoxy it is as simple as clean, sand paint. no primer needed with it. But it has to cure for like a week before you go monkey with it 14 days is better.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 21, 2016, 16:39:47
Got the 1100 front completely stripped. Now I need warm weather to get the triples, lowers etc all painted.  I didn't take any pics yet but maybe later.  Worked for about 4 hours and forgot phone upstairs and so if I get the energy to go back down there will be pictures.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 21, 2016, 19:07:13
Some progress pics. This was 4 hours work with gimp leg.  The brakes were serviced pretty recent.  Fluid was clean and pads are brand new.  So a new master and lines and a quick bleed and it will be stoppies lol.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Feb 21, 2016, 19:23:29
Be careful man... any setbacks this close to the season would suuuuuuck!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 21, 2016, 19:26:51
Thanks man, I stopped before I pushed to far.  My dad in law was being my conscience today. ;D I am going to have it ready to ride this spring, and myself too.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 24, 2016, 17:33:42
Lower triple in epoxy. Try for upper later.  Wire wheeled it, heated it, heated paint, sprayed quick in garage then brought into house to cure.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 28, 2016, 13:26:21
Lower installed.  Upper painted, it's next once paint dries enough.  Next is forks apart and lowers clean and paint.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Feb 28, 2016, 13:31:52
Was able to get away with that much painting without fumes getting upstairs.  So I should be able to get a lower each day after I get forks apart. Gotba box coming with fork seals, fork oil, oil filter, new front tire and new cables, I'll swap the ones in the photo and keep the 1-2 ok ones as backup.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 05, 2016, 16:00:44
For fucks sake I can't post shit today.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 05, 2016, 16:02:31
Ok the shitty oil from the forks posted.  I had to redo the drain bolt by tapping 1 size up and I had pics o the new top tripe
Le and bars and the really scuzzy oil seal but they won't post cause of my shit internet
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 10:08:50
Let's see if we can post pics today
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 10:11:30
Yay pics.  I got the one leg lower off and all cleaned and ready for paint tiday. Second leg is being a dick about the circlip so I am letting pb blaster work on the rusty shit so I don't break it.  Once it's off and clean I can get them painted, should be 10 outside so getting garage up to the 16-18 needed should be doable
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 10:12:37
Funny thing, right leg oil was almost new so something got in the left leg to make the oil that bad.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Mar 06, 2016, 11:11:35
Um..Water?  ::)

At some point you rode in the rain and sucked some water in. those are big pumps if submerged, I wonder if you have something directing drainage right down the fork leg.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 11:57:34
Um..Water?  ::)

At some point you rode in the rain and sucked some water in. those are big pumps if submerged, I wonder if you have something directing drainage right down the fork leg.
Yeah water bnt not me riding.  These came off a parts bike.  I am rebuilding and will put Gators on so shouldn't get water in again
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 15:30:03
So second lower off, all cleaned and then heated garage and shit the epoxy paint.  My foot is now killing me so I had to quit for a bit, but I have all the parts to finish forks and I ordered Gators. Next is front wheel paint, then brakes.  I got the exhaust off the 1100 and swapped the hangers to make it fit the 1000. Just need to clean and bolt it up.  It's rusty but solid.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 15:30:24
Well I shot the paint.
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Mar 06, 2016, 20:12:31
It wasn't gonna paint its self  :o
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 06, 2016, 20:33:47
Lol read my typo
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Post by: DohcBikes on Mar 06, 2016, 23:58:35
I thought it'd be a good idea to put this here:

all cleaned and then heated garage and shit the epoxy paint.

 
It's rusty but solid.


Take care of the foot
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 07, 2016, 08:31:41
;D nice quotes when put together
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 07, 2016, 08:35:48
Rad. Keep on truckin. Take care of that foot.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 10, 2016, 19:45:57
So here is the look. But the headlight ears that came with the light don't fit the forks.  They are for toothpicks. I will mod them.  Sasha says hi
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Post by: Nj732port on Mar 10, 2016, 21:48:25
Forks lookin good that bike is a monster!
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Post by: DohcBikes on Mar 11, 2016, 01:10:49
Bet Sasha doesn't get in the trash
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 11, 2016, 09:16:08
Hell yeah, man.
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Post by: irk miller on Mar 11, 2016, 09:41:18
Love it, Mike.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 12, 2016, 16:17:09
Got the Gators but seals didn't deliver yet, have to go back Mon or Tues. I like the Gators.
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Post by: DohcBikes on Mar 12, 2016, 17:04:54
Those fit PERFECT, and they rarely do.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 12, 2016, 18:13:13
I measured lol. They are actually for a Harley to boot.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 13, 2016, 15:23:40
So this happened today. Match the back wheel.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 13, 2016, 15:24:52
Duplicolor hyper silver and clear 3 coats of each should be close enough to the 1000 silver rear.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 13, 2016, 15:26:25
Drained the coolant out of the 1100 rad, will pull that shortly and mount it on the 1000, just need to stop and put foot up. 20 min bike 30-40 min elevated foot seems to be keeping swelling down and pain.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 14, 2016, 17:24:31
So seals arrived and I went and got them on the way home from hospital.  20 mins later an idea of the front end final look. Light probably will get lowered forks still need oil but seals are in and that's a step in the forward direction.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 14, 2016, 22:02:29
One step at a time,  my man.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: SoyBoySigh on Mar 20, 2016, 12:35:41
Got a solution for your foot problem! Something you don't even need to wear around all day, that you won't risk getting arrested as some funky kick-stabbing DIY Ninja, felony weapon possession charge type of bullshit.

I messed up my back in '99, had some surgery go badly, wound up with my left leg pretty much NUMB all of the time, used to give out from under me a lot of the time. Meanwhile, I had just jumped up from my old C70 Passport and recent acquisition of a year or less KZ440LTD - to a very hot tweaked rebuilt '82 CB750F! Pretty wild stuff 'cause spending so many years on the little bike, my habits were all about throttle position wrapped all the way tight, to chopping it back full, clutchless upshift wheelies & some crazy ENDO stoppies with just that lil' drum - which only worked so good 'cause I put the WORK into maintaining the thing at top notch spec -  a lot of cat-walks several blocks long, basically rode that little bike on one wheel or the other but seldom both at once. Kinda like the youtube vids of young Thai kids ripping around on their C70's - VERY fun bikes I highly recommend 'em, and yeah I kept it going for several years alongside the CB750F - But damn, if it didn't translate to some ridiculous antics with the bigger bike, if for no other reason but never having to learn how to modulate the twist grip! Ha-ha.

Anyway, being that my '82 CB750F (first of three, the 3rd one's my "CB900K0 Bol Bomber", but likely going into the frame from #2 750 type ASAP) was the North American variety with the forward foot controls (not what cruiser twits call forward controls, more like what Harley people would call "Mid-Position Controls") as opposed to the "Sport-Kit" or "rear-set" controls - or what the Europeans and Japanese call "NORMAL" - long story short, the gear-shifter lever was direct on the engine shaft. No linkage rod & Heim/Rose-Joints.

SO - I was able to snag a spare C70 PASSPORT shifter, which is a heel-toe type one-piece chromed-steel shifter with the same rubber sleeved toe shifter you're used to - AND a brake-pedal styled armature flowing rearward a little bit longer than the front arm. You can find the same part on a lot of early CUB  models, it's just that the Passport was made the same vintage as your Goldwing which is just ... "appropriate" somehow. Like, it could've been a factory mod or something. Interestingly enough, some of the earliest CUB models had a right-hand shift, meaning it's the same lever only it's a mirror image - semantics would say that the later version which we're lookin' fer here is what you call the "SINISTER" version of the two. Maybe that'll sit better with some of ya'll heavy-metal style choppa heads? Don't think of it as a piece of a dinky lil' scooter - which it AIN'T, 'cause the CUB/PASSPORT is one hell of a stunt-bike!

Right about now, I'm looking for something much the same but suitable for a linkage rod etc, older Italian small-displacement models are a good bet but not cheap! If I can't find it, I might just try & whip something up from a buncha scrap alloy 3/8" - 1/2" plate, to suit these Tarozzi pegs which I've been so keen to get rid of....

The CUB/PASSPORT shifter is perfectly oriented, distance-wise, and it fits direct to the shaft same splines as other Honda shifters, it even had a good angle of "attack" or action or whatever, in the one & only position that it'll FIT onto the shaft with stock pegs etc.

THAT way, you don't need to pick at the lever with your toe. Just stomp down in front to shift down, stomp down in BACK to shift UP. I'm guessing your 'Wing might not shift in the same pattern as my CB900K0 Bol Bomber? Actually thinking of reversing the rod on my rear-sets, so that the shift follows a "race pattern" - then again, am also thinking of reversing the lever itself, to move the peg a lot further back, but then for that I'd prefer a shorter lever so it's not quite THAT far of a rear-set, am checking out some of the newer levers & the newer CBR250 seems to have a much shorter lever arm - but yeah, combine the two, and a "Race-Shift" type pedal would operate in the normal order of 1 down, Neutral, 2-6 up etc. But meanwhile, the "KZ440LOL", I'm thinking about putting rear-sets with passenger pegs on IT as well, not just the Tarozzi pegs that came with the 900 stuck on the passenger peg brackets - but yeah if I get the pegs right where I want 'em, I'd really like to set up the shifter with a reversed pedal, reverse order, "race shift" - being that the rear brake is a drum and IT'S rear-sets are so much simpler to set up - If only because it's the Kid's first "real" bike, up from her scooters ie 125cc Yamaha "VINO" - Not a bad scoot, for the type. But yeah, since it's her first PROPER bike vis-à-vis shifting gears etc, I was thinking maybe she could get used to the RACE shift pattern right off the bat. For no other reason but that it would keep it all as simple as possible for HERSELF to repair etc, but also - 'cause it'd LOOK SO RAD!!! (Rad being sprecken sie Deutsche for "BIKE" ha-ha.... No really though. It'd look pretty damn cool.)

As for your KOSO gauges solution? Far better to keep the OEM clock GUTS, and just stick 'em into an alternative housing. IMHO the best looking stuff would be say, a CB160 Baby-Hawk or CB450K0 Black Bomber oval dual-clock housing, ideally not to look too much like a KATANA cockpit, if you know what I mean. But yeah, clock guts are pretty damn compact so if you got creative with it, there's a lot of cool stuff can be done. Seen some old's-cool Brit-bike rebuilds where folks rebuilt their Smiths Chronometer housings with shit like CAT FOOD TINS - I have no idea how they glassed 'em in waterproof, but they figured it out somehow.

For my Kid's "Laugh Out Loud" KZ, the odd change of rim & tire diameter combined with a different hub & fork etc, it just makes sense to run a modern electronic speedo, with the pick-up down through the empty sheath of an old speedo cable, with the empty speedo housing in the 4LS drum being there whether you like it or not, like - how else are you gonna plug it up type of deal, then yeah - an electronic speedo makes sense. Gotta do the same thing on the Honda, being that it's another wire-spoke wheel swap & all that. Sadly, NOT  4LS drum hub, 'cause they've never MADE a drum hub to handle the DOHC 900 - okay, yeah - young AGO had his MV 500's and many a Brit 750 TWIN rider used 250mm Fontana, the Yam too-smokes with their 260mm versions. But none of 'em added up to all of the power AND weight of a DOHC 900, with an overweight rider no less. Ha-ha. No really though, I figure that drum hub had better be around 310mm - 330mm and twice as wide as anything previously built, like shoes of 2" width per side just like 2LS drums had, rather than narrower shoes. Like this KZ's lil' 200mm drum - 25mm shoes per side, whereas the 2LS T500 Titan version was something like 40mm wide - a "DOUBLE" brake would imply that them shoes should EACH have been 40-50mm, at least, IMHO. Pretty damn heavy that way, and smarter to go up in diameter anyhow. WHATEVER - my point being, I WANT another drum up there, maybe then I'd have the excuse of keeping the old speedometer housing. But WTF I mean, even a disc-brake model looks better with all of the OEM street-bike gear on it, at least - IMHO - I guess the fake race-bike thing doesn't appeal to me nearly as much as the "Street-Bike that should've been but never was...." sorta design exercise. Ergo, all of those little details which you DON'T see on a period-correct ENDURANCE RACER- like a speedometer drive on it's axle spacers, a cable with sheath running up to some proper CLOCKS with a nice glass & bezel for a readable cockpit, chrome trim around the seat base, badges on the tank or side-covers, nice old's-cool indicator lights, and their ancillary "Idiot-Lights" on the dash panel - ooh and the little decal near the gas tank filler cap, "RESPECT NATURE" - I'm gonna ask 'em to ship a pile of messed up decals just so long as I can cut out the "RESPECT NATURE" line, I wanna repeat that one line over & over again on the cap. Plus, well maybe some of the other tank decals which had instructions for appropriate air pressure on gas-assist forks which DIDN'T use the inter-link tube, IIRC it was either CB750C or CB750K-zabc, or perhaps it was VF750S Sabre, I know it was a Honda concurrent with the CB900F anyhow....

But the one thing which might bug you about the heel-toe shifter, is you'd better have some distance between the heel-stomp UP-SHIFT, and your passenger's TOES. Heh-heh. Not so great for the DOHC-4 Sport-Kit rear-sets or Tarozzi, RAASK etc (let alone "Tarozzi + RAASK!) rear-sets peg positions, AND a passenger back there - Not unless you've rigged up some sort of rear-set pegs for the passenger as well? Perhaps with some hard-luggage bracketry or the indicator light mounts or some such. Nevertheless, they're a great fix for a messed-up foot, leg, what 'ere AILS ye.

And lemme tell ya - compared to all of the Heel-Toe shifters on the market for HardlyAbleson all of that Kuryakyn knock-off "dark custom" type of shite? The "CUB kicker" ("Give 'Er the SPURS!") has gotta be the cheapest mod on the planet!

-S.

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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kanticoy on Mar 20, 2016, 15:39:00
In for the progress. Does my heart good to see her coming back to life buddy. The foot and the bike.


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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 20, 2016, 16:15:04
Thanks Kiley,  I got the rad swapped today. Pics later I'm resting foot.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 20, 2016, 16:29:43
Soyboy I couldn't read the whole post but I have that heal toe already. If my boot doesn't work I have a heal toe and won't be a problem.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 20, 2016, 16:54:56
So I've been fighting an infection in my foot/leg but today Ibgot some shit done. Rad swapped from 1100;,to 1000. It fits and I polished the chrome air ducts. Look ok. I am also doing honey do's and painting heaters.  The house came with almond heaters and all the trim is white so we change every heater when we paint a room. Almost done
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: SoyBoySigh on Mar 20, 2016, 18:36:11
Ah but then again, I'm forgetting the ridiculous orientation of the CX and GL pedals, aren't I? Think I'm so smart - BAH!

Yeah that IS some messed up stuff. However there's surely a way to fudge this together. Something I found for the rear-sets version of these heel-toe shifters, was a short double-ended splined that came with a pedal & some and links etc, inherent to some odd-ball pedals & levers I had picked up - IIRC it was all off of a Yamaha XVZ "Venture Royale" (Which was basically a hideous GL1200 Aspencade/Interstate dresser type of monstrousity, in the guise of "Yamaha school of design" no less - yet which was powered by a 1200+cc's V-MAX ENFINE, so IMHO would make one hell of a cool "Naked Goldwing's Club" style '87 GL1200 to '75 GL1000 conversion, wire-spoke bobber/café type of deal. No, seriously though.) IMHO a splined shifter such as this Cub thing, could pivot on that short splined shaft IF the shaft were supported somewhere like perhaps a passenger peg hanger or some such. I always wanted to poke one through my rear-sets plates. Furthermore, if say I were building an ENGINE for my beloved DOHC-4, a SOHC-4 perhaps ... or FAR FAR more likely PAYING somebody ELSE to build the damn engine ha-ha - I've always wondered about shortening that engine's shift arm shaft & re-weld the pivot arm to the shortened end of it plus anything connecting to the shift forks & drum etc, such that the splines no longer project all the way outside of the frame, and I could then run some rear-sets linkage UNDER the frame, ideally not too too close to the CHAIN of course, with the lever arm on the bracket attaching via splines, via one such a short double-ended spline as I found with those odd-ball Yamaha pedals etc, so as to mirror the BRAKE side of things, with the oft-times seemingly superfluous splined shaft on the brake pivot.  (Especially on a DRUM brake model, but then again when you want to optimize the action you really do want that 90-degree + a smidge so as to get optimum leverage at the point of max brake contact etc etc, ergo the toe tip being pointed up or down should never interfere with this arrangement of the rods & levers, ergo the pedal and linkage lever arm MUST have an adjustable position, IF your pedal is to be considered adjustable in any sense.....) I realize it's one  heck of a mess to do all of that type of thing, but I like the idea of a rear-set peg position on a bike which nevertheless looks entirely "showroom original" - like on a SAND-CAST SOHC CB750K0, '69-'70 Die-Cast for that matter - I wouldn't wanna mess up too much of it's good looks. Meanwhile I WOULD however prefer to run some rear-sets with a very aggressive off-set for heavy lean-angles and low, tuck, "Monkey Fornicates Football" posture where your nipples make contact with the gas-tank (best way to be sure your fuel isn't overheating) type of ergonomics - BUT, with the caveat that the whole aesthetic of the thing the parts selection and the surface treatments etc, such that you'd make it 90% of the way through a concours restoration "bike of the year" contest, right up to the point where the judges confer with one another and take a tape measure to your foot-pegs etc. Which is to say, I want 'em to look like they BELONG there. Much like Honda did with the DOHC-4 series "Sport-Kit" rear-sets, except for the fact that NONE of those Dunstall rip-off style Aluminium brackets look like they BELONG on the 'F-series DOHC-4 bikes - Not since the CB72/CB77 themselves have they pulled off that look. But yeah, factory style peg pivot mounts and pedal pivot sleeves just ... welded to another spot entirely. Planning to do MINE with a sort of Ron Haslam CB1100R style alloy bracket, VF400F type of thing - mounting lugs welded aft of the sub-frame down-tubes, for a separate removable/adjustable/replaceable alloy plate which could then be painted to match the frame. Meanwhile, some early SOHC tubular steel frame-integral passenger peg hangers, cut off of somebody's Hard-Tail chopper (here's but one good reason not to ostracize the poor choppaheads bless their differently-abled, rolling stone magazine and/or "bikez & tattooz"-addled minds....) to be welded solidly to my DOHC CB750F frame, along with a bracing kit, fairing mount off the steering stem, a whole BUNCHA welding to do on that frame - so you see, relocated rear-set mounts doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore. I could see where it would seem like a stupid idea if you weren't doing anything else. But then, the stupidity doesn't come from dragging out your welder or disassembling the frame, it stems from thinking that's where you'd STOP with the welding projects. I mean, even a re-located SIDE-STAND lug, chopper style moved forward out of the way of all peg & pipe interferences. Would be nice to figure out a decent alternative mount for a center-stand as well. Right now, I've got a trick going where I take the OEM center--stand and I cut out some 51%+ of the  circumference of the TUBE at the top, which rides around the pivot tube which is clamped. See, this way you can pop the side-stand under there, it's just tight enough of a fit that you need to "pop" it onto the pivot tube and it'll stay in place while you swing the bike over-top of it. The pivot-tube stays on the bike, but it's just light-weight alloy, there's hardly any extra mass at all - but the side-stand comes off the bike until you actually need it. I could also see building an alternative version which could pop under the seat for long-distance touring etc.

Of course it goes without saying, that all of these ergonomic mods go in concert WITH a very low handlebar, for me it'd be a high bar 'cause I wouldn't go full-on CLUBMAN/CLIP-ON (or my own DIY combined "Club-On/Clip-Man" bars ha-ha) on the Sand-Cast or '75 GL1000 or CB750F1, '78 CBX, '79 CB900FZ, '79 CB750KZ-LTD or '81 CB1100R type of thing - YOU know the stuff that's so iconic you just have to leave it bone-stock, more like a perfectly horizontal broomstick/drag-bar or better still there was a bar on some of the CB72//CB77 Hawk/SuperHawk, which was almost flat but still with that double S-bend lift/pull-back) -

(((Another good source would be a MOUNTAINBIKE bar, if you can find one with the clear polish chrome finish type of deal, and unless you've got the mid-'70s+ one-piece clamp/cover with the lights etc, or if you're a DOHC-4 person who ISN'T quick to tear off that fugly plastic fuse-box B.S. - then you'll want one with the same 7/8" clamp diameter across the middle instead of the thicker tapered bar thing - Strangely enough, bars like this can be rather hard to find from vintage bicycle suppliers, but there's a spark of hope in the NEW "vintage"/"retro" bicycle scene. Sadly, MY local bicycle shop isn't CAPABLE of ordering replacement bars for the models they've got on the showroom floor, the only separate replacement handlebars they're selling are the catalogue crap for BMX & mountainbikes etc, in all of the fugly "anodize treatments" and "graphics options" as necessary - but a person could always STEAL a bicycle ha-ha. No - there's gotta be a way to get some of those cool low-rise bar bends, in an ALUMINUM bar no less - I've been diggin' through the vintage RACING bicycle sites & NOS suppliers' catalogues, hoping & praying I'll find just the right bars. But SFAIK there were some early Honda twins which had bars like that - total 24-carat Unobtainium, however there are reproductions coming out every day. For instance, the CB400F was a common low-rise bar to swap onto a SOHC 750 - well I'm guessing some of the CB72/CB77 types are gonna come back as well.)))

But yeah, CLEARLY - the shifters on bikes with a longitudinal crankshaft, talking like Goldwings, CX series, Guzzi twins or BMW's etc - would need a proper linkage for a heel-toe shifter. Oddly enough, several of the older GUZZI models already HAVE that type of set-up. Ergo, they'd be a good donor for spares, maybe even a complete package/system could be transplanted?

Just a brain-fart.

-Sigh.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2016, 10:10:31
Wow soyboy those are long posts.  I have a heel toe that all I need is a bracket that bolts to the peg mount hole then shifter bolts to it and there is a fork on the front that actuates the OEM lever. If I need it, I'll mount it.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2016, 17:54:34
Gauge arrived finally.  It's solid and looks quality for 38 bucks.  Can't complain. So here is where I will fit it too.
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Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 21, 2016, 17:56:08
Glad to see the progress continues my friend!
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2016, 17:58:51
Thanks man, how is the house stuff going?
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2016, 18:00:41
I should be able to cut out the old gauges holes and put a plate in cut to fit new one and make it look factory.  I still will need a volt meter so I will use the analog or get a digital.  Will be fun wiring this thing instructions are poorly translated Chinese to English lol.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 21, 2016, 19:22:40
A few minutes with a grinder, knife and snips and it fits in.  Just need to decide on how to fill around it.  This replaces a huge amount of giant analog shit.
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 22, 2016, 09:11:05
That'll do.
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Post by: B541Niner on Mar 22, 2016, 09:12:56
Nice unit. Maybe you can blend in a couple of circles cut from ABS with a hole saw.
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Post by: irk miller on Mar 22, 2016, 09:18:04
Kydex.  It's easy to mold, too. Or glass it.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 22, 2016, 10:08:40
I like the Kydex idea, my son has watched you tube on that and I think my splint in the hospital was made from that, There is a store downtown Fredericton I should be able to find it too. Going there tomorrow to see my surgeon and can stop in.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 23, 2016, 15:20:11
Tire on.  Need to check balance still.
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Post by: B541Niner on Mar 23, 2016, 15:40:15
Nice
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 23, 2016, 15:53:14
Was out of balance a bit.  Had to add 1 o 3 weights I took off back on in the exact same spot.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 23, 2016, 16:49:23
Redneck tach plug.  Cut cable end off, pull cable bit. Fill with 2 part metal epoxy and BAM, no one will ever see it but no crud gets in.  Moving to digital tach in the new gauge unit.  Also fender needs both a trim and a lowering I think.
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Post by: Kamn on Mar 23, 2016, 16:58:51
Looking good man.....nice solution to tach plug
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 23, 2016, 17:05:08
Thanks, can't afford a fancy machined one.  Will do the same for speedo.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 23, 2016, 17:19:26
Good thing I have both a tach and speedo cable that were destroyed in the crash.
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 23, 2016, 21:06:11
I just hacked my tach cable today. I think I'll steal the JB weld idea.
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Post by: Nj732port on Mar 23, 2016, 21:21:43
Gauge looks good! Is that the one whoring around with kamn's parts? How long was shipping time?
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 24, 2016, 10:20:40
Yep, that was the gauge, it took 4.5 weeks to get to me. funny thing is I had ordered 3 things from China the same day, the other 2 came in less than 2 weeks.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 24, 2016, 10:23:48
I just hacked my tach cable today. I think I'll steal the JB weld idea.

Yep, I didn't want to just leave the whole empty as it is in the fuel pump.
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Mar 24, 2016, 10:28:19
the whole hole... empty, tragic indeed  ;D
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 02, 2016, 12:58:16
Fucker. Internet working like shit. Had pics, they won't post. Got oil in forks and brakes installed. Next to bleed them and pic best of the controls I have to mount on bars.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 02, 2016, 12:59:16
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 02, 2016, 13:00:57
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 03, 2016, 14:40:25
Went with 20 weight oil as suggested on 3 different wing sites. Should be firm and shouldn't need to mess with preload to compensate for no air.  We'll see. The springs are progressive winding so may be after market as well.
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 03, 2016, 19:07:09
I also went with 20 weight on my GL.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2016, 18:23:07
I like my new front turns.
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Post by: Kamn on Apr 04, 2016, 18:34:23
Dude, thats coming along nicely.
Looks it will be ready to ride soon
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Post by: Kamn on Apr 04, 2016, 18:35:20
And my OCD wants to clean your space up and organize it for you......yes I know its a problem I have  :o
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Post by: B541Niner on Apr 04, 2016, 18:41:27
They match the headlight nicely.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2016, 18:57:49
Oh I want to clean too, it is brutal but I can either clean or work on bike, not both so cleaning is minimal.  There is still much to do but it is past half way ready now. And some can wait like fancy paint if need be.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2016, 19:02:29
As for ocd, I have a spot on the peg board wall for all my tools. And when they get too scattered I stop and put all them away. Then start working again it helps me know if one or two are missing too.
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Post by: Nj732port on Apr 04, 2016, 20:10:39
Looks good
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2016, 20:20:46
Thanks.  I plastidipped washers you can't see but should help with vibrations. Headlight had rubber washers too.
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Post by: Nj732port on Apr 04, 2016, 20:26:33
Thanks.  I plastidipped washers you can't see but should help with vibrations. Headlight had rubber washers too.

I was planning on using my old Inner tube to make some rubber spacers for a few things... never thought about plasti dip
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2016, 20:30:50
I got the plastidip for my boot shifter mod.  Lots left so I tried it on the washers.  Seems to be a good rubberized solution.  Plus they needed to be black to not stick out on the black signals and ears.
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Post by: DreadRock on Apr 04, 2016, 22:00:03
So glad to read and see your up and back in your shop Mike ! Lil late to the party but bikes looking good
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Apr 04, 2016, 22:31:17
So... Hows it ride?
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 05, 2016, 10:33:25
Thanks Scott. And tune, rides like a dream, at least when I sit on it making vroom vroom sounds.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 14, 2016, 17:35:35
That'll work.  So I used a 2 part plastic epoxy to go around the gauge, when hardened I will pop the gauge out, clean and fill then remount gauge with a bracket behind then paint the whole shebang.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 15, 2016, 15:41:01
The cane
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Apr 15, 2016, 15:44:57
Izat J-Wilde's cane?
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Post by: Nj732port on Apr 15, 2016, 16:20:23
is that a kick stand attached to it?
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 15, 2016, 16:22:43
LOL ice grip.
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Post by: B541Niner on Apr 16, 2016, 06:49:19
Studded cane...sweet.
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Post by: Maritime on Apr 24, 2016, 19:39:17
66.00 worth of bullets, wire, fuse box, fuses, and 100  ft of wire.  Will get stuck in soon on the rewire. Has to happen sometime.
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Post by: SoyBoySigh on May 08, 2016, 08:16:17
Sorry but I've gotta disagree - that CANE is a piece of shit!

I've had a lot of different canes over the past 16yrs, since a failed back-surgery took things ... out of the frying pan, onto the floor - And well, I'm not a huge fan of the aluminum stuff, nor the adjustable types. It's not like you're gonna be all "hmm, fit good yesterday but today maybe I'll shorten it by 1.5 inches....." NO! You want a cane that fits right for YOU, suited to your EXACT dimensions. Cutting it to length takes about as much time & energy as it does to click that button just the right way, even if you get it right on the first try. Plus - a cut to length cane can't be tampered with by practical jokers, who might push the button and give it a half twist so you fall on your ass when you lean on it and it telescopes down all the way. Well, I suppose if you've ever read Roald Dahl's "THE TWITS" then you know that it can still be adjusted to mess with your head - to give you "The Dreaded Shrinks" ha-ha.
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These Aluminum-Adjustable styles of canes used to be a short-term rental item from hospitals & pharmacies, just like the adjustable crutches - made this way so they could be returned and then used for a shorter person and then a taller person at some later date. Well they started mass producing the canes with the adjustments like that for the hospitals, cornered the market somehow, and seem to have taken over entirely. Though I might add, usually 'cause you go out to buy a cane and they don't HAVE any selection. Heck you're lucky if you can find one without a chintzy floral wall-paper print all over it, like an advert for 'Summer's Breeze potpourri scented vaginal douche" printed up and down the length of it, indeed you should be congratulated for digging around for a MANLY one (((And yet without the "Dr McGillicuty's prostate suppository & mustachio wax" emblazoned up & down the length....))) and they sell really well 'cause you can get it somewhat CLOSE to the correct dimensions, without having to pull out a hacksaw for like one damn minute. What really sucks about 'em though is the way they wiggle when you lean on 'em so it's not a solid support right away, but more than that it's that damn NOISE all of the time. The GRIP is actually pretty good, though I prefer a replaceable tip with studs in it, can be as simple as a couple of finishing nails stuck into the rubber! If you're worried about scratching up somebody's hardwood when you come indoors, it's just as easy to slip another tip over it or switch a tip from your pocket, as flip the store-bought thing up and down all of the time. When those things are a season or two old, they get fiddly and break on you. Usually when you're out on the ice.

The other one from the shops are the FOLDING canes, which are cool for packing around, good for a backpack on the bike, but then I like a full length wooden cane clipped along the side, along the frame rail next to the seat, far better than having to carry it anyhow. I got a really freaky look one time, from a COP - when I had the folding cane up under my arm-pit in a jacket inside-pocket. With the handle sticking out. Ha-ha. No shit - Just as I was about to pull it out all Detective Harry Callahan or Kojak style. To be on the safe side, I flipped my jacket out to the side and pulled on the cane with just the tips of my thumb & fore-finger.

They sell the wooden ones in SOME pharmacies, a thicker "Man Cane" (good marketing!) and "Lady Cane" - Bought the chick version at one point 'cause it's slimmer & lighter but otherwise identical. After a couple of years it began to bend a little bit. Used to walk my limpy gimpy dawg around, looking for a crooked sixpence.....

Hey - hopefully you're not stuck with the thing for too long. Years ago, I had a good day where my back felt a lot of improvement in the morning. Got so excited I snapped my old cane over my knee. Wound up hobbling around shopping for a new one a day or two later. Still worth it, that little reprieve felt fantastic. But it was money down the drain. Keep 'em, but tell yourself it's for donating & recycling etc. Ha-ha.

Best system was an entirely hand-made cane that a good friend of mine bought for me in CUBA - has a threaded Aluminum section in the middle. Solid for walking around, breaks down for riding on the bike. Problem was, all of the glued together tropical hardwood sections weakened it, and after a while it began to bend at the mid point. Still looking for the right hand-made one-off parts to fix the damn thing with! Ha-ha. My big complaint, was the crocodile head shaped carving atop the handle. VERY rough on the palms.

Which leads me to another point - avoid the "Candy-Cane" shapes at all costs, though it's fun to paint 'em red & white or wrap 'em with coloured vinyl electrical tape during the Kwanzaa season. The curve puts all of the weight right in the middle of the palm, right where the hand is built NOT to support it. It's like working a bolt-action rifle all day long. Gonna give you a blister at best, or a fucked up chronic inflammation much like the foot related parallel affliction known as ... plantar fascia-itis ... Or thereabouts.

I mean, yeah sure. It's an awesome cane like everybody's saying. That is, if you've never had one before. But it's a "Belly-Button" cane. Everybody got's one!

Get with the WOOD, Bubber. Not 'cause it goes better with the wardrobe. I'm saying wood, not brass knobs & crystal skull gear-shifter knobs on top. Just a simple wood cane with a PISTOL-GRIP handle. Painted it whatever the hell colour you like. If you LIKE how the Aluminum adjustable cane looks, spray-paint the cane with any left-over fake Aluminum coloured Aluminum-protector anti-corrosion engine-enamel spray-paint (or if you had half a brain when you bought the shit, that would be clear-coat - so you'd have to go out and BUY the shit being that the Aluminum shit on your bike was ALREADY Aluminum coloured) Maybe dip the top half into a can of liquid tool handle, drill a row of shallow counter-sink holes down one side & stick a wooden screw-hole plug into one of 'em , spin the lower half of it down to a smaller diameter & stick a rubber ring over the step - and then if you still miss the sound effects, when you walk around with it you could get your Monty Python knight's squire to follow behind & clink a couple of tin-cans together each time you touch it to the ground. 'Cause even when it's decked out as a pseudo-Aluminum cane, the wooden one's STILL better.

Oh, and speaking of the curved handles? Whatever you do, don't pull spontaneous cane-fights with other cane walking folks.  I mean, there are sure to be enough Starwars or Pirates Of the Caribbean fans out there, sure THEY'LL get the joke. But the older dudes man, they're all ready to take shit seriously at the drop of a hat. They got's this martial ART all about canes, too. Truly a "Gentleman's Fighting Technique" indeed.

Hmm. Part of me wants to do a full pictorial BUILD THREAD on how to mount a full-length cane alongside the frame of one's motorcycle,. I'm sure there are a lot of folks who would love to learn about mounting a cane on a motorcycle - not only for the differently-ABLED, but....

... But then there are a good bunch of the fellas would wanna mount a cane on the bike so they can look stylish twirling it around like Charlie Chaplin at the next "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" (if it does indeed become an annual event, like the next big hipster thing like a Zombie Walk or international beard growers' championship) But yeah, the "Distinguished Gentlemen" who might want a good hard-mount for a cane, be that a "Steam-Punk" thing OR a Retro-Sexual's wardrobe accessory - I'd say 10% but some of ya'll reading this might take that as a rude stereotype .... And I can't even say 1% 'cause that would sound like the Christo-Fascist counter-point argument to the "One In Ten" axiom. (Don't wanna be your Monkey Wrench!) - I dunno WHAT the demographics break down to, attempting to guess at an answer by tumblr-ing pics from the LAST Distinguished Gentleman's Ride just breaks down into a whole mess of Tom of Finland -esque "Honcho" magazine centerfolds.... Bah - it's hard to say just WHAT the hipsters are gonna be up to next year. Ha-ha. And then again it's hard to say whether it was a real motorcycle rally or a casting call for a cologne advert for GQ, Nick Wooster as presiding judge & Chief of the Fashion Police. I mean, they were raising funds for Prostate Cancer research. But you mention Prostate and some folks show up for the digital manipulation. ("Not that there's anything wrong with that!" -Jerry Seinfeld) Indeed, the words "Distinguished Gentleman's ____" was, IIRC, the title of the top-most cover-page of a huge stack of magazines I found, next to some leather chaps, spiked leather peaked officer's cap, and VILLAGE PEOPLE records, when I was a but a strapping young lad of 12 on my first hourly rate paid job: Helping my "Uncle" John renovate his old house. Taught me a lot about home repair. Supervised me intently through mirrored sunglasses like a scene straight out of "Cool Hand Luke", whilst sitting back in a fabulous-'50s collectible aluminum & plastic strap folding lawn-chair chaise lounger with a pitcher of Tom Collins in hand, barking out directions like Mr. Miagi from The Karate Kid, as I built and then painted a fence around the property. So thoughtful he even provided the too-tight full-of-holes painters' coveralls too, so I wouldn't get paint on my own too-tight ripped up '80s Levi's 501s, which apparently weren't quite tight enough.

As a result of which, finding those magazines and having NOT drank the Kool-Aide he was offering, well just the title alone, "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride", I dunno - I can't get past it.

Well I mean, MAINLY 'cause I don't go in for the POSH thing. Not the Gay thing. Isn't a gay bar within 500-miles of here that I didn't go out and "cut the rug" back in the mid-late '90s when I was in my early-mid '20s (to paraphrase HEDWIG) - Mostly accompanying my then-GF or first-"wife" or highschool sweet-heart or Queen of the Harpies or whatever, as she liked to go out cruising for under-aged asian girls. Not 'cause I wasn't by then already bored with being ridden like a see-saw, but mainly 'cause she needed somebody to keep her on the right side of the statutory-rape vs pedophilia divide. And I worked in "China-Town" at the time - there's a whole generation of women from Hong-Kong to Taipei who have polaroids of themselves hanging off of my then-huge biceps or pulling up the front of my shirt for a snap of the 12-pack abs I use to sport in those days, from when whole tour-buses full of Asian school-girls used to pull up at the Aquarium-building, discus-breeding, coral-importer, black-market smuggler warehouse that I apprenticed at for five years. Anyways, just sayin' - having been "immersed in the culture" such as I was, I knew how to gauge the age of an Asian gal between the ages of 12 and 25. Without me there to shut down some of her impulses, the Ex surely would've wound up on the Jerry Springer Show. Or if she were a man, locked up in prison for life.

No seriously though, I'm not a Homerphobe. I've read the Odyssey AND the Iliad. Rather, it's the SNOBBISH aspects of this particular dress-up-to-ride-your-motorcycle set which puts an unwelcome uninvited bug up my ass. It ain't just the way that we all can look back on the decades we didn't have to LIVE through, so we can thereby view the whole spectacle through the rosiest shade of lenses. It's what side of the class divide they always seem to fall on....

If I were forced to go to any type of "Society For Creative Anachronism" thing - say, a Medieval Fair? I'd show up as the starving leper with the plague "bubos" and the penitents' self-flagellation. You wanna reminisce about the early half of the 20th century? How about wearing a striped suit, of concentration camp pajamas? Or at least a conscripted cannon-fodder's uniform. Barber Shop Quartet, you say? Oh, but you're a person of colour? Perfect. Let's shackle your feet together and you can shovel hot asphalt over a road, sing us some o' them "Negro Spirituals". Ah, but you're talking about more of a "blue collar everyman" then. Okay - Let's get a classic bit of machine shop tech for your motorcycle shop. You could set up as a PUNCH PRESS OPERATOR and stand on your feet moving your arm up and down like a Vegas slot machine all day, with the best TAYLORISM efficient use of bodily movement that you can muster! You could be something of a craftsman artisan after say, 47 years practice on the machine - THEN you could add your retirement gift / pension-token "gold" (plated) pocket-watch with that steampunk trendy watch-chain to your outfit! Whaddya say?

Good GAWD I should've kept that bone-stock KZ440LTD, so a person could dress up as Ricky "Chinaski" Mourke in "Rumblefish", accompanied by a Matt Dillon (as Rusty "Trombone" James) look-a-like on a GPZ550 uni-track. But I'm sure that wouldn't fit in with the "Distinguished Gentlemen" OR the Rockabilly ("Rockabilly Bill, still Rockabilly after all these years and you've gotta respect that." -Tatiana Maslani, Orphan Black) Cafe Racer crowd, or even the aging '80s Hair-Banger crowd 'cause there's too much of an avantgaurde cinema wardrobe,  New Wave, Stewart Copeland vibe for 'em to fit into EITHER of those pigeon-holes.....

It's not even that I'm so averse to playing Mr. Dressup, Finnegan. Heck, when it comes to looking cool on my '82 CB900F I'm growing out my full-on COP moustache (and not getting any quim thereof) looking all OVER the place for just the right orange-brown leather sport-jacket, cable-knit turtleneck dickey, tootightinthecrotch corduroy bell-bottom jordache jeans, '70s cock-rock arena-stage style pseudo-shitkicker "motorcycle" boots, knit-back driving gloves, Sylvester Stallone as COBRA Elvis-shades, Corey Hart and/or Loverboy Hair-Product, hair on my head to put the product in an a hair-brush to "feather" it with, and of course just the right LADYFRIEND with the wardrobe to match. (If you can pull off a good Farah Fawcette, Debbie Harry, Joan Jett or Cherie Curie, Twiggy, Kate Bush, Cindy Lauper, Siouxie Sioux, Valerie Bertinelli, or heck 'Weezie from the Jeffersons, ANY '70s-'80s TV icon I'm not picky just gimme a call....) I'm ALL OVER wearing the period-correct wardrobe with one's motorcycle. Hell, even WITH the "CB900K0 Bol Bomber" retro-fried Xtreme'-make-over for said Honda, I'm gonna blow them hipsters' ... MINDS, with my "through the looking-glass" dressups kills. If the bike comes off looking like a proper '60s streetbike version of an RC-181 Hailwood racer I'm gonna dress up just like Shoichiro Irimajiri in that famous pic of him next to his '78 CBX1000 complete with the houndstooth polyester shirt and long straight black hair full of greaserkidstuff. If it comes off looking like an early '70s Italian millionaire playboy's MV Agusta roadster, then I'm gonna be SAD AS HELL but I'm still gonna dust myself off & find a perfect replica of what Giacomo Agonstini was wearing in one of them MUSICAL FILMS he starred in and CROONED in.....

Hell yeah, I wanna play dressup-before-you-can-ride-your-motorcycle just as bad as the NEXT guy.

Ah, but no. Everybody wants to dress up as the Laird & M'Lady. Little Lord Fauntleroy and his "Rich Uncle Pennybags". Marie Antoinette (which wouldn't be so bad if I get to bring the guillotine) or Elizabeth A.M. Windsor. (*COUGH* ditto)The amateur inventor with the at-home profession set up (as a tax dodge, then even more-so than now) on the sprawling palatial English Manor Home, moved brick-by-brick to Conneticut by one's zillionaire philanthropist-industrialist (read: Monopolist WAR PROFITEER) forebears, chasing skirts slash brokering arranged marriages at the debutante's cotillion ball. Others like to dress up like Marlon Brando when they ride their skirt-fender Harley flat-head dresser, with a side-hack bucket (attached to the Harley's agricultural equipment PTO mount) with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike blowing her skirt up in the breeze, who get get pissy when you ride along behind 'em in the back seat / casting-couch of a chauffeured 6-wheeled Opel/Daimler/Horch/Auto-Union roadster dressed as Louie B. Mayer, with a line-up of Norma Jean Mortenson lookalikes waiting for a turn to kneel and take their head-shots, with an R.E.O. Speedwagon flat-bed farm truck trundling along behind 'em with another couple of dozen wannabe ingenues and maybe a vintage ambulance with a couple of young kids dressed up as the young Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney, a registered nurse at their side administering alternating doses of barbituates and crystal meth, looking at her watch the whole time..... Meanwhile there are the folks who just love dressing up in a W.W.I. officer's(*cough* aristocrat's) uniform, peaked-cap or pickelhaube while putt-putting along on their nineteen-teener khaki/olive-drab/feldgrau white-tired sidevalve-single board-trackers, but their mood sours when the pedestrians they ride past put one hand on the next guy's shoulder wrap a piss-soaked hankie over their eyes and trudge along in single-file. Everybody wants to dress up as T.E. Lawrence of Arabia, but somehow they just don't appreciate it when you & your most flamboyant pals follow them around dressed up like Sir Richard Francis Burton & John Hanning Speke, Oscar Wilde, William S. Burroughs - and the flock of turban-clad under-aged manservant painted golden-boys at T.E. Lawrence's welcome home party at the upper-crust British boarding-school Gentlemen's Only Club. Well okay, THAT'S a lie. The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride folks wouldn't bat an eyelash 'cause it's just that type of uppercrusty posh ostentatious CASTE SYSTEM embodied in their whole sense of "style". CLASS, one might say?

Not to be confused with your run-of-the-mill Quadrophenia fan-club "Mods vs Rockers" pop-culture teenaged wasteland, this vibe comes from a whole OTHER side of Western-European retro-culture.

Well, whatever. My point however is that whether somebody's cane is a legit handrail-prosthesis, OR a fashion statement and affectation of gentility, it can ALSO be used as a WEAPON:
"BARTITSU" or as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle misspelled it & thereby it went into the colloquial lexicon as, "Baritsu"

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Copy_of_Montage.jpg)

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj3goHmisfMAhVR72MKHUjpDJMQtwIIIjAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DC3qX_BeTNUk&usg=AFQjCNGvi6cXfsZ942USYztbOFWHVFTkxg&sig2=L4bVpx5oWczH5o-N-h3eJw

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj3goHmisfMAhVR72MKHUjpDJMQtwIIHDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDdc5uslB2aE&usg=AFQjCNFGsQXa5TLPt2gGpnlOYKIs5nQxgQ&sig2=zPHZENxWk7wNVxNGLaZhtg

Hopefully, you won't NEED the damn thing in pretty short order though, hey?

-Sigh.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on May 08, 2016, 08:25:02
I got through "16 years"  :-\
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on May 08, 2016, 08:50:03
that guy is in /v mode
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 08, 2016, 11:12:20
Wow, that's a big post. Good info in though, and yes I hope to be off the cane in a month or less.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 28, 2016, 18:45:36
So small update. Git the bent false tank support off to get the throttle cables changed and get at all the wiring components. I had to change the lock in the campa so I wore myself out on that but it is now done. I will rest up and start tackling the wires tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 29, 2016, 13:19:00
Ok so I am testing the Sparck Moto FB11 I think Matt calls it. Basically a poor man's M Unit. I hope it helps to make the Ness pictured below a lot more streamlined and cleaner.  So plan is to get a few more small bits sorted like which switches I am using and then find the best place to mount the unit, then start one system at a time rewiring. I'll post up as I go.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2016, 09:56:11
Going to post this here for reference to myself.  There is a ride in 13 days I want to try and have the GL ready for, not finished, but safe and ridable. if she is ugly, oh well.

TO DO:
Wiring - all systems, new gauge, required lights to be legal.
Brakes - Front bled, rear checked, new rear line can wait.
Cables - New throttle cables installed, clutch checked and lubed, choke mounted and lubed.
Seat - GL1100 pan modded to fit 1000, foam carved, some kind of cover
rear fender - mounted
Rear lights - tail and turns mounted, may need to use leftovers temp for now.
Mount exhaust.
Make bracket for heal toe and mount.

Other:
Fix broken sparkplug wire, clean drain holes in Head, change oil, re-fill coolant. check clamps for leaks

Wow, let's see if that can get done in 13 days with the gimp leg.

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 30, 2016, 17:25:33
I've got faith in you, man.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2016, 17:35:50
Thanks man. If I have some good leg days I'll get her done.  Good thing is there are more good days than bad lately.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2016, 18:40:48
And then the wire  harness exploded !
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2016, 18:44:05
Got it un wrapped and will use some of the connectors etc as I rewire I will clean the contacts if I do.  Need to print Matt's diagragm and the factory to see what goes and what stays
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on May 30, 2016, 22:29:18
I'm excited to see how the Sparck unit works out. The stock wiring on a GL is some complicated shit, it would be nice to see it simplified.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 31, 2016, 10:26:32
Yeah there is a lot of wire and also some components like the signal buzzer I won't be keeping.  I have a little more to unwrap and then I am going to start cutting out the stuff like the buzzer I am not keeping, then deciding if I am moving any other components, which is not likely, then I will get the Spark unit mounted and start wiring each sub system, starting with ignition/ master power I think.  I have a 30 amp toggle i am using instead of an actual ignition switch, I am going to mount it inside the tank trunk and can lock it out for theft purposes.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on May 31, 2016, 14:10:18
You might atta just fly in Sparck and let em work... beer food and a few dollars is cheap insurance.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 31, 2016, 15:45:23
Ha, what's the fun in that!  plus the flight would cost about what I have total invested in the bike LOL. It costs about 2500 to fly from Oregon to NB
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on May 31, 2016, 23:22:56
Yeah there is a lot of wire and also some components like the signal buzzer I won't be keeping.  I have a little more to unwrap and then I am going to start cutting out the stuff like the buzzer I am not keeping, then deciding if I am moving any other components, which is not likely, then I will get the Spark unit mounted and start wiring each sub system, starting with ignition/ master power I think.  I have a 30 amp toggle i am using instead of an actual ignition switch, I am going to mount it inside the tank trunk and can lock it out for theft purposes.

That's cool. That's what I wanna do when I wire my CB550.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 04, 2016, 18:14:58
So when you have a IV stint in you and a hand wrapped in gauze it's hard to do too much but got the new clutch perch, levers on found out the 1100 exhaust doesn't fit so I need pipes, changed out the bent as fuck kick stand for the new one.  Good day even though I needed help.  The dad in law helped with a lot of it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on Jun 05, 2016, 23:23:27
I also found out the hard way that 1100 pipes don't work on a 1000.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 12:16:57
I also found out the hard way that 1100 pipes don't work on a 1000.

Yep sp I just ordered these:

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15707.0;attach=173698;image)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Jun 06, 2016, 12:41:25
I see a repack in your future   hahahaha
pull the end off and enjoy the almost non existent packing in the muffler
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 17:41:08
Ha thanks Kamn. I know but packing is cheap.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 17:42:07
So campa is buttoned up and ready for season. So glad time. I have the leather and will post a pic of that.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on Jun 06, 2016, 17:43:24
Those look cool. I want to eventually put something similar on mine. Maybe black instead of chrome though.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 17:44:33
Black was my first choice but 2x the price.  Probably better quality
Title: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 06, 2016, 17:50:10
I have a set of these if someone wants them. Local yard gave them to me. They're not perfect, but decent. I thought about cutting them up and putting them on the ends of my box Chevy pipes

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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 06, 2016, 17:52:18
I have a set of these if someone wants them. Local yard gave them to me. They're not perfect, but decent. I thought about cutting them up and putting them on the ends of my box Chevy pipes

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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 06, 2016, 17:53:20
I wish I had a lawn tractor
HA!  I have one!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 18:04:35
Thanks for the offer but I hate those pipes lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 06, 2016, 18:07:43
HA!  I have one!

Well I would be runnin one for sure!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 18:07:45
Oh yes and I got this tax free.  Will make wiring funner.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 06, 2016, 18:09:14
Oh yes and I got this tax free.  Will make wiring funner.

I always recommend a few shooter bottles of Turkey Honey or American Honey whiskey for wire jobs
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 06, 2016, 18:11:40
Thanks for the offer but I hate those pipes lol
HAHAHA, me too.  I can't give these damn things away.  LOL
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2016, 18:14:30
Tune I'll give that a try when the ones are gone.  It will be a few nights.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2016, 09:07:10
So how much of this did I get done LOL. the infection coming back sure did impact trying to get this all done in 13 days.

TO DO:
Wiring - all systems, new gauge, required lights to be legal.  NOPE
Brakes - Front bled, rear checked, new rear line can wait. NOPE
Cables - New throttle cables installed, clutch checked and lubed, choke mounted and lubed. One thing
Seat - GL1100 pan modded to fit 1000, foam carved, some kind of cover - OK got the leather at least for this
rear fender - mounted - NOPE
Rear lights - tail and turns mounted, may need to use leftovers temp for now. - NOPE
Mount exhaust. HALF!
Make bracket for heal toe and mount. NOPE

However things not on list done were new clutch perch and brake/clutch levers mounted. And swapped out bent kick stand for straight one of the 1100.

Other:
Fix broken sparkplug wire, clean drain holes in Head, change oil, re-fill coolant. check clamps for leaks

Wow, let's see if that can get done in 13 days with the gimp leg.  Apparently not much, but any forward motion is good.

I have 2 days to get it done for a day trip, not likely but I will try as one day is a Sat.  The dad in law helped with some hard stuff for me to do alone as well which leaves easier stuff for me.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 09, 2016, 12:39:59
Hah! rent a hog for the ride
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2016, 13:07:32
Hell no I have the CX I can ride for one day, I'll get the GL done for the big ride in July come hell or high water.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 09, 2016, 13:17:43
then don't kill yerself man... go have some fun
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2016, 13:48:01
Ha thanks Man, it's going to depend on weather now it may be cold and raining.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2016, 15:52:23
New pipes. Need to bend hangers to put them just right but look ok to me.  Doing throttle cables and controls then putting the new to me k&n in and new to me false tank back and can start rewiring.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2016, 15:53:58
Think I will bend the pipes up some from the pic to follow frame angle
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2016, 17:06:45
Ok one pipe permanently in place. I like em.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2016, 18:11:21
I have both mounted now and have fixed the angle o the passenger pegs to be correct.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 12, 2016, 07:34:55
now grab a 79-81 cx500 custom rear fender and tail light

cut 2inches off the front in a straight line

and bolt it on inplace of that gold one

(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/murrayfeldman/GL%201100/out4_zps8d218bc4.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/murrayfeldman/media/GL%201100/out4_zps8d218bc4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 08:39:55
That looks alright murray
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 13:04:37
Fuck I hat my internet. Typed a huge update and it crapped instead of loading.  Got shit done, had to redo shit from stupidity and dyslexia. Close to wire time.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 13:05:48
Ha, half of the post loaded and half didn't stupid internet.  I'ma get some whisky now and keep working.  Shit to follow
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 13:31:16
In wrapping the last of the harness found a rusty cable clamp in the battery to solenoid connection that can't be good.  Kinda glad I am rewiring.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 15:16:48
This happened. The crack will have to stay for a bit.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 15:19:19
I think I have the spot for the board to mount.  I'll drill and tap some holes to mount it. The I can start running wires. It's in the pics above.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 12, 2016, 16:23:21
Ain't this pretty. Amazing the bike could go 4000 miles without issue on that rusty connection.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 13, 2016, 07:15:20
Making progress, making fucking progress. You make some progress then you make some more progress. Making progress, making fucking progress. Making Progressssss.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 13, 2016, 07:31:00
maritime

it sucks that your control cracked it probably did not locate in the locating hole in the bar

but put some epoxy over it to seal it from dirt and debris or your high low beam and signa; switch will die quickly
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 13, 2016, 08:00:36
Making progress, making fucking progress. You make some progress then you make some more progress. Making progress, making fucking progress. Making Progressssss.
Making progress, making fucking progress. You make some progress then you make some more progress. Making progress, making fucking progress. Making Progressssss.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 13, 2016, 08:34:08
Murray, no locating pin on the control or bars, it had a fine crack and I over torqued it to make it worse. A little JB weld will get me by until I get another.

Eric and Jussy, Y'all watch too much adventure time, but I like Making fucking progress ;D\
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 13, 2016, 09:47:27
Eric and Jussy, Y'all need to watch too much more adventure time, but I like Making fucking progress ;D\
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 13, 2016, 10:32:02
TO DO:
Wiring - all systems, new gauge, required lights to be legal.  NOPE
Brakes - Front bled, rear checked, new rear line can wait. NOPE
Cables - New throttle cables installed, clutch checked and lubed, choke mounted and lubed. One left
Seat - GL1100 pan modded to fit 1000, foam carved, some kind of cover - OK got the leather at least for this
rear fender - mounted - NOPE
Rear lights - tail and turns mounted, may need to use leftovers temp for now. - NOPE
Mount exhaust. DONE!
Make bracket for heal toe and mount. NOPE

Not on list but got done, New to me K&N installed and Faux tank surround mounted along with gauge, need to finish sand and paint the housing I made.
I tried to pull plug caps off the 1100 to replace my cracked one and the 2 I tried both crumbled in my hand so we will order a new set of caps for the girl. Got the throttle mounted, it was sticking because the grip was just a little to large, sorted that with sandpaper and then lubed, works ok now.  Those grips will be nice on the long hauls.

I know paint is the very last thing but I still do not know what colour I want. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 14, 2016, 19:58:55
Ok so I think this might be a worthy bit to upgrade my wiring.  R/R in one unit vrs the 3 separate units on the 79.  Chime in those in more know than me.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 14, 2016, 20:01:46
Also ordered 4 new plug caps, the NGK Randaak suggests.  Also here is the toggle ignition switch. It gets Locke in the trunk.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 14, 2016, 20:03:01
Need to Google the 1100 wiring to see how to hook up the R/R single unit.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 15, 2016, 10:09:37
Neat. I probably should move my toggle to a similar place.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2016, 10:27:38
I figured it is just as secure there locked in the trunk as a regular keyed ignition would be. I put the key in the trunk and leave it in while I ride and then just open and kill the switch when I stop. Need to open it 90% of the time to put gas in or grab stuff I have in there anyway.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2016, 10:52:55
Ok so I think this might be a worthy bit to upgrade my wiring.  R/R in one unit vrs the 3 separate units on the 79.  Chime in those in more know than me.
5 Mins on Google and 3-4 threads in the various GL forums say this is an upgrade and cleans wiring up too. So will be using this for sure
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2016, 19:13:12
Here is the leather that will cover the seat.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2016, 19:51:03
Ok, Hondas are fucking insanely well engineered, built whatever.  This bike has taken me 60k Mike's in the 7 years I've owned it and the fucking wiring has probably looked this bad.  She only left me stranded once and that was form head gaskets! Fuck me I hope I make her better.  One thing for sure. I am putting a new start solinode on. Look how bad this one is.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2016, 19:52:24
Oh and I am 12 PBR and 3-4 shots into rewiring.  Should go awesome. ;D
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 15, 2016, 21:52:19
Oh and I am 12 PBR and 3-4 shots into rewiring.  Should go awesome. ;D
DOOOOO IT
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: john83 on Jun 15, 2016, 22:19:16
Oh and I am 12 PBR and 3-4 shots into rewiring.  Should go awesome. ;D

The proper state in which to be approaching wiring endeavors.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 16, 2016, 07:54:16
i had a solenoid like that on my 1100

now also have a shiny new one lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 17, 2016, 11:53:26
Ok so Matt should be happy I am getting to the wiring. Spark Moto FB 11 prototype mounted. Ground wire, switched power and battery fused connections made so far. Mounted out of the weather with easy access to fuses under faux tank.  Thick piece of rubber behind for insulation and vibration.  Super easy so far.  Drilled and tapped 4 small holes and screwed it on.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 17, 2016, 11:58:09
Looks like you have some serious flexing of the PCB in one spot. Careful there, flexing can cause some unwanted side effects (shorts, opens, fire, etc).

Otherwise, nice tidy work, man.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 17, 2016, 12:04:30
Saw that and fixed it. I know board needs to be straight but thanks for the heads up. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 17, 2016, 12:16:20
Tank panel clears with a few cm to spare. Nice, now to start cutting out circuits and running off the board.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Jun 17, 2016, 12:39:54
And nice socks as well!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 17, 2016, 13:51:00
Harness out.  Now to cut the bits out I want to keep.  Mostly the charging G and ignition. Everything else is getting new fro. Fb11.  Doggy tired we played some fetch.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: DesmoBro on Jun 17, 2016, 17:12:16
Dont roll over doggy! Angle grinders arent good for haircuts!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 13:03:56
Stator wire solder mod done.  Now to keep plugging on.  Couldn't leave all the rust on the battery box area so cleaned and painted. Battery box outside drying and will get fresh paint and then back in.  1100 had a good solenoid so that will go in. need to then start running the ignition wires and fan, it runs out of the rr special wire. I have the wiring diagrams on my phone so can get this moving alright.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 13:05:07
Dont roll over doggy! Angle grinders arent good for haircuts!

Cord unplugged, I never leave it plugged in. Old habits from whem my son was little.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 17:31:44
May not look like much, but there is the solinode, rr, charging circuit and fused main power to board.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 18, 2016, 20:45:54
Ride it yet?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 20:51:00
Yer funny, I don't care what you say that's funny right there.  No but I did sit and attempt to shift and I may not need the heal toe. Also I am walking without shoes and just the cane which is a huge deal
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 18, 2016, 21:05:16
Yer funny, I don't care what you say that's funny right there.  No but I do sit and attempt to shift and I may not need the heal toe. Also I am walking without shoes and just the cane which is a huge deal

Good you go t a laugh  :P :P :P Better your on the mend and riding is in the cards...  :-*
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 21:08:55
The last bought o atibiotics has me moving better than I have in months.  I am actually walking barefoot with just a cane. And walking the shop in boots without anything.  I just need to keep my brain focused on wire circuits.  I can do it if I study the circuit, then change what I need and keep the circuit functioning.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 18, 2016, 21:10:01
Also, no question I am riding the Cabot trail in July
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
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Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 20, 2016, 08:52:22
Well. I got about half way through the coil circuit, I have the points-condensor-coil connection and about half the power from ignition to coil to starter etc. I had to cut out the factory plugs and now using bullets. It took me a bit to get my head around how the wires needed to run for it all to work right. Then I got interrupted and drug off to the garden center, came back and couldn't remember what I had figured out so have to do it again, hopefully tonight.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 20, 2016, 18:18:15
this is taking to long

throw it in the truck and come for a visit

bring plenty of coffee crisp bars and we will have it done in no time

i just did a 1100 from barn to street naked in 2 and half days last week
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 20, 2016, 18:31:32
this is taking to long

i just did a 1100 naked in 2 and half days last week

That's just gross  :-[
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: TranceMachineVienna on Jun 20, 2016, 18:37:02
Late for the party.i'm in sir.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 20, 2016, 19:17:06
Don't temp me Murray I'd do it if I could.  I am sitting here staring at it, to tired to do much but it will get done
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 20, 2016, 19:51:42
tune i know i am slowing down should have only taken a day or so

it was sitting for 9 years

rip all the bling and boxes off

put a headlight on it

new timing belts

change the oil

change the final drive gear oil and grease the drive splines

replace the integrated rear master and re build all 3 calipers and bleed the brakes

rip the stock carbs off drain and flush fuel tank

install my weber kit

install a new agm battery

swap exhaust my buddy wanted true duals and dunstall type mufflers

install my spare 76 gl1000 seat till he finds one

hack and install a cx500 rear fender

change out the throttle cable clutch cable

install shinko 230s and dyna beads

take it for a tear

it still needs the overdrive light fixed  and  a rad flush and new thermostat

we didnt get the front tire on it yet so it still has the huge front gl1100 bling fender

that will be going and changed to a smaller chrome fender this week


(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/murrayfeldman/steves%20bike_zpshzhlyxrs.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/murrayfeldman/media/steves%20bike_zpshzhlyxrs.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 20, 2016, 19:53:04
Pics or it didn't happen lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 20, 2016, 19:55:16
Plus this is what the gimp leg looks like after 10 hours of work etc.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 20, 2016, 20:01:52
it happened you should see the pile of leftovers lol

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 20, 2016, 20:08:19
Ha. I have the same pile of fairing bags and busted parts
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 20, 2016, 20:14:47
(https://media.giphy.com/media/NUZ5OqHdbknHa/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 22, 2016, 21:04:54
Doesn't look like much, but all the ignition circuits, coils and fan are connected up. Next everything else out of the black box.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 22, 2016, 21:06:41
I'll wrap and zip tie it all up when done as well.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 22, 2016, 22:55:23
Good plan
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2016, 09:45:47
TO DO:
Wiring - all systems, new gauge, required lights to be legal. Coils, fan and starter system done just lights, speedo and tach left now.
Brakes - Front bled, rear checked, new rear line can wait.
Choke mounted and lubed.
Seat - GL1100 pan modded to fit 1000, foam carved, some kind of cover - OK got the leather at least for this
rear fender - mounted
Rear lights - tail and turns mounted, may need to use leftovers temp for now.
Make bracket for heal toe and mount.
Finish sand and paint the housing I made for gauge.
Mirrors, need to figure out a mount, the new master and clutch perch do not have threads/mounts

list is getting shorter. Some of this will take me no time at all, some may be tight. Got to be ready to ride safely July 8 at 7 am!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 23, 2016, 09:53:20
Tags?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2016, 09:56:33
you mean plate and registration? I got my plate, it survived the crash and I can register it online and tags come in the mail, i can run with the paperwork. I should call and add insurance back on too.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2016, 10:35:06
I think this is the colour I am going to use. I'll do a base coat of silver, then this, then 2K clear. Need to decide if any stripes will be done.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: DreadRock on Jun 23, 2016, 19:29:22
Didn't see or I missed it but are putting a small fairing up front ?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2016, 20:33:21
Don't have one but I will likely steal the on off the cx for the ride
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2016, 20:35:02
I got some more wires done. Nothing pic worthy yet.  Got interrupted a bunch so stopped for the night. Once I run some grounds I can power up the circuits I have and see how they look.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 25, 2016, 15:00:10
Look at this mess. Man I need to get this shit wrapped and tucked away. Left to do is the speed sensor, tach, and rear lights, tail, stop and turns. Used 3 circuits out of he fb11 so far and it is really straight forward.  Like it so far.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 25, 2016, 15:03:12
None of my indicator lights work on the gauge.  It powers up fine but when I hit high beam or signals they don't light and they are hooked up correctly and power is there.  Anyone else ever use one of these?  Instructions are shit that came with it.  I need to hit Google.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 26, 2016, 14:50:20
Ok permanently fit fender seat on and donated lights.  Not exactly what final will be but will get me riding.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 26, 2016, 15:13:27
So the 35$ headlight had some issues the plug came wired with low as high and high as ground so it lit all funny and made the high beam indicator always on. I decided to compare it to mother Hondas and found the problems cut China connector, put Honda, boom proper headlights. Also sorted the gauge indicator issue. They don't tell you but one power wire is 12 v always on and one is ignition. So thanks to Matt's (Spark moto) fancy board I ran the 12v always on out to the gauge and connected the ignition switch power and it now works.  Need to figure out where to put speed sensor and magnet, then which wire for the tach, wire in tails and it's ready for brake bleed fluids and a test ride!  Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 26, 2016, 15:15:59
Also I did unplug tidy up and wrap the spaghetti mess.  I really like pulling the power from the fb 11. It makes circuits really easy you just need to know if the switch is powered or ground and run wires appropriately full write up to follow.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 26, 2016, 16:50:28
i like your dedication to the job

the porta potti commode chair must be very handy for those long days
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 26, 2016, 18:00:34
Ha yep I brought that down as a shop chair. I have a high bench one and that's the low one.  Comes in handy when I can't stand long. So brake bleeding was going awesome until the right side bleeder decided to break off so I had tobswap out caliper and pads, but the syringe trick worked awesome. Blead to a nice firm pull in minutes from a dry system.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 26, 2016, 18:03:35
We are very close to a ridable machine. Need to figure out speed sensor mount, tach, fluids and seat.  I can just slap seat on as is and ride so July 8th will happen now.  The only difference will be cosmetic. Jill is helping with paint prep so at least some panels may have final paint.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 27, 2016, 08:39:37
TO DO:
Wiring - all systems, new gauge, required lights to be legal. Coils, fan and starter system done just lights, Just speedo and tach left now.
Brakes - Front bled, rear checked, new rear line can wait.
Choke mounted and lubed.
Seat - GL1100 pan modded to fit 1000, foam carved, some kind of cover - OK got the leather at least for this
rear fender - mounted
Rear lights - tail and turns mounted, may need to use leftovers temp for now.
Make bracket for heal toe and mount.
Finish sand and paint the housing I made for gauge.
Mirrors, need to figure out a mount, the new master and clutch perch do not have threads/mounts

Fresh Fluids and test start possibly tonight!

Getting real close now!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 27, 2016, 08:53:31
Maybe many but Ducati uses these: on the masters brake and clutch, can you swap out yours for these... I have a set onhand I can loan you until you find yourself a set.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/U~gAAOSwlaxWOB8~/s-l300.jpg)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 27, 2016, 08:58:43
Thanks, I found those on Ebay and bike stores, If I can't make something I'll grab a pair.  I'd take the loan offer but shipping then here would cost almost as much as buying a pair.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 27, 2016, 09:06:05
I just ordered a set, came to 16 CAD shipped so that should fix the mirror mount issue. Should arrive Tues next week.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: B541Niner on Jun 27, 2016, 21:10:14
Read on the "shout" about the syringe trick...nice tip.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 28, 2016, 10:32:30
Read on the "shout" about the syringe trick...nice tip.

Yep it really worked well, I'll know for sure when I do the shake down ride.  Got the speed sensor mounted, forgot to take a pic but I bent some aluminium up and replaced the washer on the front fork axle nut with it and the zip tied the sensor, screwed the magnet to a bolt and bent the bracket so they line up and pass. then I programmed the circumferance of the tire into the computer and we'll see if it all works. Tonight I will change the oil, add the coolant and wheel her outside. I wanted to get the bits my wife sanded for me in primer to find the flaws and putty but it was 90% humididty and will be for the next 3 days, I don't want to rush the paint and have to redo it, it can be ugly until the weather cooperates.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 29, 2016, 09:57:08
Here is the leather looks like enough to do the seat.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 29, 2016, 10:39:25
White baseball stitch!!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 29, 2016, 10:48:52
That's a possibility, or black, or even a blue to match the paint. not sure yet. My wife wants me to outsource but so far the cost is crazy, 2 places 200-250 with me supplying the leather! So I believe I will be sewing it myself. Since I am just recovering the current seat the same way, I can easily make a pattern from the old cover after pulling the stitching
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Kamn on Jun 29, 2016, 10:53:59
shit man, for that price you can buy the damn sewing machine needed to do seats and start doing seats on the side for $$
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jun 29, 2016, 10:58:35
Seats are high because of the time and it takes a guy off interior work for a few hours... need a retired dude that just needs a side deal.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 29, 2016, 10:58:38
I know I told my wife that. and out sewing machine will sew the leather I bought, I have done it 2 times now. I just need to use the right thread, can't be upolstery, has to be standard size but I buy the high strength. the baseball sticth if I do it will be done by hand. laid out, holes pre-punched and done will watching tv and drinking beers ;D
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 29, 2016, 11:03:31
there is one of those I have yet to ask, his wife works with me. However he has something against leather as I asked him a while ago about a seat cover and he said he won't or can't do leather so I didn't get him too. I think it may have been he has not supplier so I will reach out and tell him I have the leather and how much to just make the pattern and sew the cover. I'll pull the old one, give him it and the leather then I'll attach the new one to keep the cost as low as possible, he just needs to sew. He's good, he did 2 cushions for my wife that I had no time to do and they are top notch.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 29, 2016, 11:31:32
So tonight I just need to mount the crash bars which I needed new u-bolts for, then oil & filter, coolant, and roll her out for a shakedown ride and to test the speedometer. as long as the rain doesn't hit that is. if it rains I'll just get it all done and ready then test ride tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jul 01, 2016, 19:37:25
A buncha talkin and no pics.  I need pics with my beer.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 03, 2016, 22:42:21
I'll post some soon.  Jill is priming tins so the bike wont be ugly when we ride! I hit rear fender with the blue but they can fucked up and sprayed as all lumpy.  It then worked so I now have to sand and respray.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 03, 2016, 22:43:51
Also we camped all weekend and I've had some whisky
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 13:15:13
Blue - this has etch, silver then blue, no clear yet. I am either going to use a regular enamel clear if all the bits aren't done, then 2K the whole shebang after the ride, or if I get all the tins in colour by Wed, hit it with the 2K and be ready to roll out Friday.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 04, 2016, 13:16:42
what does the router have to do with it???
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 13:19:37
Ha, that has to do with kid at home, not behaving so no internet for the afternoon.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 20:50:47
Had it running. Had plug wires 2&4 backwards and flooded it. Have them fixed but the fan isn't kicking in after 3 bars on the temp gauge.  It only runs on choke right now too.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 04, 2016, 21:36:02
Had it running. Had plug wires 2&4 backwards and flooded it. Have them fixed but the fan isn't kicking in after 3 bars on the temp gauge.  It only runs on choke right now too.

Fan is likely the wiring just try to jump it to make sure it works then trace the wires out, shit in the idle circuit clean clean clean... ISeeAnAllNighter in your future hah!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:01:42
Ok. After fixing plugs and dumping some carb cleaner fuel fixer stp shitvin her and running her a few more times we have a proper running bike.  All the white smoke stopped, she runs, revs and idles off choke. I have 0 rear brake, need to sort that fast, and I got her warmed up well and 4 of 8 bars on temp gauge but still no fan, need to test that as traffic could be bad and I don't want an over heated bike.  I put the rad and fan from the parts bike on but could swap my old fan back.  Front brakes are great, front end felt good.  She tracked straight and pipes sound perfect.  Nice rumble but not possible your neighbors off.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:04:47
Tune, just saw your post. I am going to jump the fan and see if it spins. If it does the bike may have not gotten hot enough, I know the temp sensor works as it climbed as the bike warmed
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:09:44
Also I hit the rear fender with clear but had to stop for the night and rest foot, I'd pull the all nighter but then would be useless.  So I'll get back at her tomorrow.  I really need to sort the rear brake it was scary going down my driveway and hitting it and nothing.  Good thing the fronts are sorted lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:16:02
Oh yeah, speedo seemed to work ok. Tach is a little flakey but not bad, just looking at wiring diagram and temp sensor and switch are 2 separate items so I'll need To trace that circuit out to be sure.  I need the wife to drive 60 and I will follow and see what the gauge reads to know if it is accurate. It felt right seat o the pants 3rd gear at 3 k reading about 50 mph though
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 04, 2016, 22:39:53
maritime the fan has its own thermal switch its not the same one that works temp gauge

the fan switch is behind the thermostat and has 2 wires going to it

https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/9303016_f1024.jpg
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:45:52
Thanks I modified my last post stating that. The switch was good before crash so I hope it's just a bad wire connection.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 04, 2016, 22:50:34
maritime the fan has its own thermal switch its not the same one that works temp gauge

the fan switch is behind the thermostat and has 2 wires going to it

https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/9303016_f1024.jpg

That switch completes ground right? So if I pull wires and connect them fan should spin if the rest of circuit is good.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 05, 2016, 07:04:04
the switch has 12v positive and supplies power to the fan so if you put a jumper across it will run
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 10:23:26
the switch has 12v positive and supplies power to the fan so if you put a jumper across it will run

Ok thanks, I am going to jump it tonight and see if it spins, if it does I will then give the bike a longer ride and see if it warms up enough to engage it  and watch the temp gauge close to not overheat her. If it doesn't come on I will swap the switch from the 1100
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 05, 2016, 10:47:34
you can attach wires from your meter to the switch and then boil it (the switch)to test them
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 10:52:35
That is right, the test is in the manual. Sad thing is I found a Honda OEM FSM and got it last Barber I went to, then left it in Kiley's garage so I only have the Clymer on pdf. I need to get back to Kiley's and get it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 11:04:40
Also I just did some poking around on NGWCLUB and I think the bike didn't really get warm enough to have the fan kick in, I am going to still test it to make sure it spins, then sort the back brake, then go for a good 20 min shakedown ride and see if it kicks in at low speed.  If it spins but doesn't kick in when the bike is fully warmed I will get a new switch, there are lots of cross overs on the forums I can get from a NAPA etc.

Edit: there is a method to clean the switch so I will take the 1100 one out, clean it, then do the test, then swap it out if it's good. I can do the cleaning while I sort the rear brake and wait for body fill to dry etc.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 21:50:50
Fan works so I think I just haven't hit a warm enough temp to activate it. Fender mounted I like the blue. Jill is body filling and sanding right now the rest of the tins.  We may make paint.  Rear brake was dry, I flushed, filled and bled it.  Nothing. So I need to figure that out.  Of course the 1100 is a different system.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 05, 2016, 21:56:39
Those pipes are badass mang!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 21:58:38
Those pipes are badass mang!
Thanks they sound just right too.

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 22:39:41
Jill actually said " Those sound right"
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 05, 2016, 22:56:24
Jill actually said " Those sound right"

Never bad when the wife agrees with you  8)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 05, 2016, 23:20:19
Yep
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 06, 2016, 22:36:44
Swapped masters need to test in am. Shit got painted
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 07, 2016, 07:09:00
Very nice, man!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 07, 2016, 08:49:53
Brakes now work. Bike is painted, we are good to go.
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 07, 2016, 09:01:24
That's awesome mang... Have a fun trip!
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 07, 2016, 09:09:34
Thanks Tune, guys riding in today are going to be drenched. Poor buggers
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2016, 13:55:52
Just realized I didn't post the finished bike. round one complete. Ridable bike. You d two, sort the little issues And finish things up proper like paint and seat.
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Post by: advCo on Jul 11, 2016, 14:28:21
That blue looks snazzy. Put some miles on 'er!
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Post by: Nj732port on Jul 15, 2016, 11:30:23
mmmm donuts! the bike looks good have you started on the seat cover yet?
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 15, 2016, 11:52:51
Not yet. I was going to this weekend but we are camping so next week sometime I hope. I need a new back wheel so I will try not to ride until that is found. so I can take the seat off and work on it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 16, 2016, 18:24:47
unfortunately so far i dont have a spare i thought i did but it was a cx wheel

i have one more building to look in on monday 
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 17, 2016, 14:08:33
Thanks. Let me know if you strike out I'll get one off the bay.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 21, 2016, 15:37:28
This left VA yesterday and was through NC at 8 am today, 4-5 more states and I'll be swapping it to the bike to fix the rear wheel wobble.
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Post by: Kamn on Jul 21, 2016, 15:42:00
Good stuff Mike, soon enough you will have straight wheel again
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 21, 2016, 15:43:39
Yep, new bearings and a coat of paint then swap her on.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 23, 2016, 21:42:50
Decided to fuck the paint and just clean it. New bearings in. Just need to pull bent and get tire off.
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Post by: advCo on Jul 23, 2016, 22:09:30
Paints overrated anyways that shit always chips when you try and mount a tire.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 24, 2016, 11:57:16
Ha yep I still need to sand and polish the lip on he front wheel. I'll get to it around winter probably.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 27, 2016, 19:04:48
2-up seat all sorted with backrest. Need a new cover. I'll get to that but this bolted up pretty slick with a couple of home made alloy brackets.  I'll paint them and pretty them up someday.  Wife should be happy. Better seat and better back rest.
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Jul 31, 2016, 19:55:46
Wifey ride yet or next year  ::)
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Post by: Maritime on Aug 01, 2016, 12:26:20
 Camping right now, we are going next weekend when we get home.
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Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Aug 01, 2016, 12:38:16
Camping right now, we are going next weekend when we get home.

Swing through and get a little honey juice for the campfire... goes great with smores  :P
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Post by: Maritime on Aug 01, 2016, 13:03:08
Got a bottle of Glenlivet will try the honey when that's gone.  Cheers.
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 15, 2017, 19:05:11
So been a bit but this happened tonight, pulling crusty ripped cover off to nake a pattern ans sew a new leather one.
(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-150317170237.jpeg)
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 17, 2017, 19:51:05
So in honor of get drunk like an Irishman day I got some Tullimore Dew on sale fuck yeah! And I am tearing apart the seat to make a pattern for the new leather cover.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-170317174015.jpeg)

Black is super squishy high density closed cell foam.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-170317174132.jpeg)
Whisky on sale 12 bucks off cause the liqour commission made a typo!


(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-170317174313.jpeg)
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 17, 2017, 19:58:31
Ok so all i can post is 3 whisky pics. The foam and seat dont matter
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Post by: teazer on Mar 17, 2017, 20:19:06
And we do NOT want to know what Comfort Grip and a box of kleenex are all about  ;-)
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 17, 2017, 20:20:18
Ha radio bingo I swear.
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Post by: irk miller on Mar 17, 2017, 20:31:23
Hahahaha.  #sadhandie
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 17, 2017, 20:32:51
And I just heard the song "the old pub instead" you tube it its epic, or elically wrong.
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Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 17, 2017, 21:22:17
And we do NOT want to know what Comfort Grip and a box of kleenex are all about  ;-)

Things are getting sticky around here.
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Post by: HerrDeacon on Mar 17, 2017, 21:45:36
And we do NOT want to know what Comfort Grip and a box of kleenex are all about  ;-)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 17, 2017, 22:33:40
Tullamore Dew, kleenex, and comfort grip... in honor of today I shall call it "The Paddy Handy"
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Post by: irk miller on Mar 18, 2017, 09:37:08
#paddyhandy
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Post by: Maritime on Mar 18, 2017, 14:09:36
Ha
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Post by: Maritime on May 13, 2017, 15:20:12
No paddy handies today but this happened.



Foam for comfort.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-130517131117.jpeg)

Cover sewed from​. Nice leather.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-130517131243.jpeg)

A few of these made the process better
?(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-130517131351.jpeg)
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Post by: cxman on May 13, 2017, 21:07:00
so when you coming for a visit?
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Post by: Maritime on May 14, 2017, 08:58:49
Have to be sometime after July. No vacation time until then.
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Post by: cxman on May 14, 2017, 11:22:36
july is good eric has even been threatening to come down

if not we could go drink his beer
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Post by: Maritime on May 14, 2017, 11:28:31
Nice. Worst case it will be Barber but hopefully sooner.
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Post by: cxman on May 14, 2017, 12:20:02
that would be the worst i didnt see eric bring any beer ??
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Post by: AimlessMoto on May 17, 2017, 10:53:31
Good looking yacht!  8)
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2017, 10:26:04
Colour scheme decided, just need to have the time and weather to finish it.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-030617151639.jpeg)
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Post by: irk miller on Jun 06, 2017, 10:45:49
Nice!


Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2017, 11:15:01
Thanks Irk, I decided plain blue wasn't going to cut it. I did have to sand that all off and start over, can't see it in the Pic but humidity fucked with the paint as it was at like 90% when I shot that paint to test it. been like that or too cold for the last week. Need a good day to get the parts all masked off and in colour then clear.
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 07, 2017, 19:41:53
Very nice,  man!
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 07, 2017, 20:14:02
Thanks Im feckin trying to get it done. 2 steps forward one back.  I might just say fuck it and clear it half assed
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 07, 2017, 21:16:19
This is what happened tonight

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-070617191103.jpeg)




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Post by: cxman on Jun 08, 2017, 08:00:56
nice
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Post by: HerrDeacon on Jun 08, 2017, 08:19:06
That is going to look awesome, nice work.
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 08, 2017, 08:47:51
It's not perfect but good enough I am going to 2K over it tonight and be done.
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Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jun 08, 2017, 19:36:56
Yeah, nice paint!
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2017, 08:39:08
Thanks, too bad I am going to have to strip it all back to bare, the silver dried fine at first but then became sticky and soft, I didn't dare clear over it, there was a mix in paint, I had tried another type of silver first. It was nice colour but was hell to spray so I sanded it down and re-shot with Duplicolor as I have good luck with that stuff, It laid fine but reacted over night with the other silver. I'm getting sick of re-doing this paint!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jun 09, 2017, 19:25:44
That is too bad.  When you say you used Duplicolor does this mean that you rattle-canned it?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2017, 19:40:56
Yep the paint that screwed me was a rustoleum product i have done duplicolor 5 times with 2 k clear and had wonderful results. My wife got the silver as I didnt specify duplicolor and so I tried it. It wouldnt spray flat it kept running as it was a 2x thick paint and so I gave up and sanded it all smooth.  It was a diffrent type of paint and the duplicolor that I bought after didnt play nice.  It was dry, i was able to mask it off and then it went squishy 24 hrs later.
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Post by: Popeye SXM on Jun 09, 2017, 20:46:00
Wow  I just found this, a newbie to DTT . Sorry about the deer, I had a crash with an emu in OZ many years ago, it happened so fast. Very glad you have fixed up your bike (r cm bikes ever finished?) I wish you and the wife many happy miles of open road. I like the sliver paint
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Brodie on Jun 09, 2017, 22:02:41
Damn man, where the hell were you to hit an Emu? First time I have heard of someone hitting an Emu on a bike.

The paint looks great Maritime. Pity about the silver not playing nice.
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Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2017, 22:37:40
Thanks guys deer here are total assholes, 200 + lbs of brainless shit heads. Anyway i like the colour scheme just need ti have it sort out LOL. Just grabbed a ton of nightcrawlers going trout fishing bright and early tomorrow.  Then I will sort the paint mess
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 24, 2017, 15:50:22
This is what I should have feckin done from the start. Stripped to bare ready to repaint when humidity cooperates.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-240617134652.jpeg)

Badges done:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-240617134548.jpeg)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jun 24, 2017, 16:05:09
Have you tried using a stout to finish your badges?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 24, 2017, 16:06:42
Ha. I got those stubbys at the beer store because I have a stout ready to bottle and I thought I put some of it in the stubby bottles.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jun 24, 2017, 19:17:01
if this takes much longer you are going to have to fly down here

and ride my gl1200 easy boy recliner to barber
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 25, 2017, 11:33:10
I know, if humidity is ok today they will be finishe and I will be ready to ride.
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Post by: cxman on Jun 25, 2017, 12:03:02
you would look good riding the bling machine
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 08, 2017, 22:54:32
Is it perfect? No can I ride it tomorrow fuck yeah.  Better than it was a few small fuck ups jept it from being perfect.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-080717205111.jpeg)

Just need a button for the seat and ready to ride.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 09, 2017, 07:28:55
you should name that bike  "perseverance"

awesome job man
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 09, 2017, 09:33:21
Ha thats appropriate for sure.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 09, 2017, 10:29:58
Here she is out in the garage. Perseverance. Ride later today. Just need to get a button for the seat, lost the original sone how.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-090717082743.jpeg)
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Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 09, 2017, 17:23:19
Congrats, looks good!
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Post by: Johnny on Jul 09, 2017, 17:51:16
Goldwings look badass without the fairings and stuff.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 09, 2017, 18:02:00
Yepbthe first gen 75-79 never had fairings from Honda. Only aftermarket.  And I agree they are way better without
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Post by: Ease on Jul 10, 2017, 08:49:33
Looks Great dude!
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 10, 2017, 09:40:42
I can dig it, man.
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Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2017, 10:46:10
Hell yeah, man. 
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Post by: cxman on Jul 10, 2017, 10:53:48
here is the "other" bulk carrier "PERSEVERANCE" position  lol

https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/PERSEVERANCE-IMO-9647875-MMSI-538005192
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 10, 2017, 13:50:50
Thanks guys, I only got it around the block as the website was down to renew the rego and there were road blocks everywhere all weekend.  Hit one on the way to work today even, they are looking for expired rego and inspections and its a $172.50 fine LOL . So site is back up today and will get her all legal and do a real ride, from the short ride the fork brace was worth every penny, front end was was firmer and more stable etc.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 10, 2017, 13:59:38
Nice job man, she's a looker. 
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2017, 08:37:42
Got her legal, road to work this morning, holy shit the fork brace was worth it, I was coming out of corners are 15-20 KPH faster than I used to. Didn't know the front was so sloppy until it wasn't. She's ready to eat miles. Planning a good full day out with the missus this weekend. Just might ride her to Barber too!
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Post by: irk miller on Jul 11, 2017, 08:48:50
That rocks, Mike.  I really hope we see this thing at Barber.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2017, 09:09:03
That rocks, Mike.  I really hope we see this thing at Barber.

Thanks and me too. I hope I am in good enough physical condition to make that ride, if not I may trailer it, worst case I'll fly in again.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 11, 2017, 11:48:40
Got her legal, road to work this morning, holy shit the fork brace was worth it, I was coming out of corners are 15-20 KPH faster than I used to. Didn't know the front was so sloppy until it wasn't.

Haha.   I've said that about every bike I put a fork brace on...   
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2017, 13:00:13
First time I needed one because the fender didn't have one but I think even the CX should have one now and it has a braced fender.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 11, 2017, 20:28:27
33mm cx fork are like riding spaghetti
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Post by: Northish on Jul 12, 2017, 09:49:10
Maritime - your paint turned out great... love that color combo.  Makes the bike look younger too I think.  Bummer you had to re-do it but so glad you stuck it out, turned out great!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 12, 2017, 09:50:27
Maritime - your paint turned out great... love that color combo.  Makes the bike look younger too I think.  Bummer you had to re-do it but so glad you stuck it out, turned out great!

Thanks man!
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Post by: HerrDeacon on Jul 12, 2017, 16:39:07
Wow, paint came out awesome, bike looks great! Very nice work!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cxman on Jul 12, 2017, 17:30:26
its missing the final coat of BUGS

get on it lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 12, 2017, 21:20:24
its missing the final coat of BUGS

get on it lol

Ha she got a coat Tuesday to and from work and she's lined up to get a coat tomorrow
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jul 12, 2017, 21:21:37
Wow, paint came out awesome, bike looks great! Very nice work!

Thanks Perry I hope to get over to the rock in the next few yeats to ride.  We'll look you up when we do
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Post by: Maritime on May 22, 2018, 11:37:52
Got a set of Spark Moto LED aux lights. Mounted them and the switch so far, will wire and aim tonight. Used existing bolts and holes that were in the bars before I got them. Really good quality lights, I had to drill the bracket hole one size larger as the bolts that came with it were too short and man it took all my little Makita and titanium bit could muster to get through the stainless.  Also did the timing on the points, I think I got it right but need to fire the ole girl up and see, I either got it right or she'll run like crap and I have to do it over LOL. that was the last thing I needed to get her on the road this season.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-220518093043.jpeg)

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Post by: pidjones on May 22, 2018, 20:55:53
Got a set of Spark Moto LED aux lights. Mounted them and the switch so far, will wire and aim tonight. Used existing bolts and holes that were in the bars before I got them. Really good quality lights, I had to drill the bracket hole one size larger as the bolts that came with it were too short and man it took all my little Makita and titanium bit could muster to get through the stainless.  Also did the timing on the points, I think I got it right but need to fire the ole girl up and see, I either got it right or she'll run like crap and I have to do it over LOL. that was the last thing I needed to get her on the road this season.
Great! Now eat some  miles!
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Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 22, 2018, 22:29:28
Cool!  Let us know how they work out.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 27, 2018, 12:11:08
Got these wired and they look great in the daylight, unfortunately, I had a mishap with the ole girl. I tried to fire her up and she wouldn't start. I had timing off of course. I seem to get it wrong the first try every time. So redid that, got her fired, she was running & reving great, so I geared up and went to take her for the first ride of the spring, when I was making the turn in my drive, went a little wide and hit wet grass on the edge of the drive, went down hard on my side, all bruised up but generally ok.  The GL on the other hand, I smashed the windshield, headlight is trashed, wrecked one blinker and so she's not ridable until I get replacements for all that stuff and she's my only bike. Only good thing is the new LED's are fine. where I put them there was no contact with the ground.
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Post by: irk miller on May 27, 2018, 12:26:22
Dude.
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Post by: Maritime on May 27, 2018, 12:47:29
Yep
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Post by: Brodie on May 27, 2018, 13:48:03
Brutal
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 27, 2018, 14:21:30
Just spent money I dont have on parts. Fuckit. Need to ride.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Gauntlet-Headlight-Fairing-Trigger-Lock-Mount-For-Harley-Sportster-XL1200/253621610481?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Reproduction-Honda-Halogen-Headlight-Assembly-Black-CB650-CB750-CB900-GL1100/172569851791?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Reproduction-Honda-Halogen-Headlight-Assembly-Black-CB650-CB750-CB900-GL1100/172569851791?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Going to mount the signals to the fairing I'll probably never take it off anyway.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 27, 2018, 16:07:31
Crap, sorry to hear this.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 27, 2018, 16:56:59
Here she is stripped of all the broken bits

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-270518145548.jpeg)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 27, 2018, 17:48:50
Well, the tank and fender don't loo damaged, that's good and no serious injuries, that's good too!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 27, 2018, 17:53:08
Yep I already scratched the fender getting out of storage. And the tykenol 3 they gave me for the shingles is taking care of the bruises lol.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 28, 2018, 00:49:52
You have shingles too, double whammy!  I had them about 6 years ago,not fun.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 28, 2018, 08:34:22
You have shingles too, double whammy!  I had them about 6 years ago,not fun.

Ha I know, their done thank god but sucked for a week or so. I got the anti-viral in time to shorten the duration. They went fast but turned into phneumonia so now I'm on antibiotics for that and  since shit seems to happen in 3's dumping the bike is #3.  So done for a bit I hope.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 28, 2018, 09:38:48
Bits ordered for repairs

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-270518123251.png)


(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-270518123341.png)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-270518123411.png)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Jimbonaut on May 28, 2018, 11:03:30
Damn Mike sorry to hear that, you're really being put through the wringer recently.  Hope that's it for the bad, here's to more good coming your way
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 28, 2018, 11:10:25
Thanks Jim, bad usually comes in 3's, so 3 have passed so should be good for a while I hope. Just hope the soreness goes away before the parts arrive so I can get them on the bike and get some more riding in.  Need to have her all sorted for a run to Laconia on June 14-17 with the Indian crew LOL.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 28, 2018, 13:45:51
I'm looking forward to seeing that fairing installed.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: canyoncarver on May 28, 2018, 15:12:52
Sorry to hear about dumping it.  That always sucks.   
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: pidjones on May 28, 2018, 22:41:02
Yep, 'wings don't do well in grass. Sorry it bruised you up. Seems bruises keep reminding you that you messed up. Are you matching the fairing paint to the shelter? You did a great job on it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 29, 2018, 08:27:29
it didn't help it was wet, down hill and while turning using some front brake. If I have time before Laconia I'll paint it to match, if not I'll run in black then paint later but yes I will match the paint to the tins. I still have some left.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: trek97 on May 29, 2018, 10:05:53
Dang dude sorry to be reading about all that.

Thankfully though, sounds like you came out of it a little better off than the machine.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on May 29, 2018, 10:17:52
Ha thanks, just bruises. nothing broken.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 03, 2018, 15:32:28
Let (http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-030618113141.jpeg)
 be light

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-030618113256.jpeg)

Blinker mountes temp until fairing arrives
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 03, 2018, 15:35:09
Rode today. Running great. Back brake dragging a bit and bars are slightly bent but I can live with that
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: pidjones on Jun 03, 2018, 18:10:44
I've still got the bars from my '78 GL that I took off to replace with lower ones. Do you need them?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 03, 2018, 18:24:05
Thanks for the offer but their so slighlty bent you cant tell riding. Just if you look at them lol
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2018, 18:38:35
Ready for next weekends riding.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-090618163722.jpeg)

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: pidjones on Jun 09, 2018, 19:42:57
Alright! Enjoy the trip!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 09, 2018, 19:44:40
Thanks. I will. Im not attending much in the actual bike week shit.  Im going for the riding and will enjoy the white mountains for sure.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: advCo on Jun 09, 2018, 21:13:27
Yep, that fairing looks tits on there.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Brodie on Jun 09, 2018, 23:57:22
Agreed. Looks right.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 10, 2018, 07:53:37
Thanks gents, too many beers to get it mounted last nigjt to go for a test ride but will today and see how it works.  Im happybwith the look.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 10, 2018, 15:39:04
Havent ridden. Been doing a shit ton of yard work but did manage to mount and wire this:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-100618133734.jpeg)

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 11, 2018, 06:58:22
Nice. Now go ride!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 08:17:38
Today, was way to tired after all the chainsaw, trimmer, shovel work. And tired = falling over or something stupid.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: irk miller on Jun 11, 2018, 08:18:56
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/1815e02f8ed8fa42f12827e9b3a1cabc/tumblr_oiohtv4Ydn1qhwckoo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 08:33:44
Ha!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Jimbonaut on Jun 11, 2018, 10:41:00
Wait, is the voltmeter the only dial on your bars?  Brilliant!

Excuse me sir do you know how fast you were travelling?
No officer, but my battery's in excellent shape  8)

Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 10:52:10
Ha, That'd be funny but no I have a cheapo china bay digital tach speedo temp gauge, frenched into the tank where the old fuel/temp/ volt meters used to be. The multi gauge didn't have the volt in it and this old girl can drain a battery when stuck in traffic for to long so I like to have the meter to either shut her off or rev her a bit to increase charging when stuck. She charges just fine 3k rpm and up. You can see it in this pic, along with the doughnuts from the gas station and the cane I was using to walk on the cabot trail run LOL

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=68337.0;attach=175437;image)
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Jimbonaut on Jun 11, 2018, 10:56:28
Gotcha! 

Is the charging issue common with all older GL's?  Hope you're riding soon mate, heck of a weekend here and great to get out amongst it.  The new fairing on your bike looks great!
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 11:25:21
Gotcha! 

Is the charging issue common with all older GL's?  Hope you're riding soon mate, heck of a weekend here and great to get out amongst it.  The new fairing on your bike looks great!

It's like that on a lot of old Hondas but the first gen GL's have a lot of draw without a lot of Stator charge capacity. I've done all the recommended mods to help, and it only gets dicey if it sits and idles for 5-10 mins or longer, I just like the meter to know when it gets close to battery killing levels, and that has only really happened to me a couple of times, both time on a hot day with bad traffic due to accident on freeway in the states so sitting and the fan comes on and starts to drain down the batter cause I only get like 13.5V at idle instead of the 14.5-15 at 3 so it uses the battery to run engine and fan together and starts draining it.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: cbrianroll on Jun 11, 2018, 12:01:50
There is a alternator mod if you haven't seen it. Not sure if it's all models.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 16:40:20
I just did a run from home to work on the freeway, fairing is just enough to cut most of the buffeting. the windscreen was taller and cut 100%, this does about 80% so unless I am doing 1000 miles in a day at 80 mph it will do. Cuts 100% at 55-60 mph so its good. The volts never dropped below 14V on the meter with all the lights on the whole ride, and I let it idle for 5 mins and stayed above 14 with the lights all on so I think I am good, I did something to the stator when I had the engine out back in 2009 but not sure now what.

The fan didn't kick in though as it isn't hot enough here yet to need it. that will tell.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2018, 18:06:57
Ride home was good. Everything is gtg for Laconia. Also can report the front is also now straight so the alignment worked.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Jun 24, 2018, 16:03:14
So Laconia trip went well except for sone hiccups in the rain and some backfiring. Ordered a new acv valve and just swapped it. Original valve looked ok but there was a missing oring. Add to that my airbox to intake gaskets fell into 4-5 pieces and I think we figured out some issues. Jumped on Randakks site and ordered a replacement gasket. When it areives ill button her all back up and test ride again
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: pidjones on Mar 01, 2019, 14:38:10
Yeeesss! GLs deserve love! Wake her up and let us see how you'll make her stand out this time.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Maritime on Mar 01, 2019, 18:09:12
Will do. I grabbed a Dyna ign and new coils and wires. Need to do timing belts again been 4 years. Also need to fix a damaged fender.
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 01, 2019, 20:06:37
Will do. I grabbed a Dyna ign and new coils and wires. Need to do timing belts again been 4 years. Also need to fix a damaged fender.

guess I don't follow the old wings that closely.. do they really need timing belts every 4 years?
Title: Re: Maritime's new GL - 2UP Distance eater
Post by: pidjones on Mar 01, 2019, 20:45:34
guess I don't follow the old wings that closely.. do they really need timing belts every 4 years?
They're interference engines. Usually five is about max if you plan to do some distance riding. It isn't hard, and they are pretty affordable from Amazon. Gates T274 $15.68 each (here in the USA).