why keep it normal 78 goldwing slow build...

cbrianroll

Coast to Coast
Has been a while for this one. Carb issues last year? Then it sat after I painted the motor. Finally pulled it out and cut some frame off. Kinda torn on which direction to go....hardtail or not? Am thinning and lowering the frame at the shocks, trying to make better looking triangle.

Once that's done I'm hoping to have dual Weber's for it, an air filter on stock carbs is gonna be weird under a normal tank.

Any ideas are much welcomed, you guys come up with radest stuff.
 

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pidjones

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Hope you are keeping those intake ports covered. Single Solex (VW) carb, dual Webers, supercharger have all been done to varying degrees of success (supercharged 'wing by J.R. Lusik probably the best). Joe Drum on Classic Goldwings had a single Weber running great until he broke a belt. I just shipped him some valves because he is on very limited budget. For the rear, make sure some is bolt-on so you can remove the bits of drive train if needed. Seems the biggest problem on 'wing radicals is the tank and frame setup. With all of the frame parts on top, it gets real hard to work out a tank that look right, and then you have that huge hole where the old tank was. Might be interesting to see an entire re-design of all that. Oh, and change the belts.
 

cbrianroll

Coast to Coast
Ports are plugged and taped! I've been reading randakk notes again about carburation....lots of things to think about! I havent been on the wing forums for a while now, forgot about "change the belts" lol
 

cbrianroll

Coast to Coast
My other idea is just to weld in a barb fitting underneath and hidden...inline valve...inline filter...prob look better.
 

spotty

Vmax...why,yes i think i will
weld the tap on there and you will end up with any water in the fuel never leaving the tank ( it'll sit below the level of the tap) and the tank WILL rust out, ask any previous owner of an early 80s XJ650 or 750 yamaha owner how they know this....
 

pidjones

Over 1,000 Posts
Note that the original tanks sucked fuel up hill to the petcock for about 1/2 tank. Just something to consider. Maybe loose weighted pickups like a 2 stroke weedeater/chainsaw/leaf blower? Electric pump could be used if you could find one with that low a pressure output. Tach can be picked up from ignition. So, a custom cover put over the right rear head after cutting the tach drive worm off the cam. Webbers might even handle (or prefer) a higher fuel pressure. Removing carbs from the top and moving them outboard leaves a huge hole over the engine - could be useful, or hard to fill and make it look right.
 

Rider52

Coast to Coast
On my kid's rat 79 I removed the top frame rails and welded in a single tube. Added HD tank mounts and ran a set of later split 5 gal flat side tanks. This opened up the area below the seat for the electrics and battery. Nicely (well ratty anyway) held in an old WWII vintage 30 cal ammo can. I replaced the OG carbs with a homemade manifold I found at the Pate Swap meet in Dallas. The manifold was built for a Solex carb.
 

cbrianroll

Coast to Coast
I cut some out and welded in a normal spine...was paranoid about cutting g the top sides though...probably should have.
 

Rider52

Coast to Coast
I built a jig out of old bed frame angle and spot welded the head tube and the back of the bike to it. Similar to how hot rod guys hold a body while they chop the top. The backbone tube was 1 1/2" and had several healthy gussets that couldn't be seen with the seat and tanks in place.
 

Redbird

Dolor est Magister Optimus
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A Rat Goldwing? Have you seen Dutra's "El Guapo"?
He's a member here, although MIA for a while now.

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-goldwing

http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2011/12/1/1975-honda-goldwing-rat-el-guapo.html
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
Redbird said:
A Rat Goldwing? Have you seen Dutra's "El Guapo"?
He's a member here, although MIA for a while now.

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-goldwing

http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2011/12/1/1975-honda-goldwing-rat-el-guapo.html
And he rode that thing from Toronto to California and back too.
 

cbrianroll

Coast to Coast
Not exactly sure lol, the main reason for the change was to narrow it up a bit and get rid of the bulky intersection at the shock mount. I dont mind the open look....but I will be housing the fuse box and battery in that general area...not sure if I'll get a much smaller battery, I like power. This is also something I want to throw very little money at....maybe upgrade parts slowly after it's all assembled....

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