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Offline Fencejumper09

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« on: April 04, 2017, 08:40:20 PM »
So the moment finally arrived where I could afford a project bike!

Chuck&Susan posted up the best deal I have seen to date and it came with a 100% money back guarantee! How can you beat that!

We arranged for a pick up time and for some help from local bamarides members since I couldn't get any of my "buddies" to take the 4-hour each way trip to Baldwin County. Fate had another plan as my precious little baby Evelyn decided to come into the world 4 days early and start changing daddies plans before she could open her eyes! With loads of family in town the following weekend proved to be our best bet to make this deal happen.

With a trailer and bag full of payment I headed south at 4:45 am (yes the baby had something to do with the early departure). I arrived at Chuck and Susan's beautiful home and was greeting by their amazing 2 greyhounds!

**A little side note. I have only met Chuck and Susan once at the 2016 Rally in the Valley but when I knocked on the door I was directly invited in shown amazing southern hospitality! I really enjoy meeting all the people off of this forum!

After catching up a little, Chuck and I headed outside to see the beauty! Due to some brake issues the riding lawn mower was used to back the bike out of storage and the truck was used to pull it onto the trailer. After a heavy dose of harbor freight ratchet straps and with a truck full of spare parts we headed over to check out the 2016 Goldwing Chuck and Susan recently acquired and my goodness that thing is sweet! Payment was rendered in the form of a 4 pack of Budweiser tall boys and I was off headed north.





I beat the rain home by 15 minutes so I had enough time to unload all the parts and get a tarp over the new Wing!



Sunday morning I started figuring out why it didn’t want to roll and removed the front and rear calipers. The front calipers appear to be in good condition but the rear caliper was real tight on the rotor. I then removed the bags and some other pieces to lighten up the load and hit it with the pressure washer to get some of the pollen and grime off.  With a little help from some friends we got the Wing into the basement where it will undergo its transformation.



After some finagling we were able to remove the fairing and get this beast down to it’s fighting weight!



Now that the clothes are removed I got into the mechanical issues! Number one is a carb rebuild!







Other than having a film of varnish and being grimy the interior of the carbs looked pretty good so I cleaned everything up and got a rebuild kit from Randakks Cycle Shak







Before I put the carbs back on I changed the timing belts, which involved removing the radiator so I am also flushing and refilling the fluids. I am trying my best to polish up some of the aluminum pieces but the corrosion is pretty intense so we will see what happens with that. Still waiting on some o-rings and other oem parts before reinstalling the radiator and carbs.







I have the brakes all torn down and ready for a rebuild just waiting for the oem parts.



This is where I am at to date! Hopefully I can keep up this blistering pace!
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Offline IceCold4x4

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 11:34:29 PM »
I wanted to go with ya but my better half squashed it, you should be happy i didn't upset her, now ya don't have to send me cheap busted bikes anymore....

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 08:36:23 AM »
That is one good looking trailer...

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 01:54:01 PM »
Love the post!!! This is going to be so cool to see this thing transform.... Worth every penny of my profits.... LOL

Thanks Fencejumper
It's a beautiful day, let's go somewhere....
2016 Goldwing....let's ride.

Offline gulfcoaster

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 06:55:49 PM »
Things are really moving along with this build. Sub,d waiting to see this thing come back to life.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 07:39:34 AM »
Things are moving along nicely know but currently in a holding pattern waiting for some oem parts for the brakes and o-rings!

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »
I got a bunch of parts in and have installed most of them. The rebuilding process begins this weekend and hopefully get this thing running!

Brakes have been rebuilt!

New timing belts installed!

New thermostat (don't forget to order a new o-ring when you do this!!  :(

Removed the front wheel to access the forks and install new tire.

Installed new sight glasses in the clutch and front brake master cylinders. Nice kit from http://newrivercyclesalvage.com/sight-glass.html

Received a nice used set of exhaust headers. I plan to just run a short 45 degree elbow with a baffle but we will see how that looks and sounds before finalizing.

Picking up a new battery tomorrow and will start testing out the electrical system to see if anything is fried! (Wish me luck)

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 09:21:47 AM »
Pictures

Brakes Rebuilt


Low budget bike stand!


Fresh o-rings, bushings and grease!


I think I like the more brushed looked than the polished look but will decide on that later on!


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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 11:03:41 PM »
Got the front tire off as new rubber is enroute! Cleaned up the rim a little as oxidation is running rampant on all things aluminum at thus point.

Pulled the bottom of the forks off to change the fork seals and my goodness they were nasty! Lots of grime and rust and silicone!

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
Awesome project.  I want to do something like this one day.

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 08:55:53 PM »
Really impressive, Fencejumper!  Really appreciate your pictures so the rest of us can follow along.  Best of luck as you sort the electrical system!
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
It is definitely a fun project just started it at a bad time! It seems like everything I set about fixing leads to 5 other things needing repairs but I assume that is typical when messing with older bikes.

I need to focus on the KTM for a little bit to prepare it for the Perry Mountain 24 but hope to still get a couple hours this week to work on the Wing!

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 01:13:20 PM »
Got a little bit of work done last night!




Got the rear wheel off for new tire installation!



Carburetors are currently halfway re-installed with new throttle cables!


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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 08:29:35 PM »
The new tires are installed along with all of the newly refreshed calipers! Next step will be to bleed all of the brake lines and the clutch line!



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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2017, 07:37:43 AM »
FYI - I know I have a buckets problem!