ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #1891
bmwhacker
Still on 3 wheels
 
bmwhacker's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA
Oddometer: 4,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by NortwestRider View Post
Here is what a stock GS850G tank and mufflers looks like.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

My tank is definately wrong. Mine looks pretty small for the bike, maybe a 550 / 750 or "L" tank as was mentioned? but the fuel gauge still works.
I see that 1979 was the first year for the 850. Mine has Mikuni carbs, not the CV type, but with accelerator pumps. I wonder if those are the correct carbs? They definately have no lag when I put the juice to her. Almost scary acceleration.
__________________
http://555navigator.blogspot.com

Living proof you shouldn't play with matches
ABC# 1992

bmwhacker screwed with this post 11-29-2012 at 05:10 PM
bmwhacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #1892
nuggets
Fries with that?
 
nuggets's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Virgina
Oddometer: 1,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merfman View Post
Just picked this up today for my winter project. Any/all advice/suggestions welcome as this is my first rebuild.

Start a rebuild thread over in some assembly required, and you will get a lot of help.
__________________
2001 400 EXC "Punkin" | 2005 Sherco 290 "Tree Climber"
Nuggets' free bike tech clinic.
nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #1893
JWhitmore44
pistolero
 
JWhitmore44's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: NW Kansas
Oddometer: 1,578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merfman View Post
Just picked this up today for my winter project. Any/all advice/suggestions welcome as this is my first rebuild.

I always wanted one of those. Just really like the styling
__________________
84 Honda Goldwing (GL1200)
03 XR650L
JWhitmore44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #1894
Offcenter
On The Road Again!
 
Offcenter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Northern New Jersey
Oddometer: 223
Recently picked up this beauty, a 76 Goldwing with 68,000 miles.....$410!
And YES, it RUNS!! (runs a bit crappy, but I can fix that!)
Runs good enough that I put over 200 miles on it after rode it home.
Needs a water pump and the carbs cleaned and it will be ready to go!

__________________
George, high in the hills of Jersey!

77 Honda CT-90
76 Honda GL-1000
Offcenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #1895
SloMo228
World Class Cheapass
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Oddometer: 1,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offcenter View Post
Recently picked up this beauty, a 76 Goldwing with 68,000 miles.....$410!
And YES, it RUNS!! (runs a bit crappy, but I can fix that!)
Runs good enough that I put over 200 miles on it after rode it home.
Needs a water pump and the carbs cleaned and it will be ready to go!


Nice find! That's only $10 more than I paid for mine, and that was 7 years ago and it was two wrecked GLs then. I don't know how familiar you are with OldWings but the best quality carb kits are from here: http://www.randakks.com/ And there's a great forum at www.ngwclub.com

You don't want to have to take those carbs off more than once if you can help it! They're not any worse to rebuild than any other Keihin CV carbs, but there's a lot more attached to them than your typical carb rack. Make sure your gas tank is rust-free, and you put a good fuel filter on it. All in all, though, not bad and once you have it fixed up they are great runners. 68,000 miles is just broken in.
__________________
--------------------------- Steve----------------------------------------
'93 GL1500 frankenbike basketcase in progress
'96 DR350SE
SloMo228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #1896
bmwhacker
Still on 3 wheels
 
bmwhacker's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA
Oddometer: 4,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offcenter View Post
Recently picked up this beauty, a 76 Goldwing with 68,000 miles.....$410!
And YES, it RUNS!! (runs a bit crappy, but I can fix that!)
Runs good enough that I put over 200 miles on it after rode it home.
Needs a water pump and the carbs cleaned and it will be ready to go!

I love mine!

__________________
http://555navigator.blogspot.com

Living proof you shouldn't play with matches
ABC# 1992
bmwhacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #1897
Tim_Tom
Riding an' Wrenching
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwhacker View Post
My tank is definately wrong. Mine looks pretty small for the bike, maybe a 550 / 750 or "L" tank as was mentioned? but the fuel gauge still works.
I see that 1979 was the first year for the 850. Mine has Mikuni carbs, not the CV type, but with accelerator pumps. I wonder if those are the correct carbs? They definately have no lag when I put the juice to her. Almost scary acceleration.
Your bike is a '79. That was the only year that the 850G has a kickstarter and VM carbs. Those carbs are correct for the bike. The '80 model saw the switch to CV's and no more kicker.

The tank is definitely an L tank, possible from a 550 due to the size of it.

For tons more information about the Suzuki GS's check out the GSResources forum. Great people there, and half of them can rebuilt a GS in their sleep.

http://www.thegsresources.com/
Tim_Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #1898
NortwestRider
TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!
 
NortwestRider's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: 3.7 miles North of Hell...SEATTLE....
Oddometer: 3,618
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim_Tom View Post
Your bike is a '79. That was the only year that the 850G has a kickstarter and VM carbs. Those carbs are correct for the bike. The '80 model saw the switch to CV's and no more kicker.

The tank is definitely an L tank, possible from a 550 due to the size of it.

For tons more information about the Suzuki GS's check out the GSResources forum. Great people there, and half of them can rebuilt a GS in their sleep.

http://www.thegsresources.com/
++++1 on GSresources,there are amazing people over there,on that site I'm Hacked850 ..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2012 Honda NC700XAR
1990 XT350 Overlander
GS500ADV..THE PURPLE EXPLORE
Facebook..PNW Adventure Riders..Facebook
MY BUILD http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938440
NortwestRider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #1899
Motoduc1
backtrackvideo.com
 
Motoduc1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Nebraska
Oddometer: 932
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1f2frfbf View Post
Here's my wife's CX500. Bought for $800. Promptly caught on fire due to degraded wiring harness, so insurance paid us $300, which was put into a new ignition box, stator and wiring harness. It got a back yard paint job and new fender from my box of spares. Is now considered the Best. Wedding. Present. Ever. by she who is to be listened to.

Before:


After:


I also paid $950 for my '79 XS 650, but I've put so much time, money, blood sweat and tears into that, I don't consider it cheap anymore.
I hate non-original tanks on bikes, but that one works for me! Even adds to the beauty of the bike, somehow! Nice choice...750 triple?
__________________
www.backtrackvideo.com
Motoduc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #1900
bdjuju
Should be wrenching
 
bdjuju's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Oddometer: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by argentcorvid View Post
I've found the worst part about the Conti Motions is that the carcass isn't very thick. I have had 3 non-repairable punctures in two years with them on my Uly, and I don't even take it off pavement that much.
I'll agree with that. I have a Conti Motion on the rear of my F4i with a now unrepairable puncture & replacing with D616s..stock Uly fitment.
Should be good in this rain Calif is experiencing right now.

edit to stay on topic: The F4i was $0, as it came to me in several pieces.
bdjuju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 01:18 PM   #1901
Offcenter
On The Road Again!
 
Offcenter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Northern New Jersey
Oddometer: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by SloMo228 View Post
Nice find! That's only $10 more than I paid for mine, and that was 7 years ago and it was two wrecked GLs then. I don't know how familiar you are with OldWings but the best quality carb kits are from here: http://www.randakks.com/ And there's a great forum at www.ngwclub.com

You don't want to have to take those carbs off more than once if you can help it! They're not any worse to rebuild than any other Keihin CV carbs, but there's a lot more attached to them than your typical carb rack. Make sure your gas tank is rust-free, and you put a good fuel filter on it. All in all, though, not bad and once you have it fixed up they are great runners. 68,000 miles is just broken in.
Thanks Steve, but I'm way ahead of you. Tank has already been cleaned using the electrolysis method described
on NGWCLUB, new filter installed. Randakks kit is next. Water pump and new timing belts are already here.
Should be almost like new when I get done with it.
__________________
George, high in the hills of Jersey!

77 Honda CT-90
76 Honda GL-1000
Offcenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #1902
1f2frfbf
full-time fool
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: NE GA, USA
Oddometer: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motoduc1 View Post
I hate non-original tanks on bikes, but that one works for me! Even adds to the beauty of the bike, somehow! Nice choice...750 triple?
Yep. I was trying to Brit it up a bit. It's a pretty easy swap too, took me all of an afternoon, a grinder and two beers. I did have to trim the original seat pan back a bit, however, so recovering the seat was another project for another time...
__________________
In less than optimal circumstances,
creativity becomes all the more important.
1f2frfbf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #1903
MiteyF
Beastly Adventurer
 
MiteyF's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Michigan... temporarily
Oddometer: 1,913
I held off on posting my latest purchase until it was running and riding. The gas cap and petcock/filter setup are temporary items until I can source original parts. It was missing the gas tank, and had a broken brake lever.

Bought for $400 from the original owner's son. 9k miles, original title from 1966

$60 for a gas tank, $50 for a battery, and about $30 for miscellaneous stuff. So far. Next is chain and tires, but for less than $600 so far for a running/riding '66, I'm a happy camper.

'66 Suzuki S32, 150cc 2 smoke twin cyl.

__________________
People tell me I have a motorcycle problem. I tell them, I may have problems, but motorcycles are the solution.
MiteyF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #1904
anonny
What could go wrong?
 
anonny's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Beautiful Revelstoke BC
Oddometer: 5,479
Nice score Mitey
__________________
Kawasaki H1 build thread

71- 450 Honda CL re & re

Just another pathetic sheep following the herd

anonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #1905
darmahman
"Illogically Deluded"
 
darmahman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Oddometer: 2,875
Cb550f

Bought a month ago - This is it when I brought it home. $1,000

__________________
ABC# - 4011
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Honest Abe
The last honest politician to come out of Illinois
darmahman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014