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Old 12-14-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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Okay. So I'm not done with the CB325 Cafe bike or the CB500 either, but they are both on the road and I couldn't help myself when this came up.





Obvious short comings, but for a 120 bucks with a title, I think she'll fit in nicely with the rest of the motley crew.

I haven't done much other than a quick inspection.

The bad:
Missing headlight
Missing rider pegs
Missing left cover
Missing seat
Broken taillight
Cracked rear fender
No keys

The good:
Motor turns over with at least some compression.
Oil and coolant where full and look good.
Electrics are all intact and unmolested.
Very little corrosion on the motor or frame.
Gas tank is relatively clean.

I have a new battery and all the switches where working, but no spark.

That is what I know so far. I'll post when I get there.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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a goldwing cafe? this is madness!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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it's not a cafe, dude. that's what they used to look like before the mega fairings became stock.

here's a parts source for ya

http://www.randakks.com

http://nakedgoldwings.com/


and some inspiration:

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Old 12-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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But it could be a cafe and be completely wood-inducing (from the same source):

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Old 12-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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a 12" wide rear tire and the shaft still lines up. I don't know how he did it. The build's on that nakedGW forum
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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Nice Candy

I don't think that the Goldwing Club of America would approve, but I sure like it. I was thinking of doing a stock rebuild, but the street fighter / cafe option is more in my line of thinking.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:28 PM   #8
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What a great deal John, I can't wait to see where this one goes...



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Old 12-14-2009, 04:56 PM   #9
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:38 AM   #10
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Dad and I have been tempted to do a custom Goldwing ever since we saw this. So fricken' awesome.

Who ever lost the other bits just saved you the trouble of pulling them off!

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Old 12-15-2009, 03:37 AM   #11
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wow this is nice place to discuss about old vehicle.I saw the link which is provided hare. I like.
And thanks all for nice information.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:18 AM   #12
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I'm feeling inspired!

Wow! Thanks for all the support and ideas. These are really beautiful bikes under all the luggage.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:29 AM   #13
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Those early wings look good compared to the battleships they became! Nice score.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:58 AM   #14
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I put a set of no-rise bars on my '77 wing to go along with a little cafe fairing, definitely a ghetto version of the stuff pictured above. On the open road it was a hoot but those little bars were a PITA at slow speeds.

Great bikes, the 4 carbs are hard to synch but once you get it all sorted, look out! Super smooth running too.

I had been thinking about dumping mine (it's been festering in a corner of the garage long enough to need a lot of work to get going again) but along comes this thread and I want to get it on the road again....
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #15
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Getting Started

Christmas is over and work is slow so that means I can get out in the garage. I had a CB350 that I wanted to finish up before I got into the GL, but that is done too. So today I finally started on the fuel system. I've never done a GL before and learned that taking the gas tank out is a bit more involved than I am used to.



The fuel tank comes out through the back of the bike and requires a bit more disassembly than the standard top mount tanks. It does make removal of the carburetor assembly a little easier.





Tonight the carburetor internals are soaking and tomorrow I'll split the intake plenum and remove the carb bodies for cleaning. I might try the vinigar on the gas tank. It isn't too bad at all, but it it does need to be cleaned. The only trouble so far is a broken float bowl drain plug. Let's hope that's it
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