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Old 04-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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So I decided a while ago (several years) that I want a bike.

Like everything else though, I can't buy one already built and stuff. That takes all the sport out of it. So the other day I scored an old Goldwing (78) code named OldWing. $200 so I figured I can't really go too wrong. Full of sour gas, rolls over but won't start for obvious reasons. Seems to have good compression so I am pretty confident I can make something happen. I already stripped most of the stuff off of it and am on my way to try and make some sort of a bobber from it.

Will post some pics as things progress.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:54 AM
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:04 PM
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Default Think you did alright for 200 bucks!!

Not a bike guy but let's see where you're takin her...
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:47 PM
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Yea, so far I have stripped all the plastics off, chopped down the bars and started making a tank from card board to get a general shape figured out. Want a coffin style tank on it... Also plan to chop the frame in the back a bit and lower it down, and want to put a mono seat on it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:06 AM
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Quick update......

Have all working brakes now. Got a set of carbs off ebay, made new o-rings to put the manifolds back on with the new carbs. Started into the electrical. Found a few burnt wires/connectors, did a little cut and splice here and there and now have a working electrical system, well at least for whats there...... Cranked it over off of the battery charger and she makes spark.

Thinking that when I get the carbs on it and find some way to dump fuel into it I will be able to make some fire. Hopefully doing that tomorrow!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:25 AM
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Well............

went to the zone and picked up some new plugs. Through those in.....

The carbs that I got from ebay weren't exactly what they were listed as..... no way did those come from a running bike..... Fortunately, with the ones off of ebay and the half a set that I had with the bike I was able to make a full set in decent shape.

Put on the carbs, swallowed a cup of gas trying to siphon start the mechanical fuel pump, hooked it all up and gave it a shot ether.

It cranked a few turns and nothing..........

Then realized I didn't put the plug wires back on.......

Then cranked it again and it chugged a few times blew enough insulation out of the pipes to insulate a garage (no mouse in though I was watching) and it sat there running like a dream.

On to the next step of the build.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Doesn't surprise me at all about the bay....gotta watch who you get things from.....but since you got it fired....All is well.....
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:54 PM
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I've seen some of those stripped down bobber style that look awesome! Keep us posted!!!

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:33 AM
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Doesn't surprise me at all about the bay....gotta watch who you get things from.....but since you got it fired....All is well.....
Yea it was a great feeling to see all the crap blow out of the pipes and run on its own!!! Still haven't left feedback for that guy, not sure how I want to go with that.

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I've seen some of those stripped down bobber style that look awesome! Keep us posted!!!

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Yea I have always liked them too. I am trying to get everything as compact as I can and non visible as possible. The problem with that is I want to keep all the electronics and crap on it. There is a LOT on that bike to have to try and hide. So I guess we will just have to see what happens.

I have a structural question for you guys. What do you think if I do this....


I need more room to put on a bigger tank. Figure if I take those bars out, continue the wishbone down I only need one tunnel, which will make building the tank a lot easier and allow for much more fuel capacity. What do you think? The other thought is to take the bars that are cut off and move them down and reattach them to the end of the wishbone that is already there.....

Any thoughts??
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OldWing
YZ125 Barstool
The Lambretta LI125 "Original Ganster"
Bertha '54 Chevy 210
Home Away From Home "The Teardrop"
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:47 PM
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Default I know what your thinking... I'll meet theat idea and raise you

Heres a 1934 zundap 500... better looking scooter than the bmw i think.
they had a revolutionary exceedingly durable low tech transmission... instead of meshed gears they used sprockets and chains between the counter-shafts.
Zundapps won some around the globe reliability challanges in their day.

Zundapp_KS_500_1934.jpg

I think a goldwing would make a kick ass zundapp.
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