Posts Tagged ‘Honda’
 

Honda CX500 Custom Gas Tank

by Honda CX500 Custom Gas Tank A friend of mine is building up a Honda CX500.  When he picked it up the bike was in its second or third round of “customization” attempts.  Needless to say there were parts of the bik...

GL1200 Bobber Shake Down

by GL1200 Shake Down The weather right now in the Tucson area is perfect.  I took the day and took the GL1200 on some shakedown rides.  It performed like a champ.  I found a few loose nuts and that doesn’t even count the ...

DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat

by DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat Project: 1984 GL1200 Bobber Custom by Kartch Customs Today I wrap up the seat on the GL1200  build with a run down on how pretty much anybody can build their own custom designed butt bucket. So you...

GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes

by GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes Once I chopped the entire rear end off the frame there was no way I could use the stock rear master cylinder system.   Lucky for my but unlucky for my buddy, I had the rear Brembo master cylinder fr...


GL1200 Bobber Electronics Bag Update

by GL1200 Bobber Electronics Bag Update Finally got the wiring all finished up.  Every bit of wire besides a few pigtails coming out of the stator are all new.  I use friction tape to wrap everything.  I don’t like seeing...

GL1200 Bobber Exhaust

by GL1200 Bobber Exhaust Here’s some pics to show what I did with the exhaust.  I cut all the shields off the stock header pipes and then chopped off the back end to give me a good place to weld on some straight pipes.  T...


GL1200 Bobber Seat

by GL1200 Bobber Seat I showed earlier how I cut out and pounded out a seat pan and mounting system for the Goldwing GL1200 bobber.  I’m finally at the point where I could go ahead and foam and cover the seat pan with lea...

GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod

by GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod Braking well is something I tend to place importance on when it comes to motorcycles.  I had an incident in San Rafael, Nicaragua where I borrowed an old Honda motorcycle from the clinic I was ...


Goldwing bearing replace

Goldwing Swing Arm Bearing Replace

by Goldwing Swing Arm Bearing Replace While I had the swing arm off, I wanted to replace the bearings and race. The ones that were already there were pretty shot. Even the races had some scoring on them. Getting the races out l...

GL1200 Bobber Fender

by GL1200 Bobber Fender I needed a rear fender for my build and had put off a solution for a long time.  I was finally at the point where I had to find something that would work.  I thought about modifying a trailer fender I ha...

GL1200 Chop – Rear Suspension

by I had an idea of what I wanted to do with the rear suspension and after searching the internet I found exactly what I was looking for at Naked Goldwing Club by a member called HOTT.  He highly modified a GL1000 and installed...

GL1200 Seat Pan and Mount

by In keeping with the, “build it instead of buying it” theme of this build, I grabbed some sheet metal and drew out a seat pan shape that I liked and seemed to fit the bike. Using a mallet I pounded the metal over ...



GL1200 Powder Coating – First Round

by I set up a circa – 1970’s double oven I removed from a remodel I did a while back to use as a powder coating oven for smaller parts.  I had some parts I had just sandblasted and went ahead and powder coated them ...

GL1200 Smoothed Valve Covers

by I wanted to use the prominent valve covers of the boxer style motor to set off the look of the bike.  I filled in the “1200” indentation along with some of the other OEM indentations to give the valve cover a smo...

GL1200 Custom Air Intake

by Once the frame was modified and a center spline was put in place to mount the Harley gas tank, the plastic OEM plate that covered the stock air box and held the stock air cleaner was clearly not going to work.  First of all,...




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