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    XLNDRVR Guest

    Default GS1100ET Restoration and Update

    Just getting started on a restoration and updating of a recently acquired 1980 GS1100E which has been out of action for more than 10 years. Not sure how deep to dive into the project, but ultimately, I'll probably not be satisfied without doing a detailed tear down and rebuild.

    To get it running, I removed and cleaned the tank, replaced the petcock, cleaned and rebuilt the carburetors, cleaned the sludge from the oil pan, replaced filters and plugs, and installed a new battery. With minor effort, it started and ran well. #4 cylinder was a little wonky, throwing the occasional blue flame.

    Looking forward to this winter project.

    Mike
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    XLNDRVR Guest

    Default GS1100ET Restoration and Update - Tank pics

    Tank pictures - cleaned and reassembled.
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    XLNDRVR Guest

    Default GS1100ET Restoration and Update - Carb pics

    Carb pictures - disassembly, cleaning, jet/seal/gasket replacement, reassembly.
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    XLNDRVR Guest

    Default GS1100ET Restoration and Update - Future state

    Until I change my mind (again), this is what the future state looks like.
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    I like the look of your photo set-up.
    Don't bother explaining it to me...it will be over my head.
    That stock paint on the tank looks too nice to paint or is it just a good ten-footer?
    2@ \'78 GS1000

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    XLNDRVR Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve murdoch View Post
    I like the look of your photo set-up.
    Don't bother explaining it to me...it will be over my head.
    That stock paint on the tank looks too nice to paint or is it just a good ten-footer?

    Pictures were just combined in MS Paint since I was limited to one picture per post.

    Paint is great in some areas, but generally appears better than it is. Sun faded on top and crusty, rusty under the opposing tank emblem.

    Thanks for looking.

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    It a;ready looks better than one of my running GS1100E's. You are off to a FANTASTIC start my friend.
    If you are going to paint it anyway, perhaps you would be willing to trade that tail piece for the one off of mine if yours is in better condition?

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