Progress is slow but is still progress nonetheless!
After spending much time on ngwclub.com, I have seen far too many arguments for keeping OEM carbs vs. Single Carb conversions that after weighing the pros and cons, I've decided on a single carb conversion.
With that said, I have a Bendix/Stromberg WW 2-barrel carb on its way
It was $27 shipped and looks to be in decent shape. I'll obviously have to install new gaskets and look into rejetting it for the application onto the Goldwing. I have a few neighbors and friends that lit up when I mentioned a WW carb (shows how old of people I hang out with
) and they are all happy to lend a hand tuning the carb when the time comes
I've also received a 919 master cylinder, levers, and clutch perch from a fellow WT member that will find it's way onto the 919 handlebars that are going on this ol' gal (call this project a GoldHornet or HornetWing? lol)
Also found a Clymer manual for $20 shipped! Woohoo!!
So far the mod list includes-
919 handlebars (check)
919 master cylinder (check)
compact kubota/tractor alternator
Bendix/Stromberg WW single carb
Updated ignition (probably dyna-s)
Suspension (Progressive front springs, still pondering rear shocks)
I measured the forks of the 919 vs. the Goldwing, and the 919 is 43mm in diameter but the Goldwing is 37mm in diameter
But, I still have modding in mind!