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Offline gl1dinorider

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my 78 gl1
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:50:14 pm »
she aint real pretty but i never worry about walking home.




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Re: Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 06:55:49 pm »
:like
I love old bikes. And I have been wanting to get an old wing like that to build a boober. haha
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 01:19:30 am »
i wanted a wing since i was a kid. finally got this one and now a couple of "parts" bikes too. thinking the 77 will make a nice cafe...... once i finish the wifes rat bobber, and the basement, and clean out the garage so i have a place to work on it etc. etc. etc.

there are  few of them around and rarely need more than a little love to make them roadworthy again.

and i just wanted to point out, that shiny spot is the only clean place on the entire machine.... mwahahahahaha. if my bike is clean it must have rained.
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Re: Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 07:44:47 am »
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 01:21:23 pm »
I rode with a guy back in OH. that had a '76 GL1000 he made into a Cafe/Bobber. It was cool, and it was surprisingly quick after he stripped all the excess weight of it.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 01:32:33 pm »
she'll run faster than i care to ride anymore. :21

but its nice to know its there if i need it.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 07:52:32 am »
They have good torque... Thats why I like them. I am actually using a GL1500 engine (w/reverse) on the off road buggy I am building this winter/spring....
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 12:25:38 pm »
They have good torque... Thats why I like them. I am actually using a GL1500 engine (w/reverse) on the off road buggy I am building this winter/spring....


me too. with me(300 lbs), the wife(uh-uh, no way), all the saddle bags, hard boxes and a few days worth of gear can weigh as much as 700 lbs or better and she pulls it all with no problem.

i have a friend up in sevierville thats supposed to be holding an independant front unit from a toyota 4x4 complete with a arms, flip it over and it pushes instead of pulls. not sure of the gearing in it though. ill get with him and see if it still there. should make a good drive unit for a small buggy.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 10:42:33 am »
Hmmmmm.....okay, that sounds good.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2011, 11:31:33 pm »
My latest, 83 Interstate. In fact I picked it up in Knoxville last Tuesday. Not a big deal for you guys but I live in SC! I am losing the fairing and trunk and making this one a bagger. I also have a 82 Aspencade and a 76 GL1000. It will be a cafe when I finish it. I have a Corbin Gunslinger seat on order, probably be here about the end of January. I'll post pics when I get it.

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 11:22:03 am »
Sounds cool, deff post pics!! :pop2
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 07:12:33 pm »
These old Goldwings are getting pretty popular lately... :)

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2011, 11:18:09 pm »
thats a good looking bike cowboy. :21
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011, 11:04:53 am »
Nice bike. I like some of the old GL1 projects I've seen. Definitely glad to see some more vintage rolling in.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012, 01:33:30 pm »
76 is almost done. Different mufflers, lose the crashguards, smaller taillight.

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 02:00:54 pm »
Thats very nice cowboy, I dont particularly like the ole Windjammer fairings.  But love the old wings without a fairing and bags. :21  All of them look good though.

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 02:06:24 pm »
If you look up a few posts you will see the 83 Interstate I picked up a few weeks ago. I removed the trunk and the fairing now. It's looking like I will be trying to find a frame and title for it.
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 08:22:00 pm »
76 is almost done. Different mufflers, lose the crashguards, smaller taillight.





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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 10:54:17 pm »
76 is almost done. Different mufflers, lose the crashguards, smaller taillight.





I have that same fairing brand new sitting in a box at my parents house,   One of these days I'll either get a bike to put it on or sell it...lol
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2012, 03:03:24 am »
how much?
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2012, 08:54:35 am »
That looks good!!

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2012, 04:19:53 am »
LOL.... I was looking at that saying that very same thing....I actually have two of them... I plan on buying bikes to mount them on eventually.....lol You cant let an old school cafe fairing just go to waste you know....
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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2012, 08:44:02 am »
how much for the crash gards? ??? ??? ??? :clap

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Re: my 78 gl1
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2012, 09:13:10 am »
how much?





$40   or trade for something I can use....   You got an XL75 parts bike?...lol How about Small Block Ford parts.... >:D


I'm more leaning towards finding a 70's 2-stroke dualsport and turning it into a street tracker than another cafe'.
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