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Pistol Pete

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:50 pm



I got to talk to Pistol Pete at Wing Ding for a little while. What a really nice guy!



He was there with a couple just-out-of-the-crate GL1000's, one of which he said had never been started before.



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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:41 pm

Wow! What a rare find.... gonna be worth some $$$$$$$$
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby seabee_ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:39 pm

If my wallet was fat enough I would talk him into selling it. Excuse me while I wipe away the drool........
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:05 pm

Wow really, that would be like me getting to chat with you in person... :D I bet he was a interesting fella, he's the guy that rebuilds carbs from the ground up isn't he..? I really feel like I missed out now..Darn it..

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby dingdong » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:32 am

Does that sign on the front say 1974 GL1000?
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:48 pm

Guys, click on the wing-mans picture to open several other interesting pictures, especially that 1800 with the different style " Landing -gear " Thanks for posting Wing-Man, a lot of us don't get to go to Wing-dings or travel that far. Again Tnx.

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby Mike 545 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:32 pm

Landing-gear? Is that a kick-stand with a wheel? It appears to be located where the kick-stand should be located.

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:36 pm

Sweet, wish I could have been there to them.
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby trike lady » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 pm

dingdong wrote:Does that sign on the front say 1974 GL1000?

It does look like 1974.
It's a beautiful bike and to see one in showroom and untouched condition is rare.
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:26 pm

Mike 545 wrote:Landing-gear? Is that a kick-stand with a wheel? It appears to be located where the kick-stand should be located.


Take a closer look at the picture, the kick stand is forward of the Landing-Gear.

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:31 pm

Wow.....I wonder what he really does want for one of those NOS GL1000's. I might start diggin up some of my tin cans for the needed amount if he was selling one...

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby themainviking » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:07 am

That Leg Up Landing Gear is pricey. It works to help hold the bike up at lights etc. but is $3500. I think I would spend the extra $6500 and get a CSC trike kit.
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby Mike 545 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:33 am

Does it help with stopping the bike from tipping over (going down)? A women gunned through a stop sigh, and I had to do a stop on a dime; the bike started to wobble which resulted in it tipping over.

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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby themainviking » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Mike 545 wrote:Does it help with stopping the bike from tipping over (going down)? A women gunned through a stop sigh, and I had to do a stop on a dime; the bike started to wobble which resulted in it tipping over.


Yep, that is what it is for, but I do not know if it would extend quick enough to catch you. Learn lots more good stuff here:

http://www.landingear.com/
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Re: Pistol Pete

Postby JellyBelly » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:50 pm

What a nice bike...and yes it does say '74. I believe the first '75 actually rolled out late '74. The bike says it a '75 but the stamp date says '74


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