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Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:33 pm



For anyone knowing what I am in the middle of, I have been wrenching on my 88 1500 (yes, the one pictured). Seems since I bought it, she is in worse condition than expected. Just want to say, she was up and running, up and own the street today. Granted, no plastic on the front except for the upper fairing, no windshield, no side plastics, does have the trunk. She is really ugly right now, but the little bugger ran, and I had a grin about his big -----> :D



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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Way to go Mag, gives you a good feeling to know you did it yourself. 8-)
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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby thrasherg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:27 pm

Congratulations.. :D

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby redial » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:38 pm

Just make it pretty again, and you will have a smile bigger than that!

Arent you glad you have winters so that you can dedicate yourselves to wrenching, rather than riding? I dont. While I am out walking my dogs (3 x Basenjis) around the village, I often see a biker refuelling (the same biker) at the local servo, before setting out for a day's ride. He has all the gear on, but it is still good enough to ride in winter here.
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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby Mag » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:38 pm

When I lived in California, I had 10-11 months per year that I could ride...yes it would get cold but the rain was tolerbable. Here it is a "gullywasher" in Washington state....welcome to the NW states being green most of the year around, though I would not change it. I just have to get used to the "wrenching" season, since I am no mechanic by any means. It is this site's fault, lol.

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:48 pm

I have no experience working on a Gl 1500's but I have to ask, What was wrong with it and why was it not running proper and such? :D

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby bustedwing » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:00 pm

Congratulations and good going. Makes you feel good knowing you can do a major repair and learn something about your bike. It brings you closer to it I think. And next time you wont be as scared to tackle a difficult repair. Plus, guys will be asking YOU for advise. Hows that for a confidence booster?
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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:34 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Way to go Mag, gives you a good feeling to know you did it yourself. 8-)

What in the heck did he did? :shock: :shock: what major repair? You guys have a secret post somewhere, or are you just talking in code... :shock: :shock: I'm betting this is a continuation of another post and we all were supposed to have read it.. :shock: I don't know I am easily confused these days... :shock:

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby Mag » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:53 pm

littlebeaver wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:Way to go Mag, gives you a good feeling to know you did it yourself. 8-)

What in the heck did he did? :shock: :shock: what major repair? You guys have a secret post somewhere, or are you just talking in code... :shock: :shock: I'm betting this is a continuation of another post and we all were supposed to have read it.. :shock: I don't know I am easily confused these days... :shock:


Beav, Beav, Beav....in my world, everything is a major repair. The LEDs in the instrument panel are done, and subfilters, also the speedo cable, installed rear speakers, new battery maintainer, repainted all the dark vinyl plastic, and replacing the front windshield, installed new headlight adjust. Unfortunately, during this process, I took off the fairing, the air ducts, the front wheel cover, the CB, various pieces of plastic, busted a wire for the left turn signal (still need to solder this), and now I busted the plastic on the radiator cover so need to install a new one of these.

I just saw your other post (shows that I was paying attention,sorry). I bought this '88 with 42k miles, and after about a month riding it, things started happening (as you previously read). So due to our wet winters, she went in storage and I started building my "Frankenstein". This makes me think I should have bought from a dealer, but this was a good deal (at least I thought), and I am learning a lot.

So....I am very happy I just got the damn thing rolling, lol. And yes, this is all in other posts just to keep you entertained. TADA!!!! Even my wife was surprised I was running the bike up and down the road in the condition that it currently is.

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:09 pm

Oh I know that feeling man, it's a great feeling....Congrats to you Mag.... :D Sounds like you have been busy..

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby tandem54 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:57 pm

I used to work on mine in the winter too, now I have to decide when because we have such good weather all year. I hate to start anything unless it's small because I want to ride!!
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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby Mag » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:37 pm

I hear that. Looking at the list I wrote, there is a lot there, and finding the time to do it is the problem, competing with the "honey-do" list. To quote John Travolta in WILDHOGS....."I wanna ride"

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Re: Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Postby Sidcar » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:42 pm

I know just how you feel. When your bike's looked like an exploded diagram for weeks it's a great feeling to hear it run, or better still ride it.
It was minus seven Celsius this morning but I still went to work on my Wing.


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