Death Mobile.....with children


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Dangerhound
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Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Dangerhound » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:45 am



I was able to purchase this 83 GL1100 for a pittance. It's a lesson that sometimes you can customize your bike to the point that no one loves it but you, and a lot of others may actually hate it. The custom paint job was actually well done, and for a Halloween-themed bike, it was perfect.
But he couldn't sell it.
My wife almost killed me when I brought it home, even though I tried to help her see the potential.



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Dangerhound
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Dangerhound » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:50 am

I have repainted the bike, and was able to sell most of the skull-themed lights, pedals, mirrors, and bolts on eBay. I made enough to replace all of the parts with some toned down pieces. The bike has a springer front end , and both it and the engine guards had been copper plated. It gives the bike a neat look, that I repeated in the new paint scheme. One of my twins helped me build a custom tank rack as well.

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Dangerhound
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Dangerhound » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:52 am

My wonderful wife has finally come around, and bought me a Texas sidecar body to mount on my Velorex frame. Did I mention my wife is awesome!

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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby themainviking » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:39 am

Well, you can store the coffin body for a bunch of years until needed, or get rid of it now. The new sidecar body would likely make the bike easier to sell if you were inclined. Welcome to the GoldwingDocs forum.
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby redial » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:36 pm

Welcome to the group Dangerman. I see that you have a way with words to wives. You must be a slick talker to win her around, and get her to purchase a better sidecar for you! You smooth talker, you :D
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Mag » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:19 pm

I liked the intro. Unique Unique Unique....

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Ghostman
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Ghostman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:41 pm

Or make a trailer for the bike out of the coffin. Have something unique for cruise night.

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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Death Mobile.....with children

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:45 pm

I liked it the way it was -

and as was said previously - unique.

Love the springer front end too - looks good.




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