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SneakyPete1100
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Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
Location: Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1882 GL1100
1999 Yamaha VMax

Welcome back my friends - to the Show that never ends...

Postby SneakyPete1100 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:34 am



Thunderdog lives again!

First built in 1993, my '82 GL1100 Survival Bike won many awards at bike rallies throughout the 90's. The bike was originally a holed piston basket case with the engine in one town and the frame in another. The engine and fixings were in old cardboard boxes - any parts smaller than 12mm fell through the holes in the boxes and so no two bolts are the same!

I racked up 130,000 miles touring Europe and daily 80mile commuting until 6 years ago when the motor began to lose power after running a sidecar and trailer for a few hundred miles.

The rebuild took a year - only a few hours a week spare time for bike work - and is now back to it's former glory.



Build details:
Tank: Harley Quickbob with anti-theft device
Handlebars: Moto-X
Headlights: Citroen 2CV
Exhausts: Owner built with Ford 3ltr Capri backboxes
Wheels: Reverse Comstars with camper-van roof ally sheet discs.

Thunderdog is a Survival Bike - not a RatBike. The difference? RatBikes devolve into their current state, Survival Bikes are purpose-built to evade the Post-apocalyptic Zombie hoards!

SneakyPete



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wingman12
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Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Location: Land of Lincoln
Motorcycle: 1999 gl1500 se

Re: Welcome back my friends - to the Show that never ends...

Postby wingman12 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:23 pm

nice bike Sneaky Pete, I can see why that catches peoples attention. what caught my attention is your avatar stating you have a 1883 gl1100. I would love to see that bike.

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SneakyPete1100
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Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
Location: Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1882 GL1100
1999 Yamaha VMax

Re: Welcome back my friends - to the Show that never ends...

Postby SneakyPete1100 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:17 pm

wingman12 wrote:what caught my attention is your avatar stating you have a 1883 gl1100. I would love to see that bike.


Ha! What a typo!

Thunderdog is a 1982 registered bike and in the UK we used have prefixes on the registration (number) plate to determine the year. Typically a 1982 bike would be 'A' reg - as in A760 CYC. Thunderdog was imported from the US in 1982 but someone screwed up in the registration process and it was marked as 1962 - the suffix is also an 'A' - CYC 760A - and so the bike is often mistaken for 1962 vintage!!

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SneakyPete1100
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Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
Location: Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1882 GL1100
1999 Yamaha VMax

Re: Welcome back my friends - to the Show that never ends...

Postby SneakyPete1100 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:21 pm

1882 Goldwing - early footage.

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redial
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Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

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Postby redial » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:18 am

I suppose that could still qualify as a two wheeler :?: :shock:


Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.


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