GL1000 Executive (Replica)

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1976 GL1000 Executive (Replica)

GL1000 Executive (Replica)

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:44 pm

The featured pictures are of the project I have been working on for the last 2 years, I decided to buy a GL1000 engine to learn about the workings so that I could maintain my GL1000 that is featured in my profile picture.
As time went on the engine work/rebuild became the acquisition of a frame to test the engine in, then forks and wheels etc etc.
It was at that point that I decided to do a Copy/Replica of my most favourite GL1000 The Executive which I always really liked but could never afford.
Accurate pictures are quite rare and I only know of 2 models that still survive one in Ireland and one in The David Silver Museum.
After the purchase of many new parts including a British made Exhaust system made by G.W.O.C.GB members and a new 0 miles Speedo to name just a couple of the parts, I have finally completed the bike as you can see in the pictures.
The donor bike for this project had done 28k miles and I have replaced the vast majority of the internal engine parts such as bearings seals gaskets con rod shells, mains shells, The engine starts and runs beautifully.
The following list is people/companies in The UK that helped me achieve this build.
Honda GL1000 Executive Replica. Complete. Thanks to all these who did aspects of the rebuild.
Sutton Soda Blasting. Powder coating.
Classic & Chrome. All re chroming.
John from Wingovations. Carb rebuild and refurb plus drilled discs and stainless steel brake pistons. And much technical help. (A very patient and helpful guy)
Youtube videos. For engine rebuild info.
E Bay and Dave Silver for Honda parts
Motorcycle FX. For re painted parts.
Friends: John Brooks and Ray Green for there invaluable assistance and encouragement.
Harry the Auto Electrician from Southport UK who I would definitely be scuppered without. ( Harry did a fantastic job)
Last but not least Sandra my wife who yet again thought Id rolled up with a pile of crap!!!!
This rare GL1000 model is now for sale, if you know anyone who might like to own it please let me know.

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Re: GL1000 Executive (Replica)

Postby thunderwing » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:29 pm

Truly gorgeous.....Nicely done, that's a lot of hours and love and it shows.

Beautiful girl in her glory in the pictures.
Scott & Laura
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Re: GL1000 Executive (Replica)

Postby spiralout » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:34 am

That is the most DeLorean DMC 12 rear end looking front end of a truck I've ever seen .... and the bike is nice, too!

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