Where are you?


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rx2197
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Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:49 am
Location: clarksville, tn
Motorcycle: 1975 honda gl1000

Where are you?

Postby rx2197 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:06 am



So I'm riding around on my 75 Gl1000 I and see all of these newer motorcycles. I started to think who is all out there that has one of these older bikes and rides them? So I'll start out

1975 Honda Gl1000
49000 miles Almost a daily rider (weather permitting)
Clarksville TN

Sam



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virgilmobile
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Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Where are you?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:26 pm

You have to post a picture ya know.
Either of the ride or the bike at least.
LOUISIANA....winding 2 lane back roads that lead to the best hole in the wall grills anywhere on a 88

rx2197
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Re: Where are you?

Postby rx2197 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 pm

ok here is a pic of my bike
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jackal2
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Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:04 pm
Motorcycle: 1977 GL 1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby jackal2 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:44 pm

It will be a while before the bike is ready. It is a '77 Gl1000 with 85k. I hope to be riding around Michigan this summer and if all goes well I will work on the cosmetics next winter. All mechanical issues this year - timing belts, ignition switch, brake calipers, brake hoses, thermostat, coolant hoses, and fluids. I haven't had a bike in about 10 years but I started when I was 16 (12 if you count my mini-bike) In the past I have had Maxims, CBX, and an 1100 Midnight special. Looking forward to getting back on 2 wheels.
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D2D
Posts: 208
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:40 pm
Location: Winchester, NH
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 (sold)
1977 GL1000 (sold)
1978 GL1000
1979 GL1000
1982 GL1100

Re: Where are you?

Postby D2D » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm

You'll find me riding around the south west area of New Hampshire, southern Vermont and even out towards the Mohawk Trail in north west Massachusetts on my 78 GL1000.
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scotterichmond
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Joined: Fri May 06, 2011 3:49 pm
Location: Marblemount,wa
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000
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Re: Where are you?

Postby scotterichmond » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:33 am

In the beautiful Pacific Northwest
Marblemount Wa.70 miles east of Mt VernonWa.

Bud was my wifes DAD, he bought this bike new
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dingdong
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Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

Re: Where are you?

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:20 am

My attention getter is a 76 that I did a frame up total rebuild on 8 years ago. Including splitting the engine just because. I put 25k miles on her the first 5 years. Then bought my 93 to be more comfortable on our extended trips. Now she only gets to go on fairly short rides and when we go to Eureka Springs every Labor Day weekend she gets to go. Even pull the trailer with her. Maybe gets ridden 2000 miles a year. We are in Oklahoma City.
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JellyBelly
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:39 am
Location: Southaven, MS
Motorcycle: 2000 Valkyrie GL1500
1978 GL1000 cafe racer (sold)
1977 GL1000 (sold)
1976 GL1000 (parting out)
1985 KZ550 (sold)
2006 CFMoto V5 (sold)
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Re: Where are you?

Postby JellyBelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48 am

My daily rider is a 78 gl1000. I am currently also restoring a 77 gl1000.
A little over 44000 miles on both.
Southaven MS- Just outside of Memphis TN.

Pic of the 78 ("Black Betty") with my son a little while back.


Pic of the 77 (currently undergoing a transformation to become "Bright red Betty")

I love my wings (both Hot and Gold) - check out my blog @ http://wingthing1000.blogspot.com/

Former 76, 77, and 78 GL1000 owner...Upgraded to a Chromed out Valkyrie

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britman
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:58 pm
Location: saint louis
Motorcycle: 83 goldwing and an 82 naked goldwing

Re: Where are you?

Postby britman » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Well ive got the 83 dressed and the 82 naked and the wifes 83 Virago . Which is a blast to ride
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Fred Camper
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Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:18 pm

I hearken from the Metro Detroit area. You will see me on BADDOG (Bring Along Debbie on a Decades Old Goldwing)


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1grouch2u
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Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:08 pm
Location: Bonham, TX
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda Goldwing GL1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby 1grouch2u » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:59 am

I'm from Dallas, Tx but lately have been roosting a little north of there in Bonham, Tx- I've had this old thing since '07 - '08 (somewhere in there) and have just loved this motorcycle! I just got through with the carbs today and wow am I glad to have finally broke down and got that done- runs terrific! -Super-bike engine in an upright seated tourer- what a sleeper! :o
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Old Fogey
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Location: Glasgow Scotland
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
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Re: Where are you?

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:17 pm

Don't get out on the bike much, for good reason.

I'm in Glasgow UK, and the bike is in Muskegon USA!

That said, I try to get over most years and annoy you guys. (This year didn't work out as I went down with flu as soon as I got there! :cry: ) but last year My best mate Cyborg and I covered about 7000 miles all over about 8 weeks.
I've previously done two trips and about another 7K.
I don't get the chance here; much too busy working.
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Fred Camper
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Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:17 pm

But John, you are the most annoying European we like. Looking forward to meeting in Paris next spring.

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Re: Where are you?

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:13 am

Fred Camper wrote:But John, you are the most annoying European we like. Looking forward to meeting in Paris next spring.


Jeff, I very much doubt that I will make that meet. :(

I have a mountain of stuff I need to do to the house; I've re-roofed the garage and put a new central heating system in the house already this year. Still got the kitchen, garage floor and driveway to do.
Paris NGW meet is just too early in the year I think, after this years break. Plus the air fares at that time are high even with Pete's help, but you know I really will try.
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Fred Camper
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:39 pm

Just make sure we all know when you can make it. Always enjoy your visits.

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pshaginaw
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:53 pm
Location: Waynesville, NC
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda GL1000
1987 Yamaha Virago XV535T
1975 Honda CB360T
1999 Honda Valkryrie
2005 Suzuki Boulevard S40

Re: Where are you?

Postby pshaginaw » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:28 pm

Waynesville, Nc, heart of Motorcycleland. Blue Ridge Parkway, Tail of the Dragon, The Hellbender, Moonshine 28, Cherohala Skyway, The Rattler, and up through Pigeon Gorge on I-40 to Eastern Tn and Rt32, The Foothills Parkway, Great Smokey Mts, and Gatlinburg. Twelve months of beautiful riding on the '78 GL1000, Thunder in the Mts at Maggie Valley, Wings over the Smokies in Cherokee, the 2013 VJMC ralley in Helen, GA, and the upcoming 2015 VJMC ralley in Pigeon Forge, TN. Best riding in the East, and I'm in Heaven!
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offcenter
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: Where are you?

Postby offcenter » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:27 pm

Near Lake Hopatcong New Jersey.
76 GL1000. Have had it two years and I'm still fighting to get it
running well enough to take it for a long ride.
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

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dbtroudy
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Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Motorcycle: 1975 CB200T
1976 GL1000
1976 GL100 LTD
1975 GL1000

Re: Where are you?

Postby dbtroudy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:08 am

This is my '76 LTD GL1000 "barn" find. I bought it from the original owner and unfortunately it was all in boxes and an empty frame. He started restoring it and lost interest. Apparently the bike sat for many years. When I bought the bike in 2008, it had an Illinois license plate with a 1979 registration tag. The bike has just 7,100 miles on it. I also have a '75 Blue-green and a '76 full dressed yellow GL1000 along with a 2003 GL1800.

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