78 Gl1000 cafe


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78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:28 pm



Always improving the ole Goldwing.
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Nickel1 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:49 pm

I love it!
Mine is a 78 as well. I decided to put a 1980 shelter on it, a single carb, and 2 1/2 inch exhaust.

I love the paint scheme on yours!
I am trying to upload a photo of mine, trying...
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JellyBelly
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:55 pm

looks great!!!! I bet it's a head turner!
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Nickel1 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:04 pm

Thank you, I don't even have the plates for it yet. I need to finish the front brakes and really look at the forks. I believe that they are too spongy. Back to the book to see what to do about that.
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:17 pm

Mine are spongy too. I really noticed the differwnce in them when I changed the handlebars. New internal springs and seals I think will do the trick.
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Nickel1 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:01 am

Have you heard if its better to go with the Standard springs or Progressive?
I would like to have it stiffer since there is no fairing on it and I am looking for a tighter more sporty ride.

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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:00 pm

not sure on the springs.
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:51 pm

progressive stiffer or you can add a spacer to the stock ones that will stiffen them up try 1/2" to 1" pipe or a stack of washers.

PS lose the driver pads...cafe's run with PEGS!!! :lol:
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Good idea on the suspension. I love the floorboards to much to loose them!!! Maybe one day :-)
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Nickel1 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:50 am

Great idea on the forks, I will try it as soon as I get to that point.
You guys make this all fun. Thanks again
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby spookytooth » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:02 pm

Not bad fellas! Here's my 79'


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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Nickel1 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:03 am

Wow I love that look! Great job!
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:18 am

Excellent Honduh you have there. Love it.

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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:20 am

Finally got rid of my floor boards.
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:58 pm

Sure looks better without the floor boards. How do the forward pegs work. Nice integration there, I suspect they would just flip back up when cornering hard? Of course you can always just kick them up when you are not using them also.

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1976 GL1000 (parting out)
1985 KZ550 (sold)
2006 CFMoto V5 (sold)
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Re: 78 Gl1000 cafe

Postby JellyBelly » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:23 pm

I love my forward pegs. It allows me to get a good stretch on long rides.


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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