Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom


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shalbleib
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Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby shalbleib » Fri May 01, 2015 11:21 am



I've always liked the look of the GL1000 so I decided it would be the platform for my latest project. A friend located one in a barn w/ just over 42k on it. I went through it, serviced it, got it running, and then began the tear down and build up process. It took about 6 months but came out pretty good. There's build info and what not on my personal website, hgarage.com.


















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offcenter
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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby offcenter » Fri May 01, 2015 6:59 pm

The solid wheels look great! Where did you get them?
George in Jersey.
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76 Goldwing Gl-1000
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SnoBrdr
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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby SnoBrdr » Sun May 03, 2015 6:50 pm

offcenter wrote:The solid wheels look great! Where did you get them?


In the write up on his site he says they are covers that he had made to look like a solid wheel.

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spiralout
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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby spiralout » Mon May 04, 2015 12:34 am

I've seen this bike before but I would have sworn it was done somewhere in Europe. Guess not, OP says he's in KY and so does the bio on his website. Mean looking 1000. I'm not a big fan of heavily modded GWs but at least this was done to a '78 and not one of the good looking 1000's, haha. Throw some dirt on it and it'd look straight out of Mad Max.

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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby offcenter » Tue May 05, 2015 6:50 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
offcenter wrote:The solid wheels look great! Where did you get them?


In the write up on his site he says they are covers that he had made to look like a solid wheel.


Ok, thanks for the update!
Nice wheels, but I would never be able to make anything like that.
George in Jersey.
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76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue May 05, 2015 7:12 pm

offcenter wrote:
SnoBrdr wrote:
offcenter wrote:The solid wheels look great! Where did you get them?


In the write up on his site he says they are covers that he had made to look like a solid wheel.


Ok, thanks for the update!
Nice wheels, but I would never be able to make anything like that.


Neither could he, had to farm them out.

I'm sure they would be very hard to do on your own.

ianstaley
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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby ianstaley » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:45 pm

Proper name for them is "moon" discs first used on Hot Rods back in the 50's I think named after the guy that first made them Dean Moon. Still popular today with rods. By the way look good on a Bobber.

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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:05 pm

I haven't been big on the chopped up Wings. But, I do have to say, you did an awesome job and I consider yours the exception. Very nice, very classy, and very unique work. Thank you for sharing. WOW!
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Taz


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shalbleib
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Re: Finally finished - GL1000 NAKED Custom

Postby shalbleib » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks CM. There's some better photos on Pipeburn FYI




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