'75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet


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jonesjm7
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'75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby jonesjm7 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:23 pm



Starting My bobber project, based on a '75 GL 1000. already removed the skins for paint, takin of the original tail lights and turn signals and replaced them with new. bobbed the rear fender chopped the pipes. as soon as the weather breaks i will painting and putting everything back together. as soon as i do I will have pics up. does any one have any ideas or suggestions for this project or has done a similar build, give me some feedback. this is my first project and second bike ever.
thanks,
Joshua



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landisr
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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby landisr » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:19 pm

I presume when you refer to it as a bobber, you may be going sans turn signalss. However, if you are looking for turn signals that are different, here is what I did with mine.

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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:53 pm

A "bobber" usually has a shortened rear fender, and often the front one is removed altogether, along with any other extra stuff that can be removed to reduce weight. They're usually pretty quick as a result.

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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:50 pm

21 k , wanta sell it? I like it, street bike , bobber or what ever you wanta call it, I like it.. Sweet looking ride..Shiney Black..

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landisr
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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby landisr » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Hi, l-b. The bike belonging to the original poster has 21k on it. Mine is many more miles on it: 23k. ;) If I sold the Wife's scoot, I'd be living in the garage where it's currently parked. :roll: :mrgreen:

Thanks for the compliment. The shiny paint gathers almost as many thumbs-ups as did the yellow. She just thinks that black is the only color for motorcycles, but she 'tolerates' riding on my dark teal 94A for long trips. :D
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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby Dulok » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:41 am

I'm currently trying to remove as much stuff off of my '79 GL1000 and go with a bobber, where I'm stuck is removing the light bulb from the vetter windjammer. I've read and reread every article in relation to the damn thing but I'm still having trouble, damn plastic is easyto break with force. Any suggestions as how I can remove it? Other than that, removing parts have been pretty easy.

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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby landisr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:03 am

Sorry to have to ask, but... which bulb? If you mean the headlight, please attach a picture of the headlight area here.

Also, here are a number of original installation instructions. Perhaps one of them can help you.

http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Vetter ... tions.html

Good luck. Ron in MI
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Re: '75 GL1000 bobber, 21k Miles, is going to be sweet

Postby Dulok » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:53 am

Yes it's the front headlight. I'm trying to figure out how to put a picture on here from my iPhone but as soon as I do, I'll post a picture




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