First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years


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scotterichmond
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First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:58 am



Last night I finally was done with ALL the details of the restore. All I had left to do was the tune-up .
I forgot how scarry fast the 75 GL 1000 is, when everything is working just right.

I mean SCARRY fast!!!

Whoo hooo What a rush.
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Fred Camper
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Re: First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:34 pm

That is why they are so fun two up! It is a shame that so many are on the street with one or more bad carbs and the owner thinks that is they way Honda made them. But they were rocket ships back in 1975 and are still stout today compared to other touring rigs.

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moose4jesus
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Re: First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years

Postby moose4jesus » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:25 pm

Nice work on the bike Scotter. I like scarry fast. My friend just bought a brand new Vulcan 1700 with EFI and I'd say mine is faster off the line. 33 years older and 700 less cc. ;)

robrides85
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Re: First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years

Postby robrides85 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:50 am

Fred Camper wrote:That is why they are so fun two up! It is a shame that so many are on the street with one or more bad carbs and the owner thinks that is they way Honda made them. But they were rocket ships back in 1975 and are still stout today compared to other touring rigs.


I might be one of those guys - probably need to fix my carbs - been thinking about Randakk's rebuild kit with the DVD for a while, need to pull the trigger.

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Re: First ride since restoring, bike sat 3 years

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:43 pm

robrides85 wrote:I might be one of those guys - probably need to fix my carbs - been thinking about Randakk's rebuild kit with the DVD for a while, need to pull the trigger.


Randakk's DVD and carb kit and you are going to be a rockship if you can watch the DVD three times. Go for it.




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