Just finished - Almost


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sw3dl1
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Just finished - Almost

Postby sw3dl1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:26 pm



I just finished building my 1982 GL1100 Standard.
It's a rag-tag assembly of parts from Oklahoma (frame), Tucson, AZ (motor), Pueblo, C0 (wheels) and a bunch of other places for various parts and pieces.
It came together pretty nicely, I'm happy with the results. I left the faux tank and side covers in their original paint and patina, I'm not sure they will stay that way or not.






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roadwanderer2
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Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:48 pm

congratulations, it looks great. hope you have many happy miles with it. love the stock brown color.

stuart.

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DCoxson1969
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Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby DCoxson1969 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:46 pm

Well done. In the process of ground up resto on my 81 GL1100I.
FIREFIGHTER: Busting mine to save yours!

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littlebeaver
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:10 pm

Motorcycle looks great, now if the coldness will go away.... Kansas City is cold right now... Congrats. on the bike...

f1xrupr
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Motorcycle: 1980 gl 1100 Std. Vetter

Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby f1xrupr » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:47 pm

Yesindeed-lookin right shiny... :geek:
My exercise bike is a goldwing.

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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:19 pm

LOOKS GREAT
Have many Happy miles on it.

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HawkeyeGL1200
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:53 pm

I love it. Been thinking about looking for a 1983 or 1984 standard to ride to and from work and around town... maybe stripping down my '84 to a standard model, but I don't know where to start lol...

Great job!
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

sw3dl1
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby sw3dl1 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Thanks guys for the kind words, it was a fun project, I have two more waiting.

sw3dl1
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby sw3dl1 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:33 pm

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:I love it. Been thinking about looking for a 1983 or 1984 standard to ride to and from work and around town... maybe stripping down my '84 to a standard model, but I don't know where to start lol...

Great job!


Hawkeye,
I'm always looking for an '84 Standard. I presently have the '82 pictured, an '82 Standard I'm presently tearing down for a re-build and an '83 Standard waiting. If I could find an '84 at a reasonable price I'd buy it.

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roadwanderer2
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Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:13 pm

if these Goldwings are anything like my silverwing, after I made it naked when I had it repainted, I noticed that it had a LOT more power without all the extra weight of the fairing, trunk and saddlebags. im afraid if I turn this 1100 into a naked wing, i'll be breaking some land speed records with it lol. even now with it fully loaded, when I go up thru the gears hard, the back of the bike actually raises up slightly like it was flexing and once I settle down at speed, it drops down again.

stuart.

sw3dl1
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Standard
1981 GL1100 Interstate
1980 GL1100 Standard
1988 NX 650
1992 BMW R100gspd
2011 Yamaha WR250r

Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby sw3dl1 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:19 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:if these Goldwings are anything like my silverwing, after I made it naked when I had it repainted, I noticed that it had a LOT more power without all the extra weight of the fairing, trunk and saddlebags. im afraid if I turn this 1100 into a naked wing, i'll be breaking some land speed records with it lol. even now with it fully loaded, when I go up thru the gears hard, the back of the bike actually raises up slightly like it was flexing and once I settle down at speed, it drops down again.

stuart.


Stuart,
I also owned a few "Twisted Twins", they were great bikes, fun and easy to ride.
These naked 1100's are quicker and easier to handle then their full dressed relatives, but I think you'll find them manageable. I started building them because they are somewhat rare and when finished look great and are fun to ride.

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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:38 am

good morning sw:

yeah, I've owned a few naked bikes before, but now im at the age where I like my "creature comforts", IE: radio, cigarette lighter, drink holder, etc etc lol.

personally, id be afraid to make my 1100 naked, I know the power it has fully loaded. lets just say im still a little "reckless" when it comes to power and speed. its in my blood. my father was a stock car driver back in the early 50's. im still paying off speeding tickets from the early 80's lol.

stuart.

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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:57 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:if these Goldwings are anything like my silverwing, after I made it naked when I had it repainted, I noticed that it had a LOT more power without all the extra weight of the fairing, trunk and saddlebags. im afraid if I turn this 1100 into a naked wing, i'll be breaking some land speed records with it lol. even now with it fully loaded, when I go up thru the gears hard, the back of the bike actually raises up slightly like it was flexing and once I settle down at speed, it drops down again.

stuart.


You're correct. The fairings, bags, trunk, and all the associated frames and mounting hardware do weight a fair amount. Your naked bike will absolutely LEAP from out underneath you!

Of course, there is a limit as to how much weight you can take off a vehicle in the name of speed...see: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=25871

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roadwanderer2
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Re: Just finished - Almost

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:00 pm

no thanks wingadmin, I don't need to be doing any wheelies with this bike. it was bad enough I started doing them with my silverwing lol. getting the front wheel up off the ground was easy, it was when the wheel came back down onto the ground was the problem. it would hit very hard almost to the point where the forks bottomed out.

stuart.




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