Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100


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Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby Birdoprey » Wed May 18, 2011 10:28 pm



Finally got around to taking a few pic's of the 82 GL1100 a guy I know gave me. Turns out it needed a starter, battery and carbs cleaned. Right mirror fell off in my hand on the short ride i took just before taking the pic's. The bolt inside backed out. Gotta figure a way to get the lense out to put it back together. The rubber trim that holds it in is old and seems brittle. I'll prolly tear it up removing it or break the lense!

Anyway, i thought that i would share...
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RoadRogue
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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby RoadRogue » Thu May 19, 2011 12:54 am

thats a good looking bike you have there, and the price was hard to beat. If you want to remove the mirror glass without destroying the plastic keeper,try boiling the whole mirror for a few mins. Then try to gently pry out the glass from the "fat" end using a thin but wide flat blade. It worked for me. worst case you will break the glass. Any glass shop can cut you a replacement for a few $$$$.
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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 19, 2011 9:57 am

The rubber around the turn signals is just a weather seal - there are two philips screws on the front that you remove, and that will let you easily pull the signals out:

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The nuts holding the mirrors on are actually behind the speakers, but you have to remove wingnuts inside the fairing in order to remove the speakers. You can see the whole procedure here: How to replace your mirrors. You can get brand-new (aftermarket) replacement mirrors from Partsnmore.com - I got a set from there for $24 for my bike, and I've had them now for a year, and they work great.

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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby DCoxson1969 » Thu May 19, 2011 2:02 pm

That bike looks real familiar.... Sure that's not mine? lol Double check the bolts holding the front fender in place.. I should have checked all my hardware a little better this season, was riding over railroad tracks at about 10mph and all the sudden it felt like the front tire blew out. I struggled to get it to the side of the road and stop, the front wheel was completely locked up. Muscled it to a parking lot and found that the two front bolts had come out and the fender tilted forward and locked up the front wheel. it must have been riding on the tire for some time before locking up because it melted the fender a little and wore off the back side of the emblem on the front and it is gone. Not saying it is a common problem but wanted to share. Thank god it did not happen at highway speeds. Enjoy the bike.
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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby RoadRogue » Thu May 19, 2011 11:32 pm

I didnt realize that replacement mirrors were so cheap your side of the line, I am going to have to look at replacing parts more often instead of fixing everything.Between disassembly,drilling and tapping, clean up and painting I have several hours invested in fixing just one of my mirrors. I wont be so thrifty(read cheap) next time.
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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 22, 2011 10:48 pm

RoadRogue wrote:I didnt realize that replacement mirrors were so cheap your side of the line, I am going to have to look at replacing parts more often instead of fixing everything.Between disassembly,drilling and tapping, clean up and painting I have several hours invested in fixing just one of my mirrors. I wont be so thrifty(read cheap) next time.


PartsnMore (where I got my mirrors) is in Canada, so you wouldn't even have to pay duty! :)

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Re: Few pics of my new(to me) 82 GL1100

Postby GreenDragon » Mon May 23, 2011 7:20 am

Very nice, clean looking machine! 8-)


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