GL1000 Executive (Replica)


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1976 GL1000 Executive (Replica)

GL1000 Executive (Replica)

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The featured pictures are of the project I have been working on for the last 2 years, I decided to buy a GL1000 engine to learn about the workings so that I could maintain my GL1000 that is featured in my profile picture.
As time went on the engine work/rebuild became the acquisition of a frame to test the engine in, then forks and wheels etc etc.
It was at that point that I decided to do a Copy/Replica of my most favourite GL1000 The Executive which I always really liked but could never afford.
Accurate pictures are quite rare and I only know of 2 models that still survive one in Ireland and one in The David Silver Museum.
After the purchase of many new parts including a British made Exhaust system made by G.W.O.C.GB members and a new 0 miles Speedo to name just a couple of the parts, I have finally completed the bike as you can see in the pictures.
The donor bike for this project had done 28k miles and I have replaced the vast majority of the internal engine parts such as bearings seals gaskets con rod shells, mains shells, The engine starts and runs beautifully.
The following list is people/companies in The UK that helped me achieve this build.
Honda GL1000 Executive Replica. Complete. Thanks to all these who did aspects of the rebuild.
Sutton Soda Blasting. Powder coating.
Classic & Chrome. All re chroming.
John from Wingovations. Carb rebuild and refurb plus drilled discs and stainless steel brake pistons. And much technical help. (A very patient and helpful guy)
Youtube videos. For engine rebuild info.
E Bay and Dave Silver for Honda parts
Motorcycle FX. For re painted parts.
Friends: John Brooks and Ray Green for there invaluable assistance and encouragement.
Harry the Auto Electrician from Southport UK who I would definitely be scuppered without. ( Harry did a fantastic job)
Last but not least Sandra my wife who yet again thought Id rolled up with a pile of crap!!!!
This rare GL1000 model is now for sale, if you know anyone who might like to own it please let me know.
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Truly gorgeous.....Nicely done, that's a lot of hours and love and it shows.

Beautiful girl in her glory in the pictures.
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That is the most DeLorean DMC 12 rear end looking front end of a truck I've ever seen .... and the bike is nice, too!
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Hi Spiralout

Congrat . Good work. This is mine. Number "30"

Greets from Belgium
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Post by MartinH63 »

Hi

I came to see SCX-593P, near Liverpool I think, and can testify to what a beautiful machine it was, in the flesh, on completion.

I have a 1977 model GL1000, registered 1978, which looks to be an executive, and I would like to find out more about it.
It has correct looking cast wheels, (Lester I think?) and the side panels have had part masked off when they were repainted in red, revealing the Executive lettering on the original black paint.
Unfortunately the actual number is no longer legible on either side panel, and of course there is no certificate.
If I can find out the correct Executive number, I'd love to restore it as such.

The bike no longer has the fairing, rack, brown seat or clock, and it is now painted red (not very well), and the mileage has most likely gone round the clock.
It is fair rideable condition though, clean, and runs perfectly well.

All I've managed to find out so far is that Honda UK have no record of the original frame or engine numbers used for any of the Executives.
David Silver has Executive number 001 in his Museum, which has a frame number 2032856.
My frame number is only about 400 after this, which would put it in the right ballpark.

I have a fairing off a Kawasaki Z1100 shaft drive, which I think is a similar Vetter fairing. The bike's previous owner had removed the fairing and lost the fixing brackets.

If anyone has any information which could help me identify the Executive number, I'd be grateful.
In particular:
  • Is there a Register of remaining Executive bikes?
    Does anyone have a correct rack or know what I should look for
    Does anyone know how I can identify my fairing and if correct, where to get mounting brackets
    Does anyone know about the Clock?
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Post by landisr »

It doesn't look like the Executive had a Vetter fairing. More of a full fairing with integrated lowers, no doubt a different manufacturer.

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Hi Martin,

Unfortunately you have too few elements that could identify your machine.
I tried by Rickman themselves, as I was looking for a replacement windscreen for my fairing and the spare one, but never received an answer until now.
There have been too few of this model, which makes it very rare, especially with its original certificate.
Well, good luck with that.

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Re: GL1000 Executive (Replica)

Post by MartinH63 »

landisr wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:12 pm
It doesn't look like the Executive had a Vetter fairing. More of a full fairing with integrated lowers, no doubt a different manufacturer.

Ron in AZ
Oh bother, I better go and check that fairing again over the weekend, as it was a contributory factor in my buying the z1100.
Come to think of it Rickman type (5?) springs to mind for the GW Executive. Dohh.

Any one have any idea how many Executives still out there?



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