Restoration 1975 GL1000 K1 from 2014-2015.....


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Restoration 1975 GL1000 K1 from 2014-2015.....

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Re: Restoration 1975 GL1000 K1 from 2014-2015.....

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Rudolph, that clock on the handlebars is cool!
I've never seen one like that before.
Where did you get it?
George in Jersey.
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Hi offcenter,

The clock's underbody, of which I grinded a part of the bottom to enable it been pushed in the gap between steering bar and rubber center cap.......
you will find by the next link......

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Universa ... 7b1690a7ca

I loved a certain dial (which all can be exchanged easily) to insert in the upper body..........
you will find it by the next link.....

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/7-8-1-Un ... 366c962439

Many more clocks, options etc. start with the next link.......

https://nl.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ini ... y=n&page=1

Another picture of my clock-combination.........

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Re: Restoration 1975 GL1000 K1 from 2014-2015.....

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I don't really think it's fair to call it a restoration when the bike ends up far nicer than it came from the factory. What a piece of art!
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@ WingAdmin,
Thank you very much for your kind words..!
Kind regards,
Ruud

SOME MORE PICTURES...............I am crazy, I know.... :roll:





























One of my grandsons..........



Me........



My son and me during a common trip......



The other bike is a new Yamaha SRX600 from 1986, which I purchased new in a crate and did not drive untill 2014; then donated it to my son......
BTW: my '75 GL1000 K1, was purchased in 1978 (10.000 mls).....as a second owner I drove it a couple of hundred miles untill 1983......after that it was stored for 31 years (2014) in my garage...
Fortunately in 1983 I did spray considerable amounts of anti-corrosion lubricant in the cilinders, muffler etc. and thanks to that preservation I was able to turn after 31 years the engine with the kickstarter ......omg, what a relief was that for me......I was prepared for the worst.

I was a retired person for many years already (now nearly 74 of age) but suddenly suffered a full year with severe psychic problems requiring medical treatment.......after feeling a lot better I started in 2014 restoring my GL1000 K1 as a therapy......
I still use some regular medication, but life is really beautiful again.....

It took me (believe me) 800 hours of labour (I like working untill 5 o'clock in the morning) and 400 hours spending on the internet to gather specific know how about the GW and to search for parts......
Parts, tires, SS spokes, brake parts, paint, professionel polishing (not mirror-like), re-spoking of the wheels by myself and lined/tightened by a professional,etc, etc, costed me a approx. $ 4.000,-




The previous 1st owner of the GL1000 K1 in 1976.....


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Absolutely beautiful bike. You have done an outstanding restore. Best therapy there is. Glad you are better.
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...and you doubted it'd win over at NGW...
Told you so :P
Do you have any pics of the GL with your Lotus?
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@ dingdong and spiralout,
Thank you for your replies......

Indeed - spiralout - , you predicted a couple of months before that I would win the 2016 NGW election.....whereas I was in severe doubt at that time.....again thanks.....and find the picture of the Lotus enclosed.

When parking the GW I have to tow my GL1000 backwards against some sloped entrance of my tiny garage with use of a small electric winch at a speed of 16 ft/min.....
I sit on the bike, controlling the winch's on-off switch with my right hand and stepping back slowly......finally parking it aside my Lotus.......
I can pass through the small gangway between bike and car and also drive the car out without removing the bike.......

Enclosed the picture of the winch, my bike and my Lotus Esprit Turbo SE........















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