Gl1000 cafe finally done


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twofest5
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Gl1000 cafe finally done

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Well after three years off the road, stockpiling parts, and a lot of trouble shooting I have finished my 3rd iteration of my 1977 GL1000!
I would like to thank everyone on the site for your posts and to those who have responded to the few I have done over the years to trouble shoot problems. I have gone full Dyna for the ignition system and I love the response of the bike! Rose is a little rocket now! Also to admit it took me 2 attempts to rebuild the carbs finally replacing the floats as well.








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mterraci
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I like it!
Bet it gets up and goes.
W109driver
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That looks great mate.
I've been doing the same thing to my 76 here in the UK.
Liking the small fairing. Did you make it?
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I wish I had, but no it came on a slow boat from China via Hong Kong on ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174079881044
riposte
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Wow, very nice job. I like the light gray on the fuel tank.
It is inspiring for me. I'm starting a project this winter on a 76 and I just hope it will not be a money pit!!!
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My budget one is nearly there.......
Fairing from China arrived. And crash bars from the powdercoaters.....


unkle buckie
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i fell for the slow boat from China version of that fairing too... pleased with how it looked, but when riding i felt like one of those dogs with their head out the car window. at speed, could hardly keep my head straight cos of the buffeting. rode it like that for a couple weeks just to make sure i wasn't being a pansy about it, and now it resides on the 'seemed like a good idea at the time' shelf...
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Any non fairing bike is a nightmare above 60mph.
I was hoping I could skoot down behind it a motorway 70mph stuff?
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give it a whirl. like i say, i persevered for a couple weeks, then went back to nothing, then stuck on a nose cone i've never really been 100% on 'the look' of, and its still there...
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Those bikes look good too... I thought about doing the crash bars too but just didn't like the look. The grey on the tank and engine is a rustoleum "hammered" paint so it has a cool look in the sun. Downside is the paint is not fuel proof... need to be careful there. The timing and valve covers are a grey powder coat.
Uncle Buckie,
I dont get the bufetting. With my 3/4 helmet it is almost impossible to turn my head so I don't wear that anymore. I now have a sedici strada and it is pretty smooth. Granted you can't expect all the resistance to be gone... but this is the best of the helmets I have tried.
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Have you done something to the gauges, I see some chrome there?
Did you restore them or were they like that before?
~ Mykhaylo, aka Mike
1976 Honda GL1000 LTD - current
1994 Honda XR650L (first bike) - sold
1978 Suzuki GS1000 - sold
1982 Suzuki GS400L - wife's, sold
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 - totaled
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twofest5
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Mine were chrome... just a lot of time cleaning and polishing!


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