78 GL1000


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On Sat this showed up on FB for $600. To pick it up, last weekend I drove from Tampa to Pennsylvania and back. It did come with both side covers. I'm not sure why I baught it. Up till this point, I've totally live in the GL1800 world. It came with an Owner's Manual, 1 key, its tool kit, and a clean title. I was told there is rust in the tank, the carbs need OH, and if the front brake lever is pulled, the front brake calipers will lock up.

The guy who I bought it from had purchased it a few months ago from an estate auction. He wanted to turn it into a drag bike, but lost interest in the project, and wanted his garage space back. It's mileage is 20k.

It needs a new seat cover. Does anyone know if this one is any good. https://www.ebay.com/itm/363202018450?h ... R_jj1L2UYQ
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It looks like a good reproduction seat. Good price too. Look at this one too:

https://www.randakks.com/seat-cover-gl1 ... -1431.html
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Thank you :)

Any other web pages that has lots 1st gen parts ???
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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:47 am Thank you :)

Any other web pages that has lots 1st gen parts ???
PartsnMore was always my go-to for my 1100, and they have 1000 parts as well: https://partsnmore.com/
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Awesume, thank you !!!
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I bought the randakk seat cover for my 79 and it fit perfectly
Came with new strap as well
I would recommend it !


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