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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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made2care
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1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

Hello again everyone!!

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Boy! It’s been a while and I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been very busy with many builds and decided to build my own shop/ man cave. Finally I’m at the point where I can transform this 1980 Gl 1100. I do have a single carb setup but might need to go back to stock as I have to modify the frame and will go with a gas tank up front.
Here are some pics of my new man cave along with the new project!
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Welcome back. It has been a while. Nice hidey hole.
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OldguyGlen
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I'm impressed. But it looks like you took the pics on the day the sheet rockers left. Where are the tools? What... no oil stains on the floor? Don't mind my comments. I would have the place plumb full of junk parts and other worthless storage items within a week. I'm the guy with a garage and shed so full of "stuff" that I have to rebuild things on my kitchen table. But I live alone, so I can get away with that.
Seriously... we'd all love a dream man-cave if we we could. Congrats!
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welcome back!

looked at how far it is to Woodward from Tulsa, but a bit too far for a casual meet for lunch :lol:
~John

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1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
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Bike is back from welder. I just threw on some old 1985 Honda shadow shocks and it’s obvious they won’t work. Any ideas on what shocks to go with to hold this thing up? I’m suspecting spring rate will be around 600.
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1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
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With the shock bottom mounts THAT CLOSE to the swingarm pivot bearings I doubt you'll find anything strong enough to hold up the rear of the bike.

You might need to revisit your design and get the bottoms of the shocks a little further away from the swingarm pivots. That's why Goldwings have the shocks right at the axles.

I'm no artist, but you might have better success trying something like in this quick sketch.


♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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Will probably just go with longer shocks
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Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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I went off f this guys design.
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1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

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On his the shock bottoms are something like 8 inches away from the swingarm pivots. Yours are only a couple inches away.... This will put tremendous stress on the swingarm bearings.
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark
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Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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4”. Same setup as his.
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Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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Moving right along! Trimming her down now, then prep for paint! Dry fitting a few things . Shorter and lower handlebar, coil overs might be too stiff but will work for now.
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Yamaha virago- sold
Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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Shortened handlebars.
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Location: Woodward, Oklahoma
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Yamaha virago- sold
Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

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Prepping engine for paint
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