1984 gl1200 aspy fairing delete


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Neo
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1984 gl1200 aspy fairing delete

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Last year I purchased a 1984 gl1200 aspencade. so far I realy like the Bike, however I do not like the look of the front fairing. So I’ve decided to strip the fairing and go for a standard gl1200 look. So far it has been going well but the one thing I’m strougling with is the air suspension.... I don’t mind the ride of the stock susp. But I’m not sure how I can continue using it without the compressor... I was thinking of using some shrader valves and adjusting with a hand pump, but I’m not sure where or how I would attach them .. I’m sure it’s a simple answer. My brain is just failing me so any help or ideas would be great :?:



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Here you go
This is on a 86 interstate.
Notice po cut the air hoses and replaced the air shocks with regular ones.
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Thank you for your reply and the pictures. I think I’ve figured out how to connect the lines the way I wanted 😊. Now on to the next question... when I decided to strip my aspy I wasn’t sure what to do for a speedometer and then I ran across this photo when researching


and I am determined to figure out how to mount my original lcd in the tank like this. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to do this

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did you ever get that done? I think it looks good! how did you do it?

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No sadly I haven’t finished it yet . And I never did decide on a way to flush mount the lcd like in the picture. What I settled on was to remove the original lid on the tank, and make a cover out of plate and then a raised frame of angle steel for the screen. It will sit about 3/4 of an inch high instead of flush. But should keep the wether off the screen and still give me the look I was going for more or less... I’ll post pictures when I find the time to get it done lol

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Well I’ve learned that I’m not good with bondo or painting lol. However I’ve managed to get the bike almost finished, still needs a few finishing touches but this is it .. I used some small angle steel welded a frame and then welded it into the tank lid and the set a piece of acrylic in silicon so I could still you the original gauges, I also re-used the windshield off of the fairing, making brackets out of 3/4” plumbing hangers and 3/8 all thread rod
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1984 GL1200 Aspencade FOR SALE

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Thanks for posting that. I am also working on an 84 Aspencade that I am going Naked with. As of right now I have just removed the stock dash and figured I would just get a GPS speedo and a custom gas gauge. However this looks good and I may have to re-think things. It will be a bit more work, but it would save me some money. Too bad you loose the storage space in the tank.



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