GL Project


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PiotrGL1500
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GL Project

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm



Hi everyone
I'm new here but going to stay for "while" due to my new Baby. What you can see on the pics I just bought......I could kill someone who harm that bike that way. Now starting to strip down all fairinggs and unwonted parts and create nacked bike, no rat no cafe racer just naked fully functionable bike. Have no overall idea how exactly it should be done but looking for your suggestions and help. Engine must be exposed because that is the best part. I do not know if I should move fuel tank on the top or use fake tank cover? Anything will be helpfull for me. I have few bikes on my garage and have done few nice projects.


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Re: GL Project

Post by Rodzim » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:33 am

I dont know if im crazy or what but i kinda dig it.
It doesnt look that bad in my opinion. Ive seen far worst.
I wouldnt mind taking it for a ride. All the extra weight shed off that thing must move....

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Re: GL Project

Post by minimac » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:10 am

That's what the factory did with the Valkyrie.



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Re: GL Project

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 am

minimac wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:10 am
That's what the factory did with the Valkyrie.


Almost, but there are other changes to the Valk as well. Six carbs instead of just two (one per cylinder) gives it more torque (and a lot more maintenance). A beefed up transmission and driveline to handle the torque (which made their way into the late model GL1500's as well).

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Re: GL Project

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:31 am

So far, progress like that.
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Re: GL Project

Post by joeincalif » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:22 am

You have your work cut out for you!!
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Re: GL Project

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:57 pm

I'm goint further with my mods, and all works as I wanted. Now "open up" a rear end wire loom mess and stuck a bit with some devices. So someone can name the electric gizmos on the pictures? Each pic shows another thing. I have no compressor for rear suspension and no cruise control, that was the plan.
I realy wish to get rid of showing devices but do not know what are they for.

Please help!!!!




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Re: GL Project

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:25 pm



This one is your starter relay regulator - it's primarily for reverse functionality. I haven't looked at the schematic, but it's possible the starter will work with it removed (but you won't have any reverse functionality).

The others are diodes - again, I haven't got my book in front of me. It would help if you could identify the wire colors leading to each component.

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Re: GL Project

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:12 am

Thanks a lot. I will keep reverse functionality, just for fun because bike is like 100 kg lighter :D
Decided to keep all those gizmos (have place anyway) because I think I need all of them unfortunately.

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Re: GL Project

Post by newday777 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:56 am

Here are some examples that were posted by others in the past.
The first has a GL1100 or GL1200 standard false tank and side covers on it.
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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: GL Project

Post by newday777 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am

To show the 1983 GL1100(brown) and 1984 GL1200(red) in the stock naked versions from Honda.
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