GL 1000 Limited For Sale


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Chief Tatelli
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Location: New York New York
Motorcycle: 1976 GL 1000 Limited

GL 1000 Limited For Sale

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Hello,
I have a Limited that I will be selling with about 17,000 miles on it. I have two sets of body work. The original Limited body work I took off the bike and boxed up when I got it. It is in pristine condition.

The second set of body work I got off eBay little by little and is a flat black. I did a Café look to the bike so there is a second custom café seat and I dropped the handle bars, but ran the wires through the bars like the original.

I also have a second set of mufflers & headers. They were powder coated and ceramic finished respectively.

I paid a huge premium to get this bike when I got it off eBay. It had less than 10K miles on it so to me I was buying a new bike that I would keep "till I was planted 6' under". So the extra money was fine. I have a screen shot of my eBay purchase. If you know bikes you can understand how much I put into it.

If you want a Limited to restore to a show bike this is it. I don't have a price as yet but I do need to sell it. Please don't waste Our Time with low ball offers. You either know what your looking at or not.
Regards,
C T
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newday777
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Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: GL 1000 Limited For Sale

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You need to put a price on it so you don't get low ball price offers.
You also need to put your location in the ad
Chief Tatelli
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Motorcycle: 1976 GL 1000 Limited

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Thank you for the advice.

The location is Brooklyn NY.

As for the price, I have not really come to what it should be. I realize that I will not get back the thousands that I put into the bike, nor the fact that I over paid from the beginning since it only had 9,500 miles on it. At the time I was happy to overpay as I figured this would be my last bike given that I am now 71.

My thought was that an interested party for a Limited, seeing the condition of the bike when I got it, and now knowing that there are essentially two sets of body work would start a conversation and we could come to some agreement.

Here are photos of what the bike looked like when I got it. All of the Limited bodywork is boxed up and replaced with what you see on the bike now. All of the chrome that I replaced, fenders etc, were first stripped of the chrome before powder coating. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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newday777
Posts: 2259
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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So you powder coated the original chrome? Or did you get another set of chrome that you powdercated and still have the original chrome??
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Too bad the bikes not in the original condition. It would be worth a lot more.
Chief Tatelli
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Hello,
I'm not sure how to communicate through this message board. There was only one place to REPLY but it was not after the first man who contacted me. In any case I will answer and hopefully both people will see it.

At the beginning of my initial posting I write: "I have two sets of body work. The original Limited body work I took off the bike and boxed up when I got it. It is in pristine condition."

When I got the bike I immediately disassembled it as I little by littleI purchased replacement bodywork off eBay. All of the original body parts were boxed up. Even the original cables. Whatever I purchased off eBay as replacement chrome, for example fenders, I stripped off the chrome before powder coating.

What I could not switch out were the mufflers and rims. The mufflers are impossible to find in good condition, and I didn't have the money at the time for the rims. I finally found a decent set of mufflers & headers on eBay about a year ago. I had them powder coated and the headers ceramic coated. I did not install them and can send photos if people are really serious. These mufflers are Not Limited mufflers but they come from a 76.

So if one is to purchase the bike they can restore it to the original as shown in the photos, selling all the other body parts painted black or powder coated, the Cafe style seat, the Cafe bars with all internal wiring holes and the newly coated mufflers/headers worth at least $1K. The only thing that will need work are the Limited mufflers as they have surface rust. There is a demand for Cafe Goldwings so the second set of body parts, muffler & seat could be sold as a set greatly deferring whatever was the purchase price. I have screen shots of my eBay purchase of the bike as well as the mufflers/headers.

On July 20th I fell 15 feet off a ladder onto a marble floor. Fortunately I landed feet first. The result was a "butterfly fracture of my femur shattered into 3 long pieces, and the neck of my ball broke horizontally through.The energy went up into my spine resulting in a burst fracture of L2. Thank God I was not paralyzed, and it was in the cards the first two weeks in the hospital. I now have a titanium rod from hip to knee with one additional screw holding together the neck of the ball and into the ball. The spine now has 5 vertebrae held together with two rods and 8 screws. It would be at least a year before I am repaired enough to handle the weight of the bike on my leg and back, and that even might be questionable given that one does not repair all that well at 71. I may change my mind in the future but it seems to me that with 5 vertebrae linked as one spinal unit, if I ever went down I believe depending on how I fell they could move as one unit hitting my spinal cord and putting me in a wheel chair for the remainder. So this is why I am letting go of the bike. I have not gone down for 20 years but one never knows and I got enough of a shock thinking for 2 weeks that I may not walk.

KNOWN ISSUES WITH THE BIKE
1) Rear fender evenly and slightly bent on the sides just under the tail light. The powder coating is not cracked and the bending is evenly distributed on both sides. We are doing construction in the Cathedral's parking lot and I think one of the construction workers thought to sit on what was my covered bike, maybe thinking it was the seat of the bike I imagine someone with experience in body work could straighten this out but then I don't really know how to do it myself.

2) The right turn signal, which is also the front running light, does not work. Something simple as it does work in that when I make a right turn I manually flash the light. Never got around to fixing it.

3) About 1.5 years ago I disconnected the speedo because it had started making a howling noise. Lubed the cable but no. Got a new cable and still did not stop. So the noise originates inside the speedo. I have researched the cause and how to fix it without success. There is a YouTube video but necessitates disassembling the unit, something I'm not prepared to do. I would guesstimate I put another 1500 miles on the bike since disconnecting it.

4) The Front left fork seal is leaking. Back at the beginning I had installed new heavy duty fork springs as well as emulators. Not a cheap upgrade at all. About 8 months ago this left seal started leaking. Lots of potholes and manhole covers in NYC take their toll.

5) The tachometer was something that did not work from day one. I got another off eBay and that is what is on the bike. I did not realize that the old tach had the temp gauge in it, nor that electrically that circuit also ran the fuel gauge. If one puts back on the old tach the temp and fuel will work but not the tach. I just never did it.

6) There is a slight ding in the very end of the one tailpipe right where that gold detail is. I imagine that this like the fender could be straightened out by someone who knows how to.

7) The only reason I got the second set of headers and mufflers was to switch out the Limited ones for their value as collector originals. BTW, I paid $461 for the new set and another 600 or 800 for the ceramic coating and powder coating. These would sell in a second on eBay as it was well over a year before this decent set showed up on eBay and there was a lot of bidding for them.

8) When one fills the overflow reservoir with antifreeze as I thought you were supposed to do, there is some leaking at the radiator hose and on the right side of the cross over pipe that feeds the right head. I have ridden the bike with just a little in the reservoir and always check to see through the radiator cap and it is always full. By not filling the reservoir there is no leaking. I don't know if this is the way it should be. Seems to me that if the overflow is full then how can it take more overflow from the radiator if necessary.

9) Due to the construction again, there was a spill of a greenish cement wall waterproofing liquid close to the bike. The cover protected the bike, but the side kickstand got some on the very end. Given my physical condition I haven't tried to get it off but I feel certain it is not an issue.

I can't think of anything else wrong with the bike at this point. It is a great running bike. Starts almost instantly especially when weather is colder. Great torque and surprisingly quick when you are in the power band. The bike has never been dropped by me and reportedly by the man I got it from who was 80 years old and still riding. He only put 2000 miles on it in the 20 years he had it. I have the papers from when he purchased it. I am looking for a good home for the bike and a purchaser that will consider the sale value of the extra set of parts as well as the great condition of the bike. Here are more photos taken of the bike when I first got it. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
Mark


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