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Author Topic: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000  (Read 34419 times)

Offline coldfuzion76

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Re: Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #40 on: Aug 09, 2013, 04:18:38 »
Whoa whoa whoa...

GLs are cool and all, but selling a Sporty for one? Must be one of the 883s. ;)

Lol, it is an 883. I don't know what I want to replace it with yet. I just don't want the payment right now, and it's so damn expensive to do anything with the EFI bikes. My old CM400 is getting ridden more now, and gets a lot more looks in a town full of Big Twins.

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #41 on: Aug 09, 2013, 05:30:49 »
I'm in...
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #42 on: Aug 09, 2013, 10:25:50 »
Lol, it is an 883. I don't know what I want to replace it with yet. I just don't want the payment right now, and it's so damn expensive to do anything with the EFI bikes. My old CM400 is getting ridden more now, and gets a lot more looks in a town full of Big Twins.


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Offline DeanJ

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #43 on: Aug 09, 2013, 21:12:35 »

ok., I'm in for the entertainment value.....

Anyone that has the sense of humor to build a Virago...  has me on board for a LeadWing resto  :D

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #44 on: Aug 11, 2013, 23:37:27 »
We powerwashed our house this weekend in preparation for painting - took a break by getting up this morning and going for a hundred mile ride, with a halfway stop for breakfast. It was awesome.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline john83

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #45 on: Aug 12, 2013, 16:27:39 »
I found a '76 model around the corner from me for a decent price. I might go get it next week. In the mean time I'll follow along with yours.

Offline Maritime

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #46 on: Aug 12, 2013, 16:41:23 »
Brought it home tonight.



Top box, trailer hitch (!), sidecar electric hookup came off tonight. Decided to leave the rear rack on for the time being; hiding the wiring to the Bates bags will be something of an endeavor and I'll wait until I have an evening to do that. Much of the auxiliary wiring was done with wirenuts and splice connectors so I'll be going through that spaghetti - but aside from that, and painting the guards satin black, what you see above is how it's going to stay.

I am considering putting a cupholder on it so I can grab something on my way to work in the morning, which is my only complaint about riding a motorcycle to work. God help me.

Pluses:

- fast as hell
- room to carry a whole bunch of camping stuff or eight gallons of milk
- more comfortable than the sofa I'm sitting on right now, which is pretty comfortable
- nobody is going to steal it
- when idling, sounds kind of like a truck
- all major maintenance done with just shy of 45K miles on the clock, two owners, the last one owns a vintage motorcycle shop

Minuses:

- tach doesn't work and they're apparently made of precious metal
- I can't even bring myself to pretend that the hot college girls are going to look at me
- it took five minutes to turn it around in my driveway

Rich I have a tach, yours for shipping.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
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Offline Rich Ard

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #47 on: Aug 12, 2013, 17:07:50 »
Thanks Mike - I pulled the cable from the each and it's spinning happily., so probably the tach itself. My zip is 49006, let me know where to send money!
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

Bad Points, a comic :: CB450 Restomod (sold) :: Viragostrosity :: GL1000 daily rider :: Kaw 175

Offline Maritime

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #48 on: Aug 13, 2013, 08:28:29 »
I'll box it and see what the shipping will be.  If Canada Post is retarded expensive I'll take it to Maine next time I am over and send it from there.  It is from an 81 so it has te air suspension light in it but the red line and Ratio are right.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Offline ILoveThumpers

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Re: Doing the 1/3 Ton - 1978 GL1000
« Reply #49 on: Aug 24, 2013, 23:38:13 »
Been to http://www.ngwclub.com/ yet?  ;)

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