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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Thanks dude
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    The Cincinnati Cafe Racer group hosted our 2nd annual Garage Brewed motorcycle show last weekend. Unfortunately, the show fell on the same weekend that my wife and I were moving into our new house so I didnt have any time to work on cleaning up the bike. That said, I think the bike showed pretty...
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    My bike officially got accepted into the Garage Brewed Motorcycle show and Im pretty stoked. http://garagebrewed.com/
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Just ordered my Ohlins SU143 shocks. Going to install them alongside Sonic Springs 1.0kg/mm, RaceTech cartridge emulators, and 15w fork oil. Once completed, suspension should feel like a night and day difference. I cannot wait.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Ohlins rear suspension likely on the way from Santa Claus. Can't wait.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Yea, they are my absolute dream car. Absolutely stunning.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Some pics as well:
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Finally got some video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnsoHjkCims&feature=player_embedded
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    78 GS1000 restore

    Hell yea, man! Great work so far! I want to get the HF polisher and wire wheel to do my carbs as well. Looks great. Matt
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    It looked good in pics but it needed a lot of attention. Ill check out your 1000 thread as well! I love these bikes.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    I plan on getting one this weekend!
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Thank you!
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    THANKS!
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Long term plans are full Ohlins suspension setup, yoshimura cams, 1065 wiseco piston kit, and maybe a vintage half fairing painted to match.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Quick recap. Before: After:
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Final update for the time being So after the paint was finished, I knew I had to get busy rebuilding my carbs if I wanted to get her dialed in before the cold weather hit. A good friend of mine is an extremely talented mechanic and came over for a few nights to oversee my rebuild. Here I will...
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    As mentioned, I was able to find another body shop with fair prices so I bit the bullet and showed them my mock up as posted above. He was able to fit me in between projects and I finally was able to pick everything back up a few weeks ago. Total paint job was <$500 including a tip. Colors: -...
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    Turns out, my aforementioned painter flaked out on me. After some deliberation, I found a new source for paint and did my full color/style mock up for the paint work. Shown below.
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    I then did the grips today using some leftover basketweave vinyl. I didnt care for how you could see the unfinished edges with the wrap technique I used earlier (not pictured). I used some brass snaps that match the eyelets in my seat. Im pretty pleased with how they turned out. Got my vinyl...
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    1978 GS1000 Restomod

    As previously mentioned, my inspiration behind this build was Singer Vehicle Design's "reimagination" of the Porsche 964, as shown below: Exterior of the Singer 911 Interior Now, I just went and picked up my reupholstered seat and I could not be happier. This interior was the main resource...
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