Actually this is my second neked (southern pronunciation) 'wing. I had a '77 back in '04, then an SEi. Bought a new 1800 in '06 and have close to 80k miles on the Black Pearl. This spring, I bought a sad looking '78 that I discovered had a '75 engine. More disassembly revealed water damage indicating partial submersion for an extended period, at least for the engine. Luckily, no water evidence inside, and only in one cylinder. That has been sorted, and the engine now sits on a dolly waiting for frame work and other items. The wife likes me to have projects, and this should keep me busy for a couple years! Since restoration is out of the picture, I'm working towards cafe-style. Due to her apparent past under water, I have named her "the Hunley" after the first successful operational military submarine, lost with all hands on a successful attack during the war of Northern Aggression off Charleston, SC and discovered/raised about a decade ago.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
1979 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped