UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

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Re: UPDATE! Wow Bike of the Month, Thanks NGW!

Post #241 by NunzioGL » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:20 pm

I think they were EMGO brand, found them new on a shelf in a bike salvage place in Idaho for $10.
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Re: UPDATE! Installed 18 inch Lester on rear.

Post #242 by NunzioGL » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:04 pm

I finally got around to installing the rarer than hens teeth NOS 18" Lester score from eBay. It definitely looks and rides better than the 16 inch Lester that was on there.
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Re: UPDATE! Finally Installed the 18 inch Lester on the rear

Post #243 by ericheath » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:42 pm

Bet you have a 2x4 under the side stand.
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Re: UPDATE! Finally Installed the 18 inch Lester on the rear

Post #244 by NunzioGL » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:20 am

ericheath wrote:Bet you have a 2x4 under the side stand.


Nope! It really didn't affect that a whole lot. I run my forks about 3/4" up in the triples. I also adjusted the ride height on the rear.

The overall add in height on the radius of the wheel and tire is only 1.100" It sure gets on the center stand a whole lot easier.
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Re: UPDATE! Finally Installed the 18 inch Lester on the rear

Post #245 by ericheath » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:31 pm

Mine really leans with the 18 on it. It was much easier to put it on the center stand, but alas, it's gone.
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Re: UPDATE! Finally Installed the 18 inch Lester on the rear

Post #246 by ehadams » Fri May 22, 2015 4:25 pm

Great Looking Bike. I just read the whole thread. Great Job. As I was reading the thread i thought I recognized it, then the post about BOTM came up. Yup that's where I have seen it on the wall of my Garage.
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project

Post #247 by NunzioGL » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Here's an update as these projects are never really done. So I decided I wanted a fairing and not just one of those cookie cutter cafe fairings. I always liked the shape of the GS1000S Wes Cooley fairings, so I found one over in the UK and decided to make it look decisively all Honda.

Here's all that was entailed:
1. Bought the fairing and smoked shield from: http://suzukiusedspares.com in the UK
2. Trimmed and fitted the fairing as it was pretty poorly cut out
3. I welded up and fabricated brackets similar to those on the Cooley failing
4. GS1000 headlight stays that slip on the fork legs. Also had to sand with a drum sander the center of the rubber grommets that go around the fork legs to give a touch more diameter. I also had to extend the GL1000 light bucket out a bit as I wanted a tight fit to the headlight cutout
5. Made adjustable steering stops in the lower triple as I needed it about 3/16th's less on the stops so the fairing wouldn't hit the tank.
6. Switched to a Euro bar instead of Superbike bars
7. Bought 2 GS1000 front directionals and rewired with GL internals so I could have running lights and blinkers. The only thing I had to do is add a ground for the stalk to the headlight bucket ground.
8. Purchased 11 mm Trim Lock edge molding for the windscreen : http://www.ebay.com/itm/180-New-Rubber- ... pg&vxp=mtr
9. Purchased metric wellnuts from NAPA for the wind screen
10. Going to use 1985 GSXR flat mirrors as they replicate the Cooley mirrors (I think) http://www.ebay.com/itm/302168979667?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
11. Added a 14 mm master cylinder, mostly because I wanted better braking
12. Sand, prime and paint.

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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #248 by wingrider » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:03 pm

Very, very, nice! More important, how does it ride with the new found wind protection?
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #249 by Sugs » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:23 pm

Sweet! Nice job on that.
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #250 by NunzioGL » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:38 pm

wingrider wrote:Very, very, nice! More important, how does it ride with the new found wind protection?


Haven't taken to the road yet, I'll let ya know when I do.
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #251 by OhioBill » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:47 pm

Just the right touches. Beautiful Bike.
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #252 by Easter » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:12 pm

Super job. looks great.
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #253 by HOTT » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:20 pm

Whoa Daddy-O !!!! That looks great :orange

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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #254 by 5speed » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm

looks fantastic. Love your paint scheme.
Couple of questions..
where did you get your white gauge faces that include the gas guage?
where did you get the red signal light lenses?
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Re: UPDATE! Wes Cooley Fairing Project to the GL1000

Post #255 by NunzioGL » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:47 pm

5speed wrote:looks fantastic. Love your paint scheme.RE: Thanks, I do all my own work
Couple of questions..
where did you get your white gauge faces that include the gas gauge? RE: Look from the beginning of the thread I made them on my computer and then had them printed on vinyl. The gas gauge I painted it myself
where did you get the red signal light lenses? RE: eBay, just search for them
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