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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #181 by vb_GL1000 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:00 am

It's a 140/80-17, Michelin active pilot. Front had a brand new one when I purchased it, really nice tire. It will build some confidence when I lean the bike into turns instead of waiting for it to roll on its side with the old tire.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #182 by vb_GL1000 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:46 pm

Picked this up today, next winters project.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #183 by 5speed » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:46 pm

vb_GL1000 wrote:Picked this up today, next winters project.

wow..that looks to be in great condition.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #184 by desertrefugee » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:09 pm

5speed wrote:
vb_GL1000 wrote:Picked this up today, next winters project.

wow..that looks to be in great condition.


That's what I was thinking. Not much of a project there at all ... unless <gasp> you're going to "cafe" it. Pretty soon the sweet unmolested ones will be really hard to find. Heck, they already are!

Nice score!
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #185 by vb_GL1000 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:21 pm

It's one of those 15ft bikes, looks good at 15ft or more. Needs a lot of TLC. Has only 1500 original miles. It looks like original owner used it as an actual dirt bike. Plan to update some of the parts to modern times but keep it some what stock. I guess one step further than resto mod.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #186 by codyjames707 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:22 pm

That will be a great project! Nothing too intensive, but a lot of potential for a killer cafe!
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #187 by desertrefugee » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:10 pm

codyjames707 wrote:That will be a great project! Nothing too intensive, but a lot of potential for a killer cafe!



NoooooooOOOO!

Buy a basket case for a cafe.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #188 by vb_GL1000 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:57 am

I have been tossing around the idea of getting it running painting the side cover and fork covers (wrong color) and riding it "barn fresh" for a while. At least it will be cost effective...
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #189 by vb_GL1000 » Sat May 07, 2016 8:27 am

New tire is amazing, handles great. Chicken strips at this point are an 1", cautious to lay it over anymore due to the pipes.
Replaced my dash lights with blue LEDs, matches pretty close to DanMoto cockpit.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #190 by desertrefugee » Sun May 08, 2016 2:48 pm

Whoa! I like that blue look. (So much so that I might consider stealing the idea).
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #191 by Vermonter » Sun May 08, 2016 3:57 pm

I'm surprised how well the L.E.D.s light up those old timey gauges. Looks real good!
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #192 by vb_GL1000 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:29 pm

Got this battery, brand new laying around the garage, any reason why it wouldn't be a good idea on my Goldwing? I like the small size, I am planning on making a smaller, low profile side cover and its free. The biggest bike listed for this battery is the 80s Honda Interceptor 750. Keep in mind everything on my bike is LED lighting except headlight.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #193 by Vermonter » Sun May 22, 2016 10:11 pm

If you can secure it in place, I say run it.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #194 by cmyoch » Mon May 23, 2016 12:16 pm

I'm surprised no one has asked where you purchased your bulbs yet? Mind giving up your source??
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #195 by vb_GL1000 » Mon May 23, 2016 1:07 pm

Amazon for $5.99 for 4. Says there unavailable from this particular seller at the moment.
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