Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #211 by RAT » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:20 pm

Where do you carry the torch ??

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #212 by vb_GL1000 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:45 pm

warhead_71 wrote:Just my opinion, but I think it would have a more aggressive profile if you lowered your headlight more so the bike looks more "hunched forward"... so the top of the headlight is even with the top of the faux tank.


Funny you should say that, I have thought the same thing ever since I put it on there. Today I was looking at bottom mount brackets for a headlight mounted to the lower triple, the forks are tappered so the headlight brackets can't be slide down any further. Any suggestions?
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #213 by vb_GL1000 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:51 pm

RAT wrote:Where do you carry the torch ??

Gord :shock:


Thank God for my wife who was willing to grab all the tools and rescue me. I wonder what all the people in the office buildings thought when I pulled out the torch...
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #214 by vb_GL1000 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:32 pm

New headlight. I'll get some profile pics of the bike once the weather is better. Proportions look so much better and cleans up the front end some.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #216 by wingrider » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:24 pm

Looks good!
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #217 by Easter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Nice looking bike.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #218 by wingrider » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:45 pm

Congrats on BOTM! anim-cheers1
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #219 by Patriccio » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:12 pm

Yep, congrats on BTM. For 30 days you get to wallow in pride that your scooter is on the front page. It gave me the flitter-flutter in the ol ticker. Nice. It reminds me of a bulldog.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #220 by gltriker » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Well Done! tumb2
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #221 by Gowing » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:57 pm

Well done. Enjoyed your build.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #222 by RAT » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:28 am

Great stuff .... they don't have to be shiny to look fabulous ....

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #223 by 230Rocket » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:14 am

Just got to this, nice looking bike with some great detail touches. Well done on BOTM!

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #224 by desertrefugee » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:59 pm

I think a photo with you and the boys NOW with the bike finished would be a nice footnote to this build thread...

I like the street warrior vibe.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #225 by marteney1 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Awesome build, man. I love cafe'd Wings. Congrats on BOTM!
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