Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #226 by RAT » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Earlier in this thread you talked about 3D printing some parts .... how did that work out ?

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #227 by vb_GL1000 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:13 pm

Crazy...been out of town, in and out of the country for a while and I come back and I was BOTM! So cool, unfortunately I saw this on Jan 1 :IDTS: Thanks for the love!
Been working on lots of other projects...

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #228 by vb_GL1000 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:44 am

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #229 by vb_GL1000 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:39 pm

A little beach photo shot
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #230 by 5speed » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:52 pm

that new seat looks better in my humble opinion.
the bikini model..not so much. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #231 by Easter » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Nice photos, nice bike, nice place! But seriously hope you are not riding in flip flops.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #232 by Track T 2411 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:01 pm

5speed wrote:that new seat looks better in my humble opinion.
the bikini model..not so much. :mrgreen:

Let's just be glad he's NOT in a bikini, lol!
Seriously, I like the new seat, as well. No longer looks like a fat black caterpillar is along for the ride! :)
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #233 by Hanslehoff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:23 am

Great looking bike! I really like how the cut down front fender turned out

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #234 by vb_GL1000 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:11 pm

No flip flops while riding, no worries there. I trailered it there. I live at the beach so flip flops are an everyday wardrobe item :-D
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #235 by vb_GL1000 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:35 pm

I’m tossing around the idea of selling this bike. I need to fund another build. I know it’s a tough question to answer but what do you guys think would be a fair asking price?
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #236 by Easter » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:36 pm

I build and flip a couple of bikes a year. Plan on loosing money. Sad but true. Around here (S. Texas) and probably most other places it is easier to buy a new bike than a used one. Most of my buyers are older, understand the facts of making payments long term and or have some attachment to the older bikes I am peddling. I have a GL1200 on Craigs list where it has been for the last year, listed for $2800. Once in a while I get a call but no buyers. If I go much lower it will be a loosing proposition. Seems like around $2000 is what people are willing to pay for a used bike in good to better condition. For me it is a hobby and I just want to "fund another build" but I hate to give them away for too much less than I put into them.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #237 by desertrefugee » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:40 pm

I have found the same thing. It's tougher still with a custom. You have to stumble onto a fellow (or gal) who likes the direction you've taken. Best thing is, I guess, to be willing and able to tough out a waiting period of unknown duration.

...or dump it cheap and move on.
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Re: Cafe/Hot Rod Build 79Gl1000

Post #238 by vb_GL1000 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:03 am

I’ve been able to clear $3500-$4500 for each of my previous customs. Similar builds. So here’s hoping.
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