Wog's Adventure Bike build

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #196 by wog » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:12 pm

Thought bungees were just used to hold the seat on.
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'78 GL1000 black - becoming the "adventure bike" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56788
'84 GL1200 Standard - wineberry #1 http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55155
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #197 by RAT » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:15 pm

They can be momentarily re-purposed ....

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #198 by Dirt Road Cowboy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:45 pm

wog wrote:Thought bungees were just used to hold the seat on.
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I used to use them to hold the 6 packs (or 12 packs) ON the seat. anim-cheers1
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #199 by wog » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:13 pm

Playing with the exoskeleton ideas.


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Thinking it would be good to cover the radiator completely with a louvered panel, maybe a 1" gap and have large scoops on the sides to bring the air in.
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'75 GL1000 blue/green - naked - "Christine" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46408
'78 GL1000 yellow - modified naked - "wild child" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51534
'78 GL1000 black - becoming the "adventure bike" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56788
'84 GL1200 Standard - wineberry #1 http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55155
and a few others (stopped counting after a dozen)

Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #200 by Easter » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:52 pm

MIght be a good idea to ride it a bit before adding more stuff??
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #201 by duke182 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:34 pm

I like prettymuch everything but im not sold on the exoskeleton yet.
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #202 by Patriccio » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:01 pm

I like the exoskeleton. Just think how good it will look on Hallowe'en!
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #203 by 82aspy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:44 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #204 by wog » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:05 pm

Got it out and ran down the driveway and back a few times, as now I have brakes.
Have a pinch in the forks, so that's another thing to figure out.
The list goes on and on.

Did go ahead and lay the bike down in the shop.
With the extra height, goes all the way over.
Better start eating my Wheaties. :showoff
'75 GL1000 blue/green - naked - "Christine" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46408
'78 GL1000 yellow - modified naked - "wild child" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51534
'78 GL1000 black - becoming the "adventure bike" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56788
'84 GL1200 Standard - wineberry #1 http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55155
and a few others (stopped counting after a dozen)

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #205 by RAT » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:15 am

The rear bags are gonna need some crash protection too ??

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #206 by 82aspy » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:46 am

bungees? even used as aircraft suspension or for tensioning control surfaces

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch ... suspension
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #207 by HOTT » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:38 am

Dangerously close to Mad Max territory there. action1 action1
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #208 by wog » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:05 am

HOTT wrote:Dangerously close to Mad Max territory there. action1 action1


Easier than polishing or powder coating the forks. :roll:

Haven't gotten to do much with it lately.
But did figure out the fork binding issue. The brace is pulling them in by a very small amount, so I'll make spacers/shims for it.

Also, got tired of looking at the light grey Naugahyde. Guess it never grew on me.

For some reason, I couldn't find black vacuum-formable vinyl. So I used standard cloth-backed and just fought with it and the staple gun.
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'75 GL1000 blue/green - naked - "Christine" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46408
'78 GL1000 yellow - modified naked - "wild child" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51534
'78 GL1000 black - becoming the "adventure bike" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56788
'84 GL1200 Standard - wineberry #1 http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55155
and a few others (stopped counting after a dozen)

Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.

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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #209 by KYpondman » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:24 pm

looks great.
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Re: Wog's Adventure Bike build

Post #210 by wog » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:47 pm

Took it out for a couple quick short runs and hard stops today.
I'm guessing with being much higher, the forks seemed very weak compared to the other GL1000's.
I've never used Progressive fork springs before.
I'm thinking they're worth a shot.
'75 GL1000 blue/green - naked - "Christine" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46408
'78 GL1000 yellow - modified naked - "wild child" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51534
'78 GL1000 black - becoming the "adventure bike" http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56788
'84 GL1200 Standard - wineberry #1 http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55155
and a few others (stopped counting after a dozen)

Great to keep these old 'Wings flying on down the road.


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