1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #736 by Easter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:24 am

Good to hear from you again. A long time ago now, I too was laid off from a job after 13 years (magic number) and decided to go free lance as a photographer/graphic designer. Best thing that ever happened to me. Make your own way, you aren't likely to get rich but its a good life.
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: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #737 by 5speed » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:53 am

:oops: thank you for the mention.
Love your bike..and glad I could be a very small part of it.

As for your interest in refinishing firearms. that is something a friend and I have been doing for over 10 years.
If you have any questions regarding it let me know.
I use K&G products exclusively. Their finish is single stage, bake to finish and is extremely thin so it doesn't mess up tolerances.
I started out with our version of a HF blasting cabinet and I know what you mean about modifying it. it served us well until this bad boy appeared in the local crown asset disposal auction.
I paid $600 for it and it came full of media with 3 filters.


You should keep an eye out for a surplus warming oven from a restaurant. That's what I have and it works great. Lot of of room vertically for long actions. We modified it by putting the element from an over in the bottom.
you can see it behind the wing. :)


the inside.
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1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic (the boss's ride)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #738 by wingrider » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Congrats on BOTY! Well deserved! anim-cheers1
2002 1800 Wing
2001 Valkyrie Interstate
1978 1200 EFI Wing with Motorvation Coupe Royale sidecar
1977 1200 Wing cafe/bobber project
1974 Suzuki GT550

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #739 by 230Rocket » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:52 pm

Confession: I wasn't very taken by the photo that went up for BOTY thinking, nah, not my kind of thing. Then a post by Gord (thank you sir) said take a "minute" to read the build thread. And that's where this Sunday just went!

What an utterly enthralling read. Page after page of detail, perseverance, style and dedication to pursuing a vision. I keep on going back over and over the pictures of the fantastic War Hammer, and because of the superb photography a new detail or two is revealed every time.

As others have said a massive congratulations on the build, but more so, follow your heart to take up your passion. Do what you love and love what you do.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Corpse resurrection...er restoration...

Post #740 by BikeMaine » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:26 am

Awesome to hear from you man! I'm happy for you Buddy!

You deserve all the rewards, you've worked hard as all get out.

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