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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #106 by laurentg » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:00 pm

And talking about colors and seeing you own a Z, here is one of my past paint job (and handling mods) on a previous bike of mine, with unusual color (the high beams are not my fact, from an owner after me . . . :IDTS: )

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #107 by laurentg » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:05 pm

I don't know why I choosed blue . . . Perhaps my first GL1000 K3 27 years ago . . . :-D

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #108 by laurentg » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:49 pm

GL1000 '75, CBX 1000 '78, CM 400 T '80, Triumph tiger 955 '02

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #109 by desertrefugee » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Funny about color. You like bikes with blue. For me, it's a yellow thing. Following your progress with interest!
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #110 by laurentg » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:26 pm

Agree with your signature quote refugee !
I have some quotes I like, I'll try to find time to put them on my signature later on ! ;)
Shock delivery planned in about 4 weeks . . . And first long ride tomorrow, I hope I won't finish it on a trailer . . . :-D
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #111 by laurentg » Sun May 06, 2018 4:26 am

Some news, about 200 miles done, first gas consumations are 29 mpg on secondary roads and 26 mpg on freeway (at 85mph) and traffic jams in Lyon. Engine didn't overheated but it was hot and the idle was hard to keep when the fan came in action. I uped a little the idle screw and added 1/4 turn on the mixture screw on each carb, to be tested !

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Future works, making a timing sight plug to check the dynamic ignition
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #112 by laurentg » Tue May 08, 2018 6:15 am

Ordered an ajustable clutch lever (kawa er6n 2005)

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and a cbr 600 f 97 luggage rack

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To be fitted !
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #113 by Tin Man » Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Interested in seeing how that will fit. My luggage rack is ugly as sin.
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #114 by laurentg » Tue May 08, 2018 3:06 pm

I think I'll make a coupling with somme luggage bars I had in stock ! :-D

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(brazed together, not using the hudge top case baseplate adjustable device at the rear of the bars)
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #115 by laurentg » Wed May 16, 2018 11:44 am

Shocks arrived ! dancr

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #116 by BikeMaine » Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Those are nice lookin' shocks, man.
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #117 by laurentg » Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 am

On the bike !

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"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."― Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #118 by desertrefugee » Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Very nice. Amazing how much better these old machines feel when they get new "legs".
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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #119 by laurentg » Sat May 19, 2018 11:23 am

Luggage rack started. Finaly, it will be 100% home made . . . :-D

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"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."― Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: GL1000 75 from France

Post #120 by laurentg » Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm

Work in progress . . . :-D

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Hapiness secret isn't to get all you desire, but to love what you have.

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."― Mahatma Gandhi


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