1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009!

Post #46 by OldRider2 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm

Continued....last two pics.
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1977 GL1000 -Project Completed-
2001 GL1800 Ilusion Red

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Post #47 by chewy999 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Looks very nice, you must be pleased with your efforts.

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1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #48 by tomk1960 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 pm

Absolutely fantastic job - just beautiful! Wherever you take that baby, people are going to ask if it's brand new.

Just noticed that you're from S. Maine - a neighbor. We'll have to meet up for a GL ride.

Congrats on a very fine restoration.
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1983 Honda CB1100F Super Sport - Blue Resto-Mod
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #49 by Jonesz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:12 pm

Very nice indeed, be proud of the job you've done on this 77. It looks GR8!
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1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. 90% Done
1999 Valkyrie CT 1500 goes by the moniker "Valerie"
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Post #50 by flyin900 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:12 pm

Great looking restoration and colour on the bike, certainly must feel good to have that project finished after 10 years of work. Excellent candidate for a future BOTM.
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1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
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Post #51 by OldRider2 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:53 pm

You guys are most kind. I certainly couldn't have accomplished it without the expertise from many of the members of this forum. I know I have bugged a lot of you and asked lots of questions. There is so much expertise from the members here it's phenomenal. There were several times when I just wanted to give up on it and sell it for parts but I guess my stubbornness prevailed!
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #52 by Track T 2411 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:54 pm

action1 action1 action1 Enjoy the ride!
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #53 by Easter » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 pm

Fine job, nice bike.
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Post #54 by Sugs » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:41 pm

Beautiful! Great job!
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #55 by Snapper33 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:43 am

Beautiful restoration! A lot of hard work went into this and it shows. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #56 by Liam » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:43 am

Beautiful job.

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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #57 by sparkyrasmus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:42 pm

Looks great. If it runs as well, you've got some miles ahead of you. Good work!
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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #58 by Shock » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:41 pm

Nice looking bike you got there really like the color
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Post #59 by 5speed » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm

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Re: 1977 GL1000 Restoration that started in 2009! "C O M P L E T E D"

Post #60 by JohnnyNumbers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:37 am

Beautiful bike. Your perseverance really paid off!
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