1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #31 by CrazyJerry » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:34 pm

Boxer4 wrote:That bike is gorgeous!!! Awesome work.

Thanks Boxer4! That's one sweet looking ride in your avatar! I really like checking out all the variations folks do to these bikes! Drive it with a smile cause it looks great!! action1
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #32 by CrazyJerry » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Just a little cleaning and last minute touches before the long winter hibernation!
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #33 by ericheath » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:37 pm

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #34 by CrazyJerry » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:36 pm

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #35 by Jonesz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:00 pm

CrazyJerry wrote:
Jonesz wrote:Did you make your own seat-tailpiece or are they available on-line. The treatment on your bike is very nice, maybe one of the best I have seen on a cafe 1000. Give us some details on that if you would.

Hi Jonesz,
A few of the items are below, none of which I can obtain locally so online purchases are required.
The seat/tailpiece is available online and fits very well with the exception of lowering the rear fender by drilling it just above the stock mounting holes and using a separate nut/bolt on each side. This new seat also has an included 1157 bulb brake/tail light (no signal lights in that housing). There may be other places to purchase one but here is a current eBay link to the exact model:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Gl1100-Goldwing-cafe-racer-flat-track-street-tracker-bobber-seat/163306652283


Haven't been on the site for several days but wanted to thank CrazyJerry for the info on the seat/tailpiece. Makes your bike look complete. Also have copied the pic of your bike before putting her away for the winter it's giving me incentive to look for a 78 or 79.
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1978 Gl1000 "Loki" new project going to be a Cafe Convertible

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #36 by CrazyJerry » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:00 pm

Jonesz wrote:
CrazyJerry wrote:
Jonesz wrote:Did you make your own seat-tailpiece or are they available on-line. The treatment on your bike is very nice, maybe one of the best I have seen on a cafe 1000. Give us some details on that if you would.

Hi Jonesz,
A few of the items are below, none of which I can obtain locally so online purchases are required.
The seat/tailpiece is available online and fits very well with the exception of lowering the rear fender by drilling it just above the stock mounting holes and using a separate nut/bolt on each side. This new seat also has an included 1157 bulb brake/tail light (no signal lights in that housing). There may be other places to purchase one but here is a current eBay link to the exact model:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Gl1100-Goldwing-cafe-racer-flat-track-street-tracker-bobber-seat/163306652283


Haven't been on the site for several days but wanted to thank CrazyJerry for the info on the seat/tailpiece. Makes your bike look complete. Also have copied the pic of your bike before putting her away for the winter it's giving me incentive to look for a 78 or 79.


Jonesz - you're welcome and if you have any questions let'em fly! This cafe racer project has also given me new energy towards my other Goldwings!! One last thing about that seat: it isn't the most comfortable seat I ever sat on, but what saves it, is the ability to move your position while riding due to it's length. If it had any type of a backrest or contour that kept the rider in one exact spot, it would be a 1 hour non-stop ride at most. For those with a little extra natural padding, the seat might be ok though.

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #37 by Jonesz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:46 pm

Hey CrazyJerry wondering what color the bike was painted. I am wondering about the main color and not the accent stripe. Really like this a lot.
Jonesz

1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. 90% Done
1999 Valkyrie CT 1500 goes by the moniker "Valerie"
1978 Gl1000 "Loki" new project going to be a Cafe Convertible

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #38 by gltriker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 pm

The January 2019 BOTM. dancr
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #39 by wingrider » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:40 pm

Congrats on BOTM! Well done!
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #40 by HOTT » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:20 pm

And we kick off '19 with a Beauty !
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #41 by JohnnyNumbers » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:31 pm

Very deserving of BOTM. Very nice bike.
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #42 by DUGG » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:03 pm

action1 Congratulations on bike of the month, action1

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #43 by CrazyJerry » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:07 pm

So this evening I pulled up ngwclub.com and there it was! What a surprise and thank you all for the positive comments as well as the inspiration. The bar is high and there are plenty of deserving bikes and builders for the bike of the month. That said I truly consider it an honor to have a work considered - let alone chosen!
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #44 by CrazyJerry » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:38 pm

Jonesz wrote:Hey CrazyJerry wondering what color the bike was painted. I am wondering about the main color and not the accent stripe. Really like this a lot.

Jonesz,
I don't know how I missed this post from you but the paint used for the main color is a mix of the following two colors:
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Dark Toreador Red Metallic
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Neither color has particularly good coverage so the parts got a coat of black primer first, then the mixed base colors sprayed over that. 3 heavy coats of clear allowed for a good wet sand and buff afterward.
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Re: 1978 GL1000 Cafe Racer

Post #45 by elslimdiablo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:52 am

Great looking bike CrazyJerry! Are those rear turn signals mounted on the front frame down tubes?
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