1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #76 by wingrider » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Congrats on another BOTM! Very nice looking bike! anim-cheers1
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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #77 by gltriker » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:52 pm

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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #78 by Track T 2411 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:05 pm

Congrats! While you might not have 'customized' much, you've done some really great detail work, and the bike looks wonderful!
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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #79 by flyin900 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:14 pm

Thanks fellows it is always nice to have positive results and feedback on these hobby builds. As Whiskerfish noted there are many amazing builders and members on this site and I am happy to contribute where I can to the community.

I am just finishing up my friends 1972 CB500K1 frame with a CB550 four motor in the bike. I just finished painting the tank and side covers and that is a humbling experience. I shoot outside and my painting skills are self taught, so lots of mistakes.

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #80 by OldRider2 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 am

A great looking bike flyin900, CONGRATULATIONS on BOTM! I had a 1982 GL1100 Standard as well, nice bike that I wish I could have kept.
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Re: 1981 GL1100 Standard-detailed refresh and mechanical update.

Post #81 by HOTT » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm

She's a beauty! Congrats anim-cheers1

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