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Lcstrachan
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Welcome from NC! Nice bike and awesome upholstery job. I purchased a 82 GL1100 to tinker on and ride. Between this forum and YouTube, all things are possible. Have fun with your project.
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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welcome to NGW.... like everyone else, I am impressed with the leather!
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
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78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" ALMOST DONE
79 project, finished, FOR SALE
'86 1200 (Beth's)(FOR SALE) with motorvation sidecar (sidecar sold) , July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's) (FOR SALE). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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5speed wrote:looks great. you should paint the tank and side panels root beer metallic..
It was my first option... Just like the one in your image. But I'm leaning towards the original green with a single think white stripe across de bottom line of the tank and side caps...
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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pidjones wrote:So nice. Just pick a color that goes well with the upholstery, as it will be the focal point on this bike.
The thing is that the bike originally was black, I was going to taint the leather black but when I saw how it looked I repented and brown it staid!!!
Thanks for the comments.
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Green will work

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Re: New guy, old bike.

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I'm with Gord on this one. You might want to powdercoat the frame a different color, just for contrast. Say white or beige or a deeper brown. But hey- my wife (quite rightly) doesn't let me pick colors, so take that with a pound of salt.
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1979 GL1000 - Winter project/parts bike - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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sparkyrasmus wrote:I'm with Gord on this one. You might want to powdercoat the frame a different color, just for contrast. Say white or beige or a deeper brown. But hey- my wife (quite rightly) doesn't let me pick colors, so take that with a pound of salt.
You know the old saying “Happy wife, happy life!”
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Lcstrachan wrote:
sparkyrasmus wrote:I'm with Gord on this one. You might want to powdercoat the frame a different color, just for contrast. Say white or beige or a deeper brown. But hey- my wife (quite rightly) doesn't let me pick colors, so take that with a pound of salt.
You know the old saying “Happy wife, happy life!”
Karen tells me 'if the woman's not happy, nobody's happy!'
Not prepared to test that theory :shock:

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Previous Rides,
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
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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You are right, Happy Life! She told me that I should go for a aluminum color on the frame, I just want to finish the few things I need to do for the bike to be safe on the road and ride it for a million miles!!!
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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you have proven again that the '78's ARE the best looking
-Rodger-
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" ALMOST DONE
79 project, finished, FOR SALE
'86 1200 (Beth's)(FOR SALE) with motorvation sidecar (sidecar sold) , July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's) (FOR SALE). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Almost done, at least with the paint. Black base and tow green close to olive tone... And Five yes Five dripping thick clear. I am afraid of pin brush stenseling so have to leave it for later. Here are some pics.
Good day to all.
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Must. Have. More. Photos. Installed. On. Motorcycle. Better. Resolution. Please.

(In other words, the last ones were simply a tease...)
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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:orange And here they are, at last I can sit down next to my naked 78 and make sweet mechanical love to it. :orange
I allsow got my original front master cylinder kit, so exited! I can half stop on demand action1
Here are tow pics of the bike before the clear coat.
Tomorrow with the clear and polish.

No pin stripes yet, I'm scared Of doing it with my terrible shakes.

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Re: New guy, old bike.

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All I can say is... Wow!
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Re: New guy, old bike.

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Absolutely stunning!

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Previous Rides,
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
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.
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