1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #16 by rcmatt007 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:48 pm

or 106.... or 206.... :twisted:
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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #17 by x01660 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:53 pm

I've ridden over 6k miles in the past 2.5 months....
:shock:
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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #18 by ohmygodmark » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:13 pm

I bought the bike. She's getting a full mechanical restoration (including belts) and a little cafe racer makeover at the moment. Custom seat and some aftermarket bars! I'll post some pictures and keep you guys updated on the process :)

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #19 by ohmygodmark » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:17 pm

chewy999 wrote:
x01660 wrote:
rcmatt007 wrote:welcome to NGW.. two things

78's ARE the best looking....

and

change the belts!!!!



Yes. Change the belts!

This is what happens when you lose timing while riding:

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Sure that will all buff out! :shock:

Welcome to the club from the UK. How can a bike with two PO's still only have 6k on the clock!!!!!

Oh yes, and change the belts!

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It was a barn find for the second owner. The first guy bought it, rode it about 2k miles, then parked it for 32 years. The 2nd owner did some work to it, albeit not good work. He was an older gentleman in his late 70's. My assumption is he bought the bike in the midst of a mid life crisis, assuming he could do a full restore itself, and then when he realized he was in way over his head he sold it.

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #20 by dualsport » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:14 pm

Wow! Lucky you. More pics? What tires on it?

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #21 by ancientdad » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:14 pm

ohmygodmark wrote:I found an older gentleman, whom lives a few cities over from me, selling his 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles for $1200.


that's just disgusting... that I can't find one like it around here, that is! I'd be all over that, as you were - congrats on a great find
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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #22 by ohmygodmark » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 pm

UPDATE:

Build is going strong.
Carbs getting rebuilt.
Timing belts changed.
Oil leaks fixed.
I'm going for a more café racer style look on this thing so custom bars and seat are a must.

I'll keep you guys updated as it progresses.

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #23 by desertrefugee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Looks outstanding! But I have two comments – one legitimate and one a little bit smart alecky.

1- Why would a 6000 mile motorcycle have oil leaks? I suppose the seals all turned to stone.

2- If the previous owner was in his late 70s, he was waaaaay past the point of having a midlife crisis.
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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #24 by heraldhamster » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:11 pm

desertrefugee wrote:...previous owner was in his late 70s, he was waaaaay past the point of having a midlife crisis.


hey now, ya never know. some of us are seriously shooting for the 120 mark so 70 y/o would be midlife-ish...
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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #25 by joe zxyplevo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 am

I'm in my late 70's and past midlife crisis. I have 3 GL 1000's I would sell to anyone on this website for 600 dollars each. All are stock, including grab bar, headlight and paint. All have clear titles, and were stored right. I was riding these bikes until health problems caught up with me a couple of years ago.

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Re: 1978 GL1000 with 6k miles!

Post #26 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:45 am

joe zxyplevo wrote:I'm in my late 70's and past midlife crisis. I have 3 GL 1000's I would sell to anyone on this website for 600 dollars each. All are stock, including grab bar, headlight and paint. All have clear titles, and were stored right. I was riding these bikes until health problems caught up with me a couple of years ago.


you might put this into the for sale forum. Pictures and years would be helpful as well anim-cheers1

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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" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS


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