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Bytown Bandit
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Hello from Canada


Post by Bytown Bandit »

Hello, and thank you for accepting me into the group. I'm looking forward to learning more about the 1977 GL1000 that I'm working on.

This bike belonged to a close friend who passed away a couple of years ago. He built the bike in 2001, 2002 and only put 5,000 miles on it. In 2003 it was taken off the road and stored in bins in his basement. Around 2015 he put some of it back together and put it in his living room. this is the way I got it from the family.

Well, I have acquired the bike and I want to put it back together and do a few upgrades along the way.

It has a single carb (Holley), Dyna S electronic ignition, Jardine pipes, Progressive Rear Shocks, and a Corbin Seat. A lot of the stock parts are gone so I want to continue with a resto-mod cafe style bike.

The bike was totally stripped down and the frame painted and detailed. The bike is in amazing shape with the front forks rebuilt, aluminum parts polished,(I will be re-doing) and the motor freshened with new pistons, rings, and clutch in 2002, and more that I don't know about.

I'm looking at upgrading the wiring. (m-gadget?) Brakes (front) without changing the front forks. If I need to change the front end I will but I want to keep the spoked front wheel. As well I will install LED lights and turn signals.

I'm looking for some advice on my plans, and where would I go to get some of these upgrades.

Pictures 1 taken in 06-15-2002
Picture 2 Taken in 08-23-2015
Picture 3 & 4 taken 04-11-2021

I'm sure you have some good advice...
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Re: Hello from Canada


Post by Track T 2411 »

Welcome from Wisconsin, USA. Looks beautiful! As far as upgrading the brakes, a relatively easy upgrade is going with later model two piston calipers and a matching master cylinder. The '82 Standard and Interstate (not Aspencade) calipers (with brackets) are basically a bolt- on. There are a few threads about the swap, and at least one list of other Honda models and years that used the same setup.
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Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.
Always good to see another Canuck.
Lots of good info in ShopTalk too.

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Post by 5speed »

welcome from the east coast. beautiful looking wing.
I too have one that belonged to a friend that passed away.
it's on my list to restomod.
1982 1100 standard.
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Post by AZNGW Rider »

Welcome from the desert of Arizona.

Nice looking wing. I can't imagine what it must be like to have a bike that belonged to someone you were so close to. Might happen to me one day.

Good luck with the project.
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Hello from Barrie Ontario.
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Post by MikeNTexas »

Welcome from Texas. Nice looking bike. It deserves to be back on the road.
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Post by Rednaxs60 »

Welcome from the west coast rock of Canada. Enjoy your new ride. If it runs and is roadworthy, ride for the summer months, wiring projects are good fall/winter work items.
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Post by Gowing »

Welcome, you sure got your hands on a good lookin wing.

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