Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

From basic novice to the hard core cutomizing. Sharing tips, tricks and knowledge. Feel
free to ask question or give us your "2 cents".

Moderators: sunnbobb, Neil, Forum Moderators

User avatar
ericheath
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8438
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:20 am

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #16 by ericheath » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Or forks

Sorry to be piling on. Hope it gets there and you’re able to get it your vision.
Whatever I suggest here should be given ample time for a moderator to delicately correct. I apologize in advance.
77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
"Continuing education is important even if the subject matter is fairly useless (as in this case)."---Greg Foresi

User avatar
CrazyJerry
Brass Member
Brass Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #17 by CrazyJerry » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Lol - Pile on!
Bike is here and it arrived with nothing missing or damaged.
This thing is a hoot! The three wings here all look like Sherman Tanks next to this thing! (Gl1000/Gl1100/Gl1200)
Quick stats:
36" - Handle Bar Height
25" - Seat Height
95" - Total Length (Front Tire Tip to Farthest Rear Tire Tip)
Correctly advertised as a project, it will need pretty much everything. It came with a pallet full of parts. The bike has no wiring on it, or lights, or brakes, or bearings (stem or swingarm). The factory carbs are there but will need investigating.
The aluminum work is quite nicely done (rear fender, seat, headlight piece, and tank.) Tank consists of an upper and lower half that needs assembling and finishing.
The framework is nice and very solid.
Entry from the rear - I can easily walk/straddle the seat and tank and with a leg-up and over, I'm right past those handlebars!
It's hot - pics by this weekend.
It's a lovely 18 degrees above zero here in Northern NY!
~CrazyJerry~

User avatar
5speed
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2889
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:37 pm
Location: Nova Scotia Canada

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #18 by 5speed » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:36 pm

looking forward to your build thread
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic (the boss's ride)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.

User avatar
HOTT
Run Executive
Run Executive
Posts: 3063
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:48 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery3/index.php/wingmans/HOTT
Location: Spring,TX
Contact:

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #19 by HOTT » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:19 pm

Love it! So much potential. tumb2 tumb2


HOTT ("too much rake is never enough!") :orange
If we can't fix it, we can fix it so no one else can.
the Condor BOTY 2011
Ol' Sparky BOTM Dec. 2011
Lucky #13 BOTM Aug. 2017

User avatar
ericheath
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8438
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:20 am

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #20 by ericheath » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:19 am

A couple of weeks and it should be all wrapped up, right?

Take your time and lots of pics.
Whatever I suggest here should be given ample time for a moderator to delicately correct. I apologize in advance.
77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
"Continuing education is important even if the subject matter is fairly useless (as in this case)."---Greg Foresi

Not Done Yet
Zinc Member
Zinc Member
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:39 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #21 by Not Done Yet » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:56 am

I'm glad that my post enabled a wild GW build to find a new home in NY!

Good luck with the build and, just like the others said, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished bike.
Steve
82 GL1100
Houston, TX

"Is it a project? Nah, it's therapy..."

User avatar
desertrefugee
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2556
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:33 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #22 by desertrefugee » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 pm

I'm subscribed here, too! In fact, I hope you have a nice, heated work area so we don't have to wait until spring for the project to begin!

Good luck with it!
'97 Valkyrie, '79 CBX-Z, '78 GL1000

"Motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is, however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence or stupidity." - Anonymous

User avatar
CrazyJerry
Brass Member
Brass Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #23 by CrazyJerry » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:18 pm

Not Done Yet wrote:I'm glad that my post enabled a wild GW build to find a new home in NY!

Good luck with the build and, just like the others said, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished bike.


Thanks! And yes this thread did play a big part with the purchase of the bike. I actually saw it on eBay first and kicked the can around until the ad disappeared. I thought maybe it sold locally and was surprised to see your posting listing it on Craigslist. About halfway through the thread, the eBay ad was up again.
-
The views from this ngwclub post was the driving force to "Buy It Now" since with that exposure it was just a matter of time before someone took the leap. Via eBay I had already contacted the seller to ask how many days the bike could remain where it was since shipping anything up here is always a challenge.
-
This Goldwing's adventure is already off to a good start and because I too enjoy a good build thread, this one should be, at the very least, "entertaining"!
-
In the event a donor bike is needed so this latest one can live, there is a complete 1981 Interstate here that has served as a test-bed for a few carb conversions and thus escaped being transplanted into a Trimagnum. The Goldwing from Oklahoma is mostly a 1983 GL1100 so the '81 would be a great parts bike.
-
Image
-
~CrazyJerry~

User avatar
Oldboy
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 675
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:53 pm
Location: Mississauga Ontario Canada

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #24 by Oldboy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Can't wait for the build thread!
Cheers...

Just Wing-it

User avatar
Easter
True Blue Steel Biker
True Blue Steel Biker
Posts: 2753
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:33 am
Location: San Antonio USA

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #25 by Easter » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:48 pm

Congrats, will be following.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

User avatar
CrazyJerry
Brass Member
Brass Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Re: Who built this one? GL custom in Oklahoma

Post #26 by CrazyJerry » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:23 pm

Thanks for the encouraging words, etc!
-
Today we get a first look at some of the treasures that were included with the bike:
-
Rear Fender
Image
-
Misc Axles
Image
-
GL1100 Fuel Tank
Image
-
Misc-Mirrors-Rotor-Etc
Image
-
Bullet Style Directionals
Image
-
Old Spokes
Image
-
New Spokes / Nipples
Image
-
Cable Actuated Master Cylinders
Image
-
Rear Housing
Image
-
Rear Spoke Hub
Image
-
Reverse of Spoke Hub
Image
-
2.50x17 Aluminum Rim
Image
-
19" ? Chrome Steel Rim
Image
-
Custom Aluminum Battery Box
Image
-
Misc Electrical
Image
-
Headlight / Led Bulb / Aluminum Topper
Image
-
It's below zero here this morning - Welcome to Northern NY!
Image
-
Image
-
~CrazyJerry~


Return to “GoldWing UnderGround CustomiZing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest