1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #46 by Rednaxs60 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Nice work on the rims. Going to look very nice.
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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #47 by Wolfie666 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Bit of a major screw-up...
When I built my last 1200, I used dual webers, and made these port matching spacers for the manifolds...
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but, I also sectioned the tank cover, well, for whatever reason, I didn't change the new tank cover and even
wothout the adapters the carbs wont fit... time to do some creative thinking!
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Post #48 by Wolfie666 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:33 am

Made the air deflectors from the GL1100 fit the 1200.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #49 by Easter » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 am

And people said my project (Red Belly) had a lot of red! Looks great! Really nice job with the paint.

A curious thing happened on my project, shelter and tail were painted at the same time from same gun over the same epoxy primer and looked the same when cleared but after 'cut and polish' the shelter was noticeably darker. Not sure of the cause but it is back to the booth for me.
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80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
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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:

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Post #50 by Wolfie666 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:14 am

Easter wrote:And people said my project (Red Belly) had a lot of red! Looks great! Really nice job with the paint.


Thanks. Yours looks really good as well! That's odd, if the same base was used it should all be the same.
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Post #51 by Wolfie666 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm

Starting to look like a MotorCycle!

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #52 by Rednaxs60 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Accent pieces going to be black? Need another colour to break up the red and accent the bike.
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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #53 by Easter » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:Accent pieces going to be black? Need another colour to break up the red and accent the bike.

People paint their bikes all black all the time. Why not all red? Go for it. (but them I may not be an unbiased commentator.) devil1
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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
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Post #54 by Wolfie666 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am

I painted this one black, and felt it was time for a change...
Gl1100, 1200 engine, 1200 front and rear suspension.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #55 by BikeMaine » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:43 pm

I like all the red, it's different, which makes it great.
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Post #56 by Wolfie666 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm

A little more work today...
Going to slow down as the weather gets colder...
My wife tells me I can't run the garage furnace until I finish putting up the ceiling.
and that was back in 1994!

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Post #57 by Wolfie666 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:38 pm

Found an oil seal for the front wheel when eliminating the speedometer drive and replacing it with a custom spacer...

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #58 by Wolfie666 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:35 pm

Catching up on some progress...
Molded in the front frame section

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Made this little headlight bracket.

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Made brackets and mounted the steering damper.

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Used a Virago front fender, bolted to a heavy fork brace I made.

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The Oil Seal I found, and the spacer I made to eliminate the speedo sender.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #59 by Wolfie666 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:37 pm

The fork brace

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Made this brake line splitter to unlink the brakes

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Limited, time for a new project.

Post #60 by BikeMaine » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm

Great progress man.
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