1980 GL110i - Gamera

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Re: 1980 GL110i - Gamera

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Goboy wrote:Good work Derek, How is you seat attached, did you have to modify much. I am interested in doing a solo Harley as as well.
Any pic's.
That seat was pretty easy to install. I just modified the front bracket a little bit to slide under the faux tank when it was on there. Than I ran a long bolt up through fender, used a couple spacers, and a nut to hold it in place. I plan on building a little tail cowl section thingy to smooth it all out. I'll take some pics next time I have it off.
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Thank you all for the kind words!! This is the bike I've had envisioned in my head for quite a few years now. I'm excited to ride the crap out of it this year. It will stay in this stage for awhile now. I will do a couple small things to it this summer but just plan to ride. Still planning the next stage....

So, if anyone was keeping track it's a bit of a Frankenstein...
Coil from Dodge Neon
Carb from VW Bug
Sportster parts in the forks
Rear shocks made for Sportster
Gas tank from Suzuki GS1000
Seat from HD Road king
And a whole bunch of custom stuff

Also, if anyone was curious about the name... Gamera is an old school Japanese monster movie. It is a giant turtle that some company came up with to compete with Godzilla. I have a weird obsession with turtles, it's a Japanese motorcycle, it's a monster made up with parts from a bunch of different things.. I thought Gamera was a good fit.
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Very cool sound... Following!
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Gamera was the bomb. Especially when he jetted out the rear holes and flew like Superman.
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Wow, that's a pile of parts, should be a lot lighter. That wiring was sooo bad, good work on the repairs and thanks for the seat info.
You're too small to ride a hog Billy!

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Well last summer was a bummer. I think I got to ride the bike twice. Was super busy with work, getting my house ready to sell, moving, a freak storm, blah blah blah...
I moved again in February and finally got the bike home last week. Ordered a bunch of parts and will have an update soon!
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Glad you're back at it, and hope things go well!
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Re: 1980 GL110i - Gamera

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This thing is giving me nothing but problems this year! Only been able to ride it 30 miles. Getting pretty upset. I'll give an update after I get it all figured out. But for now I have a question for the single carb conversion folks....
The throttle plate on mine had the hole jb welded closed by the po. I removed it and now I'm having trouble getting it tuned right.
I did some research and it sounds like this is pretty common for the VW bug folks depending on what distributor is ran.
I'm running the empi pict 34 - 3 by the way.
So, has anyone on here had to plug that hole? Or is that a band aid for the actual issue?
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