'82 GL1100 Custom Cruiser Build

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That thing is bad to the bone.
(in a good way :-D )
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Chainman wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:57 am That thing is bad to the bone.
(in a good way :-D )
I agree! More pics/ details, please!
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'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: '82 GL1100 Custom Cruiser Build

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Track T 2411 wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:06 pm
Chainman wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:57 am That thing is bad to the bone.
(in a good way :-D )
I agree! More pics/ details, please!
okeedoke! here's some progress pics...
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This is a very exciting build! And yes, you have some serious fab skills. Very creative placement of components to hide them too. The gauges set in the tanks is a nice touch. I would like to request a pic showing how you dealt with the crosstube below the head tube, that's the one aspect of the lowering process I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how that is moved back into place.
intrigued by the wail...seduced by the scream.
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kerryb wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:50 pm This is a very exciting build! And yes, you have some serious fab skills. Very creative placement of components to hide them too. The gauges set in the tanks is a nice touch. I would like to request a pic showing how you dealt with the crosstube below the head tube, that's the one aspect of the lowering process I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how that is moved back into place.
hey, sorry, I just saw your post... So probably the best thing to do is to check out "ol' sparky" by hott... It's on here and he did a great job describing his process. I had my computer open to those pictures the entire time I was cutting that frame. It was a bit nerve wracking :-?
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Wow!
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Yummmmmeeeeeee!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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Re: '82 GL1100 Custom Cruiser Build

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You've done a fine job finishing, great bike! I have studied Hott's work for hours, guess I'll have to start cutting and bending to see how the final piece actuallly fits. It's all part of the adventure.
intrigued by the wail...seduced by the scream.
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kerryb wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:02 am You've done a fine job finishing, great bike! I have studied Hott's work for hours, guess I'll have to start cutting and bending to see how the final piece actuallly fits. It's all part of the adventure.
yes, I spent many hours on his posts! Had it open on the computer the day I did the frame cutting, scary :-? :lol:
It worked exactly as he showed. Glad I did it !
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that is a bad ass looking build.
1982 1100 standard.
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5speed wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:56 pm that is a bad ass looking build.
Thank You! :-D
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Ain't it fun! Great work.
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

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1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
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Re: '82 GL1100 Custom Cruiser Build

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Nice work!
This may be a stupid question, but what kind of shocks do you have on the back?
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