My 77 GL full custom build

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So I'm not 100% done, still have to fab up a license plate holder and I plan to recover the seat with proper leather and pleats that will do it better justice. I do have a few small things to finish up but I should be on the road very shortly!
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A few more things (as they come to mind lol) The pegs are internet specials and I fabbed up mounts. Moved them back a few inches so I had to mod the shifter. The brake pedal is from a dirt bike. The kick stand is stock but I cleaned it up and re-angled it to sit correctly. The rear tail light is a ebay special, It incorporates running/stop/blinkers. I hand made upper motor mounts because the stamped metal ones didn't look good enough for me! The fuel tank is a CB900c. All of the decals were done by a neighbor using the colors and design I came up with. I reworked the engine while I had it out, new rings and gaskets, reseated the valves ect. It only had 19k on the clock when I got it but I figured with the amount of work why not!? So as I put it through its paces and fool with the tuning and whatnot I may change some things, we'll just have to see how she does. Hell it may be a pile and handle like crud? But at least its nice to look at!
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Wow! Very nice! I had the very same thought about the radiator placement. I'll be very interested in how that works out...
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Amazing work, that thing looks great! There are just so many things to like about it.
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All it needs is a short, tight-fitting fender mounted to the rear swing arm to protect everything above.Something to match with the front.
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One word: Wow!
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I REALLY Like it!
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Cool build. Love to see what it weighs, looks like you’ve pared a lot away.
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Looking good! Will be interesting to see how it cools with that setup. Very nice!
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I toyed with the idea of two rear cores on the sides to exhaust radiator heat and keep the rider cooler in stop and go traffic, but it’s pretty tight and would be difficult to get natural airflow to cool.

I like the look without the radiator in the front.
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Nice looking build! Looks clean.
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Very creative, and well executed! I'll be very interested to hear that the cooling is good enough. One question: the crossover tubes for coolant have been removed, are they just for carb heat in stock trim?
Muffler solution is very trick too!
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Just WOW.
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Great custom build.. When I saw the motor, i first thought "where is the rest of the motor?"..... then I realized if you removed all the carbs and crap, the motor will look like yours......nice vision
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that is wicked. Very interested to see if the rad pulls enough cold air to keep her cool. amazing how much smaller the bike looks with all the cooling and carb rack gone
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