My 77 GL full custom build

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Jonesz
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Re: My 77 GL full custom build

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Well deserved BOTM Congrats
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1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. Sold
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Congratulations, a lot of very nicely done modifications. Inspiring.
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Congratulations on BOTM. Really cool build.
Avatar is a summer '21 photo of the Blue Phoenix, our 1983 GL1100I rescue gone naked.

In the Stable and Ridable
1992 ST1100 - my longer haul tourer
1987 VFR700 - son's latest, in blue/silver
1983 GL1100I - son's naked Blue Phoenix
1982 GL1100I - naked bagger Cabernet (surf bike)
1979 GL1000 - Ginger Lynn, but not that Ginger Lynn (Wing and a Prayer)
1978 CB550K - son's cafe

Active and Semi-active Project(s)
1983 CB550SC - one owner, 5k, great paint & seat/good chrome
FrankenWing - 1980 GL1100 motor in 1982 or 1983 frame (still deciding, so maybe semi-active)
1986 VFR700 - neglected for decades & not complete, but low miles & on deck for late summer/fall
1976 GL1000 - sulphur yellow, original paint (waiting in the wings, winter '24 project)

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Re: My 77 GL full custom build

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Quite a surprise for me! Thanks everyone!!
1977 GL1000

Full Custom!!!
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A sound clip would be nice!
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Amazed at how the Wing rotors match up so well with the Kawi calipers and forks. Did you have to make spacers, axle, and other parts to get in all in harmony?
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mophead wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:31 pm Amazed at how the Wing rotors match up so well with the Kawi calipers and forks. Did you have to make spacers, axle, and other parts to get in all in harmony?
Custom axle, the GL wheel runs 1/2" axle and the ZX runs 1" a bit wider. Centered the wheel with spacers machined for the new axle and the yea the rotors ligned up without mod.
1977 GL1000

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Love the bike, great fabrication work. Amazing results due to a great design.
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Congrats!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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Unique build! It looks so much lighter and nimble. Congrats on your vision and execution...must be a blast to ride!!
have a great day!
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That one is a special build and execution for sure. Out of the ordinary thinking and layout!
Congratulations on a well deserved BOTM!
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1966 CL77 - Honda 305cc - Dual purpose - "Gentleman's Scrambler" was a period moniker.
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1978 CB550K - Very original bike with only 7499 Km. from new - light cleanup and refresh done.
1983 CB1100F - Canadian model - DOHC Supersport in pristine low kilometre condition from new.
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excellent build! love how open up and narrow everything seems.

couple of questions - are those real webers? what manifolds are you using?
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very unique build!

and a good motivation to dig up my NGWC password up again after many years not using it.... yeah I know; I'm sorry...
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wannabridin wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:51 pm excellent build! love how open up and narrow everything seems.

couple of questions - are those real webers? what manifolds are you using?
The carbs are not real webers, eBay knock-offs. I did rejet with Weber jets, they perform really well I'm pleased with them.
I built the manifolds from plate and pipe. Pretty straight forward fab.
1977 GL1000

Full Custom!!!
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Conradulations 4WF.
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