1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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NotSoLilCrippseys
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Congratulations, Wesley!

Well deserved Bike of the Month, with some great fab work along the way.
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
1992 XJ600S - son's streetfighter
1987 VFR700 - son's latest, in blue/silver
1983 - GL1100I - naked Blue Phoenix (son's, really)
1982 GL1100I - naked bagger Cabernet
1979 GL1000 - Ginger Lynn, but not that Ginger Lynn (Wing and a Prayer)
1978 CB550K - son's cafe (carb issues still vex)

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1979 GL1000 - Confirmed one owner, with original paperwork. Vetter fairing and bags, off the road in dry, heated storage for 35 years.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Congrats on BOTM! Very nice job! anim-cheers1
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1978 1200 EFI Wing with Motorvation Coupe Royale sidecar
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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congratulations Wesley.
1982 1100 standard. (sold)
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Very interesting build!I realy enjoyed paging through the whole story!
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Congrats on BOTM, Wesley
"Sometimes it takes more than luck to keep the wheels spinning just right."

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Congrats on BOM!
"If everything is under control you are not going fast enough" - Mairo Andretti

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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You would have done great against the stock Harley’s at Costa Mesa flat track this year. Congrats on botm.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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BOM, holy S#!T!

This is awesome guys, I really appreciate it! It definitely gets a lot of attention and is really enjoyable to ride, such a great motor.

I actually recently had my starter fail and then it appears my sprags might be bad. I've been riding other bikes and have been doing family summer stuff so I just set it aside for now. I'll have to come back here for y'alls wisdom on fixing that when I get a chance.

A fab'd rear fender and a few other revisions are coming this fall as well.

Thanks again guys!

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Custom - The Dirt Bagger

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Fred Camper wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 5:10 pm
toomanybikes wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:48 am looks like a future "Bike of the Month"
One question, what headlight did you pick and how does it work in the dark?
I'm not sure, it came out of my build bin from my '73 Yamaha TX-750. I have an Amazon LED in there and it works quite well. No comparison to my KTM1190R w dual LED's and modern tech, but better than the rest of my buddies on old junk!
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