'82 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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Re: '82 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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Congrats on BOTM. Really like the fab work on the rear fender, light setup and seat. Blends together very nicely.
Jonesz

1983 GL1100 Aspencade named "Freki" currently undergoing change to a standard. 90% Done
1999 Valkyrie CT 1500 goes by the moniker "Valerie"
1978 Gl1000 "Loki" new project going to be a Cafe Convertible
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Re: '82 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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Congrats on BOTM!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

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"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!

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'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 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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JamesPal wrote: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:06 am I really like where this one is going. The blacked out look is cool. what are the final color? I curious about the cables you made. Where did you get the parts? I think I see a future Bike of the Month in the making.
Congrats on BOTM, I know you would get it!
"If everything is under control you are not going fast enough" - Mairo Andretti

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'81 GL1100 STD
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Re: '82 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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Start to finish, she a wonderful transformation. Well deserved botm.
If I were young like you I wouldn’t disagree with going lower in the back.
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congrats on BOTM.
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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Re: '82 Cafe Racer Build - GL1100 born naked and will be again

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Congrats on BOTM !
Really nice full build. Loaded with cool details and fine craftsmanship. tumb2


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