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Martian...Say hello to Rosie

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Hi, new here
Picked up this 83 Aspencade
I know they awesome bikes but not into all the bling, and man its heavy
SO started tearing down right away
bin parked for several years, not put away proper, no start, rotten gas, seized brakes
Just a little project for the winter





An what feels like 200 lbs lighter
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Under the knife again
1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

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Re: Mars Rover

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Looks like you have another 10lbs on the front forks there to remove :D
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3 1/2 ....

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Welcome to the club.
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warhead_71 wrote:Looks like you have another 10lbs on the front forks there to remove :D
ya pulled that yesterday and the plastic wire box, now trying to clean up the wires up front, re routed them, trying to see how much can be re routed under the fake tank.....need to mak room for a headlight
Under the knife again
1983 1100 Eh!!!
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Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Looking good!
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'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.
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Re: Mars Rover - lighting

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Well time to get weird
Had this need to be cheap and creative, mocked up this headlight, has the bucket out of the fairing, the adjustment knob on the back for authenticity. And its black enamel and aluminum so it wont rust...lol
Starts with T and ends with FAL

I did take the handle off though, it was tacky, but without the handle it ruins my plans to use salt and pepper shackers for turn signals
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1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Re: Mars Rover

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Forgot to post this, it is running, just need to get more treated gas ran through her

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1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Re: Mars Rover

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Did a wack of clean up on the bike today. Pulled valve covers. Good and clean. Painted with wrinkle paint. Pulled belt covers. Timing belts look good. Painted with wrinkle threw in a touch of red on the little carb guards. Finished making my new headlight out of a tfal 7 inch black enamel pot....lol
Cleaned up some wiring
Simply amazes me the on a 35 year old bike I have not broken a single bolt, everything comes apart as it should...So far
Thank god its beer time. Days off are too much work....lol
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Under the knife again
1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Re: Mars Rover

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Hey Martian, a visual inspection of timing belts condition isn't good enough. If you don't know the age and mileage on them you had better replace them.Just trying to save you some grief.Bikes looking good.
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Re: Mars Rover

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hatchward wrote:Hey Martian, a visual inspection of timing belts condition isn't good enough. If you don't know the age and mileage on them you had better replace them.Just trying to save you some grief.Bikes looking good.
Yeah, many belts looked perfect just before they broke. And on an interference engine that can be very bad. Gates belts are pretty cheap.

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Re: Mars Rover

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Its all mock up and cleaning, wont be riding until spring.
Don't even have my beginners licence yet, never mind full
thanks for heads up.
I figure once I get her the way I want her to look, will tear down and oils, brakes, belts and all the good stuff, hopefully it will be rideable by spring
Under the knife again
1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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Now its getting serious
Or
Man I need help, the kind that comes with white lab coats and restraints

Found killer deal on Kijjiji
Sort of like your Craigs list up here
two hour drive each way and


FREEBIES !!!!

from a 98 Vulcan
windshield with mounts
turn signals... needed
Seat...hated the aspencade seat including cable activated locking mech
taillight....
front fender
rear fender
Mirrors...needed
Kawi tool kit
Handle bars

What a great guy I am, saved all these parts from the dumpster....
These items are left over when you build a full on money no expense Bobber
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1983 1100 Eh!!!
$300 and climbing
Lots and lots of Red....
Old man, first bike, first build
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"What a great guy I am, saved all these parts from the dumpster...."

Yes! You are, and very lucky, too. tumb2
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