Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #16 by Easter » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:28 pm

The old girl is finally ready for the road. Not exactly a restoration but pretty close. So far I have only put a few miles on but everything seems in order and I am happy with the results.
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80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 freshly restored and up for sale BLACK BEAUTY
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine in process
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Post #17 by ritalz » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:00 pm

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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #18 by Paola Zago » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:23 am

Easter wrote:The old girl is finally ready for the road. Not exactly a restoration but pretty close. So far I have only put a few miles on but everything seems in order and I am happy with the results.


congratulations for the job! but the wheels and exhausts are original Honda ?? it has a really nice presence, it seems smoother, lighter
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #19 by pidjones » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:01 am

Nice re-do, and the wings are a perfect touch.
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #20 by Jonesz » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:06 am

Are you pulling the wool over our eyes! Is this really the bike shown at the start of the thread? GR8 job Easter. Enjoy your new ride, she looks fantastic. And I for one like those 83 wheels on her, having an 83 aspy nakedized I have always thought they were a real step up from the comstars.
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #21 by Easter » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 pm

At the moment I have three wings with 83 wheels. I like them too.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 freshly restored and up for sale BLACK BEAUTY
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine in process
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Post #22 by CrazyJerry » Wed May 06, 2020 7:39 pm

Easter, Congrats on BOTM - she looks great!!
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #23 by gregforesi » Wed May 06, 2020 8:50 pm

I'm probably the only one who does...but I miss the baby blue air horns sticking out the front. They were dual-tone too, very deluxe.
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #24 by Jonesz » Wed May 06, 2020 9:05 pm

Easter you really did save an orphan and changed her over to a beauty! Congrats on a job well done. You should be proud that she is the BOTM for May 2020.
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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: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #25 by Track T 2411 » Wed May 06, 2020 9:08 pm

Congrats! action1 action1 action1
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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #26 by Easter » Wed May 06, 2020 9:32 pm

Thanks to all. At the moment the beauty is hanging from the rafters getting new fork seals and.in no mood to celebrate.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 freshly restored and up for sale BLACK BEAUTY
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine in process
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Post #27 by wingrider » Wed May 06, 2020 10:28 pm

Congrats on BOTM!
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Post #28 by gltriker » Thu May 07, 2020 7:17 am

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Re: Black Beauty goes to the SPA for a make-over

Post #29 by Steven UK » Sun May 10, 2020 8:15 am

That was quite a ‘rags to riches’ transformation, looks lovely.
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