1976 gl1000 restoration

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CaseyH
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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This bike used to have the Vetter faring on it.
The one thing I would love to change is the longer threaded engine bolts they used to attach the faring with the stock engine mount bolts.
If some one has some around from their parts stash i would happily pay for them.
They are available but crazy expensive.
Thanks
Casey
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Liam
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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What engine bolts are they, Casey? I have a vetter fairing that came with a parts bike I bought some years ago and it has a bracket that clamps to the bike frame, and this bracket is what the fairing mounts to. Or so I thought.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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I think that he may be referring to the engine guard mounts, that require a longer bolt through the bottom of the engine and both sides of the frame.
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CaseyH
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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You are correct
I thought the Faring also was attached that way.
I removed the engine guards because the engine looks great without.
Thanks for the response

Casey
1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Congrats on BOM!
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl FOR SALE! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Congrats on BOTM!
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Very nice job and a great calendar addition!
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Re: 1976 gl1000 restoration

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Thanks for the BOTM
I am having a blast riding the wheels off it. :crosso
1973 Yamaha RT360 Enduro - project
1975 Yamaha XS650 - project - sold
1976 Gl1000 - rider
1976 KZ900 - rider
1974 CB750 - sold
1986 1100 Virago(sold)
2001 ZXR1200 Ninja(sold)
1972 240z action1
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