1981 GL1100 Saved from becoming yard art.

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Re: 1981 GL1100 Saved from becoming yard art.

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LastMohawk wrote:Hello Kirkj1s2,
you'r a good man. You save an old wing from falling apart on the roadside. And you do it just in the right time. the technique still seems to be in good shape. I'm curious how she looks when your work is done.
Have fun and a save journey

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Thanks Harald, Ive added some new progress pictures.
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rcmatt007 wrote:looks like it was a vetter sidecar
It was a Vetter Terraplane side car, that was the only thing the previous owner wanted from the bike then he was putting it out to die. Happy to pick it up and it has been a great project so far.
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Great progress, love the tank.
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The bike is done and I have had the chance to put a few miles on it this spring. I love the way it rides and it seems to fall right in line at 3500-4500rpm. Took a 200 mile ride thru Amish country in northeastern Ohio and had a wonderful time.
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Nice looking ride!
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Love the blue, looks great on that bike. Nice work!
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That paint is delicious. Nice work. Now enjoy the fruit.
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Beautiful color. You have maintained the lines and made them pop. If it rides as well as it looks it's pushing perfect.
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Great looking ride. Time for you to move on to your next project, so since you are out of space just let me know when I can pick this one up LOL.
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All the work I’m doing on mine... I should have just done what you have done. It may turn to that yet... :)
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Very pretty - color, seat etc. It is a real head turner. Nice work
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Nicely done ... one to be proud of!
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Curious about the Delkevic exhaust. Did adding it cause any jetting problems? Betting it sounds sweet. Nice work on the bike.
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Congratulations on BOTM! Nice transition!
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