1979 GL1000 impulse buy

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1979 GL1000 impulse buy

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I'm just starting this build thread while I can remember where the pics are. lol

I will try to get into the details later.

Brief backstory is I bought it blown up off of FB Marketplace about three years ago. Coronavirus allowed me the time to tackle it this Winter and I now have something which is almost daily driven. It has been through several versions or iterations and seems to be ever evolving. Attached are pics of it torn down and the most current in it's evolution.
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Nice! Another one saved from the reaper!
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in the running for best mud flap. Extra points for flapper's on the pipes too...


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[quote="Mr.Dids"]I'm just starting this build thread while I can remember where the pics are. lol

I will try to get into the details later.

Brief backstory is I bought it blown up off of FB Marketplace about three years ago. Coronavirus allowed me the time to tackle it this Winter and I now have something which is almost daily driven. It has been through several versions or iterations and seems to be ever evolving. Attached are pics of it torn down and the most current in it's evolution.[/q
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but the one behind is a FIAT 600 ??
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but the one behind is a FIAT 600 ??[/quote]

Ding ding ding!!! 1963 Fiat 600D destined to be my boy's first car. The Mustang is now black with red stripes and is my girl's first car.

I also have a '47 Plymouth and '48 Pontiac. If something is old and not running, I can't help myself. lol
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Mr.Dids wrote:
but the one behind is a FIAT 600 ??[/quote]

Ding ding ding!!! 1963 Fiat 600D destined to be my boy's first car. The Mustang is now black with red stripes and is my girl's first car.

I also have a '47 Plymouth and '48 Pontiac. If something is old and not running, I can't help myself. lol[/quote]

if I can help you find some FIAT 600 spare parts here in Italy, don't worry
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Paola, that sounds awesome. I'll keep you in mind when we get started.
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Oldewing wrote:in the running for best mud flap. Extra points for flapper's on the pipes too...


Nice ride, great save. :crosso :crosso :crosso
How about now?

Yes, it's now a different color. lol. Oh, the water is from the previous vehicle in this spot, not the bike.
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Okay, so it changed a little again. lol

The stacks became ever slightly so much longer, changed the rear light and lost the mud flap (it may return), and added an angry duck hood (front fender) ornament and an air brake parking knob to the choke lever.
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Now there’s something you don’t see everyday .... :shock:

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Running that much pipe.....................I might just do a muffler delete.....


Long "not so straight" pipes..
82 GL1100 Interstate-Oldewing (under going work, fresh frame, NEW motor)
68 CB 350 Hiding in my shed, soon my darling soon........
06 GL1800 daily rider
83 QR 50 Wifeys bike
76 GL1000 Fur Sail............
Sometimes I wrestle with my inner demons.........
Other times we just hug.......

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Rat wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:16 pm Now there’s something you don’t see everyday .... :shock:

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Ain't that the truth. You have definitely taken a page from the Japanese bosozoku style.
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Bosozoku was a new one on me. Did a google search and found images of some really wild looking machines!
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I had to look up bosozoku as well. My goal was just to do something different and based on the looks I get, I think that mission was accomplished. lol
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Mr.Dids wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:28 pm I had to look up bosozoku as well. My goal was just to do something different and based on the looks I get, I think that mission was accomplished. lol
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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!

In The Shed:
'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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