1981 GL1100 "Dual Sport"

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Whiskerfish
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Re: 1981 GL1100 "Dual Sport"

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Nice to see one that is getting some serious miles!!!

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Re: 1981 GL1100 "Dual Sport"

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This has been my favorite bike since I put it together,
and like everyone's favorite screwdriver or 10mm. wrench, it the one that sees the most action.

I just put on it's 8th. set of tires (There's nothing like new tires ! crossy.gif ).
That's a lot of tire changes in 6 years, due to me trying the 80/20 Shinko 705 tires.

They looked cool and performed well enough, but with the type of riding we do,
Loaded heavy, high miles, rough roads, I was wearing them out very fast.
Like 3500 - 4000 miles on a back tire.

I like my tires to last the season, so I switched back to street tires.
They do just fine on the dirt roads and last longer.

We have also wore out 2 different used seats from my stash,
so this time I put one together using some firmer foam and a custom seat cover.
At first I wasn't sure about the orange piping, but it's beginning to grow on me.

Here's a couple of pics of hanging out on the edge of a cliff from earlier today:
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