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Long time since I posted, but the work has been continuing. I got the seat finshed, made the rear fender from an old 1978 GL, installed the 4 into 1 exhasut (that still needs work, but it is functional), finished the front rotor carriers (they will get cut down further later, but they are functional now), made the headlight and instrument support and made the front fender supports.

Yesterday we finished the weld on the steering stem to lower triple tree and moved the steering stops to where they need to be. Had a slight casualy trying to get the lower steering stem bearing off before the welds so I need to order another one.

Hopefully be ready for the initial road test by June. Once it's ridable I'll wait till this winter to finish the cosmetics.

Here's some pics of where things are now. The full bike pics are before we took the lower tree off for welding yesterday.

Making the rotor carriers:
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Mounting the original front fender:
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2005 Suzuki DL1000
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1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
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Some full bike pics:
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2005 Suzuki DL1000
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1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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Finally, the steering stem:
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Once I get the new lower bearing I can start final assembly. I have had it running for several months now and it sounds really good. All of the brakes are rebuilt and I have new stainless steel lines to go on. Just some finish welding on the front and rear fenders and the headlight / instrument braket and it should be ready for testing.
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2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
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Will the 4 into 1 exhaust clean up or will it need a high temp paint? Love the custom rotor carriers!!!
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Thanks!

The exhaust is going to get coated is some fashion, could be paint or ceramic, but I haven't decided yet. Before that happens it will get chopped up a bit. At a minimum the muffler is going to get a bit shorter and pulled in closer to the bike. Possibly a reverse cone end cap made up. I don't want to change the sound though.
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Used to have my headers on my 1000 painted high temp flat black and had used high temp primer first. Heated in SHMBO's stove oven each coat but could never solve the problem of bits (quite a few) flaking off. Finally bit the bullet and had them professionally ceramic coated and have been very happy that I did. Just sayin.
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That would be the best option. I'm not sure what colors and finishes are available these days.

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So finally the post I’ve been working for. I had my first road test yesterday and it went off without incident👌

Road it home today with another short jaunt around the neighborhood and everything is as it should be.

It is far from done, but everything now is cosmetic. It seems to be running spot on, handling well and stopping really well.

I know the 1100 motor has a lower output gear so that helps acceleration, but I was very pleasantly surprised how much more power the bike puts out with the 1977 carbs and cams with the 1100 motor. The power delivery starts lower in the rpm and pulls much harder.

Very happy so far😁
2005 Suzuki DL1000
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1977 GL1000 project
1999 WR400 off road
2000 WR400 Supermoto
2003 TTR125 Pit Bike
1984 ATC200M
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NICE!!!!
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Thank you. Looking forward to getting some miles on it.
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Any further updates?! The bike is looking great!
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Need an update when you get that 4 into 1 updated. Beautiful black and blue bike.
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Congratulations on March 2024 Bike of the Month. Well deserved after your fine craftmanship customizing.
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Congrats on BOTM! Nicely done! anim-cheers1
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We can update the pic when you get the new exhaust on it …

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