78 GL1000 resto-mod

From basic novice to the hard core cutomizing. Sharing tips, tricks and knowledge. Feel
free to ask question or give us your "2 cents".

Moderators: sunnbobb, Neil, Forum Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
wingrider
SUPER BIKER!!!!
SUPER BIKER!!!!
Posts: 3755
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Maple Lake, MN USA

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#31

Post by wingrider »

Lookin’ great! Nice job! anim-cheers1
2002 1800 Wing
2001 Valkyrie Interstate
1978 1200 EFI Wing with Motorvation Coupe Royale sidecar
1977 1200 Wing cafe/bobber project
1974 Suzuki GT550
wannabridin
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 744
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:40 pm
Location: Hurst, TX

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#32

Post by wannabridin »

I like seeing the SKF fork seals! Sooooo much better performance than stock or aftermarket!!
User avatar
bluefisher
Cast Iron Member
Cast Iron Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:18 am
Location: Pocasset, Ma.

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#33

Post by bluefisher »

Those forks are NOS from a 2010 ZX1400. They are rebuilt with new springs, seals and tuned to my weight but a bit stiff. I keep tweaking a little after every ride. I'll get there.....
have a great day!
User avatar
Whiskerfish
President
President
Posts: 37082
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:34 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/whiskerfish/
Location: Norfolk Va

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#34

Post by Whiskerfish »

Beautiful build, She makes a Great Bike of the Month!!! Congrats dancr dancr dancr dancr
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017
"The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam
"Yea I do dance awkwardly, and I am having more fun than you" Taylor Swift
2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1984 GL1200 Standard
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike

Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!
User avatar
wingrider
SUPER BIKER!!!!
SUPER BIKER!!!!
Posts: 3755
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Maple Lake, MN USA

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#35

Post by wingrider »

Congrats on BOTM! Well done! anim-cheers1
2002 1800 Wing
2001 Valkyrie Interstate
1978 1200 EFI Wing with Motorvation Coupe Royale sidecar
1977 1200 Wing cafe/bobber project
1974 Suzuki GT550
User avatar
NotSoLilCrippseys
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 529
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:21 am
Location: York County, Maine

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#36

Post by NotSoLilCrippseys »

Congratulations! That's a great build. Well deserved.
Avatar is a summer '21 photo of the Blue Phoenix, our 1983 GL1100I rescue gone naked.

In the Stable and Ridable
1992 ST1100 - my longer haul tourer
1992 XJ600S - son's streetfighter
1987 VFR700 - son's latest, in blue/silver
1983 - GL1100I - naked Blue Phoenix (son's, really)
1982 GL1100I - naked bagger Cabernet (surf bike)
1979 GL1000 - Ginger Lynn, but not that Ginger Lynn (Wing and a Prayer)
1979 GL1000 - A Steel Horse with No Name (one owner, original paperwork, Vetter-ed up)
1978 CB550K - son's cafe (carb issues still vex

Active Project(s)
FrankenWing - 1980 GL1100 motor in 1982 or 1983 frame (still deciding)

Sold
Not lookin' back to avoid regrets
User avatar
LastMohawk
Billet Alum. Member
Billet Alum. Member
Posts: 237
Joined: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:57 am
Location: Eifel, Germany
Contact:

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#37

Post by LastMohawk »

Congrats on BOTM
I like your build

Greeting Harald
"Sometimes it takes more than luck to keep the wheels spinning just right."

77 GL1000 "Uschi"
User avatar
Ccarel1
Brass Member
Brass Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:31 pm
Location: South Africa

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#38

Post by Ccarel1 »

I really enjoyed your build from the beginning!Well deserved BOTM!
User avatar
tomk1960
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1001
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:54 am
Location: Worcester, MA

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#39

Post by tomk1960 »

I just saw that this made BOTM and I wholeheartedly agree - well deserved!
1986 VFR750F Interceptor
1983 Honda CB1100F Super Sport - Red 1123 Resto-Mod
1978 Honda GL1000
User avatar
bluefisher
Cast Iron Member
Cast Iron Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:18 am
Location: Pocasset, Ma.

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#40

Post by bluefisher »

Thanks folks, I was just told about this. My backs been poop and haven't been ridding but looking forward to next summer and really runs awesome!!
have a great day!
User avatar
bluefisher
Cast Iron Member
Cast Iron Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:18 am
Location: Pocasset, Ma.

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#41

Post by bluefisher »

have a great day!
User avatar
CYBORG
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 24594
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:52 pm
Location: Muskegon mich

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#42

Post by CYBORG »

looks good. Many miles of smiles ahead
1978 custom GL1000
1977 custom with 1200 engine
1985 gl1200
cfairweather
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 716
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#43

Post by cfairweather »

Very nice bike and great workmanship. You should be very proud of this one.
User avatar
tomk1960
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1001
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:54 am
Location: Worcester, MA

Re: 78 GL1000 resto-mod

#44

Post by tomk1960 »

cfairweather wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:58 pm Very nice bike and great workmanship. You should be very proud of this one.
Thanks! I keep it at our little vacation cottage and ride it whenever we're down there. Perfect for two people, or just me when I want to take a rip on some of the nearby twisties. For an old bike, it handles surprisingly well.
1986 VFR750F Interceptor
1983 Honda CB1100F Super Sport - Red 1123 Resto-Mod
1978 Honda GL1000
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “GoldWing UnderGround CustomiZing”