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Thank you all for the guidance when I needed it, I was able to get about 90% done and taking a break for the holidays.

About 4 years ago a dear friend and neighbor passed away suddenly. His wife, not knowing exactly what to do with it asked me if I wanted it or if I could help her haul it to the dump. Knowing how much he loved the bike, I took it with the intent of rebuilding it. For about 3 years it sat, I even acquired a parts bike.. and it sat some more. Now 2 GL1100's were taking up precious real estate in the garage. I tried to sell it, but had some bad luck online (scammers, fake eBay accounts etc.) long story short it wound up back with me and my wife convinced me to rebuild it.



First day, this is how it came to me. Very much a 1980's bike.
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The day it made it to my driveway (pushed it on the engine stand... boy was it heavy)

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Started the process, amazingly the motor was running good (with some minor tuning) I took it all the way down to frame and motor... repainted it with ceramic paint
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Replaced the cooling system with an all aluminum, with silicon racing hoses (I have roots in the racing world) as well as found some chrome parts.
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Even had to paint the wheels
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There was no real pressure to go back to a stock look so I did my own thing, and combined different types of styles I liked (Bobber, Cafe', Cruiser) and lightened it up a bit. I kept all the original mounts so I can add bags, racks etc.

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And here it is,
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Yes that is Mopar Jazz Blue :)
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Have to figure out the headlights, brakes and a few other minor details but you get the picture :)
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Once the paint cures, it will get its final decal- to renew its look I went with newer. Extra credit for anyone name the bike this decal comes from :)

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Thank you, you cant really tell from the pictures- but the blue is metal flake but the black is not, that's what gives it its depth. Now to figure out why/where my carb is leaking.
 

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Very nice. If we still had our very nice emojis I would give you applause.
 

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  • Is that the stock seat?

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    No I got it off of eBay, it is a café style- a bit shorter than stock (5 1/2 inches) Hand-made low profile cafe racer seat 28 inches long for Honda GL1100 Goldwing.
Search for 1979-1983 Honda GL1100 Goldwing low profile cafe racer seat 28" CODE: F2119
 

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  • No I got it off of eBay, it is a café style- a bit shorter than stock (5 1/2 inches) Hand-made low profile cafe racer seat 28 inches long for Honda GL1100 Goldwing.
Search for 1979-1983 Honda GL1100 Goldwing low profile cafe racer seat 28" CODE: F2119
There is no such thing as a 79 GL1100, got to watch those ebay sellers.
 
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