Well after almost 2 years and 2 bike i finally got her up and on the road.total cost for both bikes and tires ect is around $1100,but after selling most of the extra's(still got some extra parts still)im into it about 500 bux.
Took her out and she ran GREAT.No issues,only the broken tapedeck rattling around..lol..
As it sits its a 1980 GL 1100 standard with 83 Aspencade bags,racks,trunk,fairing ClarionII ect.Was a little frustrating with some of the wiring ect but all in all it was well worth it.All thats left is to make the passenger backrest,paint this winter and timing belts in the winter.
Great feeling, huh? My 1100 ran when I got it but had a lot of issues. After the winter rebuild it was truly a rewarding experience to hear it start up again and taking her out on the road the first time was really exciting.
Congrats on the success you have had so far. Get those belts done though. It's about the only thing that can hurt these bullet proof 1100s.
So after day 2 of riding,ive put about 200 miles on it,nothing big.but in the meantime i blew a front fork seal and rear shock seal...lol..guess she aint used to riding with allll that extra fairing,bags weight..o well,other then that she is running top notch so far
Looks good. Nothing feels better than the reward from hard work. And enjoying it.
If you ever want to take off all the graffiti like I did just use some Easyoff Oven cleaner and a damp rag. Mine had a bunch of scroll stuff on it till I repainted it. Then do a buff/wax job on it.It'll hold you till you get ready to paint. Had a friend who bought a 1200 that was loaded with the stuff including a zodiac sign, the bike looked amazing after he got it off.