Gonna be stripping it down, remember? Don't know how much of the headlight assembly will be left.Get the 98 - 2000 year.
Full time running lights (rather than cornering lights) on the SE.
Newer (brighter) style head light assembly.
Muffler tips nicer looking. It will have a slightly more (not a lot) throaty sound....!
Gonna be stripping it down, remember? Don't know how much of the headlight assembly will be left.
Now I gotta find a 98-2000 GL1500 se or Aspencade that somebody wrecked the tins on or layed over.
How do I find a busted up one? Something where the frame, wheels/tires, and drivetrain are all good, but the boxes/trunk/fairing are toast?
I actually prefer the white gauge faces. And like you said, no windshield, no reflection.Also do you care if you have white faced instruments or black? That could narrow down your years even more. The white reflects off the windscreen, but I guess that won't be an issue for you.
This is all very helpful. Especially the cooling system being simpler. As I said above, this build will be a stripped down, bobber/cafe/rat bike hybrid. I wanna get down to the bones of the bike, then build it back up as kind of a vintage European cruiser. Leather bags, a teardrop tank, (considering keeping the stock frame tank, and maybe putting a Valkyrie tank cover on it, if that's even possible). I also like the look of Indian style swept back fenders.
I have a local welder/modder who suggested a springer front end, (he's old school crazy like that!), but I'm leaning towards a leading link, sidecar style front end.
Now, knowing the general direction I'm going with this, how do the above electrical improvements figure in? If it's more complicated, would it benefit the build.
Since it'll have a sidecar, I like the idea of better cooling! So, it's looking like the closer I can get to 2001 models, the better, right?
Anyboby ever put spoke rims on a GW? >