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Well, here is my GL1000! I found some very useful information have had some great assistance from this list - Thank you to All.

I'm 46 now and when this bike came out I had a 550/4. I alway hoped to have a 75-79 street version, and with marriage, kids, school, university and life I never got to it. My wife let me get this because I promised it wouldn't cost more than 500 to 750 to put back on the road, and she knew I wouldn't spend more on it. I'm at around 600 on it and I've scoped out a pair of Michelins for new rubber. Woohoo!

What has gone into it (not including a trip across one province ;-):
front brake line, front master cylinder kit, set of brake pads, new rim, 3 oil changes, rad flush, rad cap, thermostat, new rad hoses, 1-1/2 ht carb rebuild (a real one this December), by-passed air cut-off valve, new/used points, oil filter banjo bolt, front trany/w-pump seal kit, new rocker covers - painted, modified 1200 tensioners, new timing belts, two levers, pair of switch sets for bars, head light bucket, seat, 4 blinkers, rebuilt instrument cluster (from Ebay basket case cluster), $39.00 saddle bags (not shown), new mirrors, set gap & timing, adjusted clutch - bottom case, flush the poop out of the forks and two changes of fork oil (got my wifes runners ;-) boy she was upset), cleaned up rusty brake switches, new battery, made my own instrument voltage reg, new plugs, copper no-siezed most screws and bolts, used false tank covers and side covers, used side stand, and polished front forks- the carbs are next.
 

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Well done Jim, very nice work. You got away ligthly with what you had to spend. The GL1100 pipes look super and certainly not out of place. I hope you have a lot of fun on it. :clapper:
 

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Very nice indeed Jim. It can be hard to know when to stop with these old Wings, buying this and improving that and before you know it you hav a major bill on hand. You managed to get the beast looking good and probably running good too. Well done.
 

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Wow, that's a nice looking Bike !! Very clean ! And the 1100 pipes look like they came with it ! I would think the back pressure is close to the same ? Good job ! Now put it in the Wind !
 

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For anyone thinking that a job like this is impossible, just check out the "came from dump" photo. I thought that the "blown engine" would be atleast $300 in parts, but it was just badly gapped points and shut down carbs. I forgot about mentioning a ton of other parts, but some are just cheaper getting from JCWhitney, or one of the other online providers... Cheaper than a wrecker would charge.

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What a fantastic looking salvage job, you've got every right to be proud of your handy-work...:D
 
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Wha ! ! :grinner:This bike is just the last word. :clapper: It's an absolute credit to you the way that you have restored this machine. :jumper:Congrats and very well done. :waving:

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Way to go Jim, you're the man! Well worth the effort and I bet you are real glad you started the job.
 

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Thanks guys. If my deck didn't have 5 steps down to get the bike off I'ld have it on the road now! I can't wait until spring time. As soon as I get the carbs and engine running smoothly, it'll be on the road (for a couple of minutes at least!) ;)
 
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