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Old 06-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #256
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #257
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #258
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James, you must be checking the air pressure on the rear tire in this shot... Thread is You and your Bikes...
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:04 PM   #259
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James, you must be checking the air pressure on the rear tire in this shot... Thread is You and your Bikes...
Don't be so hard on the guy, there are other transgressions as well. It would be good to see his face so if I met him on the road I would know...
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:22 AM   #260
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My '82 GL500

New to me off Craigslist in February 2011 w/ 4,300 miles, all original :)




Outside Delta Junction, following the pipeline on a Saddlesore1000.


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Old 06-12-2011, 12:33 AM   #261
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New to me off Craigslist in February 2011 w/ 4,300 miles, all original :)
Always did like that bike. Just looking at it for a few minutes you can imagine an engineer 30 years ago trying to figure out what kind of changes to incorporate into the design. I'd sure hate to have to change a cylinder on that booger though.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:00 AM   #262
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Always did like that bike. Just looking at it for a few minutes you can imagine an engineer 30 years ago trying to figure out what kind of changes to incorporate into the design. I'd sure hate to have to change a cylinder on that booger though.
The cylinder sleeves are cast into the crankcase, so you're right, it would be quite a job! The design has an interesting pedigree (the GL500 is basically a CX500 with a larger tank, some different plastics and a monoshock). Back in the day, the design was popular with bike couriers due to its reliability (knock on wood). Here's some information about the designer and the history as well.

The design was nicknamed "the plastic maggot" due to a funny looking headlight fairing on early models. It was also the butt of a pretty funny cartoon comparing the engine layout to a trash/sewage pump:

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:50 AM   #263
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Me, the old bike, and the new...
Came back home last year (originally moved to Wasilla in 1972) after 5 years in the south.
Me and my Buell, which now belongs to a fellow that works at JBER...


And my new to me KTM


Looking forward to a great riding season and hopefully getting to go ridin' with some of you!

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #264
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #265
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #266
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE WHITE WHALE????


Oh. Just me.


Extramarital farkelingus has begun.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #267
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #268
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #269
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #270
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Not the only DRZ 400 out there I see....

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