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Old 04-06-2015, 04:31 AM   #1
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1975 GL1000 Rat Rod thingy...

Picked this up over the weekend. When I am done, it will still be sweaty but not a "Rat Rod"

Threw it in the back of the Odyssey:









Good runner. Carbs have been rebuilt. Belts are new as of Spring 2014.

Needs some electrical help. All wires and components have been shoved wherever the PO could fit them. Nothing has been properly cleaned up.

New bars fitted. Playing with the idea of running a CB350 seat (smaller in both width and length).

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Old 04-06-2015, 06:09 AM   #2
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Holy Frankenwing!
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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Pity it was hacked to begin with. It's a first year and our club is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. Oh well.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Has the frame been cut up? It doesn't appear so, but I'm not versed in the ways of the Wing.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:13 PM   #5
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Some various tabs have been removed, and the rear fender struts have been cut off.

For now I am going to clean up what is there and ride it as is. I will slowly compile the parts to put it back to stock-ish appearance
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:31 AM   #6
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Get rid of the rust and stupid shit... Make a decent hot rod..
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:16 AM   #7
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First year?

Wow.

That's still pretty cool.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:04 AM   #8
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I like the front fender. You can always hold it for ransom at the Gold Wing site.
It has good bones/lines even for being a bit hacked up.
You might put the progression on Assembly Required
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:55 PM   #9
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:13 PM   #10
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First year?

Wow.

That's still pretty cool.
Here's one of our Club member's first year, one year color, Blue Green Pearl.

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Old 04-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #11
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Here's one of our Club member's first year, one year color, Blue Green Pearl.

Thats pretty nice, Puts my 81 to shame.

I remember when they came out in late 74 my buddies dad bought one and took it home and bolted a white Vetter fairing and bags to it because Honda did not offer a fairing yet. Half of his Harley riding friends ended up buying a GW after they found out how smooth it rode. For some reason the local Honda bike dealer didnt sell Goldwings but it was the car dealer thet had them.

That thing looked huge compared to my ride at the time, A Yamaha JT-60.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:18 PM   #12
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #13
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Wild shit there- will you preserve it?
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:13 PM   #14
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Wild shit there- will you preserve it?
Absolutely. This tank will probably wind up as shop wall art.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:28 PM   #15
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Here's one of our Club member's first year, one year color, Blue Green Pearl.
Sweet bike, my good friend's dad had one he bought brand new.The first gen naked GW's are really amazing bikes! Good luck with build
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