So we took a fully dressed ratted old GL1100 that hadn’t run in over 7 years and thought it would make a good project for some minor mods. “so we thought”
Firstly we started with stripping it down and removing the engine ensuring it still turned over and wasn’t seized. Freshening up some seals, gaskets, switches, clutch, master cylinders, brake calipers and removing the carburetors and rebuilding them. Quite the project but allot of fun. Before we new it we were shortening rear guards, retro fitting a front guard from a CB900 and pin striping and painting them while leaving the rest with its classic original ratty look. Custom fiber glassing a seat base and covering it with a diamond stitch top. It was starting to take shape.
New fork seals a must as it had been sitting so long including a full service and tune, a new battery and starter motor and we bought this old thing back to life. Carburetors adjusted and balanced made certain this old girl was performing at its best again. Some custom Z bars, rear progressive shocks, twin headlights, indicators and tail light really gave this GL a distinct look and feel.
The low center of gravity with the horizontally apposed 4 cylinder and staintune pipes made this bike such a comfortable, easy and fun bike to cruise on regardless of HWY or round town riding.
Loved this custom build and now looking forward to the next one.