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by Slackmaster Stan on May 17, 2008, 11:57:00 PM

I purchased the '78 Goldwing GL1000 on 4/25/2008 for my birthday. It has a Cafe racer look. The following modifications have been done prior to my purchase:

  • Custom paint
  • Custom seat & cowl
  • Stock handlebars replaced with flatter lower bars
  • Handle bar 1.5" riser installed
  • Front/Rear signals removed
  • Front fork brace isntalled
  • Stock mirrors remove, bar end mirror added to left
  • Rear shocks replaced with Showa
  • Rear fender (inner and outter) removed
  • Rear stock taillight/tag bracket removed
  • Custom taillight mounted to seat
  • Custom tag bracket monted to right rear shock mount (made from a Texas license plate)
  • Stock headlight replaced with Vetter headlight

Since I have gotten the bike I have done the following modifications:

  • Added custom from/rear turn signals
  • Added stock rear inner fender
  • Added custom Fender/Taillight/Tag holder
  • Added right side bar end mirror, replaced left side
Maintenance done since purchase:
  • 5/2/2008 Fixed horn - cleaned horn switch
  • 5/2/2008 Adjusted handle bar and controls
  • 5/9/2008 Replaced turn signal flasher with load independent flasher (557?)
To be done:
  • Replace stator
  • Fix neutral light that is always on
  • Basic maintenance and tune-up
  • Rework rear brake/tag light for brighter lighting
  • Resolve uneven acceleration problem (charging system, carbs?)
  • Repaint body panels
  • Repaint frame
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