Posts Tagged ‘custom motorcycles’
 

GL1200 Bobber Seat

by GL1200 Bobber Seat I showed earlier how I cut out and pounded out a seat pan and mounting system for the Goldwing GL1200 bobber.  I’m finally at the point where I could go ahead and foam and cover the seat pan with lea...

GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod

by GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod Braking well is something I tend to place importance on when it comes to motorcycles.  I had an incident in San Rafael, Nicaragua where I borrowed an old Honda motorcycle from the clinic I was ...

GL1200 Bobber Random Pics v1.0

by GL1200 Bobber Random Pics v1.0 Here are some pics I took along the build process that didn’t fit neatly into anything.  Enjoy!   by

GL1200 Chop – Rear Suspension

by I had an idea of what I wanted to do with the rear suspension and after searching the internet I found exactly what I was looking for at Naked Goldwing Club by a member called HOTT.  He highly modified a GL1000 and installed...


GL1200 Seat Pan and Mount

by In keeping with the, “build it instead of buying it” theme of this build, I grabbed some sheet metal and drew out a seat pan shape that I liked and seemed to fit the bike. Using a mallet I pounded the metal over ...

GL1200 Powder Coating – First Round

by I set up a circa – 1970’s double oven I removed from a remodel I did a while back to use as a powder coating oven for smaller parts.  I had some parts I had just sandblasted and went ahead and powder coated them ...


GL1200 Smoothed Valve Covers

by I wanted to use the prominent valve covers of the boxer style motor to set off the look of the bike.  I filled in the “1200” indentation along with some of the other OEM indentations to give the valve cover a smo...

GL1200 Custom Air Intake

by Once the frame was modified and a center spline was put in place to mount the Harley gas tank, the plastic OEM plate that covered the stock air box and held the stock air cleaner was clearly not going to work.  First of all,...


GL1200 Coil Relocate

by To make things a little cleaner, the coil packs were moved towards the back of the frame, hidden behind a plate I cut out and installed.  Typically the coils are at the front of the bike above the front of the engine.  With ...

GL1200 Electrics Bag

by GL1200 Electronics Bag Someplace along the line I found an old oil bath filter from some sort of machinery that looked really cool.  It was pretty beat up and full of ancient oil sludge.  I knew I wanted to use it on a bike ...

GL1200 Chop Intro

by My good friend Jared decided he wanted a hobby a while back. Actually his wife suggested it. Not one to let an opportunity like that pass by he decided to get buy a motorcycle and do a slight resto-mod. We were talking on th...



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