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GL1200 Bobber Shake Down

by GL1200 Shake Down The weather right now in the Tucson area is perfect.  I took the day and took the GL1200 on some shakedown rides.  It performed like a champ.  I found a few loose nuts and that doesn’t even count the ...

DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat

by DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat Project: 1984 GL1200 Bobber Custom by Kartch Customs Today I wrap up the seat on the GL1200  build with a run down on how pretty much anybody can build their own custom designed butt bucket. So you...

GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes

by GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes Once I chopped the entire rear end off the frame there was no way I could use the stock rear master cylinder system.   Lucky for my but unlucky for my buddy, I had the rear Brembo master cylinder fr...

GL1200 Seat Installation

by GL1200 Seat Installation Yay!!!! I picked up the seat from the cobbler.  They stitched and trimmed the leather I had stretched and glued on the seat pan.  I’m pretty stoked at how it turned out.  The first thing I did ...


GL1200 Bobber Exhaust

by GL1200 Bobber Exhaust Here’s some pics to show what I did with the exhaust.  I cut all the shields off the stock header pipes and then chopped off the back end to give me a good place to weld on some straight pipes.  T...

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...


Syringe Manometer

by Syringe Manometer I needed a manometer to sync the four carbs on my GL1200 Bobber build and decided to make one.   Being an RN, I have been saving 60ml irrigation syringes we use. It came to me I could glue them together and...

GL1200 Bobber Lighting

by GL1200 Lighting Circuit The lighting circuit is installed in rough form. I set up a circuit on my LED brake and tail light to convert the single intensity light into a dual intensity light. It’s a simple circuit that u...


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 Starter Rebuilt

by GL1200 Starter Rebuilt Here’s some quick shots of the starter rebuild or at least what things look like. I ordered a rebuild kit on Ebay and it was pretty darn complete. The thing I liked most was the kit contained sea...

GL1200 Bobber Real Gas Tank

by GL1200 Bobber Real Gas Tank One thing I really don’t like about the the GL1200 is the fact it has a fake gas tank.  I don’t know why it bothers me but it does.  I want a real tank with fuel sloshing around where ...
GL1200 Radiator Hose Refurb

GL1200 Bobber Radiator Hose Refurb

by GL1200 Bobber Radiator Hose Refurb While waiting for some parts to arrive I started hitting some of the smaller items in the GL1200 bobber build.  The radiator hoses that were on the bike were ballooned out and shot and the ...



GL1200 Bobber License Plate Bracket

by GL1200 Bobber License Plate Bracket Once I had the basic design of the brake light completed, I turned my attention to where I was going to mount the thing.  The right side of the bike had the most space considering the huge...

GL1200 Bobber Tail Light

by GL1200 Bobber Tail Light I looked around for a tail light for my GL1200 Bobber project and didn’t find anything that seemed to fit what I was looking for.  There were a few designs that I liked but where crazy expensiv...

GL1200 Painting Begins

by GL1200 Painting Begins After what seemed like an eternity I finally reached the point I could start spraying some stuff on the GL1200 Goldwing.  I covered all everything with a two-part urethane epoxy, did all my block sandi...




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