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Replaced my aftermarket floorboards and shifter with stock that I got from BrianinPA. My cousin is coming to visit end of the month and he's uncomfortable using the aftermarket setup. I bought the bike in the fall of '89 pretty much as it is today (see gallery pix) and it sure looks odd to my eye now. I'm riding to work this AM so I'll see how long it feels odd. :moped:

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Replaced my aftermarket floorboards and shifter with stock that I got from BrianinPA. My cousin is coming to visit end of the month and he's uncomfortable using the aftermarket setup. I bought the bike in the fall of '89 pretty much as it is today (see gallery pix) and it sure looks odd to my eye now. I'm riding to work this AM so I'll see how long it feels odd. :moped:

I thought I would give a ride report. The short answer is that I'll be putting the 'boards back on as soon as my cousin's plane leaves the ground. The stock 'pegs leave my knees at a more substantial bend (an important consideration, at my age) than the floor boards. My feet are higher off the road and slightly towards the rear. The first half hour I had to learn to stick my left toe farther inboard to catch the shifter, kept whiffing out wide. The heel/toe aftermarket shifter is an acquired taste, but I've been with it near 3 decades, my foot knows what to do without thought.

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Been like JoeDrum and doing much house work this spring. Finally started putting the new windshield on. Had to remove the speakers to get at the "stay put" nuts that don't. LED lights for the center gauges (3 out of 4, one didn't have enough room for larger bulb). I've ordered a new toggle switch that I've added to turn off the clock. Weather so crappy this year that even though I'm behind on having the bike ready to ride, I haven't missed out on much riding.

Ride report on the replacement windshield. The SlipStream brand replacement is an inch or two lower than stock and I love it! The edge is now comfortably below eye level and yet I get no wind buffeting on the helmet. I even like the way it looks better.

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My Bike Models: GL1800 ('06)
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This morning I backed her out of the garage, warmed her while donning gear, and took her for a 6.4 mile loop through the valley. Yowsa, I don't remember this kind of kick from my '77 GL1000. Once she passes about 3500 RPM, I must be hanging onto the grips with BOTH hands! The bump at the back of the seat came in handy! Feels like it weighs much less than my '77 did. Although she is still a bit rough at lower RPM, man was she nice when wouud out. Even managed to get her through all 5 gears, but never fast enough for 5th (or even 4th) to feel that happy. Tires are 13 years old and I can feel how hard the rear is when using the rear brake. The front is much better, but may still need another bleed. Won't be riding her more until July 12th, when the insurance on her starts (changing to Dairyland along with my GL1800) - bu-bye again, Flo!

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My Bike Models: - '97 Valkyrie Bumblebee Tourer that Honda never made!

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You guys won't believe it, but I left the garage on my '78 this morning at 2AM. Car is in the shop for major AC work and I had an obligation in Buckeye. Even at that hour, it was hot out (86F), but it felt good compared to current daytime temps. Six hours and a 120 mile round trip later, I was back home.

Mission accomplished...it was in the mid 90's when I got home and rising fast - hence the early departure.

Nice performing motorcycles, these old GLs. And one that's bare bones is ideal for just this sort of back and forth errand.

EDIT: No, it was not a drug deal... :smilie_happy:

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Flushed the cooling system on the 84. Jumped on the 87 and the handlebars were heavier than normal... turned out the valve stem broke. Pulled the rubber one off and put a metal one on.

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I rode mine over a LARGE racoon. He came out of the long grass at the side of the road, no time to react.. The front end bottomed out with a bang and the bike wobbled at that was all. Thank goodness these are heavy bikes...... I pulled some fur of the bottom of the motor when I got to work...
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I rode mine over a LARGE racoon. He came out of the long grass at the side of the road, no time to react.. The front end bottomed out with a bang and the bike wobbled at that was all. Thank goodness these are heavy bikes...... I pulled some fur of the bottom of the motor when I got to work...
I got lucky...


I had a similar experience with a possum once. GS1000 - still a heavy bike. Although I closed my eyes, gritted my teeth and prepared for the worst, it was pretty much a non-event. Barely felt it. But, I'm pretty sure that's not always the case. I was lucky too.

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I rode mine over a LARGE racoon. He came out of the long grass at the side of the road, no time to react.. The front end bottomed out with a bang and the bike wobbled at that was all. Thank goodness these are heavy bikes...... I pulled some fur of the bottom of the motor when I got to work...
I got lucky...


I had a similar experience with a possum once. GS1000 - still a heavy bike. Although I closed my eyes, gritted my teeth and prepared for the worst, it was pretty much a non-event. Barely felt it. But, I'm pretty sure that's not always the case. I was lucky too.

I'm pretty sure that's not how the possum would describe the encounter. :smilie_happy:

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Agree that is not what the opossum said in his report.

He called it a hit & run, said you never looked back to see how he was.

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Rode my 87 to my parents house so I could take my mom to the hospital... it seems my dad decided to day dream while riding his Helix and lost control in a turn. Looks like it's time for the 75 year old to hang up his helmet...

The good news is, he only has some back and neck pain. The bad news is, looks like I am adding a slightly damaged Helix to my fleet. Not quite the way i wanted to get it.

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Glad your Dad will be okay Brian. As for me. I haven't had time to fix any of my stuff. Been working on the 80 for the new owner and riding the Valk as much as I can.

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