My new project is not as sick as Mavs but it only has 2 wheels...

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  1. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am bored not having a car to tinker with this winter so I picked up another bike
    1979 Suzuki GS1000E that needs a little love. Mechanically sound but had been dropped over while sitting still on its left side. Minor damage, bent handlebars, headlight ring dented, messed up speedo and a small dent in the tank.
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    So I tore her down, sent all the sheetmetal to my body guy
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    Then one of my techs said he had a 78 GS1000 sitting in his yard he wanted to get rid of, $100 score! Took of the headlight, gauge cluster, turn signals and a bunch of small trim parts, clips, etc. Stuck it on Craigslist and sold it for $250!
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    So I took that money and bought myself a bike lift table, I wish every flip was that easy and profitable.

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    Great score! Those are really fun bikes. I had a 78 kawi KZ1000 that I am still kicking my self for selling.
     
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    I used to have one of those Suzukis! Great bike
     
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    Had a Suzuki GS1100 bike was fast....
     
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    where's the burnout pic?
     
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    LOL
     
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    I have some news for you since you took a special trip to East Peoria a couple weeks ago. A Bloomington Harbor Freight project just came across my desk. Should be done this summer sometime.
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    Harbor Freight Tools

    1344 East Empire St.

    Bloomington, IL 61701

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    I think it's the old Cohen's building.
     
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    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know exactly where that is at...HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I will get you a burnout pic as soon as she is put back together, thats the true way to test a freshly built bike ;)
     
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    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The original cluster was banged up on the left side, black main housing was cracked, left chrome backing bezel was crunched and the tripmeter button was gone
    Disassembled the original one, plus the one I got from the parts bike. Used some leftover SEM dye to paint the housing, polished up the chrome backs with some never dull, checked and replaced any burnt out bulbs and painted the frame gloss black.
    I am happy with the final results!

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