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What a fun topic, thanks for starting this.

I bought this gal to resell but as she sat during the winter i grew more and more fond until one day i was compelled to see what she looked like undressed :)
 

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Figured I would post a right side up photo of my bike.

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I'm going to dig out some more build photos and pics of other bikes, but starting with these.

My origanal GL500I in the middle of an epic 8 week trip. I quit my job and headed West for two weeks. Ended up being 8 weeks.
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Left El Paso in 100 degree weather in August with no coat, no gloves (and no sense) headed north. Got stuck at Monarch Pass in CO when the (August) snow closed the road for two days. I'd have frozen and starved if not for a group of old guys on scary taped together ratbike Harleys who took pity on me and/or liked the two bottles of Mescal I was carrying from Juarez. Both I think.
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Another photo from out West. I was camped out at an abandoned gas station (a different one than the other photo).
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This GL500I was painted "Midori Green," I powder coated the pitted chrome, and had a saddle shop cover the seats with leather. I regret not keeping this one.
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A couple of GL500 builds. I think the one on the jack later be came the "Midori Green" dresser and the more complete one on its sidestand ended up leaving home. Land vehicle Vehicle Motor vehicle Engine Auto part Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Car

By bro instructing Russian exchange students on the old Kaw. She only had 4900 miles on her. My bro later got hit by an old farmer at a roundabout who just flat ran *over* the bike instead of stopping. The bike was totaled. Bro is still with us.
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The K1200RS just before I sold it. Displayed with all the gadgets. Beautiful machine. And a real lemon.
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The current bike. 7800 miles. So new the stickers are still almost mint. I never knew how many plastic caps and covers a Silverwing had. They were mostly missing on my previous bikes. Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Car Material property Font Metal Label Vehicle Font Car Gauge Speedometer Tachometer Measuring instrument Auto part

Going to post more GL500 pics when I find them.
 

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Great job, nice looking bike. No exhaust system?
 

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my 82 gl500-i and recently painted helmet. "half naked" removed seatbelt latch for bags, stock turn signals replaced with random old round Honda turns, really not far from stock but I like it. looks fairly sporty IMO and its comfortable. I plan on shortening the windshield some. my first gl500.
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Next step is to change the angle of the exhaust so the bottom pipe splays out, instead of the pipes jogging parallel first. But in the meantime, I'm enjoying the hell out of it!

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GL400 bought this morning. Very original condition, originally Japanese market model, ended up in Ireland via Germany. Ran very well this morning on the motorway on the way back from the dealers. Land vehicle Motorcycle Vehicle Motor vehicle Car Alloy wheel Tire Wheel Spoke Motor vehicle Motor vehicle Vehicle Auto part Engine Motorcycle
 
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