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    that café gl looks pretty intriguing! and since old wings are fairly plentiful, that might be an option for a café build that I've been planning on. but the Valkyrie was made up till 2015, but looked nothing like what it did

    http://powersports.honda.com/2015/go...-valkyrie.aspx
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    Congrats on the new {to you} toy. Ride her for now...contemplate "cafe" later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD_83 View Post
    Sometime within the last 10-15 years I became enamoured of the idea of a naked GL1500...

    kind of like this nice example:

    That is pure unadulterated bike porn right there. That thing is sweeeeeeettttt.
    Larry

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    [QUOTE=Steve;2397185]Or, if you don't mind some body work on it.




    And Steve, that is just plain butt ugly----IMHO. Just my .02
    Larry

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    Ive never sworn that I will not own a bike of that nature. I just say im not ready for one yet. Enjoy!

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    Well...if the cafe is the route to go here....I'd suggest USD forks {every bodys doing it} and make both the exhaust tips "spin", gatling style.
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    I'm a big fan of naked Wings-and of Valkyries in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofvenus View Post
    Bought an '88 gl1500. And i think i'm in love..... Oh, my son has already stolen my 850.
    And still no pics of the "new" wing?
    Roger


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    Quote Originally Posted by alke46 View Post
    And Steve, that is just plain butt ugly----IMHO. Just my .02
    Larry, I am not a big fan of that style, either, but I saved that picture some time ago when someone was talking about Wings being stodgy old land yachts.

    This one is definitely on the other side of the coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    And still no pics of the "new" wing?
    I've been a bit busy lately, will get to that soon. When i do, I'll post up pics of the 750 too, now that i've finally gotten the '88 short stroke motor in it.....
    Dee Durant '83 750es (Overly molested...) '68 TC 250 (The boxes and boxes in my garage attic) '79 850 G (GK wannabe...)

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