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    hi I just bought 2 1982 GS 1100l complete bikes and a few boxes of parts for $1k.im hoping to build one great bike to ride and sell the other and all the parts I don`t need when i get done.im hoping this will be a bike that stays with me for many years to come so any tips will be greatly appreciated. the one i am building myself has 11,ooo original miles. thanks in advance! sincerely, Jlight

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Nice score on those bikes. Tips? Where to start. Here's a couple of places to start.

    https://www.thegsresources.com/

    https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...ewbie-Mistakes

    http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bikecliff/

    That should get you plenty to read for starters.
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    Sounds like a plan. New to bikes, or seasoned bike nut? How'd you get into this project? Owned GS's before? Not that it matters. Congrats & welcome.
    1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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    Is it an L (chain drive) or a GL (shaft drive)?
    If it's a shaft, (if they're both shafties) it may be worthwhile to check out the drive guts in the rear assembly -- there's a part in the 82s they used a metal that was too soft, and the splines wear out overquickly.

    This is a great site, no matter your experience level! Welcome!
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    If by "build" you mean cut-it-up, I would suggest get it running right first.

    82 GL (shaft), yah, Like FK said, learn about the hub in the rear wheel. Is called "joint assembly" on microfiche.

    Pictures would help.

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    FK, I meant KF, Kerrfunk

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    it is a GL .i have 3 drive assemblys so i will find the best one,thanks!

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    i do plan on getting it running first,the o rings and carb filters just came today.this is not my first bike,ive had several through the years.i had a 86 yamaha maxim 750 shaft drive which i loved but had to sell,and just recently had a 96 triumph trophy that i put a ton of money into only for a main bearing to go bad.i didnt have the resources to fix it at the time so i sold it and used the money to buy these 2.i will post pics when i figure out how to get them from my phone to computer.

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    It is possible to forgo the computer and post pics from your phone. A bit tricky, but once you know how, it gets easier the more you do it. Link in my signature about using Imgur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlight View Post
    it is a GL .i have 3 drive assemblys so i will find the best one,thanks!
    The one that wears out is a gold color. The good one is a gray steel color.
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