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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Side bags and trunk need to
    mount to brackets that mount to your bike. (I see what looks like some
    brackets there. ) Those brackets need to be somewhat specific to your bike model, where many different brackets made for various models of bikes back then. Did seller say what bike it
    came
    from?
    no, does not replace the (glove box) tail piece.
    might have to relocate rear turn signals. Or maybe the side cases have turn signal
    ligjts in them.


    same for fairing, it needs to have bracket that mounts to bike frame. And that bracket needs to be somewhat specific to your bike. Did seller say what bike it came off of?
    and there should be a wiring harness that comes with the fairing.
    The listing saiud it was for a 1980 gs1000g. But he said it came off a 1981. Since all the lights were there I am guessing someone bought the bike to butcher it and build some generric cafe racer or something.
    GS1000G 1981

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreg View Post
    The listing saiud it was for a 1980 gs1000g. But he said it came off a 1981. Since all the lights were there I am guessing someone bought the bike to butcher it and build some generric cafe racer or something.
    Keep in mind that the 81 models started around mid-year of 80 so yet registration could have been listed as 80 depending on how your local government does things

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    This may be the same manual Redman offered, but if you need it I can scan and email it too you.

    20210717_170735 by Roger, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreg View Post
    The listing saiud it was for a 1980 gs1000g. But he said it came off a 1981.
    '80 and '81 are virtually the same, as long as they were both "G" models (shafties).
    The '80 and '81 850s also shared the same frame, so it would fit them, too.
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    Turns out the Mercedes A-class is a rather small car (who would have thunk?), so I left the fairing and brought the bags and the mounts. The fairing was a Pharaoh or somesuch (Panthera?) reproduction and lacked the wires. I am more interessted in the bags anyways, not like it ever gets cold here (and they don't sell studded tyres in the right dimensions so winter riding isn't possible :/).

    It is lacking the harness for the top box too, but I wonder if I need need it. Side bags and rack on top should be sufficient, but the missus wants the back rest.

    Since its rusty and has bad paint I need to rub it with some autosol and have it repainted before I mount it.

    I just got the rubber half moons so I will change the cylinder head gasket, and check the valve clearance, and deal with the cam chain tensioner. Hmm, this is turning into work...
    GS1000G 1981

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