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Thread: I bought a 1978 GS400 for $100. Here's how it went!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphillips View Post
    Dang, what a pile of parts & extra's of some of them. And you got them all assembled except for a good frame. I don't know your ideas but I'd think a good GS400 frame may not be too hard to find. Probably "77", "78", & "79" (except "L" models) were the same...Great work...Congrats.
    I have thought about getting an unmolested frame down the line. I have all the plastics and the stock seat and I think I could get it back to 99% stock.
    If I'm not mistaken the 425 was essentially identical as well wasn't it? I know the manual mostly makes distinctions between the 400 and the 450.
    $100 1978 GS400 Rebuild.
    - Solid state LED compatible blinker relay
    - All Balls taper bearing steering stem mod
    - BRC ignition coils and NGK caps
    - Custom cafe seat
    - USB charging port
    Work in progress (this bike will be my coffin).

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    Link appears to be broken, I am curious about the $100 price.
    Anyway you're doing a good job on this build.

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    Looks like it's moving along!

    1980 GS1000G - Sold
    1978 GS1000E - Finished!
    1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
    1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
    2009 KLR 650 - Sold - gone to TX!
    1982 GS1100G - Rebuilt and finished. - Sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by salty_monk View Post
    Looks like it's moving along!
    It sure is! I got to put a few hundred miles on it and now it's down for the season while I tear it to pieces trying to trace down a noise. Having a devil of a time with this 40 year old base gasket though
    Absolutely loving this bike though. I could see myself getting a 550 or a 750 down the line when I want something bigger. This is what I think of when I think "motorcycle" and I'm loving everything about them.
    $100 1978 GS400 Rebuild.
    - Solid state LED compatible blinker relay
    - All Balls taper bearing steering stem mod
    - BRC ignition coils and NGK caps
    - Custom cafe seat
    - USB charging port
    Work in progress (this bike will be my coffin).

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