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    Senior Member Thomas's Avatar
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    LOL I free handed a stencil and purposely set it off kilter. The whole thing is a little off kilter, as if put together in a junk yard after the apocalypse. I tried to make it pretty and that didn't work. I then went to a Frankenstein kind of look, but didn't like it either. So somewhere in the middle is where I settled.
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    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    a rescued GL is a good thing. working with fiberglass can be a very creative process. you did a good job with the mold and i like the use of the resin soaked liner to give it rigidity and a smoother finish.
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    Thank you.
    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    Nice job on that fairing. I like the grenade!
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    Fabulous fiberglass fabrication love that assorted creative built not bought look you got going :icon_salut:

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    You're all too kind. I really appreciate it.
    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    New exhaust wrapped and installed.
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    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    1981 Honda GL500, abandoned bike that was stripped and "Left 4 Dead", pieced together and getting another run at the road. Ugly and rough around the edges, like the owner, but enthusiastic, fun, and surprisingly reliable. Its a Honda, so you know it's going to start when you hit the button.


    Link to the progress of Project Left4Dead http://cx500forum.com/forum/garage-w...otorcycle.html
    Bikes currently in the stable.
    1986 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 GL500 Silverwing "Project:Left4Dead"
    1979 Honda CM400 Automatic "Uncle Billy's Bike" currently in pieces.
    Yamaha TT125, Doesn't someone need a shiftercart engine? PM me.
    Kawasaki KDX450 ****Update**** Gone to a new home to be rebuilt and ridden again.
    ***1970 CM400T needs a new home. *** PM me.
    Get on your Bike and Ride.

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    I love the seat, canvas pannier, and taillight. I'm also using the same master cylinder; how has yours held up? And how did you make the seat? Cut the back off the stock seat? Anyways, it looks great.
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