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    Quote Originally Posted by hurley View Post
    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.
    Thanks. The master cylinder has held up well for the past year, and has plenty of power to bring the bike down from speed. I used the stock seat cover and part of the foam and covered a modified XR80 seat pan for the solo seat. It needs a bit more kick up in the rear to keep you on the seat during hard acceleration, and could be more comfy for longer rides, but it does fit pretty good.
    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'll bet those pipes are louder than those cans you had on earlier
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    Much. But they sound pretty awesome.
    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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    So now you have to post a youtube of the sound of the bike so we can all hear.

    Your thread title is off. The bike is what you make of it, and you appear to be on a journey with this abandoned bike. It would be too funny for you to go back and park it where it was left... and then have the PO come back to see it. That would be priceless to see his/her reaction especially when you then came out and got on and rode away.

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    A quick walk around of Project "Left4Dead"
    Thanks for watching.
    Click on it he picture above for a quick video. I can not for the life of me figure out how to post a vid here.
    Thanks
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    Last edited by Thomas; 09-28-2014 at 08:12 AM.
    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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    Here maybe this one will work



    Nope. You still have to click the picture. Anyone know how to get the vid to post?
    Last edited by Thomas; 09-28-2014 at 10:11 PM.
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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 have a link that might help in my signature. I crafted it for images, but videos will work basically the same way.

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    I had no problem watching it sounds raspy when you that'll wake em up !
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    Wow, she sounds great Thomas! I liked the video...you could hear crickets on your first walk around, sort of building up the drama. The, you fire it up and all hell breaks loose lol. Seriously, it sounds awesome and looks good too! One of my favorite builds. Nicely done!
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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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