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    ujm
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    I bought my GL500 from a customer who was not willing to repair the waterpump or some other normal issues, it was a bargain, and having owned a few CX/GL's in the past, I knew I could not go wrong.



    The engine was a engineering marvel in it's day.







    Here is is shortly after I bought it and replaced the stock mufflers with some fishtail pipes -











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    I had a vision, started to do the repairs and modifications...











    Color theme: Black truck bed liner paint



















    Making progress!



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    Needed a few parts to improve looks and performance - new reservior bowl, brake line (huge increase in brake performance!)











    Decided to rotate the fishtails







    And tried some cafe bars for a short period of time











    Ended up with some realistic handles and rode rode rode















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    Lots of smileage



    Before







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    Eventually went with a set of Continental Milestoners















    Took that bike everywhere around here











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    Rode with a lot of other motorcyclist



























    Ultimately sold it, to this fellow -







    This was his first bike, wanted to take it to the West coast, hope he and the bike are doing well.
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    Looks like it got around. Hopefully it's still going.
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    if mine looks like that when finished i will be well happy :-)
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    great story, thanks. what year did you buy it and what year did you sell it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneDW View Post
    great story, thanks. what year did you buy it and what year did you sell it?


    Oh man, tough question - I think I bought it in 2006 or 2007. Sold my 919, wanted something "different" and that bike came along. Sold it probably 2010.



    Put a lot of miles on it, they are great machines. And you know, they run a heck of a lot better than they get credit for, when properly tuned.



    Thanks Wayne, and everyone!
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    Ive been thinkin of bedliner for my bike, any regrets on it? What year was that cheap gas pic taken? Or was it an out of business one
    "Cafe a la dak"







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