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July 14 was a wonderful morning as I rolled my '77 Wing out of the garage. I bought it from my father-in-law this past January right after New Year's and kept it in my garage to assess all that it needed. It wasn't a basket case, but needed a lot of love. Fortunately, the frame and painted body parts were in fairly good condition. The bike needed a lot of cleanup, some parts replaced, carbs fully overhauled, new ignition, chrome, wheels, tires, etc. Also, the fairing had some deteriorated components needing replacement. It took me about six months with only the ability to work it on weekends... maybe 5 - 6 hours per day. I would like to give a special thanks to Mike Nixon of The Motorcycle Project for the fabulous work he performed in bringing the carburetion up to better than factory specs. All lighting has been converted to LED, including headlamp and running lights. Brake light modulator added.

Took her out on the 14th for a shakedown run that lasted for 148 miles! All needed was an idle speed adjustment during the ride. It was a great showing. Attached is a shot of her at a Starbucks where I made my first rest stop. Thanks for looking.

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Looking good from here, congrats!

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A good looker for sure! Congrats!

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Nice job Steve. Mike does nice work and is a great guy. :good:

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Very nice, beautiful color.

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Love the briefcase trunk & saddle cases. :good:

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U :builder: :builder: :good: Nice work !

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yep very nice bike and im glad it runs well also ...

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Thanks to all for your kind comments. I'm sure all of you know it's a work of love. For me, it's that and the nostalgia of having had the same make, model, color, year back in 1977 when I was "a young buck". :BigGrin:

For any who are not familiar, the bags and trunk are a special version of Samsonite luggage for motorcycles popular in the day before we had all the production model touring bikes. These components are hard to find and seldom in as good a condition as these are.

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Very familiar with those bags. I had been looking for some and just last week was able to secure these. There were two types, the textured version and the smooth-sided version. I can't tell from your photo, but it appears that yours are smooth-sided?

Here are the ones I obtained - also VERY well preserved!
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That set is a great find! Very nice condition.

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sweet ride and congrats!! have you taken it over to your FIL's house yet

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Thanks. No, have not shown to FIL, but will soon.

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