These are some Pictures of my bike. Originally it was a 1981 GS 1000G that some one had chopped. I also purchased a 1978
GS 850G parts bike with a complete frame. I got all of this for $650. I decided to swap the engines and wiring into the
good frame. I figured the 3 year difference would not make for a big deal..... I was wrong. Along the way I realized that
the seat and tank off the old bike would not fit at all that is where the GS 450, and the 1977 bike comes in. I reassembled
this at my friend Ron's who did some magic that included a bit of MIG welding. Since then I have replaced the front tire
with a bridgestone spitfire, adjusted the valves, cleaned the carbs, and placed my own "custom" paint job on Eli.
Lately it has been difficult to start, but when she does run it is a scalled assed ape. This bike weighs close to 800 pounds
and I can still pull the front wheel off the ground on a good day, with me on it (no small feet).
By the way it is
named after Eli Whitney inventor of the interchangable part!!
The picture of above is of the original chopper
The picture above is of the parts bike, the parts bike is the blue one
Ahh painting the frame once it was stripped
The semi finished product, less side covers and paint. Note how it looks nothing like the other bikes!
The finished Eli.
This was my 1978 GS1000, it actually had all the original parts, it ran pretty damn good too, unfortunately it had low
1984 KLR 600
Well it never ran when I owned it, and if the guy that bought it from me makes it run he is a god!!!! Still I sold
it for 200 bucks more than I bought it for!!! But when you add the parts I put in it, I broke even , oh well, lessons