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My 1983 GHP has been resurrected!
maxijudson
post Dec 31 2011, 02:05 PM
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I bought my 83 GHP frame/fork along with all the other pieces brand new and assembled it myself when I was 13. She saw a lot of action at the local track and even more riding all over town back in the day. I put the GHP in storage when I left for the military at age 18 and this is the first time she has seen daylight in 22 years and there was no rust at all. I need to replace the down tube sticker, grips, tires, brake pads and not sure if California light pads are still cool or not. I can’t wait to see my son riding this bike 
The frame and fork SN # is 1083334 which I assume means it was manufactured in Oct 1983 and is bike #334. Anyone know for sure if this is interpreted correctly and how many were produced that year?

I will post more pictures later after the minor restoration.

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post Dec 31 2011, 02:10 PM
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Wow! That is awesome and it looks really good.
Man if it was me I would just ad grips and leave it. That is some terrific history going on right there.
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post Dec 31 2011, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (CharleyGnarlyP290 @ Dec 31 2011, 02:10 PM) *
Wow! That is awesome and it looks really good.
Man if it was me I would just ad grips and leave it. That is some terrific history going on right there.


YES just Keep it like it is since its for your son (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drinks.gif)
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post Dec 31 2011, 06:31 PM
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Very nice (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif) Add grips and leave the rest as is, looks good.
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post Dec 31 2011, 07:47 PM
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Very nice....take it apart...polish it up and call it good. I wish I sill had mine from when I was 18... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 1 2012, 12:38 AM
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Very cool!

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Jason F.
post Jan 1 2012, 12:43 AM
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So cool!! You are very lucky to still have it!
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Dr.Frankenripper
post Jan 1 2012, 02:18 AM
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Awesome. But sell me the bars first then leave it as is ..... Just kidding don't touch it just get yo'self some grips and callit a day !

I real would like those bars tho - dang na bit !
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post Jan 1 2012, 09:43 AM
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Hey, what are you doing in here Mark. This place is dead remember....... hahahahah...


Awesome GHP with JMC bars. Clean it up and leave it as is. That thing is killer!!!!
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maxijudson
post Jan 1 2012, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the cool feedback. Yep, those are JMC Racing bars. I remember these were the only bars that felt right for me. The tires are pretty much dry rotted so I have to replace them. Seems there are old school tires out there that look similar so that is a good news. Can't wait to finish shining her up along with the araya rims. Hope to have it completed soon.
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