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Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:26 am
by Stephen
I am in the final stages of purchasing my first goldwing, (as soon as the owner finds the title). It is a 1980 GL1100i with no fairings or bags. Needs carb job, break job and the rear shocks worked on. Other then that it runs. I have been looking over all your maintenance tips and through the service manuals and it looks somewhat straight forward. Wish I could find a site like this for my 81 CB650.

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:36 am
by detdrbuzzard
hello anwelcome to goldwing doc's stephen, try www.sohc4.net for your cb650 if it's a sohc motor ot try www.nighthawk-forums.com if ti has a dohc motor

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:54 pm
by WingAdmin
Welcome! The 1100 is a fantastic first Goldwing - I have had mine now for about three years, and I couldn't be happier with it. It's quite easy to maintain and repair, it's reliable, powerful and - once you get used to it - really quite sporty and maneuverable, believe it or not!

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:08 pm
by Stephen
Thanks dtdrbuzzard, the 650 is sohc.

Wingman, I have been trolling you site for the ast week before joining and I am impressed with the quality of information not to mention the amount of it. The official service manual makes things look easy.

It is almost embarrassing to say that I am purchasing it for the low low price of $300.00 dollars. I have big plans for it. Powder coat the frame and exhausts. Look to put fairings and bags on it but that is still in the thought process.

Pictures will be forthcoming.

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:39 am
by WingAdmin
Nothing to be embarrassed about finding a stupendous deal!!

Thanks for the kind words, I do put a fair bit of work into this site to get the best information on it that I can.

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:35 pm
by MSGT-R
detdrbuzzard wrote:hello anwelcome to goldwing doc's stephen, try http://www.sohc4.net for your cb650 if it's a sohc motor ot try http://www.nighthawk-forums.com if ti has a dohc motor
Yeah, that's one of Hondo's forums. He's not a mechanic, but he tries to help when he can.

Re: Another new goldwing owner

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:59 pm
by detdrbuzzard
i help out hondo as much as i can over there at nighthawk forums and usually spell a lot better too :D