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Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby Greg_C » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:19 pm



Hello all.

Just bought a 1980 GL1100 Interstate. 54,500kms. Paid $500. Wanted a bike project to tinker on this winter. Rip in the seat, lots of dirt/ crud / cobwebs. Timing belt was replaced at 50,000 Km's.
Is complete, was stored inside an unheated shed. Was running ok when it was put away / winterized many years ago but has been now sitting for 9+ years. So lots of restoration work required.
Found this forum. Amazing amount of info and knowledge and helpful advice.
Will post some clearer "before" pics once I trailer it to my garage from the PO's storage shed.
The pics below were taken by the PO at the PO's shed.

Advice and comments welcome.

Greg
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:40 pm

Welcome to the forum Greg, thats a good looking bike for a good price. You have your work cut out for you bringing it back to road worthy condition, nothing really big or expensive, just time consuming. After sitting for 9 years you are going to want to change out those timing belts just to be safe. All fluids need to be flushed out , new tires for sure. Check all electrical connections for corrosion, new battery for sure.be sure to cut out the connector with the three yellow wires next to your battery and solder them instead (stator connection). Im sure others will chime in with their suggestions as well. 8-)
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby wjnfirearms » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:40 am

Welcome aboard, Greg.

You did fine on this find, for sure. Other than what rogue mentioned service wise, I'd tear into the brake calipers. 9 years of sitting and they need serviced. I would replace the flexible brake hoses, also.

You never mentioned if you checked to see if the engine was free or not. I'd squirt a tablespoon of oil into each cylinder before I tried to start a motor sitting for this long.

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby bjatwood » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:19 am

Nice score! Should be fun to bring it back to life :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am

Well it looks to be all there, just a really good clean should add $500 to its worth. I think you might have picked up a good one there.

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby bustedwing » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:21 pm

Welcome from the U.P. of Michigan and if you are mechanically inclined that should be a nice project for you and the end product will be a beautiful dependable ride for you. If you run into problems drop us a line ans we will be happy to help you out. Good luck.
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby Sidcar » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:09 am

Nice bike, nice price. If the t/belts have stood for nine years I'd certainly change them before I started the engine. My wing had stood in a barn for years and that was the first thing I did.

Have fun,

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby rooferx » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:44 pm

Welcome from Maryland,,looks like a lotta fun.

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:27 pm

Looks like bringing old bikes back to life is this winters thing. Yours looks good and a very reasonable price. I'll be doing the same on a 75 I found. I hope you don't find any suprises and git her ready to go come spring.

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby Greg_C » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:22 pm

Thanks to all for the positive comments ,advice and encouragement

Will provide some posts and pics as I get into my project..looks like new TB is on top of the list before starting.

Greg
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:02 pm

Greg_C wrote:Hello all.

Just bought a 1980 GL1100 Interstate. 54,500kms. Paid $500. Wanted a bike project to tinker on this winter. Rip in the seat, lots of dirt/ crud / cobwebs. Timing belt was replaced at 50,000 Km's.
Is complete, was stored inside an unheated shed. Was running ok when it was put away / winterized many years ago but has been now sitting for 9+ years. So lots of restoration work required.
Found this forum. Amazing amount of info and knowledge and helpful advice.
Will post some clearer "before" pics once I trailer it to my garage from the PO's storage shed.
The pics below were taken by the PO at the PO's shed.

Advice and comments welcome.

Greg



Welcome, Greg! Where in NS are you? We were talking over the holidays of our top "bucket list" rides, and the Cabot Trail was mine. It's been years since I did it (in a car, in two days), and I'd love to do it on a bike, over more time.

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Postby Greg_C » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Good to hear your interest in visiting our province. We live near Halifax. The largest city in NS. Cabot trail is in Cape Breton, about 300 kms NE from us. Very scenic and Well worth the trip. Good 4-lane highways. Lot of side trips and small coastal towns and roads. Stop at the provincial visitors centre as you enter the province. Or Write or e-mail the NS tourism office and they will mail you a current NS ,Doers and Dreamers visitors guide plus maps etc. all free of charge. The link to order this guide is below

https://www.novascotia.com/en/home/plan ... fault.aspx

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby wjnfirearms » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:19 pm

I, also, would hope to get up to NS someday. I have an old colleague that is one of the most distinguished specialists in emergency medicine anywhere that hails from Halifax. I'd love to see him again and see the countryside. Some day.
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:32 pm

Greg_C wrote:Good to hear your interest in visiting our province. We live near Halifax. The largest city in NS. Cabot trail is in Cape Breton, about 300 kms NE from us. Very scenic and Well worth the trip. Good 4-lane highways. Lot of side trips and small coastal towns and roads. Stop at the provincial visitors centre as you enter the province. Or Write or e-mail the NS tourism office and they will mail you a current NS ,Doers and Dreamers visitors guide plus maps etc. all free of charge. The link to order this guide is below

https://www.novascotia.com/en/home/plan ... fault.aspx

Greg


I actually lived in Halifax (Oxford Street) for about a year, my father grew up there (Antigonish), and my brother was married there, so I'm pretty familiar with your gorgeous part of the world. I look forward to my return visit!

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:40 pm

Welcome to the site.... I too have found many helpful tips here, if one guy doesn't help another will for sure..It's rare a problem doesn't get solved, there are some pretty sharp individuals here on this site..Too many to list.. :D I'm still learning something new everyday.. :shock:

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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby fr1tz » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:18 am

Hey Greg 'Welcome' to the forum I'am also new here too !! you can't find a better site to be associated with, If you have a questions these guys are all over it enjoy your winter project summers just around the corner - fr1tz
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby chalfast » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:36 pm

Greg you will not find a better place to get the info you need for the restore ,these guys are SUPER :) .
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Re: Newbie to GoldwingDocs Forum - my new project

Postby Greg_C » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:30 pm

Hello all... and thanks again for the welcome/feedback ...

I am now posting in the GL1100 section on the rebuild process for my project bike ... you can find it at the following link

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15198

Greg


Current Rides:
1976 GL1000 (WIP)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel - Camper puller
2006 Toyota Corolla - My Daily driver
Past Rides:
HMCS Assiniboine (DDH 234)
1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa
1979 MGB Roadster
1980 GL1100 Interstate


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