Finally got another Wing after 33 years...


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DetroitWingnut
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Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby DetroitWingnut » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:38 am



Bought this bike from a very nice gentleman from Grosse Pointe Shores, MI a couple weeks ago for $1200. Runs and looks GREAT!
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themainviking
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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby themainviking » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:59 am

Congratulations on your new family addition. I hope you have many pleasurable hours with her.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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Mag
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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby Mag » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:29 am

That one looks clean....good find.

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squirrel
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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby squirrel » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:13 pm

very nice .feels good to be on a wing again dos'nt it.

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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby thrasherg » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:39 pm

Congratulations on the new bike and welcome to this site.. Now we just need some summer weather so we can all blow the cobwebs of our rides!! :D

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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby bustedwing » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Welcome to the site and welcome back to the fun of a Gold Wing.
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Fulcrum
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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby Fulcrum » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:49 am

Wow, beautiful bike. Congrats man.

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DetroitWingnut
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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby DetroitWingnut » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:19 am

I'd like to thank those of you who have welcomed me to this website! I feel excited and lucky to have found this bike; it is very similar to the yellow 1976 Goldwing I owned long ago. I am pleased to find that Goldwing owners are so friendly and helpful, and I hope to carry on this tradition.
The 1980 Goldwing that I recently purchased has a couple minor problems that I'll need to fix before it warms up and I can ride. The small oil leak that I wondered about will likely be fixed with the replacement of the water pump (thanks to forum/DIY for the info!). Mushy front brakes will need to be bled. Neutral light stays on all the time, probably the switch? Although this bike seems to run great, I'm going to use what I've learned on this site to check valves and balance carbs. Will change all fluids and the timing belts as a precaution. The seat has two small tears at the seams, will have to do something about them. I wish that the bike had saddle bags and a trunk, but maybe I can find some down the road.
Will update my Goldwing experiences with text and pics as time permits. Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement and who took the time to respond to my first post. Can't hardly wait to get riding!

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Re: Finally got another Wing after 33 years...

Postby Pam » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:15 pm

Looks good Welcome to the site




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