Another Goldwing brought back to life


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Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby Fulcrum » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:27 pm



Well after sitting for 10 years, and two months of intermittent work, this girl is breathing life again. Decided yesterday to get off my butt and start putting parts back on. The weather was in the 80's and was able to put the carbs, tank, breather, and hoses back together. Today it is in the 30's, welcome to Texas, and after charging the battery for a bit I was able to start her up and keep her running for a bit. Took some constant throttle and choke control to keep her going, and she smoked a ton, but she runs like a champ, at least as good as any bike that has been sitting that long can on first fire up. Have to say I am really impressed with this bike. And now that I'm confident the engine is good I will be buying a proper carb rebuild kit and doing them again soon. This bike has less than 11 thousand miles on it and it is a shame that someone let it just sit for so long. Good thing is that it was in a garage and is not a rusted out weather beaten hull. Have to say that I am pretty pleased right now!



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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby thrasherg » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Great news, be sure to post some pics on your first ride out!!

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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby bustedwing » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:44 am

I love to hear about a GW that has been saved from the junk yard and is brought back to life as it is ment to be used. It's like a poor abused old friend but with a little tlc will become the best steed you will ever see.
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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby bjatwood » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:23 am

I have a line on a 75 GWing that has a whopping 21,000 miles on it. Stored for many years by a farmer ;)

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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby bustedwing » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:33 am

There you go BJ, kick out the mice, renew what it needs, even if you flip it at least it's on the road again.
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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby bjatwood » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:38 am

O no, no flipping on this one...gonna be a GoldBob like this one here but in Orange and Black to make the H.D. peeps iffy! LOL
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Re: Another Goldwing brought back to life

Postby bustedwing » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:24 pm

Looks beautiful to me, and if you decide to use HD colors you will definitely get a few cockeyed looks but that's the fun part. Sounds like a plan.


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