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Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am



Just thought I would introduce myself - I am Bobbybiscuit (Robert Pearce) from Plymouth, SW England (where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from).

I have a GL1100a 1982 Goldwing Aspencade (USA import) which was being restored by its previous owner up to August last year when I purchased the bike. My wife pushed me towards looking for a goldwing but now I have one and due to her disabilities she cant get on it.

I have spent about 1000 dollars (£600 uk pounds) on it to get the bike to run, recondition brakes, new tyres, timing, cam belts and improve the cosmetic looks etc. With the help of Randakk done the modification to the oil filter and currently ordered a dip stick conversion kit (yes you have read it right) from Wingnovations. Does not run perfectly but near on when up to normal temperature. The old problem of not picking up properly on low revs but its not that bad I need to get it sorted immediately.

Basically saying hi to everyone.



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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:33 am

Welcome aboard from Northern California.
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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:24 pm

That dipstick mod is a fantastic addition to the 1100. No more getting down on your knees and squinting with a flashlight in hope of guessing the oil level. :)

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:39 pm

Doug at Wingovations has dispatched the dipstick kit today so it will be with me in the UK in about 8 days time, subject to customs not holding it up. Looking forward to it. Hi to you in Northern California, its like a world away!

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:16 pm

Wingadmin or anyone else reading this posting, being in the UK is there any way I can find out the previous registered owners of my bike in the States? I have the manual that came with the bike with a name and address and telephone number in it. I checked the internet and it seems that the owner then of that book may have passed on. But there are still three registred at that address with same name. I tried to phone and spoke to a elderly lady who denied knowing the persons I was looking for. Mind I cant blame her, an english voice talking down the phone!

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:29 pm

If you have the license plate number and the VIN, you might have some luck contacting the state it was registered in last.
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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:34 pm

Got the VIn but came in to UK without license plate number. Guess there is no way. I know it was made in the USA. Have tracked that down.

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:38 pm

Did you get a title with the bike?
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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:43 pm

Here's a few - I don't know if they will have data that goes back far enough, but it's worth a try:

https://www.cyclechex.com/search-vin.html

http://www.vehiclehistory.gov/nmvtis_ve ... story.html

http://www.carfax.com/

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:46 pm

No. I did not import it. May well have been sent to the UK Government Department when it came in to the UK. I am not sure of process. I am now the official registered keeper of the bike. It was imported about 9 years ago and has changed hands many times. When it was registered when it came in to the UK , the wrong VIN was recorded. I have got it changed to the correct one providing photographs and evidence from the internet of the VIN range that apply to 1982 GL1100a Goldwings.

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:48 pm

Thanks Wingadmin, I will have a look at that later. :D :mrgreen:

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby squirrel » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:50 pm

welcome from this side of the pond im just up the road from you ( well pompey) . my gl1100 has the dip stick conversation and as wing admin said it saves a lot of scrabbling around on the floor .

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:03 am

Hi Squirrel - see you have the interstate but looks like you have converted to include rear panniers and Top box.

I nearly bought an interstate when i was looking for a goldwing but my 82 Aspencade came up for a good price so i snapped it up. Though in long run I think it may have been cheaper to by the Interstate.

How have you been finding your bike? Had it long?

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby squirrel » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:54 pm

had this one 2 years .the previous owner had all the panniers fitted . since its been mine i've had the starter clutch replaced. the side stand rail w.as rotting from inside meaning the bike leant over to far .and a new fuel pump but i knew all these when i viewed it .
i've just had a new s/steel exhaust fitted and probably the best thing has been buying and fitting a 4 brush starter motor ( ricks usa) now fires at the slightest touch . still have a few niggles to work on but loving it

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby bobbybiscuit » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:05 pm

I am gradually replacing parts on mine as I go along when I have the money. Still not 100% when running at low revs but hey I cant put up with it. :-)

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Re: Sort of Newby here

Postby squirrel » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:28 pm

mine is doing the same but only after its been raining heavy seems to be running on 3 cylinders at low revs but smooth over 2000 revs i've replaced ht leads/plugs cleaned out the drain hole but not solved the problem yet. what was the oil filter mod that you done .




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