New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice


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sonofamitch77
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New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby sonofamitch77 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:42 pm



So I'm new to owning and riding a motorcycle, or at least it's been years since I've ridden. I've got a bike now and am trying to figure out what the parts of my bike actually are, specifically, one part of the engine. Can anyone help?



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squirrel
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby squirrel » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:54 pm

Welcome. A Photo would help to answer your question or a description of where it is on the bike

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Big Blue UK
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby Big Blue UK » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:39 pm

My advice is to look at parts schematics and parts lists such as
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1000-ltd-g ... partslist/
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harvey01
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby harvey01 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:46 pm

sonofamitch77,

a description of the bike and part might help, such as 2004 Gold Wing with ABS or whatever. Combine that with a photo of the part and someone on this board will know what it is and where it is on a part fiche. All dealers use basically the same parts listing on the computer, most of the online sellers have the fich available for you to look up the part you need and transfer it to a checkout screen and you can order and buy it. Beware though with older bikes beyond 10 years parts may no longer be available.

Also Honda has some of the most difficult parts fiches to find stuff till you learn Honda speak.

Helm Inc offers many manuals to include owners, service and similiar and for some bikes the Parts Catalogue. These books are not cheap but if you are going to keep the bike very worthwhile: http://www.helminc.com/

Many are available on this site under the tab at the top you just have to download them.
harvey
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Mag
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby Mag » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:42 am

I believe Mitch has a '78 (in his description)....I can say, though, that this group is fantastic at helping, so ask away.

For me, if I am standing outside of a bike, I point at the engine and say "that is an engine" and not the pieces just because I am that "basic", lol.

....and Mitch, welcome to the group, you are going to enjoy it!

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CMReynolds1
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:43 am

AMEN! Great bunch of people and resources for just about any info you may need. Ride safe!
Ride Safe,
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OldZX11Rider
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Re: New Goldwing and Motorcycle Owner in Need of Some Advice

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:13 pm

Get a shop manual. I just got mine, from Helm Inc. today. :D.
Had a little trouble getting it but I'm glad I got it. Had a little trouble because my mailing address and where I wanted it sent were two different places. Something about their security protocols. :roll:
Anyhow, I was about ready to just go out and start pulling off parts because I need to work on the rear brakes. The cold weather I hate has kept me from going out and working in the shop.
After reading some in my new manual, I'm kind of glad I didn't go out and just "start pulling parts". The shop manual was a bit expensive but it's specifically for my '94 SE 1500 and the directions are very clear. :D


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