New GoldWing Owner, 2015

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New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby dbug557 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:47 pm

[/img]Hi, Just purchased a 1991 GoldWing and am looking forward to picking her up on Saturday. I rode bike in my younger days, then had kids. Sold the bike many years ago and after 30 years, I got the itch again and purchased another. Plans are to get real familiar with it and check it all over. Then when I am confident all is well, start out with some parking lot practice, then some short rides.
Been doing a lot of reading, (at work) just to catch up with everything. I'm retired military, widower, and kids are grown and gone, but still working at civilian job. So be easy on me, I'm always learning.



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Re: New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby CWJ73 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:02 pm

Welcome and thanks for your service in the military. I may not be from the USA but I can appreciate the sacrifices you had to make to be able to serve your country. The 1500 wing is a fantastic bike, you will really enjoy her.

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Re: New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby redial » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:31 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of GoldWings, and in particular this site. Unless the previous owner documented all of the services, and bits and pieces that have been added, subtracted, or just forgotten about, you need to do a comprehensive service yourself. This will do two things: 1.
    1. Get you to familiarise yourself with your GW; and,
    2. Ensure that the GW will not let you down.

Changing all fluids would be high on my list, and you will need to replace the timing belts. Give yourself peace of mind, and do the preventive maintenance before it gets too warm to keep the GW in the shed.

Thank you for your service, from one vet to another.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:27 pm

Welcome, this site is fabulous for info and commentary. I might suggest a service manual also, along with the previous suggestions. I have always done it on all of my bikes. Comes in mighty handy more than one would think.

Take care and ride safe!
Ride Safe,

TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2

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Re: New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby Mag » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:35 pm

I was just going to say "How about I come by on mine and we will ride to get you some practice again" but then noticed the distance between us......well, there is always a reason to ride.

TY for your service, of course, and welcome to this group, it is a great place to sit with a cup o java and discuss the goings on.

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Re: New GoldWing Owner, 2015

Postby Blinky » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:43 am

Welcome from Lexington KY. Picked up a 92 myself last fall. One question looking at the picture, how the heck did the grass get that green in Youngstown in March?

I went through the process of sorting out the bike over the winter. The Wing is fairly straight forward although take your time with all the plastic shrouds, easy to break a tab or pin.

Good hunting

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