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rzweig
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Postby rzweig » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:39 am



Hello everyone my name is Ron. I am the new owner of (2) 1982 Goldwing 1100's. (1 interstate and 1 Aspencade). I have a little over $1,000 and some sweat equity invested in buying both bikes.They have neen sitting for over 5 years and are in fair shape for the amount of time they have been idle. (sorry no pics yet).
The different web sites dedicated to Goldwings are incredible! Just a little searching has saved me hours of time spent fumbling around trying to figure how to remove something. I thank all those people that have spent the time to post what they know. My Hat is off to Randall Washington for the information he has shared about starting old inactive motors. This and the yamaha carb cleaner were a big help in starting the Interstate.
My personal ride at this time is a 1978 KZ1000 LTD. I rode a 56 HD panhead for 21 years and now that its popular to own an HD I just can't get as excited about them. I am hoping to have the same passion for my wings as I have for the KZ. I certainly have the same passion for working on them.
Enough for an intro...Have a smooth ride, Ron



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Re: New member

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:14 am

You're right - there's something special about seeing an old Goldwing ride past when you're on your old Goldwing - like "you're in the club" :) They always wave.

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MJSantos
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Re: New member

Postby MJSantos » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:36 pm

Oh it's so true, the HDs kind of all blend together but an "Old" Wing stands out.

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Orpheus75
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Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 9:39 am
Location: Yakima, WA
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Aspencade

Re: New member

Postby Orpheus75 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:37 pm

I also am the proud owner of an 82 Aspencade 1100. They are absolutely the sweetest machines made, in my humble opinion of course ;) They have a personality all of their own. I would take my wing over any ride [including the Harleys] any day.

I just spent the last several months repainting and retrofitting it. the retro isn't totally done yet, but when done - will include digital speedometer as well as LCD/analog gauges. Also with 7" gps and built in MP3/XM Radio. I have that part going anyway.

No pics posted yet, but I have the latest ready to post as soon as I get it there - showing the new backrest, floorboards and paint job! Need to get that posted.

the Goldwing gang is riding tomorrow! [friends of ours that also have Goldwings; an 84 and an 86].

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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New member

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:33 pm

Wow, I'd love to see some pictures of this! What did you use for the digital speedometer?

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Re: New member

Postby SARoss » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:04 pm

Welcome to the "Wing" family...

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Orpheus75
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Aspencade

Re: New member

Postby Orpheus75 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:35 am

WingAdmin wrote:Wow, I'd love to see some pictures of this! What did you use for the digital speedometer?


It was an older board manufactured by Dakota Digital [they no longer make this board, but I am in the process of redesigning it so that I can make more should I want. They do make complete systems now, but not customizable]. I had the thing laying around and decided that it was time to use it :)
With this board, I'm able to manufacture the display to my liking. I am putting in 1" high brightness blue 7 segment digits for this. Easily viewable in the daytime, but not blinding at night. I had to adjust the voltage for the bargraph that also uses hight brightness LED's, it was blinding! I have that toned down now. Nothing is in the dash yet, still bench calibrating things.

The gauges are from some prototype LCD full color bargraphs that I had custom made per my design about 20 years ago. Also using this for the main idiot "lights". oil, brights, and neutral. I can see them clearly in the daytime, and using high bright white LED's for the backlighting at night.

I'll get the pics posted when I can... let all of you see them. Plus some before/after shots of the dash.

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MJSantos
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Re: New member

Postby MJSantos » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:36 pm

At this rate one of the members will come up with a "Heads Up" display before long.

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maestro319
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Location: West Chicago, IL
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwing 1200 Aspencade

Re: New member

Postby maestro319 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:31 pm

Can't wait for the pics. I would especially like to see your "new" instrument panel.

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Orpheus75
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Re: New member

Postby Orpheus75 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:16 am

This is a pic of the raw display, not mounted - still on bench test here. But shows the digits lit up. no bargraph is displayed as the speed is "00". But you can clearly see the LED's for the bargraph. This display will easily fit in the fairing center dash [where the original CB/Clock/Radio display used to go]. I'll get some pics eventually of the LCD portion, which will be the Fuel, temp, voltage and "idiot light" display. All of this is designed to go into the center console of the fairing.

Don't let this pic fool you, these babies clearly show up in the sunlight.
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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New member

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:42 pm

I see you designed your own PCB and had it etched - did you design the driver, or are you driving it off the original device you mentioned?

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Orpheus75
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Re: New member

Postby Orpheus75 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:29 am

I am driving it off the original board mentioned [not shown in pic]. :geek:




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