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deanjenn
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Motorcycle: '75 RD350E (sold)
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'97 Gold Wing 1500 SE

New here, but not to riding

Postby deanjenn » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:45 am



Hi all, my wife and I bought a '97 Goldwing a couple months ago. It only has 52,000 miles on it. I'm hoping to learn a few things about it, we also have a '06 Road Star. I've been riding for close to 50 years off and on myself.

D J



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wingman12
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Location: Land of Lincoln
Motorcycle: 1999 gl1500 se

Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby wingman12 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:39 am

Welcome Dean, you will find almost anything you want to know about your new wing on this site. If you cannot find the answers to your questions in the how to do articles or other information threads, just ask there are lots of knowledgeable and friendly persons here that will help guide you thru your questions.
One of the first questions that is asked about your new (to you) wing.
Did the po give any maintaince records? Has the timing belts been changed? Not because of miles it is now a matter of age of the belts. When was the last time it was ridden? We need more information in order to get you on the road. :D :D

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squirrel
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Location: portsmouth uk
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Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby squirrel » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:49 am

Welcome from the other side of the pond . Anything you need to know someone here will be able to help.

deanjenn
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:29 am
Location: Indiana
Motorcycle: '75 RD350E (sold)
Yamaha 750 Seca (sold)
Yamaha Venture Royale (sold)
'06 Roadstar (sold)
'97 Gold Wing 1500 SE

Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby deanjenn » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:23 am

No, I didn't get any maintenance records with our new ride. I guess that's something I'll have to look into.

Thanks
D J

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wingman12
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Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby wingman12 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:27 am

It would probably save you a lot of time making sure your wing is physically fit to run. :D :D

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bstig60
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Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:32 am

Welcome aboard. Definitely change the timing belts before you ride the bike. There is a detailed procedure here that will show you how to do it.
Bill

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redial
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Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: New here, but not to riding

Postby redial » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:03 pm

Welcome, DeanJenn, from the Deep Deep South, where we are trying to shake off our winter.

I've been riding for close to 50 years off and on myself.


I hope that has been mainly "ON" 8-)


Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.


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