2nd Time Around

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2nd Time Around

Post by insanemoondoggie » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:19 pm

New guy to the forum with Wing story.
In 1998 I bought a 1976 Goldwing in rental storage unit, in Hudson Wis for $600.00. Basket case,61.000 miles was in 6 big boxes with all the bolts and small's in different assorted cans. Took about 2 months to put it together. Rode it for 2 years and 10.000 miles and met my wife at a poker run on it.
Gave it to a relative who sad to say let it go down hill, BUT after 15 years it has been given back to me ! :roll: Boy,a lot can happen in 15 years! :shock: My relative never did ride the Wing and gave to an other relative, who tried to get it road worthy and gave it back to me in piece's again. I am the only one that has rode this bike since 1998. I think that;s pretty Cool 8-)
Good news, 150 compression on all 4 cylinders . New tire's, wheel bearings and carb rebuild kit, fork seals are on the way, bad news, Bubba took it apart and small parts and bolts are missing, fuel tank has major rust all rubbers,lines, etc. are crusty and need replacing.
So far I have replaced the timing belts and torn the bike down darn near bare.
I need to find all the brake lines but can not believe what a kit is bringing. $40.00 a line for 4 lines sounds pretty high, but I have been wrong before.
Any ways, nice to have the old girl back.

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Re: 2nd Time Around

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:10 am

The good news is, it's always easier to put something together the second time around! :)

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