23 Months


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Hoosier Jack
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Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:21 am
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

23 Months

Postby Hoosier Jack » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:32 am



The bike below is my 82 GL1100. I think it is one of the better looking Wineberry Gold Wings on the planet. It has not been easy getting here.

I traded for this motorcycle in September 2014 for a 78 Suzuki GS750. I had thought that the 750 was my dream bike. I had spent the previous winter restoring it from the frame up. But after riding it for a couple of summer months I found that it was too buzzy, poor riding ergonomics for me, just not what I had remembered from days gone by. I got the Wing straight up trade. Not running.

When I did get it running it was the worst sounding motor I have ever heard. So I got another motor from these guys at Green's out in the middle of nowhere Kentucky. It was fine until I got a hydrolock and the rods knocked louder than a Jehovah Witness. Last fall I bought yet another motor from a nice guy in Wisconsin. Third time's a charm.

Would have been except for bad heads, uneven. After I had them milled straight two valves bent. Self inflicted, as have most problems. It was dubbed Gold Witch and shall ever be.

So now, after the third engine, three sets of heads, new stator, clutch, ignition, battery, complete brake system, much procrastination, downright hositility (took three months away from working on it), a Harley Aermacchi restoration, it seems to be running good.

I gave up a single carb conversion as I absolutely did not want to screw with that. Carbs I have need some adjustment and synced, but the bike runs good over 2500. I may sell it and get a newer Gold Wing because the problems I've had may be a sign that the Lord doesn't want me to ride this one. Thanks to all that have given me good advice that I failed to follow properly.

Let's play Photo Tag.






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Happytrails
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Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:13 pm
Location: Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1991 Goldwing 1500 SE

Re: 23 Months

Postby Happytrails » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:52 pm

Hoosier Jack wrote:The bike below is my 82 GL1100. I think it is one of the better looking Wineberry Gold Wings on the planet. It has not been easy getting here.

I traded for this motorcycle in September 2014 for a 78 Suzuki GS750. I had thought that the 750 was my dream bike.


Looking good! :D Congrats on getting it on the road again. I go to a lot of these demo ride events they have around. The new bikes are awefully nice and have all the modern gadgets. But riding these other bikes just reaffirms just how nice a Goldwing is. :D :D
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

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Hoosier Jack
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:21 am
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: 23 Months

Postby Hoosier Jack » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:27 pm

You betcha. 150 glorious miles today. I'm having to learn how to ride all over again, but it is all coming back. :D

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OldZX11Rider
Posts: 1131
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: Garfield, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE

Re: 23 Months

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:38 pm

Always liked that wineberry color on those Wings. Looks really good. :D

Looks like He may be smiling on you now. ;)
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roadwanderer2
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Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 am
Location: sweetwater, Tennessee
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
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Re: 23 Months

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:52 pm

that sure is one pretty good lookin wing you have there. that wineberry red really makes that silver motor stand out very nicely.

stuart.

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brettchallenger
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Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: 23 Months

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:30 am

1982 - it's the same age as my daughter! Not quite as pretty but I know it will have cost you far less money.

Just think when that bike was built, a personal computer was a Commodore 64, no cell phones, no internet, the Cold War was a reality, we were at war with Argentina, the Iranians and Iraqis were slaughtering each other (but it was all the US and Britain's fault), the IRA in Britain were setting off bombs in London, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was born.

And your 'Wing has come through all that and still looks good. I wish I aged as well.
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OldZX11Rider
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Location: Garfield, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE

Re: 23 Months

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:03 am

My son was born that year and my first Goldwing was built that year. :D
(But it would be a couple more years before I got the Goldwing and it never made a mess like my baby boy! :lol: )
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squirrel
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Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:19 am
Location: portsmouth uk
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100c (interstate)

Re: 23 Months

Postby squirrel » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Mines an 82 same colour as yours .yes I've had issues with it but with the help of goldwingdocs it runs sweet .




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