Very Frustrated


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
stevenzierke
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Goldwing Interstae

Very Frustrated

Postby stevenzierke » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:12 am



As I sit here this morning, I'm torn between continueing to sit here and do further research on my 1984 GL200 Interstate, I see where I would like it to be and look out and see where she actually is. Being on a budget sucks and anything "Goldwing" seems to be very pricey. When this journey began, I thought I was ready for a cruiser bike. My last motorcycle was a 1995 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, which was bought new. Just turn the key and grab your ass because you were launching. When I bought this bike, I new it had conditions alot like my ex-wife, but no-one ever explained that the Goldwing would be more tempermental and harder to keep purrrrrring. This bike needs a major facelift, but I will be settling for drving it primer black in a few weeks because I will be doing it all myself. Well, I am off to bleed the clutch, which is what let me to Goldwingdocs in the first place, maybe I will take the old girl out for a spin to the gas station later if the clutch bleed is the fix. I'm still undecided if I should strip this old wing down or not. We will just have to see.



Steven
Kingwood, TX

Oldsmores
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:09 am
Location: Walworth, NY
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200A Aspencade, 1984 Magna VF700C (now my son's)

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby Oldsmores » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:05 pm

What problems are you having, exactly?

User avatar
stevenzierke
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Goldwing Interstae

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby stevenzierke » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:14 pm

It might be minor issues to everyone else, however, when I compile all my minor issues, it is hard to see past what seems to be disastorous. See this link for a very specific issue. http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3702 . Which explains a portion of the problems. Finding a seat and windshield is not going well. And, it needs to be painted pretty bad and cleaned up as well. Most of the quotes I got were astronomically high. Breaking the bike down and prepping for paint is no big deal, just will have to ride primer color until I hit the Texas Lotto!
Steven
Kingwood, TX

User avatar
detdrbuzzard
Posts: 916
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:38 am

check your messages, i'm sending you one
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

User avatar
glory2god
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE ASPENCADE

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby glory2god » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:04 am

Steve , What is wrong with the windshield.

furnacedoc
Posts: 192
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:32 pm
Location: wakarusa,in
Motorcycle: 1981 suzuki GS850
1997 1500SE gold wing

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby furnacedoc » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:28 pm

Hello, If your windshield is only scratched or foggy you can go to wally world and get Plastx in the automotive area for about $10 and it works great

User avatar
littlebeaver
Posts: 4420
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:11 pm
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1981 gl 1100 I , 79 Yamaha XS11
Special, 82 Kawa 750 CSR, 82 Kawa 750 LTD, 03 Kawa Nomad 1500, 99 Kawa Voyager 1200

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:16 pm

Hey dude, join the crowd, I had to sell my kawasaki Nomad because money was getting too tight so I feel for you, you had a really cool kawa, why the change? There are a lot of problems with these older bikes but once you get them solved then you should be able to jump on and go, you will really start liking them after a while..

Bertbart
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:04 pm
Location: Gainesville, GA
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000

Re: Very Frustrated

Postby Bertbart » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:16 pm

Steven, you never did say whether you got the phillips screws out of the mastercylinder cover. I know a trick (Old School)
Find the best fitting phillips driver you have and put a dab of valve lapping paste in the screw slots. It will help you get a bite on the screws and it wont slip.




Return to “Goldwing Chat”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AhrefsBot [Bot] and 3 guests