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dibbleredneck
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Location: Dibble, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000

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Postby dibbleredneck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:40 am



My husband has just purchased a Goldwing GL1000. So far it is alot of fun. We are just a little disappointed in the fuel mileage.



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dingdong
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Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

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Postby dingdong » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:09 pm

Welcome to the forum. Tell us what the mileage is you are getting. Even on a perfectly a tuned gl1000 the mileage will vary according to riding habits. If you are getting any number in the 40s you are doing great for that year 1000 with moderate non aggressive riding.
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dibbleredneck
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Location: Dibble, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000

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Postby dibbleredneck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:05 pm

Our 1000 has 52000 miles on it. We are definitely non aggressive drivers. It is our first street bike. We have several dirt bikes but street bikes are so different. We go about 50 miles and have a half a tank left. We live 12 miles from the nearest town. I just thought because of the miles we have to go to get anywhere it might just seem like it is not doing very well. When in all actuality it is. We also thought it could have something to do with an electric fuel pump that was put on.

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Diesel Dan
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Re: New Member

Postby Diesel Dan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:22 pm

Welcome and enjoy the various GW forums and your 1000. Not being much of a mechanic, I would only suggest you have a tune-up.
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dibbleredneck
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Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:23 am
Location: Dibble, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000

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Postby dibbleredneck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Thank you for the welcome. We plan on enjoying this hopefully for many years. A tuneup is planned for the very near future. Hope to many others with goldwings in our area.

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thrasherg
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Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 2008 Yamaha R6 with RG500 engine, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500

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Postby thrasherg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:21 pm

So what kind of mileage are you getting? Just to understand if the bike is really thirsty or if you have unrealistic expectations? I think most people average low to mid 30mpg on wings (They are heavy bikes with large engines!).
Welcome to the club and hope you both get a lot of fun riding the bike and seeing the country.

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dibbleredneck
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Location: Dibble, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000

Re: New Member

Postby dibbleredneck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:39 pm

We are getting about 25 mpg. The bike hadn't been ridden for awhile. I think just riding it will help it. We love it. Thank you for the welcome.

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dingdong
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Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
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Re: New Member

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 am

Hey! dibbleredneck. I just noticed that you actually from Dibble, Ok. An even warmer welcome. I am in OKC. I have a 76 that I did a complete rebuild on and I get 28 to 35 depending on how fast I ride. Anything over 70mph and the mileage goes down considerably. If you are getting only 25 on the 78 you are way below normal. You should be getting about 40+. The Wings in 78 were re-tuned and get better mileage that the 75-77. These old Wings are notorious for carburetor problems. If yours has been sitting for any length of time the carbs are likely gummed up. Get a can of a product called Seafoam (any auto supply or even Wal-mart) and run some through a couple of tanks of gas. Might help some! If you need any hands on advice or assistance just let me know with a private message and we can talk or get together. Good luck!

Tom Bell
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GreenDragon
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Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: New Member

Postby GreenDragon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:06 pm

Welcome and enjoy the ride. I have no knowledge of the earlier wings gas mileage. Sorry!
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actionpack
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Location: hale , mi.
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200a

Re: New Member

Postby actionpack » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:33 pm

welcome to the site dibblerredneck , good luck with your wing , i average 40mpg with my 85 1200


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