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dawgout81
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New "1981" Goldwing

Postby dawgout81 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:19 pm



Greetings to the forum from a new, but old Goldwing owner.....great site, thanks much!
Just bought my new "1981" GL Interstate today. Great looking bike with 38,000 miles. Carbs were all redone last year after a 3 year sit in the garage, new tires, brakes just checked. Ran great on the way home. What a nice smooth ride.
This forum gave me the confidence to go ahead and get a "vintage" bike with all the great "how to's" listed here. Hopefully I can master the maintainence and keep this wonderful looking and running bike in tip-top condition.
Again, this is a wonderful site, with very knowledgable and sensible "wrench" advice. Thanks!!



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Re: New "1981" Goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:35 pm

welcome to this site, If you dont know when the last time the timeing belts were replaced then now is the time to do them,belts are cheap when compared to replacing your engine if one breaks while the engine is running (interference engine, pistons will hit the valves).Otherwise its a great bike and will give you years of riding pleasure.
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

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dawgout81
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Re: New "1981" Goldwing

Postby dawgout81 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks for the timing belt advice. I do not know when (or if) it has been changed. With 38K on it, my guess is never....so I will make it a priority.

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Re: New "1981" Goldwing

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:37 pm

Yes, welcome to the site... :D




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