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RexAubrey
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Location: Aldan, PA
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100I GoldWing Interstate (Black)
1982 GL1100A GoldWing Aspencade (Maroon)
1981 Yamaha XJ550H Maxim (Black)
1979 Yamaha XS650SF Special (Black)

Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby RexAubrey » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:29 pm



Hello, I just bought a 83 GL1000I on Ebay, I know, I know, but i couldn't pass it up at the price ;)

I currently have a short list of things to check and/or repair when i pick up the bike next week. Check tires, drain and clean tank and carbs, change oil and plugs, check fuel lines, timing belts, Throttle cable (current owner states cable is stuck). Any other suggestions as to what to check prior to doing more than a, around the block, shakedown.

This is my first Gold Wing and my first shaft drive bike. I previously had a 72 Honda CB360T that I rode from Gulfport, MS to Buffalo, NY in November, 3 weeks after buying the bike :roll: . I also have a Yamaha Maxim 550 that is currently in the back of my garage and is in need of a rebuild.

I have looked over the site for the past 2 days and see that there is a lot of help here. I will try not to abuse the help too much.

Thanks

RexAubrey


Rex
1983 GoldWing Interstate, 1982 GoldWing Aspencade, 1981 Yamaha 550 Maxim, 1979 Yamaha 650 Special

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virgilmobile
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Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:20 pm

Replace the brake fluid and test the braking system.Check the stator plug next to the battery,if it's an original plug,cut it off and solder the 3 yellow wires together.Get rid of the plug(the main source of charging problems.Sync the carbs when the time comes.

We don't mind the questions.

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WingAdmin
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Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:56 pm

Your message says you have an 83 GL1000I, and your profile says you have an 81 GL1000...except that in both 1981 and 1983, Honda made GL1100's, not GL1000's. :) Are you sure you have a GL1000?

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virgilmobile
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Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:02 pm

It may be one of those Johnny Cash vehicles.(the Cadillac song)

actionpack
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Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby actionpack » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:41 pm

welcome to the site , good luck with your new ride
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RexAubrey
Posts: 110
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:05 am
Location: Aldan, PA
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100I GoldWing Interstate (Black)
1982 GL1100A GoldWing Aspencade (Maroon)
1981 Yamaha XJ550H Maxim (Black)
1979 Yamaha XS650SF Special (Black)

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby RexAubrey » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:04 am

Ok, I can clear this up... i was going to buy a 81 and misread the listing as a GL1000. that is when i joined here. i have since bought the 83 GL1100i and am fixing my profile.
Thanks for reminding me that i have to fix the profile... :D
Rex
1983 GoldWing Interstate, 1982 GoldWing Aspencade, 1981 Yamaha 550 Maxim, 1979 Yamaha 650 Special

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RoadRogue
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Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:21 am

welcome to the forum, ask any and all questions. We love to help where we can.
Ride safe, Todd
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GreenDragon
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Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: Hello I'm new and have a quick question

Postby GreenDragon » Wed May 04, 2011 2:26 pm

Welcome to he board. Sorry I can be of no help with anything older than a GL1800.


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