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MedicMike
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Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 6:01 pm
Location: Oakville, CT
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100I Interstate

New Goldwing Owner

Postby MedicMike » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:24 pm



Hi. My name is Mike and I live in Oakville, CT. I just bought a 1983 Goldwing Interstate from a friend of mine. It has just over 46,000 miles. It needs a new battery and the carbs rebuilt. It'll be headed to the local Honda shop within the next few weeks. I can't wait to get it fixed and on the road. This website is awesome. So much useful information. Thanks and be safe.



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thrasherg
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Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:03 pm

Welcome to the club, check on the timing belts, find when the last owner changed them or plan to do it fairly soon to avoid a nasty bill....

Gary

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trike lady
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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade with Voyager (Sold)
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Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby trike lady » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:47 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
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littlebeaver
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Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:39 pm

Hi, welcome to the site...Some really great information here....

MedicMike
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Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 6:01 pm
Location: Oakville, CT
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100I Interstate

Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby MedicMike » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:51 pm

So I did some checking and the previous owner never did the timing belts. So I'm adding those to my list too. The bike has been sitting for a little over a year. He did put Stabil in it after he last rode it. I'm gonna drain the fuel tank and do an oil change anyway. He also had some spare part for it including a pair of valve cover and timing covers that are powder coated red. I'm thinking about selling them or seeing if I can have them stripped down and powder coated black. It's a black bike so I think the red ones might not look good on it.

macka
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Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby macka » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:00 am

Welcome to the board.

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crock4
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Re: New Goldwing Owner

Postby crock4 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:07 am

Hey Mike, Welcome. This is a great board, lots of good people, and info. Have fun with your project.


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