79 gold wing


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79 gold wing

Post by petarm1 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:03 pm



good day folks. my wife just bought a 79 gold wing.(pics to follow when recieved) she paid 400/ it is my winter project, i am told it needs a head gasket and the previos owner has the gasket git with the bike. is there any other parts i am going to have to pick up to do this project.



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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by Fred Camper » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:38 pm

If it is an OEM Honda head gasket then all is well. Aftermarket gasket tend to fail readily. Worth the money for Honda parts for the water pump and head gaskets.

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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Not to jack the thread but petarm1 I see you are in Rycroft, AB. We have friends up there who ride a Goldwing trike.

I've got a 1979 Goldwing here in pieces. It is the motor donor for a 1975 that I have. My winter project. After that is done I'll be going through what's left and parting it. Let me know if you need anything in the future.
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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by petarm1 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:29 am

That sounds good. I pick the bike up today. I will make a list of stuff and get back to you

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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by dingdong » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:45 am

If the PO hasn't replaced them yet be sure to replace the timing belts. And you can't inspect them as even if they are original they will look new. Replace. Good luck with the project. Keep us informed as to progress.
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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by petarm1 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:34 pm

i will take lots of pitures. being that it is the wifes bike i will do a complete tare down and replace mostly everything.
be good practice for when i do my bike this spring

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Re: 79 gold wing

Post by Fred Camper » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Sounds like a good plan, be careful with the rubber parts as they take their toll from time and not from miles. And there has been lots of time.



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