First Goldwing Rebuild


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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GL1000'78
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Location: Los Angeles
Motorcycle: GL 1000 1978

First Goldwing Rebuild

Postby GL1000'78 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:18 pm



Hi everyone I just got myself a 1978 GL1000 from a friend and it sat for 2 years. The fuel tank was rusted so I had that cleaned. The engine looks in good condition but the wiring has been cut up some. And currently I'm cleaning and checking the brakes. I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions or pointers and a good place to go for parts?



SnoBrdr
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Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

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Re: First Goldwing Rebuild

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:16 pm

GL1000'78 wrote:Hi everyone I just got myself a 1978 GL1000 from a friend and it sat for 2 years. The fuel tank was rusted so I had that cleaned. The engine looks in good condition but the wiring has been cut up some. And currently I'm cleaning and checking the brakes. I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions or pointers and a good place to go for parts?


There is no "good" place to go for parts.

Probably 90% of the parts are no longer made by Honda or anyone else.

This includes the wiring harness.

You can often find parts on EBay but be very, very care about what you pay for them. A lot of the sellers there know you are in a bind and try to gouge you for every penny.

Sitting for two years is really not a long time. But you should read this: http://www.randakksblog.com/starting-a-gl1000-after-a-long-lay-up/.

Doubtful that any man knows more about early GLs than him.

dieselguy
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Location: forest city
Motorcycle: 1978 goldwing gl1000

Re: First Goldwing Rebuild

Postby dieselguy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:56 am

Hey Bud! In my town we have a guy that sales all goldwing! Not sure how much
stuff but I know he has a lot!!! He is in forest city nc.


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