1977 Honda Goldwing

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1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby fatslob » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:03 am

Just bought a used Honda 1000, from a gentleman in town. It has just 5968 miles!, bought from second owner. Problem is the bike looks great and was not abused, but sat for 10 years. Last time it was riden was 2001. Fluids were left in it, including gas, oil, antifreeze, hydralic brake fluid. Where do I start? Please give me some direction to get the bike in riding condition. I've have not owned a Goldwing before, but have had other Hondas. Just bought to be a rider. Thanks for any help.

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Re: 1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:09 am

You've got a bit of work in front of you:

- change fork & shock oil
- flush brakes
- change oil/filter
- change plugs
- change fuel lines/filter
- drain/refill fuel tank
- new air filter
- new timing belts (MUST!)
- possibly rebuild brake master cylinders and calipers
- possibly overhaul carbs
- possibly de-rust and coat fuel tank
- new battery

Anything else I might be leaving out?

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Re: 1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby maestro319 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Probably new tires. Old ones may have "dry rot" after sitting for 10 years.

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Re: 1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby curtis71 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:33 am

Most definately change the timing belts and all fluids,probably wouldnt hurt to do a carb rebuild

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Re: 1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:29 pm

First, get a manual if you haven't already.
Drain and flush out the cooling system. Refill with a non-silicate anti-freeze. Probably need to replace the battery. Electrical connections could be a bit corroded too. Change the final drive oil. Disconnect all the cables and get some lubricant down them.
Take out the rear wheel and remove the final drive to get the drive shaft splines greased (use Honda 60% Moly paste). Check the wheel bearings while the wheel is out.
Before even thinking about starting it, change the belts and the oil and filter. Pull the plugs and get some oil down the bores before turning it over. Then turn it over with the kill switch off, once you have changed the oil, until the oil pressure light goes out.
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Re: 1977 Honda Goldwing

Postby fatslob » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:21 am

I'd like to thank everyone that left info on getting my '77 Goldwing ready for summer. You made things a whole easier!! I'm really looking forward to getting back in the saddle again after 21 years.

Thanks Again To Everyone!!! Bob

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