Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.


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TripCee
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Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby TripCee » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:50 pm



I am in the process of purchasing a 1978 GL1000 with 14,??? miles on it that has not been started since 2002 (my first Goldwing :D ). Besides a new battery, oil change and fuel system flush what other services should I be doing? The previous owner claims to have cleaned the carb in the last 6 months and other than that has done nothing else. I'm not worrired about the minor cosmetic issues as I want to make sure it will run. Any advice will be appreciated.



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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby TheArtist » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:58 am

If you check the how to on this site, Radakk's site, and the Naked Goldwings site, you will get more than enough help. The followers are more than willing to help. I to am new this year, bought a 79 that sat for several years. I do recomend the tranny oil/ motor oil flush for the motor. It is on the NGW club site, top of the page. Before riding your bike, take care of the safety areas and motor. Look for help on one of the sites before digging into it. Changeing your timing belts to me is huge, take your brakes apart and clean the main reservors and rebleed. The list is long, but if you want to live long enough to enjoy it, it is worth it. Have fun and good luck.

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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby TripCee » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:34 am

Appreciate the suggestions. I will look into the how-to's and the other sites you recommended.

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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby thrasherg » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:17 pm

The links are a great source of info, but basically replace all fluids (engine oi, transmission oil, coolant, brake fluid, fork oil, etc) then replace perishable items (Tyres, timing belts, etc) then check brake pads and bearings (Steering & wheel). Probably need to replace battery and clean carbs as they will be gummed up!! Then try starting it..

Gary

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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:59 pm

Yep you got it !

Then paint and decals. what more is there?

Oh yeah chrome..... lots of chrome

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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:19 pm

You already know this but it cannot be said too often. These are interference engines, so even turning them over with the starter motor when the timing belt breaks will bend a valve. So that is to be done very early in this process.

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Re: Suggestions needed for making a used GL1000 road worthy.

Postby TripCee » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:15 pm

Thanks all for the tips.




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