1980 Goldwing interstate


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1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:54 pm



Hello all i'm new to bikes and i have two questions
1. what is the alt gauge for & the little wheel on the gauge?
2. the bike only have 430 miles on it, do i have to replace the 30 amp fuse before i try to start it?

Thank for your help



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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:08 pm

goldie1122 wrote:Hello all i'm new to bikes and i have two questions
1. what is the alt gauge for & the little wheel on the gauge?


Altimeter. Not kidding. :) It was a Honda accessory. The little wheel lets you set your current altitude, so you can see if you are going higher or lower than you currently are.

goldie1122 wrote:2. the bike only have 430 miles on it, do i have to replace the 30 amp fuse before i try to start it?

Thank for your help


430 miles?!?!? It's not even broken in!!! Where did you find that!?!

You don't have to, but if you're worried about it, you certainly can. Instead $2.69 at Radio Shack gets you one of these:



Screw the wires in place of the original fuse. Now you can just put a regular automotive 30 amp blade fuse in there, and if it blows, a replacement can be had at most any gas station or auto parts store.

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:26 pm

Thanks alot. :D :D
I found the bike on ebay :lol: i think for a good price.
I had to remove, clean and reinstall the brake cylinders, all fluids.
can you think of anything else i should do before i try to start it up

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:34 pm

I would definitely replace the timing belts. Change the engine oil, basically do all the things you would normally do when taking the bike out of winter storage (it's all listed in the owner's manual).

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:30 pm

thanks will do.
i have find that the throttle cable are good but the carb wont move :x. what must i do :?:
help anyone

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:39 pm

I'd pull the carb out and see what's keeping it from moving. Don't force it! Time to pull it out and inspect it closely to find out what's frozen up.

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:32 pm

thank you
I lubed up all the linkage and will wait a couples of days to see if at frees up the carb. if not i will remove the carb.

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:32 pm

I took the carb apart and i freed up two cambers and working on the other two. I do need to get a gasket kit to change all the gaskets and o rings. I need to know if I can remove the starter and hand crank the engine to see if it's seized.

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby Oldewing » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:58 am

You can turn the engine over by hand,

Remove the cover bolt on the rear of the alternator, 17mm I think, and it will let you see a 12mm bolt that holds the stator in place. If you take the spark plugs out it will make your job easier. You may turn this ONLY clockwise to turn the engine over by hand . A 12mm offset box wrench is needed or I like a 12mm short socket on a smaller ratchet.

Back in the same area you will see a plug with a large standard slot in it, that's where you will see your timing marks on the flywheel, so you can set the belts you just changed 8-)
you can go exactly .4 miles with the petcock turned off.


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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:05 pm

Thanks a lot i will give it a try tomorrow. will let you know the out come, Thanks again :)

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:35 pm

An easier and quicker way to turn the engine by hand is to put the bike on the center stand, shift it into fifth gear, and rotate the rear wheel (forwards) by hand. You might want to remove the spark plugs first so that you aren't fighting the compression as you rotate the engine.

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:26 pm

thanks i will try tomorrow

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:13 pm

I try to turn the engine but it didn't turn i think the engine is seized. :evil: what can i do to free it up. please help

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Re: 1980 Goldwing interstate

Postby goldie1122 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:56 pm

Hello everyone :) this is the season to ride here in New York :) . I have a little problem :?: I restored the bike and was able to get it started :?: the bike started then it shut off. I shot it with carb cleaner and it runs as long as i'm straying. The fuel is leaving the carb but it don"t start, What going on please help :idea:




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