1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?


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1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby mshawnm109r » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:36 pm



ok how do i tell a 1980 goldwing from a 1980 goldwing interstate? and what are the differentes in them. i had this bike given to me and i love it always wanted one. please help



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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:12 am

The most obvious way to tell is that the Goldwing Interstate came with a fairing, trunk and pannier (saddle) bags, and the Goldwing Standard did not. That's the main difference.

That said, many Standards had aftermarket Vetter fairings and bags added to them.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby guitarlos » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:31 pm

Look at the gooseneck, serial number etc...are on there... and I think it should have it on there.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby Oldewing » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:29 am

Easy way is Interstates horns are in the front, a standard's are on the sides...
you can go exactly .4 miles with the petcock turned off.


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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby guitarlos » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:34 am

Oldewing wrote:Easy way is Interstates horns are in the front, a standard's are on the sides...


This is very true.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:10 pm

Unless someone (like me) has changed them. :) I got tired of dealing with the horns in front of the radiator every time I had to pull the radiator, so I moved mine to the sides, inside the lower fairings.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby Oldewing » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:57 pm

Good call, that's where mine are, and have been for about 5 years. I moved up to louder(read ugly) horns and put them back in the "standard" place on my Interstate, behind the lowers...
you can go exactly .4 miles with the petcock turned off.


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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby mshawnm109r » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:31 pm

thanks guys for all the great info this site is a great place. im proud im one of the goldwing owners now. and yes mine is and interstate. it was given to me. i have purchased another engine for it and im going to install it next weekend what should i look out for or need to do before i put the engine in? i didnt pull the engine someone else did and tore it down. the last time it was drive was august of 2009

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:48 pm

I'd download the Honda service manual (if you don't have one already) and go through the engine removal/installation procedures before you start. It's not all that difficult, and it's a great way to get to know your bike.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby mshawnm109r » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:09 pm

wing,
ive done just that. man i dont know what i would do without this web forum you guys are the greatest. ive worked on all kinds of bikes but never a goldwing.now im an owner. i pick up the used engine tomorrow and i cant wait it is suppost to be sunny and 65- 70 degrees here this weekend and as long as ive been couped up i normanlly would jump on the "M"(M109R) and cruise all weekend but now that ive got the goldwing and the engine, im staying home all weekend and putting her back together. i cant wait to hear this thing run. ive bought 2 cans of seafoam to see if i can help the carbs on it, since they have set up since last august. i hope i can turn to you over this weekend for help if i need to know something. ill post pictures soon

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby guitarlos » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:49 am

Mshawn, depending on the age og the carbs and if you remove them, be sure to pop off the two screws that house the air-cutoff valves. They are of a diaphragm nature. Mine must have been 30 years old and the originals. A big gooey soupy rubbery mess is what I found. Hopefully your luck is better than mine.

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Re: 1980 goldwing or goldwing interstate?

Postby mshawnm109r » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:09 am

thanks ill do that this is the things i would have never thought of. i have alot of bikes and man this forum is different than all the others. i will be sure to do that i still havent started to put the engine in yet ive had to work all weekend. im beginning to think im stuck in the movie" office space" lol




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