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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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tazland12002
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:46 pm
Location: odenville,al
Motorcycle: 1980 goldwing 1100

Hello all

Postby tazland12002 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:13 pm



My project
My project

Hello all,
I am new to this site as well as new to owning a goldwing. I recently saved a 1980 GL1100 from bring sent to a scrap yard. I plan to return it to it former glory. I hope that ypu all do not mind me picking your brains along the way. I just npw have to decide where to start. Thanks in advance for any help you all might provide.



Oddbirdwithbrokewing
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:38 am
Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000
1983 gl1100A Aspencade

Re: Hello all

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:07 pm

Welcome. New also. There are lots of great people here. You want have any problem attaining information you need to bring her back to life. Just got my project off the trailer. 1983 Aspencade. Good luck. :!:
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ram11397
Posts: 333
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 9:58 pm
Location: Westerly, Rhode Island
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

Re: Hello all

Postby ram11397 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:56 pm

Welcome,
There are some amazing people on here who know there stuff!!! also the "How to section "with great pictures for every step.

Rick
Rick
1982 GL 1100 Aspencade

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bdukes
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Location: Kingman, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade
1994 GL1500A Aspencade

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Postby bdukes » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:51 pm

New to site.Just bought 82 Aspencade.Havn't rode for over 20 years.Needs new back tire.After reading how to, i'll do it myself.

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binder49
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Location: Mapleton ND
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Goldwing

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Postby binder49 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:57 pm

The very first thing to do even before you try to start it, is to replace the timing belts. You don not want them to break, Serious engine trouble if they do. It's not too bad a job to do it. But very inportant. Then I would change the oil and the coolant. Use Honda coolant, not automotive. The silicates in automotive can damage the water pump. I'm fairly sure your gonna have to remove and atleast clean the carbs, I would get kits and rebuild them since they're already off. There are great forums here to walk you through these tasks. looks like a great project, once you get the beast out of the pickup. I just ressurected a 1980 GL1100. And a repaint. Was my first wing. Was well worth the work. Here's a picture
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