Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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- Posts: 237
- Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:55 pm
- Location: albany, New York
- Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100 interstate
there isn't much that gets me wound up tighter than a p.o. i wanted to remove my front fender for repainting. not too difficult, right? wrong. went to the right side and removed the 2 10mm bolts, easy. went to the left side and discovered one 11mm and one 3/8. so i put everything back and will wait untill my blood pressure returns to normal.
WHAT IS THE SPEED OF DARK?
- Posts: 8
- Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:57 pm
- Location: orofino, idaho
- Motorcycle: 1979 GL1000,1982 GL1100, '72 750 Commando, '68 TR6, '69 T100R, '69 T120R, '82 Virago 920, '81 Virago 750, '65 CB160, ''66 CL160, '67 CL77, '64 YG1, '81 440 LTD
Look on the bright side, at least you didn't find a broken off piece of a bolt in the hole. I would much rather drill and/or tap out a hole to fix it than to have to dig out a mangled piece of steel first.
- Johnyy Smoke
- Posts: 646
- Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:44 am
- Location: Se Minnesota
- Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100
Vetter. "Its like Deja Vu all over again".
You allmost have to expect such things on a 30 year old bike. The p.o. of my bike said "all it needs is a new rear tire". Well after 4 months of wrenching-replacing the fuel pump, water pump, head gaskets, gas sending unit-etc,etc, etc- and finding screw ups- timing was off two teeth on left side-no exhaust gaskets in any of the four pipes .The water pump had only 2 crushable washers-and all were on one bolt! You tend to start taking these things in stride. Hang in there-you will most likely find more! Regards, Johnyy
- Posts: 262
- Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:53 pm
- Location: Eatonton, Georgia
- Motorcycle: 04 Harley-Davidson Road King
The problem really is, "which" P.O. is the one that trashed the bike with a 30 plus year old bike. I know the P O I got the bike from, he bought it as is and all he had time to really do was a new fuel pump to get it running before I bought it from him. All the "other" stuff I've found and am in the process of fixing was done by one or more of the P O's before he bought it. It still drives you crazy when anyone half-steps on something instead of doing the correct repair or just simple scheduled maintenance.
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