Time for an introduction


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oldmopars
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Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 pm



I wanted to introduce myself and my Goldwing. So, I am Scott, been riding a smaller bike for a while now and decided to get a bigger one that would allow me some comfort on those longer trips I would like to take.
I did not have a lot of money to work with and so I did some work for a guy and earned $400. This was in addition to $100 I had, so $500 was my budget to get a bike. Not much. After looking at many Craigslist ads, I ran across this 82 Goldwing Interstate listed cheap. I called and he dropped the price to $300 over the phone. Big bonus, it was in my area. I went to look at it and found that it did not run, needed fork seals and needed a lot of cleaning. I do not have a truck so the guy loaned me his roll-back car hauler to haul it home, no charge.
I got the bike home, fiddled with it a little, put in fresh plugs and a good battery and it fired right up. I have spent the last few weeks mostly riding it, but also cleaning and doing minor stuff to it. I replaced the fork seals, cut the rack and rewelded it to move the helmet box back for more passenger room. I removed a lot of chrome bits and extra wires, hooked the factory Amp up so I can just plug into my cell phone and listen to MP3s or stream music. All in all after a new battery, forks seals, plugs and some other stuff, I am into the bike for about $500.
The PO must have loved this bike, he installed a Travelcade seat, very nice, Jardine pipes, UNI air filter, loads of chrome and handle bar re-locators.
I have put a few hundred miles on it now and just love it. Timing belts are next on the list of things to do soon. Tires this winter.
I hope to be able to contribute as time goes on and I learn more. I am a mechanic, have been for 22+years and have worked on anything with an engine. So, that's me and my $300 Goldwing.




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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby themainviking » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:55 pm

oldmopars wrote:I wanted to introduce myself and my Goldwing. So, I am Scott, and that's me and my $300 Goldwing.


And a real beauty she is too. You have gotten a heck of a bargain, and have cleaned it up to be even more so. Congratulations, and welcome to Goldwingdocs.
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:45 am

:mrgreen: ..Sweet deal...!
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:03 pm

So, that's me and my $300 Goldwing.


Welcome
You must be just off camera.. :lol:
Looks like you scored a nice ride..holler if you have problems and do look at the 3 yellow wire plug to the left of the battery...It's the heart of the charging system and often fails.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:02 pm

I guess I must be camera shy. I will look at the plug tonight. Just ordered the timing belts today. Need to get them done before the weekend, have a ride planned.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:37 pm

Didja order for mother Honda or get the same ones at Napa for less than half the cost?
There just Gates belts with Honda painted on them.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:29 pm

I got Gates T274 from amazon, $32 shipped. Not too bad.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby eklimek » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:12 pm

$300 and he lent you his trailer to take it home?

Did you wear a mask and carry a gun? Or are you just born good looking, lucky and a smooth talker?

More to the point, will you negotiate for me?

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:43 pm

Yea, it was not a trailer, a roll back tow truck. Even burned his fuel.
I have been enjoying it a lot, just in timing belts and will be going out to Mt. St. Helen's on Saturday.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:10 am

Wow...The deal gets better N better..... :o
Why doesn't something this awesome ever fall into my lap... :|
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby OpenCarryUSMC » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:01 pm

WOW you stole that ride!

I just started work on bringing back my 81 1100 standard here in Medford OR. If you get down this way give a shout.
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:05 pm

I just might do that, always looking for a good ride. I am about 3 hours from Salem now.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby dwight007fchr » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Amazing deal you found!!!!
Extraordinary!!!!

Virgil gives a superb "How To" on curing the "over-charging/boiling" battery problem. Definately solved the problem on my 83 Wing.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby Newport » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:25 am

The envy extends to Australia you lucked out big time. I am not going to tell you what I spent on my '83 as I do not want you to die from laughter! Tell me about oldmopar as I have a Chrysler vehicle that you have never seen

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby redbug » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:36 pm

Are you about done riding my motorcycle around? I was doing a search on the 83 trac forks and wound up on this. Read all he way through this post and ..did you go on your cheep trip on the cheep wing? Where did you go, what did you do, buy a cheep t-shirt? And most important, how is the cheep wing doing? Or did I miss that? Have a nice ride...
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby oldmopars » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:27 pm

Well, I rode this all summer long. I took two long trips to eastern Washington, one 15 hour trip around My Saint Helens and used as a daily ride to work. I did two over night camping trips, one with my daughter. I now have bike in the garage for some upgrades. I am doing the valves and adding an alternator. It is a great bike and even after this work I'm doing I will still be under $750. Not too bad for a nice bike.

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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby redbug » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:20 pm

Man, Thats great and glad you are enjoying the ride.
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby WINGER3 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:48 pm

There's nothing like taking a chance on a bargain buy and finding out you got the very best deal in the world. Enjoy the ride on a great bike and stay safe. :mrgreen:
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Re: Time for an introduction

Postby whiteeaglepwl » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:02 pm

Welcome to goldwingdocs. Beautiful bike you got a heck of a good deal on that bike. Have fun and be safe out their.




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