1980 goldwing


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thetoe48
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1980 goldwing

Postby thetoe48 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:51 am



My 1980 Goldwing is making a high wynding noice from the front end, I thought it was the stero but it does not change when I turn the stero off, does anybody have a suggestion on what to do?



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RoadRogue
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Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: 1980 goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:16 pm

Does the sound change with rpm? Or does it change with road speed?
It may be dry speedo or tach cables, remove,clean and relube them first , this is a common issue. If that doesnt fix it then look at the wheel bearings 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

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eklimek
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Location: St Catharines Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 81 GL1100 (Widowmaker not in service), 83GL1100, CB350f x 6, CB400f x2, CB550f sold, CL350 (seized engine), plus enough donors to take me through retirement.

Re: 1980 goldwing

Postby eklimek » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:30 pm

I just went through the high pitch speedo whine. Initially ntermittent, it drives you crazy. Gone when you stop. High pitch squeal of a bearing on its last legs. The penny dropped for me when I felt the speedometer vibrate.

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: 1980 goldwing

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:57 pm

cables, bearing OR!!! timing belt tensioners..

Standing still = tach or tensioners

moving = bearings or speedo
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

thetoe48
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Re: 1980 goldwing

Postby thetoe48 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:17 pm

Thanks for the reply guys:
My Nephew and I figure it out it was the RPM Odometer we disconnected the cable and the nosie went away.

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RoadRogue
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Re: 1980 goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:58 pm

Glad we could help, thanks for letting us know what the problem was 8-)


Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome


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