Second Chance Goldwing


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foxhound0511
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Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:49 pm



This goldwing has been passed around my work for years and no one cold figure out
what was wrong with it. Its close to being done, Please see below and enjoy


Here is my 1983 Goldwing with 19k miles on it.


So I dont even try to start it. I remove the radiator and timing covers and she doesn't want to bar over.
So I remove the timing cap and reset the timing and she turns over but feels funny.


I removed both heads, On the righthand side two smashed valves and the pistons took a wack,
From what I told he tried to replace the belts "Then there was a horrible noise" and he still rode it for a while like that.


Now that the heads are off, Lets see if the electrical system works. Shrink wrap is for storage




And guess what??? Electrical problems, Not getting to power to the start solenoid. I lost my grounds and a bunch of other bugs.
I made my own makeshift jumper run harness out of an old switch for diagnostics, Thats the long red wires you will see.



Might as well replace the bulbs while im here.



foxhound0511
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:55 pm

So here is the problem, Melted harness on the start switch, Also need to fix a ground wire on the main harness. It had a short.



So here comes the hard part...... Rebuild the motor or get a replacement.
I checked craigslist and found a 82 motor that runs with carbs for $300 cash.
Plus I bought an extra gas tank off of him.

New motor fits in my trunk perfectly!! I miss having a pickup :lol:

foxhound0511
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Engine removal 101!



Old and new engine next to each other. The 82 and 83 engines are identical. Minus the neutral switch. It was super easy to
rewire to work in the 83.


The bike is really light now.




Time to paint and prep the new engine. I didnt like this engine color at first... But Now I like it.


Front covers need some TLC...



foxhound0511
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:18 pm

NEED MORE PAINT!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:





MIGHT AS WELL PAINT THE FRAME TOO!!! ;) ;) ;) ;) 8-) 8-)




And the spare gas tank!

foxhound0511
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:29 pm

Time to install the newly painted engine.


Now lets take a look at these pesky carbs. they are pretty dirty... Time for a bath


The person that took these apart used clear silicone to reassemble.. He clogged all the fuel
delivery tubes... He also snapped off a fuel post and used jb-weld to put it back together. :o :o
These carbs are toast. Luckilly I have another set of carbs and they are also vb48c and I can mix and match.




I ordered the master overhaul kit from randakks... I want to do this right. Hopefully it comes in fast

foxhound0511
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Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: Second Chance Goldwing

Postby foxhound0511 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:32 pm

Now time to wait for that carb kit to come in. If anyone needs 1983 engine parts in the meantime let me know.




THANKS FOR READING ILL POST MORE WHEN ITS DONE!!! she turns over and has oil pressure, I cant wait to throw
the carbs on and see what happens. and yes I will replace the timing belts.

Thanks!
Steven R.




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