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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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speedy04
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Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Location: milwauke, wi
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100a Aspencade
1983 V45 Magnda

Hello all

Postby speedy04 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:16 pm



First off I would like to say hello to everyone here. I've been looking around at all the great info that this site has to offer for a few weeks now and it's just amazing at the amount of knowledge here. With that being said I am now the proud 2nd owner of a Wing that will require some tlc, but mostly detailing. I was able to rescue my V45 from the scrap yard and with your help I know I can make this Wing last another 30 yrs. Thanks for all your help ahead of time.



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virgilmobile
Posts: 7663
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Hello all

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:48 pm

Welcome.
The very first thing I'll mention is if it has a good engine,replace the timing belts to keep it that way.
Second.Replace every drop of fluid in the bike.All of it.
Brake,differental,forks,antifreeze,etc.
Never rely on 30 year old brake fluid to work well.
Don't forget to moly grease the drive shaft coupler.
Date the tires.Just having good tread isn't good enough.Less than 3 years old is my max.Its stamped on the sidewall.
You not only want to go fast but having traction and being able to stop is kinda important too :lol:

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speedy04
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Location: milwauke, wi
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100a Aspencade
1983 V45 Magnda

Re: Hello all

Postby speedy04 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:28 pm

Thanks for those tips virgilmobile,

Fortunately I've already started to do that very thing, but also know the po was very good at preventative maintenance on her. The timing belts have one riding season on them. Dating the tires is something that I would not have of thought of before you mentioned it and reading some of the other posts on the site. The break fluid I will change once I get the rebuild kit for the rear master cylinder as they have been locking. As for the antifreeze, should I use the silicon free 50/50 that I have to use for my V45 as it also has an aluminum block? The forks were drained and serviced the same time as the timing belts. The only real problem right now is that she dosn't want to idel without the choke. I'm hoping a fresh tank or two of gas and some sea foam will fix that other wise I have a feeling that I will be pulling the carb.

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virgilmobile
Posts: 7663
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Hello all

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Yes on the same antifreeze.
Everything else 'sounds' good.
No idle....Hopefully some snake oil will fix it right up,if not,there not too bad to hand clean.
Keep us posted.

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speedy04
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Location: milwauke, wi
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100a Aspencade
1983 V45 Magnda

Re: Hello all

Postby speedy04 » Thu May 15, 2014 4:56 am

I got the idle problem solved after running some seafoam through a couple of tanks of gas and she does purr quit nicely at 1K rpm. :D :D . Now I'm wondering if I should look at the sync on the carbs?




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