83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time


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83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:48 am



I bought a basket case 83 aspencade. Just about everything for this bike came in milk crates. The price was right ($50) with title. It had a severe coolant contamination problem so the po gave up on it. I replaced the water pump aND seals and that's fixed now. Runs great. Rebuilt the frozen brake calipers, new tires. Only problem I'm having now is determining how all these fairings and do-dads mount up and with what bolts. I was literally given a zip lock bag full of bolts and told "good luck" anyone have expanded diagrams of where all this goes?? This is really aggrivating!! Also someone removed the rear caliper slide pin (the one with the thread on the shoulder) and lost it. I can't find a replacement anywhere?? Help! :?:



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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:29 am

I may have that pin. I'll have to look in the Folgers can of misc bolts/clips/parts leftover from a couple similar projects.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:27 pm

I have a parts catalog for
#1) 1983 GL1100 Gold wing interstate and Aspencade.

#2) I also have another catalog for 80 81 82 Goldwing, Interstate, and 1100A82 Aspencade
It costs about $25.00 to have Staples( the store) to print out the pages.

I use it when I can not figure out how a part goes together on the bike.

If anyone wants a copy of this catalog (which gives all Honda parts numbers for every piece on the bike) Let me know by next Saturday June 19, 2016 and I will get a copy for you. They put it together with a spiral wire and clear page on front and back.
Shipping probably $5.00 by usps.

paypal me and indicate if you want #1 or #2 catalog

wilcoy02@hotmail.com By June 19, 2016

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:48 am

bntyhntr6975 wrote:I may have that pin. I'll have to look in the Folgers can of misc bolts/clips/parts leftover from a couple similar projects.




This is the pin I need. Only place I can seem to get it is with the caliper. As I just spend $50 each to rebuild these before I realized it was missing I really just want the bolt. Please let me know if you have one I can send you $ via paypal. Thanks!!

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:00 pm

If he does not have the pin you can google

45131-MA3-006

partzilla has it for ten bucks.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:42 pm

I was able to find a couple on ebay for $12 shipped. They are for a honda magna but the part numbers cross. And it looks correct so hopefully works. All these places that sell them new want $12 for the bolt and $8.99 for the shipping. That's stupid... but one lousy bolt is all that seems to be holding me up. And sorting out the dogs breakfast of wires inside the fairing. Nothing seems to be cut. Just all jumbled and unplugged. But so far they all look like proprietary connectors so I should be able to figure it out. Come a long way from this


To this

In just a few weeks and a few hundred dollars. I still have less than $750 into this bike and it's got all brand new rubber, fluids, tuneup and such. The hardest part was taking a pile of crap and making it work again!

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:41 am

Nope, sorry. Ive got odds and ends but not what you need.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:00 am

It's ok. I ordered a set from ebay. Not for a goldwing specifically but the honda part number matches so it should work. Thanks for looking though. Much appreciated!
bntyhntr6975 wrote:Nope, sorry. Ive got odds and ends but not what you need.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby aj1500 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:54 am

Wow you are doing a great job of bringing it back to life. You should have a fine machine when it's done
Good luck. I hope you get many miles of great riding on it

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:34 pm

aj1500 wrote:Wow you are doing a great job of bringing it back to life. You should have a fine machine when it's done
Good luck. I hope you get many miles of great riding on it


Thanks it's been A labor of love. I've always wanted one of these since they were new and I was a little tyke. Finally got one. I could have gone for a newer bagger but I love old metric and well, the goldwing was really the original bagger, and i love restoring old bikes. can't wait to ride it! Thanks for all the help guys!

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:46 pm

Here's another question?? The bike is running and driving but I can't seem to get the gauges to work on the digtal dash. Tach and spedo and fuel level work and everything else self tests but The gear position and neutral light don't work and the temp gauge doesn't work. There is one plug coming from the cluster that I can't find a home for for the life of me.


It goes into this


And the other issue I'm having is the fairing itself the main power plug... that goes into this


I can't find the other end that plugs on. I've looked everywhere. I dont really even see where it would plug into. Keep in mind I'm sure some stuff is missing cause this bike was sold 4 times as baskets of parts before I finally reassembled it. I will buy the necessary harness if need be but I'm not even sure what I'm looking for and my damn head is spinning trying to find a diagram or pictures that explain any of this all I can find is the main engine harness and radio diagrams. It's so close to being done I can taste it. Just keep running into stupid snag ups like this. Thanks!!

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:14 pm

The fairing plug will plug into a harness from the headlight under the weight.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:29 pm

Wilcoy02 wrote:The fairing plug will plug into a harness from the headlight under the weight.


I found the harness you speak of. But unfortunately it's missing from my bike. Have a used one coming. Any ideas on the plug from the cluster? And that weight thing. I don't have one of those. It's gone. Is that really necessary?

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby 4wred » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:17 am

Bikerdave79 wrote:
Wilcoy02 wrote:The fairing plug will plug into a harness from the headlight under the weight.


I found the harness you speak of. But unfortunately it's missing from my bike. Have a used one coming. Any ideas on the plug from the cluster? And that weight thing. I don't have one of those. It's gone. Is that really necessary?


They say it (the weight) takes the place of the headlight bucket and is needed.I think I have a spare one around somewhere off of a 82 aspy if it's the same part#.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:07 am

4wred wrote:
Bikerdave79 wrote:
Wilcoy02 wrote:The fairing plug will plug into a harness from the headlight under the weight.


I found the harness you speak of. But unfortunately it's missing from my bike. Have a used one coming. Any ideas on the plug from the cluster? And that weight thing. I don't have one of those. It's gone. Is that really necessary?


They say it (the weight) takes the place of the headlight bucket and is needed.I think I have a spare one around somewhere off of a 82 aspy if it's the same part#.


As far as I can tell its basically just a junction. Box for the wires up front. How it counterbalances anything I can't imagine as it would have to be a brick of lead. I guess I'll just leave it off and zip tie my wires in place for now. I've been building bikes for many years. .. and I can tell you they added a lot of stupid stuff along the way that really isn't all that necessary sometimes lol. The bike rides fine the way it is right now. Just need to get the fairing powered and all gauges working. It's no beauty queen anyway so doesn't have to be perfect. I got this bike for long trips. My bobbers aren't nice to my back after a few hundred miles.. I just wanna put some miles on her already :mrgreen:

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby 4wred » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:00 am

Yes that plastic box is a junction box and a mounting point for the weight,all the wires on a naked wing use the headlight bucket for the junctions.The weight is there for a reason.You may have head shake, wobble without it.The factory fairing puts alot of weight out over the front of the bike.The honda engineers put it there for a reason.Some guys say they don't have any problems without it.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:21 am

4wred wrote:Yes that plastic box is a junction box and a mounting point for the weight,all the wires on a naked wing use the headlight bucket for the junctions.The weight is there for a reason.You may have head shake, wobble without it.The factory fairing puts alot of weight out over the front of the bike.The honda engineers put it there for a reason.Some guys say they don't have any problems without it.


I'm sure its for something. If It bothers me I'll get one. So far I cant notice a difference

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:52 pm

The fairing weight is to give the steering system more mass, to reduce the resonant frequency low enough to prevent potentially lethal speed wobble.

Have a read through this: viewtopic.php?t=11648

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:57 pm

WingAdmin wrote:The fairing weight is to give the steering system more mass, to reduce the resonant frequency low enough to prevent potentially lethal speed wobble.

Have a read through this: viewtopic.php?t=11648


Interesting read. I have ridden the bike a few times without this weight. Where it got off to I don't know. Maybe I'll see if I can find a used one. I did feel a little shimmy under hard acceleration around 40-45 mph. But nothing crazy. I do need a place to hide all my wiring junctions so maybe it's not a bad idea to just get the stupid thing

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby PhotoDoctor » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:05 am

I have two 1100 junkers for parts - 82 naked and 83 aspey. I bought them for the vetter bags and progressive brand rear shocks. You are welcome to any use-able parts that you may need.

Just PM me if so as I don't check the forum often.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:18 am

PhotoDoctor wrote:I have two 1100 junkers for parts - 82 naked and 83 aspey. I bought them for the vetter bags and progressive brand rear shocks. You are welcome to any use-able parts that you may need.

Just PM me if so as I don't check the forum often.


I was able to get mostly everything I need from ebay. I still do need the 4 turn signal assembly screws and c-nuts for the fairing, a final drive vent cap, and the bolts that hold the fairing on under the front of the tree. Think I got pretty much everything else covered. Let me know if you have.

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby jimm4 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:52 am

autocyclers in Madisonville tn has several aspencades mid 80s up for parts I was there looking for parts for a82 interstate most bikes not stripped down much maybe you can find what you need there --don't think they advertise them much they more into Harley,s

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby sleepjh » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:07 am

Hi Bikerdave79,
Hats off to you and everyone else that keeps these bikes out of the scrap yards. Anyway, I also have an 83 Aspy and was in the process of doing a complete restoration before a twisted and rusted out frame drained my will to continue, for now at least. I have taken many, many pics of the disassembly and documented everything, so if you need anything else, pm me. I also have a ton of parts I have collected over the years so if you need any of the harder to find items, let me know as well.
Sleepjh

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby Bikerdave79 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:23 am

sleepjh wrote:Hi Bikerdave79,
Hats off to you and everyone else that keeps these bikes out of the scrap yards. Anyway, I also have an 83 Aspy and was in the process of doing a complete restoration before a twisted and rusted out frame drained my will to continue, for now at least. I have taken many, many pics of the disassembly and documented everything, so if you need anything else, pm me. I also have a ton of parts I have collected over the years so if you need any of the harder to find items, let me know as well.
Sleepjh


Man I could have used those pictures a few months ago!! I actually purchased a manual and with that, pictures online, schematics and so forth was able to piece it back together to an almost complete bike. A few small bits of hare are got lost along the way. I'm under the impression the bike changed hands quite a few times in the torn down state that I got it in so that's bound to happen. Overall the bike is in decent shape for the age. I got all the electronics functioning, even the cb! Just need a few other small items to get it finished. I'm hoping to have it riding in a few weeks I will post pictures! This is my first wing and it was a challenge among this I have also restored a 79 yamaha xs1100, 77 honda cb750, a 74 cb360c, a 79 kawasaki kz650 and also an 80 suzuki gs850g. I love taking old metric that had been abandoned and bringing them back to life!

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Re: 83 aspencade came in milk crates. Having a nightmare of a time

Postby nome » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:35 am

GOOD JOB!! Did you ever find the front end weight you were missing? I may have one on a wrecked '83 Standard.
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