Not bad for 28 yrs old


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DragonRider
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Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 11:11 am
Location: Ocala, FL
Motorcycle: 1982 and 1983 GL1100 Aspencades

Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby DragonRider » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:19 am



I just got back from a 1200+ mile ride in 30hrs (7hr spent in a meeting) and I can honestly say the seat on the 1983 Honda GL1100A Aspencade is good but is not the most comfortable.
During the trip I spent most of the ride on Interstate 75 (Ocala, FL to Knoxville, TN and back) so my speeds were about 75 mph most of the time and around 4000rpm. Before I started the trip I changed the oil and filter as well as the air cleaner. Tire air pressures were 32psi in front tire (Dunlap D404) and 45psi in rear (Shinko 718). I also replaced the front brake pads as they were getting very thin, rears pads were still about 50% so I left them on.
My average MPG was about 43 MPG. It seemed like fuel milage went up when speed went down, such as thru Atlanta, GA (HELL) when I was forced to go 35mph due to traffic. I also ran a bottle of Mystery oil thru the fuel system (devided a 14 ounce bottle over all the fuel stops) and bike seems to be preforming just a hair better.
I will be changing the oil later today and checking it for any signs of damage, but not expecting anything as bike ran beautiful the whole trip.
I never felt any vibration (other than from the road surface) but have decided I want to add a set of Aux driving lights as the single headlight just was not enough to make me comfortable.
Not bad for a bike that is 28 years old and has never beem rebuilt.



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tallman21
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:09 pm
Location: Rahway, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100i

Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby tallman21 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:46 am

not to bad at all :) mine had 85k miles on it and I regularly take it for long trips on the highway. Mostly on the highways in Maine which are notoriously bad and it does great! gotta love these old bikes

biker4christ
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Location: lebanon missouri
Motorcycle: crashed 1982 GL1100A Aspencade-scrap heep

Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby biker4christ » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:39 pm

just put 1900 on my 82 asp. bike did great,back not as good! the seat is definatly more comf. than the sportster i had,with a $300 seat, we ride allot as its our only transportation for now,i av. 40mpg,except goin thru OK. and TX, we had a 40 mph head wind and 107 deg temps, it dropped to 25 mpg, glad you had a good,safe trip.

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

Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:09 am

I just got back from a two week ride through Alberta and BC. My 82 Aspy and I covered 7887kms or 4900 miles and she never missed a beat.heres a pic of the map.
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

biker4christ
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Location: lebanon missouri
Motorcycle: crashed 1982 GL1100A Aspencade-scrap heep

Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby biker4christ » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:34 am

roadrogue,,
i see you got down towards glacier national park, what was the temps there this time of yr?

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RoadRogue
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Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:14 pm

The temps in the area right now vary from lows in the mid 60's to highs in the low 80's right now. Its an amazing place,where prairie meets big mountains.Worth the trip and only a few hours from home for me.
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

biker4christ
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Location: lebanon missouri
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Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby biker4christ » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:14 am

we are hopin to get up that way sometime on our way to oregon,cali then down south,and back to missouri,it will prob be a yr bor so before we do that ride tho,thanks for the reply RoadRogue :D

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dnehasert
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Location: Mesa AZ.
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 with Watsonian sidecar

Re: Not bad for 28 yrs old

Postby dnehasert » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:07 am

A year ago I took my '82 Wing with a sidecar, towing a tent trailer and went from Mesa AZ to MN and back. Put on about 5000 miles on that trip. Bike ran well. Normally I get 30-33 mpg with the sidecar on, adding the trailer mileage dropped to 26 mpg. Without sidecar or trailer I get arround 42 mpg. Had 95000 miles on bike at the start and I was 72 years old. My wife thought I was too old for a solo trip like that, I was more concerned about a 28 year old bike. These Wings are very much bullet proof if maintained properly. This is my 3rd GL1100 I've owned since 1985, they are excellent sidecar tugs. Doug




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