Starting from scratch


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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mustang5422
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Location: Mabank, Texas
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

Starting from scratch

Postby mustang5422 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:13 pm



I just purchase a1982 GL1100 Goldwing Aspencade in pieces. Be interested in hearing form someone who has totaly restored one. learning one piece at a time



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RBGERSON
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Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Starting from scratch

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:49 am

what do you want to know?
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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britman
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Location: saint louis
Motorcycle: 83 goldwing and an 82 naked goldwing

Re: Starting from scratch

Postby britman » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:01 pm

Just ask away . Ive done two 1100sthere pretty simple to work on . If you can hold a spanner you can work on um

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riffraff
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Location: boston,mass
Motorcycle: 1983GL1100 std

Re: Starting from scratch

Postby riffraff » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:30 pm

Two questions. 1:Isit all there? 2: Where do ya wanna start? The rest is up to you. Have fun. Oh ya, get new timing belts right off the bat. You're gonna here that alot. WOW! I think this time I'm the first to say it. :lol:

mustang5422
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Re: Starting from scratch

Postby mustang5422 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:59 am

Ok first question of many. The frame has been repainted, the head pipe bearings races where removed. I have the bearings but not the races. Went to my local bike shop to order new races, bearings were listed but not the races. Question If I order new head pipe bearings will the races come with them, bike shop couldn't tell me. Thanks!

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riffraff
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Re: Starting from scratch

Postby riffraff » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:35 am

When I wasin the car business, bearings and races were matched sets. Iwould imagine they'ld be the same with bikes.

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moffat
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Location: Northwich United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100
Interstate

Re: Starting from scratch

Postby moffat » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:59 am

Quite a project you have by the sound of it. The top and bottom steering head bearings are different one is part no 91015-425-832 and the other is 91016-371-000 and are supplied as a complete unit as its not receommended to fit used parts to gether.
Do you have the parts manual and the workshop manual as that would be a great help to you ( Double check the parts numbers with your supplier before ordering as Mr Honda has been known to make mistakes in numbering).
At this stage of the restoration I would strongly recommend that the bottom frame tube that supports the centre stand be carefully examined for corrosion- this is weak point on these machines as no allownce for moisture to escape has been made. If you rebuild it and then cannot put it on its centre stand without giving yourself a hernia it will be a real pain to have it fixed. The amount of older Goldwings with this problem is high. When I bought mine I noticed that when it was on the centre stand both wheels touched the ground ( the rear whell should be off the ground when on the centre stand).
Also have a look at the removable frame on the left hand side and check for corrosion as the very small drain holes get blocked easily,( they are in the bottom of the brackets that the bottom engine bold goes through ) I have drilled a 1/8 " drain hole in the left and right hand side frame bottoms and squirted waxoil in.




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