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Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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naked84
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 am
Location: St. Peters Mo.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 std.

new member relief

Postby naked84 » Sun May 03, 2015 1:05 pm



As a motorcyclist from bygone days (1977-1984) now returning after raising kids, I am grateful to be a part of this collection of focused, enthusiastic, and knowlegable members associated with this website. My previous ride was a Yamaha XS650D. Nice European feel, agile, and loaded with theraputic necessities, but a bit anemic power. This brings me to the present. I recently acquired a 1984 Gold Wing standard with 25K on the clock. Before doing anything associated with this ride, I searched for information. Ups, downs, problems, quirks, etc. Where I ended my search was here. No reason to look elsewhwere. I will thank all who have and will in the future guide me to the eventual place I need to be, on the road, my soulmate along, securely following my dream.
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virgilmobile
Posts: 7660
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: new member relief

Postby virgilmobile » Sun May 03, 2015 1:46 pm

Welcome...you will enjoy the power available.
There's a few preventive service areas you will need to tend to..
Charging system must be inspected and modified as needed to maintain a good battery.
Timing belts should always be replaced...there cheap..
All fluids replaced..including coolant,brake,clutch,fork and differental.

naked84
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 am
Location: St. Peters Mo.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 std.

Re: new member relief

Postby naked84 » Sun May 03, 2015 3:04 pm

Thanks for the advice. I went with gates. T070, 88 tooth, stator connector was done by PO, tires on the way, bleeding brakes, learning air suspension adjustments, am currently looking for a voltmeter to add. Needs additional rear running lights and maybe a HID head cinversion. You are right about the power. Nuff said! Thanks again and will keep the posts coming.

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HawkeyeGL1200
Posts: 918
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 am
Location: Courtland, Va.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 GL1100 Interstate

Re: new member relief

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun May 03, 2015 4:21 pm

You found beauty, for sure.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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oldishwinger
Posts: 171
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:26 pm
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: new member relief

Postby oldishwinger » Sun May 03, 2015 5:25 pm

congratulations you have a very special goldwing, the standard 84 1200 goldwing was manufactured for just one year then dropped, with the aspy and the interstate going through to 87, so the standard would be fairly rare in those terms I would think.

They are a great ride, good luck, and enjoy.

naked84
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 am
Location: St. Peters Mo.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 std.

Re: new member relief

Postby naked84 » Sun May 03, 2015 8:21 pm

I seem to spend a fair amount of time on this site. The standard version is a rare bird but the ability of "personality acquision" is not hindered by bags, trunks, or unnecessary extras that would end up as someone else's garage clutter. One piece at a time added to a blank canvas is where I'll be headed. NOS parts are harder to find so substitutes will fill the bill. Finding time to shop around is well spent here on the "Docs". Thanks again.
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