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FLAGATOR3273
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200L LIMITED EDITION

new to goldwing

Postby FLAGATOR3273 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:46 am



Hi all!
I just bought a 1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200L limited with 65000mi on it and was wondering where would be a good place to start looking for parts? I have looked at most of the websites and Ebay and have not found a lot. I was also wondering where I might find some info for the Electronic travel computer and also the radio? I am in the process of taking all the chrome off as it has quite a bit of rust, any help on how to clean it would be helpful.
thanks for any and all suggestions you can give me. Ed



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flogger
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Location: Indiana
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
1983 GL650i SilverWing
1981 CB750C Custom
1981 CM400 (Newest Project)

Re: new to goldwing

Postby flogger » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:30 pm

Welcome... there are many threads on here about the subjects you mention, search by topic, I actually began a rust removing thread. If it's light then use #0000 steel wool and WD-40, or aluminium foil and diet coke... Goldwing parts are everywhere so the supplier just depends on what you're looking for to get the best price... bunch here too... have more specific questions?
1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
1983 GL650i SilverWing
1981 CB750C Custom
1981 CM400 (project)

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salty1
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Re: new to goldwing

Postby salty1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:36 pm

I've had good luck with EvapoRust available at Harbor Freight. It's non-toxic and will clean up the worst situations. Hopefully you don't have serious pitting. :?

billbob
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Re: new to goldwing

Postby billbob » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:39 pm

I have had luck with Ebay.

FLAGATOR3273
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Re: new to goldwing

Postby FLAGATOR3273 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:55 pm

thanks for all your suggestions, i am going to try all the rust removal procedures that you told me about and will let you know how it goes.

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Mag
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Re: new to goldwing

Postby Mag » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:45 am

salty1 wrote:I've had good luck with EvapoRust available at Harbor Freight. It's non-toxic and will clean up the worst situations. Hopefully you don't have serious pitting. :?


Another reason to go to Harbor Freight....hmmmmm. Living in the NorthWest, rust is abound on my truck and others (my wing only needs a light rubbing on the chrome right now).

Rusty Bike
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Re: new to goldwing

Postby Rusty Bike » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:04 pm

My favorite rust remover is "Bar Keeper's Friend" and some elbow grease. Will make chrome as good as it gets and is cheep.
Honestly Ed, you have a lot to do. I bought my 86 SEi in March.
Stuff to research: Brakes, Engine, Cooling system, Timing belts (biggy), Alternator leads, Tire age, Fuel System, Electrical system & connectors, Suspension, All Fluids, and God Knows what else!
Take you time and do it right. You'll end up with a fine vintage ride, Good Luck...Rusty

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Re: new to goldwing

Postby salty1 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:26 pm

Mag wrote:
salty1 wrote:I've had good luck with EvapoRust available at Harbor Freight. It's non-toxic and will clean up the worst situations. Hopefully you don't have serious pitting. :?


Another reason to go to Harbor Freight....hmmmmm. Living in the NorthWest, rust is abound on my truck and others (my wing only needs a light rubbing on the chrome right now).

If the chrome is slightly affected, use some Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish. It won't scratch and cleans and polishes well.




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