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jaetwa
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Location: Canada
Motorcycle: 1982 goldwing GL1100

New to Goldwing community and bike.

Postby jaetwa » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:08 pm



Greetings all.
I just come in to possession of 84 Goldwing that was parked for +10 years after previous owner stopped driving it after small accident.
Bike wasn’t prepared for storage, that for sure.
I will start with basic maintenance:
-all fluids (just to be sure)
- timing belts (again, long storage)
-calipers/pads (seized)
I have few questions:
- Do I need to remove engine for timing belt job?
- Is there a need to align marks for timing belt or just to replace belts when all wheels are in original position?
- Should I work on water pump at the same time?
- Can I un-couple rear-front brake system?
o This is not a must, still m experience from driving bikes for +10 years (Yamaha X550 and Honda CX500) are to have independent front/rear breaks
- How about “water resistance” on all electronics (radio/CB/cassette player) after so many years?
Bike was stored in dry place, still exposed to harsh winter temperatures (airplane hangar)

Any help and/or suggestions are appreciated.
Best Regards



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HALBUDD
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Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Location: New Albany In
Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: New to Goldwing community and bike.

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:14 pm

Welcome to goldwingdocs No you do not have to pull the engine to do the belts, but you do need to pull the rad and lower covers. Check your thermostat make sure its ok ,check your gas tank for rust,change fuel filter,flush out rad,put new fluids in all. You can find how to dos here and at other sites.If you need any help just ask the guys here have almost all the answers good luck and Im sure there will be others chiming in with more ideas for you to do. P.S. If you do not have a Manuel try goldwing chrome web site they do have the ones you will need for a 1200 good luck Hal
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

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rfoley
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Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:16 pm
Location: louisville
Motorcycle: 2002 Gold Wing

Re: New to Goldwing community and bike.

Postby rfoley » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:45 pm

Welcome, I would pull the spark plugs and put somr oil in the Cyls. before i would turn the motor over. That will coat the walls and help with compression.
Roger Foley
Louisville Ky. 40214

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HALBUDD
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Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: New to Goldwing community and bike.

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:46 pm

Here is a good how to do for your belts http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/vie ... 98#p165398 give it a look helped me when I did my 84 aspy Hal
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

jaetwa
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Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:27 am
Location: Canada
Motorcycle: 1982 goldwing GL1100

Re: New to Goldwing community and bike.

Postby jaetwa » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:42 am

Thanks for all advise.
I have radiator out, all covers removed. Just waiting for parts. Hopefully I will get them this week.
I also removed all calipers for overhaul. In regards to thermostat and fuel tank – added to list ;)
I was surprised how easy was to get all those parts out. Quality of that material and job done almost 30 years ago is really incredible!
Also I manually rotated crank – it moved without any issues (other than compression :mrgreen: ).
Regards




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