New to the Gold wing.


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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kbgl1200
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New to the Gold wing.

Postby kbgl1200 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:06 am



Hello to all. Today I get to pick up my 1984 GL1200. I have owned many other bikes but never a Gold wing. I plan to do every maintenance procedure I can before riding due to the fact it has been sitting for 7 years. I will try to take pictures of the services and post as I go. :D



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virgilmobile
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:37 am

Take your time,read all you can.There are many problems associated with long term storage.eg,brakes,belts,carbs,all the fluids and grease points,numerous electrical issues.

Once the bike has been gone over,they are a blast and reliable.Mega grinn factor :mrgreen:

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kbgl1200
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby kbgl1200 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:02 am

I took the new ride to the shop on Saturday. I start working on it Monday.
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Time to take her to the shop from there I will ride her home.
Time to take her to the shop from there I will ride her home.

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kbgl1200
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby kbgl1200 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:09 am

Well she will be ready for the road in no time last things it needs are battery, front tire, and seafoam for the tank. completely serviced and inspected her and she purrs like a kitten. I haven't ridden her more than two blocks but love it already.
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:41 pm

If you haven't done it, change the timing belts, it would be a real shame to get it running well and then trash the engine due to broken belts. They do not like to sit for 7 years!!

Gary

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Right Winger
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby Right Winger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:44 pm

Congrats on your aquirement of your 84 Aspy :D What have you done to it so far ? Timing belts should be on top of the list. Nice color too :lol: I hope you have as much fun with yours as I do with mine
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby panthernut9 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:59 pm

WOOHOO another winger! Congrats on the bike, looks like its in really good shape externally. As others have said, TIMING BELTS, TIMING BELTS, TIMING BELTS. $30.00 investment pays off when you don't have to replace the motor or rebuild it, could get bad.

Enjoy and ride safe.

I picked this one up a year ago.
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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby Big-Bob » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:43 pm

Nice bike. Thank goodness you did not get a fuel injected model. I have an '85 LTD, and am literally pulling my hair out over it. Every part I need is "discontinued" I may never get it running again.

Anyway, there are a lot of things to check on a used Goldwing. The belts need to be replaced yesterday. Same with checking out the final drive. Pull the rear wheel, and check the splines on the wheel and the gearcase, and hope and pray they are good. Remove the gearcase and the driveshaft splines, and check those too. If you are lucky, and they are all good, clean everything with brake cleaner or carb cleaner, or if you're an old guy like me, a bucket of gasoline and a parts cleaning brush. Relube all the splines with MOLY paste. There are only 2 sources for this I know about, Honda Moly 60, which your Honda dealer will have to order, or Guard Dog Moly paste, which is $50 for eight oz including shipping, and is 73% Moly. It is worth every penny. If your splines are good, it will keep them good. They are no longer made, and good used ones are getting harder and harder to find for the older 'Wings.

Those are two things you should do before even riding the bike, as they can cause super expensive damage, and require replacement of parts that are no longer available. After that it is pretty much like any other bike, change oil and filter, change coolant, change spark plugs, change air filter, change gear oil in final drive, lube everything that moves, especially the cables, check the brakes and make sure they work right, change the brake fluid, and the pads if necessary. I would make plans for some time in the future to remove, disassemble, and thoroughly clean the carbs, even if it runs ok. I have bought many used bikes that ran ok, and cleaned the carbs on every one. They were all absolutely filthy inside, I don't know how they even ran, let alone ran well.

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Re: New to the Gold wing.

Postby kbgl1200 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:28 am

Thank you all for the warm welcome and the golden advice. I will be doing timing belts asap along wit fork seals and a cooling fan bypass switch as it seams to run a little warm and never heard the fan come on. :D :D




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