New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade


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n5926g
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New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:51 pm



Greetings fellow Goldwing owners. Just acquired a 90 Aspencade cheap..Love the looks of the bike,and even if she is 25 years old,Cant wait to ride it. The bike sat for about 8 years ,and I got it cheap...Will welcome any advice as to what to look for before I fire it up. All electronics seem to work,but there is a coating of rust in the tank.Have not attempted to crank it as of yet.
I have a set of timing belts on the way, Factory service manuals on hand,and a fresh hot battery.
I have restored a number of vehicles, Bikes, Cars, and a Cessna 150K....Good quantity of tools, heated garage etc.....Send me some advice......I want to bring her back to her former glory...Cheers! :D



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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby Happytrails » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:35 pm

So many things to go thru. Aside of fluids and filter replacement you might want to service the shaft drive. Lube the splines and change the oil. The Wing has a couple filters that are kind of buried also. The sub and the cruise filters. Even oil and filter is something to look into. I'm using Delo400 LE (diesel oil) and a larger purolator filter both recommended to me from forum members. I ended up having to replace my windshield too. I guess the PO cleaned it with paper towels and windex. It was discolored and seriously hazed. Ended up buying an F4 standard with vent. A little more expensive but there are many other options.
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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby bstig60 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:47 pm

Before you attempt to start it, Turn the engine over by hand using the crankshaft bolt in the front of the engine. Then change the timing belts. After you get the timing belts changed, check the engine compression. While you have things down, remove the tank and clean it. Inspect the fuel lines, change if needed and change the fuel filter. Remove the carbs and clean them, rebuild as needed. Go thru all the vacuum lines and check for leaks. My advice would be to just replace the lines. Change the fluids; antifreeze, oil and filter. Check the water lines and replace as needed. Check the plug wires, put in new plugs.
When you are done an reassembled, you can try starting it. Just a few basic things to do to a bike that has set for a long time.
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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:34 am

Thanks Bill,
I had already made that list..Most of the Motorcycles I have restored had "sat" for a number of years.
In doing some initial research,I remembered the fuel tank shut off is suction operated(most of my projects had manual petcocks) so with that being said,hopefully the only fuel residue in the carbs is from what little fuel was left when the P/O parked it years ago..... ;)

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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby bstig60 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:40 am

The fuel shut off valve is located just forward of the gas cap. The little fuel that was left in the carbs is enough to gum things up. Good luck with it. My 99 had sat for more than 10 years. I usually do all my own work, but in this case I had the carbs and some other stuff done at the place I bought the bike. The deal was it had to be running right when I took delivery of it. It took 3 times pulling the carbs before they got it right. So make sure the carbs are squeaky clean the first time.
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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby n5926g » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:54 am

Got it... Thanks! :D

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Re: New owner of a 1990 Goldwing Aspencade

Postby redial » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:33 am

Just to welcome you with your new ride, may I also suggest you include the brake fluids. And dont forget to log all the things that you have done, mileage, and price, it will help later.


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