New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.


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New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby Ant197 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:45 pm



Just bought a 1998 Goldwing SE and will be trailering it home tomorrow. :D
Very excited.
I should add this is my first goldwing.
It has 37k miles and has barely been ridden in about 2 years. With no rides other than starting every month or so.
I am going to start my preventative maintenence off by changing the oil after running with seafoam. Changing air filter, cruise filter and the sub air filter and fuel filter. If no magnetic drain plug will install. And was thinking of changing plugs. Tires have little under 5k on them and felt good on the ride but will keep those in mind.
What other preventative maintenence would you recommend?
I am also going to install critter guard on air filter because it will mostly be kept out doors :cry: I have a good cover any other things I should know about keeping out doors? Just to say there is no option for inside since I live in an apartment.
Thanks for the advice.
Also any additives that I sould use to frshen up seals or fuel system?



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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby ct1500 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:35 am

Coolant change while right there doing your other work. Grease speedo cable, change brake and clutch fluid with fresh DOT 4. New fork oil is always a good idea too. :D

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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:38 am

I would be thinking timing belts for sure. Didn't see that mentioned. By the way, Congrats!
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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:07 am

Yeah, if those belts fail it will toast your engine..best $40 you can spend and not too hard to do. look in the tank if rusty clean it out or it will screw up your carbs over and over. I'd run a little sea foam in your old oil for 200 miles easy then put new oil in with filter.
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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby billbob » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:01 pm

I bought the same model bike last year with 68000 miles that had set for two years and I did the tips that have been told to you ,worked great. Hope you enjoy your wing. :D

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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby Ant197 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:07 pm

Ct1500 what do you mean by grease speedo cable?
Thanks for advice just ordered up some timing belts looks like its my first major project.

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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby ct1500 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:44 am

Remove speedometer cable from front wheel and pull out inner cable, grease and reinstall. A simple bit of maintenance that should be done every now and then.
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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby redial » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:54 am

And don't forget to record all the maintenance, the date, how long it took, price, etc. Memory sort of fades after a while.
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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:18 pm

Maybe a moth ball or two up underneath the false tank, to keep critters from taking up residence and chewing your wires.

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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby Ant197 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Sorry to sound dumb what or where is the false tank?

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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:24 pm

Tanks on Goldwings are low, down in the center of the bike. The housing up on top where all other tanks are is called a false tank. It looks like a tank but is just a housing.
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Re: New goldwing need of advice. Maintenance.

Postby Ant197 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:50 pm

Thanks for all the info and help everyone. I spent the better part of 5 hours today doing my first goldwing maintenence. Changed the timing belts, coolant, spark plugs, air, cruise, and sub filters.
After I started to remove the plastic it all went smooth. Have to now try and figure out some of the wiring on the bike the last owner was not to versed in the idea of shrink wrap and make it look pretty. But thats for another day. Can not wait to take her out on a long ride next week.

PS thanks for all thegreat how to articles. Made my life very easy.




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