New Purchase this morning


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New Purchase this morning

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:43 pm



Hi Guys,

Thought I would let you know I have been bitten by the Goldwing Bug - this is the second time.

Had a look at the bike this morning - and I could not walk away from it.

It gets delivered next Saturday morning..

What do you think

it has 11000 miles on it

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/camperdo ... 1075228699


cheers



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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby TAZZ » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:34 am

Nice go thru ALL the services has brakes oil etc. then go riding and have FUN.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:19 am

That looks nice. I would give it a good safety check first, making sure all the brakes were good, tires, etc. Change all the fluids... oil, coolant, rear drive, flush brake and clutch fluids. There is a wealth of information on how to do all this in the DIY articles here on this forum. Enjoy the ride!

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:48 am

Bike was given a new oil filter and oil this morning when I inspected the bike.

during the week before delivery, they said would change the air filter and flush both brake and clutch systems. The rear brake was inoperative and not working so I know that needs doing.

What should the battery charging voltage be with the bike running - it would no go past about 13.7 volts when revving to about two thousand rpm - is that a problem? - I know it was idling about 500rpm and 13.4 volts but not gaining much when revving ..

thanks

Charlie

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:46 am

That doesn't sound like any cause for concern to me. The idle speed sounds a little low. Mine idles about 800 rpm. There is a little knob under the gas cap lid that you can turn to adjust up the idle speed.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:53 am

While they are changing filters, I would get them to replace the sub-air filter. It is located under the right side upper fairing cover near the air pressure controls. I would bet it will crumble when touched if it is like most of them.
Another thing, if the timing belts have not been changed recently, or nobody knows if they have been changed, I would replace them also. If one breaks, it would cause bent valves or holed piston or both. Again, there is a DIY article on how to do that.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby seelyark1 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:10 pm

Looks like you found yourself an all most new Goldwing. Make sure the belts get changed and enjoy your new ride. You are going to like it! :D
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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby PedroTQ » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:53 pm

G'day from the Western end,

Nice machine, I bought one in Jan this year, same colour "Phantom Grey", took 3 months to get her roadworthy, I am very happy with her even though I suspect she is running on only 4 cylinders but she comes off the road soon to be fixed, but the weather is too nice to waste.

Have many years of enjoyable riding on her.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:19 pm

I'll mention the sub air filter to them tomorrow - would seem a waste of an opportunity if they are in that far to not replace it.

I'll do the timing belts when I get it home - just because I would prefer to do that myself - might mention that to them as well - as pretty sure they are not doing them.

Can anyone confirm the bike details

The VIN number is 1HFSC2208JA010xxx

shows as May 1988.

thanks

Charlie

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:37 pm

I can confirm that the 10th VIN digit of "J" means it is year model 1988.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby trike lady » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:53 pm

Congrats on the new 2 U Wing.
Very nice.
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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby jtornese » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:38 pm

Congrats. I got my 93 Aspencade at the end of last summer. Looked very similar. It had 97,000 miles and a low price. I replaced the windshield and battery. My backrest looked the same, but mine had a driver backrest that I didn't like, so I used it to replace the torn pad. Over the winter I worked my way to to rear tire to replace it, and replaced all brake pads. (The calipers had to be taken apart to get them working), and I bled all the lines. I did some aerosol touch up painting as I went and then did the led strip upgrade to the saddlebags and trunk. I have found the repairs to be enjoyable even though I hate to work on cars! The fact that I did the work myself makes me much more knowledable of the bikes workings and makes me feel much safer and secure that it will operate perfectly. I have done a few more mods like the back off brake light modulator and added a cigarette lighter and usb charging. Many people compliment the bike and think it is much newer than it is. On several occasions I was helped by this forum when I needed it. Hope you enjoy sprucing up your new ride like I did.

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Re: New Purchase this morning

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:32 pm

Congrats!
But as we all know, the purchase price is just the starting point.
There is a lot of room for add-ons to "make it yours".


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