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thompsoj22
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:00 am
Location: Ridgecrest CA
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200I {SOLD} 1996 honda goldwing SE

Im back

Post by thompsoj22 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:19 pm



This forum was so instrumental in restoring my 1200, a guy made me an offer i could not refuse and i sold it. I have been riding my 01 WideGlide exclusively til this deal came up on a 1996 1500 SE with 79K miles. It is beautiful and everything works on it, it sure is alot bigger/bulkier than the 1200 but what a Cadillac! Ill try to post some pics and look forward to doing the essential must do's in regard to maint.



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shomann
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Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:36 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: Im back

Post by shomann » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:40 pm

Welcome back. Have fun with the upgrade!

thompsoj22
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:00 am
Location: Ridgecrest CA
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200I {SOLD} 1996 honda goldwing SE

Re: Im back

Post by thompsoj22 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Just wanted to say "thank you"!!!! to this forum and it's members. I have put approx 200 guilt ridden miles on the bike since i bought it, just work and back and around town. In the back of my mind i kept hearing the the voices of experience on this forum saying "cam belts" so i finally broke down and tore it down only to find that this bike has never been disassembled in it's life! not a single broken tab of plastic, missing or stripped screw absolutely no remnants of previous owners! However the cam belts are the originals and what i found was the right side has approx 2" of up/down slop, it easily touches the pulse generator. The right side is also really loose, their is absolutely no tension on the belts at all, in fact i removed both belts without loosening tensioner bolts!. This engine/bike was doomed if it were not for this forum! thanks again

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