kinda new to the wing thing


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chuckwoood
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kinda new to the wing thing

Postby chuckwoood » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:56 am



hello all i just got my goldwing gl1500 it was my dads he passed on and left it to me my brothers tell me that no one under 50 should ride one iam only 32 but have been in love with the bike from the day it came home in 1995 my dad got it with 2 miles on it at this time it only as 19000 miles it came with a matching trailer #45 of 50 it has not been on the road for about 4 years now so there are a few things that need work my rear brake pedal just gos to the floor and dose nothing so dose anyone know what i need to do to fix it i cant wait tell the spring so i can ride



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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 am

hello chuck, welcome to GWD. after you get the wing squared away tell your brothers they were right, its for someone at least 50. that way you won't have to share with them :D you can try flushing the old brake fluid out and replacing with new fluid
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chuckwoood
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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby chuckwoood » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:47 am

thanks i will try that and see if that works

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby bigguy_362001 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:16 pm

The flushing the break fluid and getting all the air out will fix that I am new and I bought one that sat 7 months and it did the same the places I call said that is something that happens to 1500 and they do not know why.

But I am 57 so I can ride it.

Joe

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 pm

Hi Chuck, until I got my wing, I thought like your brothers (I am a young 42!!) and love the wing, wish I had bought one years ago.. Hope you enjoy riding the bike, it must be great to remind you of your father and those happy times..

Welcome to the club.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby ekcyclerepair » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:08 pm

Hi Chuck, welcome to the site. You can try bleeding the brake system but note that the foot brake operates the rear caliper and the front left caliper. If there's air in the system you'll probably have to bleed both calipers. Use DOT4 brake fluid.
On a different subject, keep an eye on the driveshaft boot. If it cracks/splits it will allow water into the swingarm, which can cause expensive damage to the rear end.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby chuckwoood » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:15 am

thanks to all of you for the info i will try to bleed the brakes in the morning
ekcyclerepair wrote:Hi Chuck, welcome to the site. You can try bleeding the brake system but note that the foot brake operates the rear caliper and the front left caliper. If there's air in the system you'll probably have to bleed both calipers. Use DOT4 brake fluid.
On a different subject, keep an eye on the driveshaft boot. If it cracks/splits it will allow water into the swingarm, which can cause expensive damage to the rear end.

Ernie

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby themainviking » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:34 pm

I will reverse what your brothers told you. Nobody over the age of fifty should ride anything but a Goldwing, but younger folks can too. I only just found this out. I have been riding other motorcycles my whole life and it has been a diminishing proposition. When I was much younger, until in my early forties, I could ride 900 miles a day, and that dwindled down to about 300. Now I have a Goldwing, in my sixties, I can probably go back to a comfortable 500 to 600 on a long day. I have nothing to prove, and didn't have then, but just didn't know it. Life is a learning experience. Enjoy whatever you ride. At least you are riding.
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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby furnacedoc » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:02 pm

Hello, Iam 54 and love my WING. Put 8500 miles on this summer and enjoyed them all.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:57 pm

Your brothers are right!!!!Ship me the bike right away,I'm old enough to ride it.(hey it's worth a try).Clean it,fix it and ride it proud.Any ride on 2 wheels is a good ride.

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thornev
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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby thornev » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:24 am

Given the weight and size of a Gold Wing, I would say it does take a more mature rider to handle it. It seems the need for speed and therefore crotch rockets are what are associated with younger riders. I agree with everyone else - choose your ride and have fun with it !

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby wpgfire » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:31 am

Got my first Goldwing when I was 22 back in '79. Ask the girls whether they prefer to ride on the back of a crotch rocket or a Goldwing. Now my son asks to borrow the Wing anytime he takes the girlfriend along for a spin. Young guys just don't get it.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby Winger 99 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:01 pm

Hi Chuck,
Welcome to the class of riding a Wing . I bought my first one at age 33 it was an 82 Aspencade I was told I was riding an old man's bike
well i guess i'm ahead of my time. I crashed that bike 4 years later only to purchase a new 99 SE which I still own to this day and yeah I hit the over 50 mark. I finally let my 25 year old son try the bike out( He owns a crotch rocket ) and was delighted in the comfort.You ride the bike with pride they are the best made.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby wpgfire » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:17 pm

LOL! Winger 99 - you just commented on a thread that is almost 4 years old! You Newfies. You crack me up! Was on the Rock back in the winter of '99 for a few weeks. On my bucket list to get back there in summer with a bike. Gorgeous country, amazing music and FANTASTIC people.

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Winger 99
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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby Winger 99 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:44 pm

LOL Chuck never looked at the date on the ad. I hope your enjoying the bike since. And if your ever back here check out Gros Morne Nat Park area good riding with mountains on one side and the ocean on the other a place I call home.

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Re: kinda new to the wing thing

Postby billbob » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:50 pm

I was 45 when I got my 1st wing and wish I had got one years ago . :D




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