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Location: st johns nl
Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000 Vetter dressed
1988 GL1500 Canadian Edition

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Post by woodsv » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Hello everybody. I'm a new member but a former lurker to this great site. I have a 1978 GL1000 Vetter dressed which I have had for a few years. I never invested much time or resourses into it as it was always a second bike and never my main 2 wheel ride. I recently purchased a 1988 GW locally with 167000kms on it and have quickly become attached to it. I find it handles very nimbly and is light on the road. I am quickly becoming aware of the dos and donts as well as the must dos thanks to this site. I haven't had to ask a single question of a.member but rather simply search the already hugely staggering abundance of posts and how tos which are readily available. I've discovered that my belts are done in the past 40000kms which puts me on safe ground. I also found out how to fix the little things like switches that don't work properly thanks to this site. And I now know what maintenance to perform as the new owner so as to extend her overall life. In fact I am planning to add the shifter mod asap as there is a leak in the seal on my bike as well as excessive play in the linkage Thanks for a great site and I look forward to being a contributed whenever the opportunity arises. I am adding a couple pics of the 1978 and the 1988.

1978 GL1000
1978 GL1000

1988 GL1500
1988 GL1500

1988 GL1500
1988 GL1500

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Post by Viking » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:33 am

Welcome to Goldwingdocs. The Owner/Administrator of this site does a fantastic job of keeping it going. There is lots of info and you are welcome to add more.
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Post by thrasherg » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 am

Welcome to the site, it is always nice to see someone give one of the old girls a new home and look after them. I hope you have many trouble free miles of riding.


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Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

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Post by landisr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:00 am

Welcome from the Phoenix area.


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