First time posters, say hello!


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rmassey911
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Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Location: Nashua NH
Motorcycle: 2016 Goldwing F6B Deluxe

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by rmassey911 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:20 pm



Hello to all from NH....Long time rider, just changed from a Vulcan Nomad to a "new" 2016 F6B....Look forward to many interesting conversations, and catching up possibly w/some GW riders in NH!!!



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WINGER3
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Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:41 pm
Location: Orange, California
Motorcycle: current 2016 F6B previous GL1200A GL1500K GL1100A CB350 GL650I VFR1000 ST1100 GL1200A GL1500I GL1800ABS GL1500CT + many other brands

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by WINGER3 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard the best site on the net, now we have at least 3 F6B riders in the club. :mrgreen:
DON'T DESTROY IT-RESTORE IT

rmassey911
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Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Location: Nashua NH
Motorcycle: 2016 Goldwing F6B Deluxe

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by rmassey911 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 pm

Only 3??? I had the hardest time finding a deluxe when I went looking...... :)

AAwinghead
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Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Location: mesa,AZ
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100i (interstate)

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by AAwinghead » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:13 am

So this is my first time posting< though i have used the info from here for years now> just wanted to say thanks my 83 gl1100i is basically rebuild refurbished and loved thanks to this site. i am not a smart guy but sure feel confident in my work thanks to the how to docs. thanks for involving me and ol' betsy

Ob1quixote
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Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Ob1quixote » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:45 am

New guy to here, not to motorcycles or Goldwings.
My father bought the 2nd Wing to hit town in '75, and he was foolish enough to let me ride it as soon as I was legal to drive!

Anyways, these days I ride dual sport and promote a few rides of that type.
Been a long time since my last street bike, a CB750, back in the '80's.

Got the itch, picked up a '79 naked wing, and am just about done going through it. Runs like a champ now, and with 31K on the odometer, it should! Flushed the hydraulics, replaced a tire, replaced the mufflers, replaced the belts and battery. Carb service was performed by Seafoam. One carb had a slight bowl leak, and with 3 gallons of 0% ethanol fuel and 1/2 can of Seafoam, I began twice daily runs up to the radiator fan turning on. After 3 days of heat soaks, the Seafoam did the trick, no more leak!

Only thing keeping it off the street is that I'm waiting on the upholstery shop to finish the seat...

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redbug
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:22 am
Location: Broken Arrow,Ok
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100I
1986 Harley FLHT

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redbug » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:56 pm

Welcome you two, or "howdy' from me. would really like to see pictures,they like pictures,lots of pictures sometimes it is really hard on the imagination. I see the 83 as black with just enough chrome and small running lights. The 79 is blue,yellow,maroon,doesn't matter the blue u-haul moving blanket being used for a seat matches them all. Guess we will never know, now if we had a picture.... Welcome, and have a good ride.
" Riding on Tulsa Time "

Ob1quixote
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Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Ob1quixote » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:16 pm

Ask and ye shall receive!

Just got home




In the shop for revival. Yes, I have the side covers, took them off for towing.




Almost complete tool kit




Insides look nice, while replacing valve cover gaskets.




Shined up nice








New Emgo mufflers.
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redbug
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:22 am
Location: Broken Arrow,Ok
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100I
1986 Harley FLHT

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redbug » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:53 pm

I am compressed,that inside does look nice doesn't it. The seat looks like original now. Did you do the wheels also? In the breeze in no time.
" Riding on Tulsa Time "

Ob1quixote
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Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Ob1quixote » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:06 pm

Seat in the picture is original, and while not ruined, was in sad shape with the vinyl delaminating from the cloth underneath. It is out getting recovered now, last thing before it is ready to ride.

The old fellow I bought it from told me he couldnt see the oil sight glass, so it was probably over full of oil.
It was!

I put a little effort into the wheels with some compound on a microfiber rag.

Benry
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Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:17 am
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1989 BMW K1200RS 2014 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, working on a 84 GL1200 standard.

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Benry » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:16 am

Hi, my name Ben. I don't own a GW but I help my young assistant with tech issue on his 86 GL1200 he is restoring after sitting for 10 years. I sure could use that tire plug kit to carry on my 14 V-Strom 1000. Safe travel to all.

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redbug
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:22 am
Location: Broken Arrow,Ok
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100I
1986 Harley FLHT

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redbug » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:49 am

Good luck on the tire kit hope you win. Goldwing docs is one of the only mc sites with a monthly freebie. Stromtrooper does not offer a freebie. It is good you give your knowledge and advice to bring up a goldwing back up to snuff. Sure would like to see a picture of past present of the wing. Keep us posted. Remember drawings are every month. We like pictures here.
" Riding on Tulsa Time "

Benry
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Motorcycle: 1989 BMW K1200RS 2014 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, working on a 84 GL1200 standard.

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Benry » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 pm

When I get the Strom next to the 86 wing, I'll make sure I get a picture. I'll have to find some pics of a 2018 following our R1200GS up a loose gravel road in the hills of WV. Old time wing owner made it look easy while i'm on the pegs with the go-pro. Talk you you wing nuts soon! :D

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redbug
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Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100I
1986 Harley FLHT

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redbug » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:46 pm

Benry wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 pm
When I get the Strom next to the 86 wing, I'll make sure I get a picture. I'll have to find some pics of a 2018 following our R1200GS up a loose gravel road in the hills of WV. Old time wing owner made it look easy while i'm on the pegs with the go-pro. Talk you you wing nuts soon! :D
wv? maybe like in WWVA in Wheeling?
" Riding on Tulsa Time "

TerraKacher
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Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1980 Goldwing GL1100

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Post by TerraKacher » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:37 pm

Hello, this is my first post of many I hope. I have a ton of questions.

I just bought a 1980 Goldwing GL1100, with only 18k miles on it. Besides not been ridden much, it sat all winter outside. So I have my work cut out for me. In case your wondering, I only paid $800 for it. It has a full fairing and fiberglass side bags and trunk.

I have exp riding large bikes, but it's been a few years since I had to pick the bugs out of my teeth.

Ob1quixote
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Ob1quixote » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:03 pm

Funny y'all mention Vstroms... one of my buddies and club members ran VSRI for years...

RIP Johnofchar.

BeMo
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Location: Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 1991 Goldwing

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by BeMo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:32 am

Greatest spot on the internet 😎

Kryakozavr
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Location: Waltham, MA.
Motorcycle: 1999 Gl1500, 2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100, 2007 Silverwing 600.

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Kryakozavr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:32 am

I and my wife have "wings".
1999 Goldwing for me.
2007 Silverwing for my honey.

Now I'm here. Sorry for my English.
Live now in Waltham, MA.

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banjognome
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Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Location: North Manchester, Indiana, USA
Motorcycle: 2006 GL1800

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by banjognome » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:57 pm

Hi there fellow Wingers. I just got this lovely '06 Wing a couple weeks ago. I used to have a 1500 (1999 50th anniversary edition), but had to sell it about 11 years ago. I haven't ridden since then. I've been doing a lot of parking lot riding and getting some skills back. I didn't realize just how much my skills would deteriorate in that amount of time.

I am also taking the basic rider course this weekend to refresh my basic safety skills (quick stop, avoidance etc...) in a controlled environment.

I'm happy to be back up on two wheels. I'll see y'all out there on the road. Keep the shiny side up, my friends!




Tabzodt
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Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Location: London
Motorcycle: Gl1200 aspencade 1986

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Tabzodt » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Hello there tabz here 😁

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Perez6589
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Location: Auburn, WA.
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500 GOLDWING

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Perez6589 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:43 pm

I'm John. I live in Washington State. My Mistress is an 89 GL1500. I don't normally work on the weekends, but I would like to meet other Wingers in the area. I'm 54.

thibault79
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Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:29 am
Location: LE MANS, FRANCE
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1000 k2, 1979

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by thibault79 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:18 am

Hi
I am French, I like to do mechanics on old bikes.
My current occupation is a honda gl 1000 from 1979. there is a lot of things to review, I may ask for your skills ;) !
Best regards !
Thibault

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landisr
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Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 am

Welcome to the Assylum! :P

Ron in AZ, USA.
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

Mr Bx
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Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:46 am
Location: Oxfordshire
Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000 Goldwing

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Mr Bx » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:08 am

Hello everyone,

Just joined today and really pleased I can (Hopefully) get advice and tips on how to restore and mildly customise my 1978 GL1000 Goldwing.

I’ve been searching the internet and seen loads of stuff but still can’t seem to find a nice looking chrome Sissy Bar/backrest. I also want to upgrade the shocks & forks to give it a couple more inches ride height and replace/upgrade the brakes, put some slightly taller handlebars on and fit a nice looking King/Queen seat to keep the misses happy! 🤞

If anyone could give me some advice or point me in the right direction for the above that would be great!

This is before I’ve even started the strip down but I want to see how it looks then make sure everything is working before I start taking it apart.

Many thanks in advance

Chris
Oxford
UK

bhurt
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Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:27 pm
Location: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by bhurt » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:41 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Brad, I just turned 40 this year and decided that my current mini rocket (Yamaha R3) wasn't maybe the best bike for me anymore. While I still really enjoy riding the little rocket, it lacks the comfortable highway cruising. It also doesn't haul my wife or daughter on the back very well and they both enjoy fighting over who gets to come with me. I started hunting for a big bike. Due to insurance costs I needed to find something pre-1987, and I wanted a full fairing bike with bags. I stumbled across this beauty about 80 miles from me.

It has new tires, brakes, hoses, cables, carbs are done, pretty much everything, previous owner had an emotional attachment to the bike because it belonged to a good friend of his that passed away and the family gifted the bike to this gentleman. He kept it in storage for a couple years and then had it completely gone over last fall. With $2200 in repairs done to it. He then put on about 60 miles and parked it for the winter. This spring he decided he could possibly part with it so it went for sale. When we finished the deal he had tears in his eyes and made me promise to take care of it and send him pictures of it when I get a chance to travel places with it. So either he was a great actor or legit cared about the bike and the memories it gave him.

Here is the bike. I just picked her up thursday and rode it the 80 mile trip home last night in 35 Fahrenheit temps and winds gusting to 25mph. I noticed a little bit of a wobble from time to time on the highway but nothing that was unreasonable. I've done some investigating already and think that it could be a tire pressure issue or a front fork pressure issue, I am still trying to figure out if i have air in the front shocks or if they have been replaced with progressive springs.

I am super excited to put some miles on this old girl and the wife and daughter can't wait to get out for a cruise too.
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landisr
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Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:19 am

Welcome to the Assylum. Nice bike!

Ron in AZ


I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

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