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Bill P.
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Post by Bill P. » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Hi all. I have the opportunity to buy a 1980 Goldwing that hasn't run in about 2 years. The owner began to replace the front cam seals, took everything apart, then got a new bike. It's been sitting in his garage ever since.

Having zero experience with Hondas, I was hoping to get some insight into what I might be getting myself into. Any advice would be welcomed.


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Post by redial » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:59 am

Welcome,from the deep, deep south. Read the posts under the year of your GW, the How=to's, and the DIY, and you will know as much as I do, which is not very much .
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Post by minimac » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:50 am

Pick up a shop manual-not just a Clymer. Between that, and the how-to section and helpful community on this site, if you know which end of a screwdriver to hold, you should have no problems.

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