If it's not one thing


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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squirrel
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If it's not one thing

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So far . I have a rusted main stand just taken it to be replaced (supplied one myself ) only to find the chassis it's attached to is also rusted now instead of having one day with no wing it's now going to be quite a bit longer. ...oh the trials and tribulations of owning an oldie


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I feel for you, having had the same problem on my 75 gl1000. After getting quotes for repairs and knowing that the repaired frame would need powder coating or painting after, I decided it was cheaper to purchase a good used frame, get it powder coated and strip and rebuild the bike myself. Yes, I have lost some originality (different frame number) but, as I never plan on selling the bike, I can live with that (DVLA let me keep the original reg number). The upside is that it gave me the chance to clean, paint and carry out any repairs to the engine and the rest of the bike.
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I'm having mine welded ?
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squirrel wrote:I'm having mine welded ?
Welding's fine, so long as the frame hasn't twisted/bent. Mine had bent out of shape and would've needed realigning on a jig before welding. It was this extra cost that prompted me to go down the replacement route.
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:| just spoken to my mechanic and it looks like I may have to go down the same route and use mine as a spares bike. .such a shame just got it how I want it after 5 years
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squirrel wrote::| just spoken to my mechanic and it looks like I may have to go down the same route and use mine as a spares bike. .such a shame just got it how I want it after 5 years
If the rest of the bike is good, just replace the frame. Yes it's a lot of work and I was quite depressed about having to do it..... Until I actually started on it. The sudden realisation that every part of the bike is now accessible really lifted my spirits. Polishing, chroming, Painting ,replacing all those awkward to reach bits... I loved it and the bike looks so much better for it ( It even won first place at last year's International West Kent Run for best 1970's bike)
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