1982 Aspencade Maintenance


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Joe Bartell
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL 1100A Goldwing Aspencade

1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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I just bought a 1982 GL 1100A with 48k miles on it. The second owner I bought it from had put 1700 mi on it in the last 3 years.

Bodywork and paint are in excellent shape.
Previous owner did not know when the cam timing belts had last been changed (I felt like he didn’t really know much about early Wings) so I assume I need to make timing belts a maintenance priority, correct?
When I pulled the boxes off I discovered the driveshaft side was completely covered in oily black dust. Everything around the right side of the wheel is filthy. The left side is pristine except for some dust.
Is this an expected condition or do I have a problem?
Also the air shock on the right has a torn boot, left side looks nearly new.
Thanks for any guidance y’all can provide, I don’t want to ruin a beautiful motorcycle!


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OldguyGlen
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Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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Welcome to the forum.
Can't help with the torn boot. Don't know if dealers have them... but probably can find somewhere on e-bay.
Right side rear oily dust. The drive unit on the rear hub has a vent near the top. Due to temperature cycles (they do run warm when in use) oily vapors come out this vent. Might be worse if it was over-filled. It is good to drain/refill anyway. If you are doing a thorough check-out of the bike, you should pull the rear wheel to check bearings, and the final drive splines (needs high moly grease applied). Might need new tire anyway, so now is the time.
Yes, on the timing belt change too... check radiator hoses and any other rubber parts too.
Come back with more questions as you get into it further. Lots of good help on this forum.
Joe Bartell
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Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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Thanks for the feedback, very helpful and thanks for the heads up about hoses and spline maintenance.
Good Hondog
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Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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Joe Bartell wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 am Also the air shock on the right has a torn boot, left side looks nearly new.
HI Joe. The rubber shock boots are still available new from Honda. That boot is Honda part number 52611-463-013.
Joe Bartell
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Thanks for the part # much appreciated!
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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Defiantly change the belts!!~

Get the bike running and have some fun on it.

Consider changing the spring and seals on the shocks in the back. 32 year old springs are ready to take a break.
Here is the link to how to do it.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=36307

Make sure to look above any window and click on How - To Articles .

Welcome to the forum form ohio.
Joe Bartell
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Re: 1982 Aspencade Maintenance

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Wes,
Thanks so much for this valuable information and the links for parts and your excellent video instructions, extremely helpful!

Can’t wait to get these chores done so I can get out and ride!

Joe


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