New to me 1981 GL1100 Goldwing


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Steve_S
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Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 Goldwing

New to me 1981 GL1100 Goldwing

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My wife relented and let me get a bike! 1981 GL1100 Goldwing. Some dings and scratches, but it starts and runs fine. Rode it home from the guy I bought it from, country roads and 4 lane state roads. Got up to about 70 mph on a few straight sections, smooth running the entire time. I'm stoked!!

I'm sure I'll have questions....





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winguyjo
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Re: New to me 1981 GL1100 Goldwing

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at 39 years old, as often as not, they are trailered home; cool that you got to ride it instead !
welcome to wingworld.

Jake1100
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Motorcycle: 1982 GoldWing 1100

Re: New to me 1981 GL1100 Goldwing

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Welcome - good scoot and glad you could ride it home. I returned to Wings last fall - picked up a similar bike '82 model and sorting out a few pieces on it (as you may see from my posts.) Had a 1200 before - nice to feel how nimble the 1100 is. How many miles on yours? Mine came with 50K.

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Steve_S
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Re: New to me 1981 GL1100 Goldwing

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97K on the odometer, seems to purr like a kitten though.
Jake1100 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Welcome - good scoot and glad you could ride it home. I returned to Wings last fall - picked up a similar bike '82 model and sorting out a few pieces on it (as you may see from my posts.) Had a 1200 before - nice to feel how nimble the 1100 is. How many miles on yours? Mine came with 50K.



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