Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing


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beetle04
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Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by beetle04 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:20 pm



Any tips on how to eliminate lots of the wiring on a stripped down 1988 Goldwing. Any way of eliminating the computer stuff? Any advice or comments. Thanks. Mario
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Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 pm

You can get rid of the "computer stuff" if you want, but it won't be much fun as you push the bike around, because the engine sure won't run.

The cruise control box you could get rid of if you don't want cruise control.

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Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by oldmopars » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 pm

Unfortunately what you are doing is going to be time consuming. There is no “How-to” on this. It is going to be one system at a time, one wire at a time. Stop frequently to make sure everything still works and you did no cut something important.

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Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by beetle04 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:07 pm

I really appreciate the input. No I don’t want to push it around. Lol. Have a great night.

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Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by Viking » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 pm

Sounds like you would like a Valkyrie.
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Re: Making a monster of a 1988 Goldwing

Post by Rambozo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 pm

There have been a few threads on that. There is a guy in Poland doing the same thing on Goldwingfacts, at the moment. Rather than looking to what you can remove, maybe first make a list of what you want/need to keep.
For example if you want turn signals, the easiest way is to keep the auto cancel box because the turn switch is not a normal mechanical push to cancel switch. However, if you are replacing the control pods, or do not require turn signals, then you won't need that. Same with some of the other electrical doodads. Look over the wiring diagram and maybe draw up your own new one, before hacking away. It will save you time and frustration in the long run.



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