My first Goldwing!


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Arcweld80
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Motorcycle: GL 1500 1988

My first Goldwing!

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Hallo! My name is Fredrik and i live in Sweden. Driving motorcycles for many years but this is my first wing. She was forgotten in a garage for many years so i got her very cheap..only 97000km. Just want to share same pics on all the things i have done. This site have helped me alot!!



Arcweld80
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Homemade exhaust

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More LED
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Tensioner mod


and timing belt

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New stereo and speakers.



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virgilmobile
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Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

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Looks like it's in great condition too.
I got my 88. 5 or so years ago. Made a few electrical modifications for the ignition. Absolutely love the bike.
Looks like you got the new timing belts in.Good job.
Check the shift lever for excess movement and leaking seal at the engine block.A well documented problem with a good fix.
Keep us posted.

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Re: My first Goldwing!

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Arcweld80 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:46 am
Hallo! My name is Fredrik and i live in Sweden. Driving motorcycles for many years but this is my first wing. She was forgotten in a garage for many years so i got her very cheap..only 97000km. Just want to share same pics on all the things i have done. This site have helped me alot!!
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DenverWinger
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Location: Denver, CO
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1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
Past rides
1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

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Welcome to the site, Fredrik :D

Very pretty 1500, looks like new!
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

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virgilmobile
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: My first Goldwing!

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Mine doesn't look that nice :|
I think the picture was taken back in 88.
Something funny goin on here..That sure don't look like a 31 year old bike.. :geek:

Either that or it was very well taken care of...
You have a great bike.. :D

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Thank you!! It is a 1988!! No one belive me when i tell them it is a bike from 1988!! And people always think its an expensive bike... I payed 38000 SEK=
3900 Dollars. Thats less then i sold my kawasaki vn1500 for.. there is perhaps 40-50 goldwings for sale in whole Sweden... and none of them is in bad shape!! It took many hours of polish to get her as shiny as she is now😁 i have painted all the brown silver so its blend in more with the champagne color. Those who say that a goldwing is an old mans bike have NEVER EVER ride one.
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When i bought i 1 year ago! Not a pic from 1988😂



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14 degres celsius and sun!! Could not resist to take her out for a ride :D
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