It's like eating peanuts . . .


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Solo So Long
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It's like eating peanuts . . .

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Once you start buying Goldwings, you can't stop!

I just got back from a 600+ mile round trip, trailering home a 1999 SE.

So now I can sell the 1989 I've just done belts, brake bleeding, etc on.

And I will sell my 1983 GL1100.

I have too much stuff, but this SE was too good a deal to pass up.


Now I have to do belts, fluids, fork brace, Speed Bleeders, and eventually tires.


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BTW, as you can see in the pic, the engine guard looks different than the other GL1500 guards that I've seen. Was this aftermarket, or any option on the 50th Anniversary SE?
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The guards changed for the last few years.
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Thanks!

This is the first time I'd seen those. I guess they are enough protection . . .
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Same engine guards as my '99. Same color too!
Good luck with it.
How many miles on it?
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P.S. The bike looks pretty much stock, except....
The chrome backs on the mirrors are aftermarket, as is the luggage rack on top of the trunk.
And....The passenger grab handles that you have the tie down strap looped through.
They are backwards. Someone put the left one on the right and the right one on the left.
Didn't even know that they would fit that way.

P.P.S. Be very careful when reinstalling the bolts in those grab handles.
It is very easy to cross thread them and strip out the holes in the frame.
Don't ask me how I know this!
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Post by Solo So Long »

72K.

It's in great shape, always garaged, but needs some PM. I'm not even going to start the engine until I get the belts done (I ordered them late last night, should be here Saturday).

It has the white gauge faces, we'll see how I like that during the middle of a Nevada summer!
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offcenter wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:06 am P.S. The bike looks pretty much stock, except....
The chrome backs on the mirrors are aftermarket, as is the luggage rack on top of the trunk.
And....The passenger grab handles that you have the tie down strap looped through.
They are backwards. Someone put the left one on the right and the right one on the left.
Didn't even know that they would fit that way.
I'll be pulling the seat in the next day or so, to run the cables for my ham radio. I will put the handles right when I do.

I'm going to take the passenger armrests from the '89, too, and maybe the windwings.
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Same mileage mine had when i got it!
Now has over 109,000.
Like most people, I don't care for the white faces, but
it would be too much trouble to change 'em.
Here's mine.


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offcenter wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:13 am Same mileage mine had when i got it!
Now has over 109,000.
Like most people, I don't care for the white faces, but
it would be too much trouble to change 'em.
Not really that much trouble, it can be done in conjunction with other work, but . . .well, if the PO had done a lot of modification, that would be one thing, but this is a kind of special-interest bike, and in beautiful shape. I don't want to make it look like it was spare parts! ;)
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Oh! You're a ham too?
N2ELC here. What's your call?
I have a dual band Kenwood on mine, 2m and 440.
You can see the ham antenna mounted to the luggage rack on the trunk.
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offcenter wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:18 am Oh! You're a ham too?
N2ELC here. What's your call?
I have a dual band Kenwood on mine, 2m and 440.
You can see the ham antenna mounted to the luggage rack on the trunk.
Sorry, I don't get specific with my info online. The Internet is FOREVER! :mrgreen: I don't want to make it easy for some guy with a grudge to chase down where I live. All lives matter, but mine in particular! :lol:

I have a Yaesu FTM-10R 2/70 . This has the waterproof control head (I've replaced too many flooded radios over the years). I took the whip off and bolted a mount to the 6" spike that the whip was screwed to. The main unit is in the left saddlebox. I will do the same thing on the new one.

Does anyone even use the CB anymore? The guys I know are all on Mesh or ham.
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I use the CB plenty, more than the ham radio actually.
I belong to a bike club where many of the members have CBs on their bikes.
So we are always chatting when we ride, and it makes it easy to keep the
group together on the road.
Oh, my brother is in Nevada. He's also a ham. He rides a Hawley, but I don't hold that against him.
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offcenter wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:35 am Oh, my brother is in Nevada. He's also a ham. He rides a Hawley, but I don't hold that against him.
Yeah, he has enough trouble without you making it worse.

I stopped to show the new toy to someone who is occasionally the Brains in Back when I ride. When she saw the bike on the trailer, she asked "Why is your Goldwing pretending to be a Harley?"
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LOL!!! That is too funny!!!
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Yeah.

I would marry her, but she has standards . . .
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That is a nice looking bike. Hope it runs as good as it looks. It looks a lot like mine. I have a 2000 SE and it has 70 some thousand miles on it now also. They went back to the black face gauges on the 2000 model.
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New belts are supposed to get here Saturday. I'll probably know how it runs on Sunday!


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