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J Runge
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by J Runge » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:06 am



Congratulations
It's a good looking bike



GEGGordo
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by GEGGordo » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:22 pm

Hello new friends! My name 's Gordon, and I'm in Spokane WA. New member and first post. Also new to the Goldwing community. I've owned several motorcycles through the years; Yamaha, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki. But this is my first Honda. 1983 GL1100 Interstate. I LOVE this bike! I just finished a few repairs, and it has really improved the bike a lot. I bought it earlier this year with almost 83k on it. I'm fairly sure that I'm the third owner. The forks began to leak within weeks of my purchase, all over the brakes. I removed the forks, replaced all internals, including the springs and bushings. Also redid the TRAC system with every part available from Honda. And, of course, all brake components. After reading posts on this forum concerning cooling, I added an auxiliary fan switch. Replaced the temperature sensor and fan relay switch as well as the thermostat and flushed the coolant. Let me say that these updates have transformed what seemed like a tired bike (in retrospect) into a thoroughly enjoyable mount! I'm so excited for many future miles of enjoyment on her. Thanks for allowing me to extol my fondness for Betty Blue II here on the forum, especially such a long first post.

Regards, Gordon

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ibtater
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by ibtater » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:29 am

Hi I joined last week I have been using the forum to troubleshoot my recently acquired 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 SEi. When I bought it last week it had a dead battery and I was told by Rose, the owner that it was a running bike when the Sta-bil was added to the gas tank and it was parked under a tarp 4 years ago. The first thing I did was to install a new battery and add some fresh gas, the bike cranked but did not start until I sprayed starting fluid into the intake. It would run but only with the starting fluid as fuel. I read an article that I can no longer find that advised cleaning the points on the fuel pump and it got me to check and see if the fuel pump was coming on at all. It wasn't. After deciding that the points could simply be stuck open after sitting so long I started the bike with starting fluid while having a friend tap lightly on the fuel pump, you might not believe it but that fuel pump started up and the bike started running on its own for the first time in 4 years. It stalled 20 minutes later, I let it "cool down" and re-started it several time over the day And found that it would consistently run for 20 minutes and need to rest at least 1 hour before restarting. So I thought it was over-heating, I drained the radiator and thought I could refill it and flush it using the over-flow tank to refill the radiator. The motor did not pull the water from the over-flow tank as I thought it should and the bike over-heated a bit before I shut it down, In the process of this I realized that the bike had not been over-heating when it stalled after running for 20 minutes. I also learned where the radiator cap is and that if a person is very determined it can be reached without removing the faux tank. I took the fuel filter off and cleaned it thoroughly, when replaced I had the same results.I Siphoned out all of the gas I could and then used the fuel pump to empty the gas tank and added fresh fuel and again I got the same result.When I read the post by HALBUDD that says that if you heard a sucking sound when removing the gas cap the vent is clogged so I checked my gas cap and it allows air in and out freely.I haven't tried seafoam yet and I don't think it will make a difference but I'm going to try it today. I thought I could make it around the block this morning but I only made it from the back yard to the road and it stalled. If anyone reads this and can offer suggestions please reply. I am in Bradenton, Fl. If you happen to know a mechanic here.

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WINGER3
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by WINGER3 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi ibtater, you are on the best Goldwing site there is IMHO, I still think you have a gas cap problem and it takes 1 hour to let in enough air to allow the gas to flow, have you run the bike w/out the cap to test it? If the bike still stops @ 20 minutes you might have a fuel pump that is over heating and has to cool off before working again, ck. the pump if the bike stops with the cap off. If the pump is still working and the bike shuts of @ the 20 minute mark every time then I suspect the computer or ignition system is the problem and since I have never worked with the 1985-86 fuel injected bikes I will leave that up to those that have, but the injector system also could be the problem. Best of luck. Bob :mrgreen:
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JohnUSA
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by JohnUSA » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:34 pm

ibtater wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:29 am
Hi I joined last week I have been using the forum to troubleshoot my recently acquired 1986 Goldwing Aspencade 1200 SEi. If anyone reads this and can offer suggestions please reply. I am in Bradenton, Fl. If you happen to know a mechanic here.
Ok, it starts and runs, but then stops consistently at the 20 minute mark, if I understand you correctly. You only made it from the backyard to the road, and then it died. I guess you had it idling for almost twenty minutes?

I'd get a spare spark plug, and then let it idle until it dies. Unplug one of the wires, (say, right front) plug in the spare plug and ground it to engine. Try starting it and see if you get a spark. Then do the right rear plug, and see if you get a spark. That will let you know if the coil packs are working or not after heating up.

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Edls
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Edls » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Thank you all for the informative information, first time poster and hope to enjoy more.... 8-)
Ed
1996 GL 1500 SE
Second generation Gold Winger, second bike.

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miner999r
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by miner999r » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:43 pm

Greetings,

On my 2nd Goldwing. I got a good deal on a 2005 with less than 40 K Kms. Enjoy the bike and handles surprisingly well. Only significant issue is that the front end suspension needs a serious upgrade.

Bikes are put away for the winter. Going to attempt to change the air filtre as soon as I work up ambition as well as courage.
Martensville Saskatchewan
2005 GL1800 ABS and 2010 FLHTCU Stage 2

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DougEFresh1123
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am

miner999r wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Greetings,

On my 2nd Goldwing. I got a good deal on a 2005 with less than 40 K Kms. Enjoy the bike and handles surprisingly well. Only significant issue is that the front end suspension needs a serious upgrade.

Bikes are put away for the winter. Going to attempt to change the air filtre as soon as I work up ambition as well as courage.
Welcome to the group and enjoy the new to you Wing. Check out the "How-to" section of the forum: /How-To-Articles.asp. I'm not a mechanical guy but with these step by step directions with pictures I can do the repairs. I'm in the process of changing my air filter(s); don't forget about the sub filter, fuel filter, cruise element and timing belts.

Doug
'02 Magna VF750
'96 GL1500SE
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donmcferran
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by donmcferran » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:15 pm

Hello. Just bought an 82 aspencade today. My second bike, a project bike. My other bike is a 200r BMW, retired police bike that I've fixed and its running great. Thanks for this forum. I used to have a ST1100, and the forum was great. this forum seems great too .

Grisgolf
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Grisgolf » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi
Had bikes all my life and at 63 still loving them, must admit I`m really a 2-stroke guy and own 9 from the 70,80s at the moment.
Always loved the early bikes and I have just bought a GL 1000 so I will need all the help/advice i can get, the funny thing is the bike was first on the road here in Sweden August 1975, but the engine number is 2000024 , frame 2000974 which if I understand correctly are K1 = 1976 ?

Looking forward to new adventures as GW owner.

Rayd
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Rayd » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi all. This is the first forum I have ever used. Need help. With a tech question. Not sure how to ask

JohnUSA
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by JohnUSA » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 pm

Rayd wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Hi all. This is the first forum I have ever used. Need help. With a tech question. Not sure how to ask
Typically you go to a sub forum and ask there. Go ahead and ask, so maybe we can guide you where you might find more help.

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JKBlackwing
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by JKBlackwing » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Allow me to introduce myself! I'm Jeff I bought my 2012 1800 4 months ago and I love this thing! I've been making it my own adding boards, riser kit and Cobra exhaust. Along with a wire harness to add the lower running lights as brake lights and set up for heated gear. I also own an 02 1100 shadow spirit and my wife rides an 05 600 VLX. Thanks for allowing me to join the forum! :D
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ron203
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by ron203 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:37 pm

Hi folks. Thought I'd introduce myself. I live in NE GA not far from the mountains (oh yeah) and acquired my first Goldwing in February. It's a 2008, basic level model with 28,000 miles. Seems to have a CB, radio, no heated grips, stock seat, etc. I like it especially for two up.

I also own a 2014 Kawasaki C-14 that I bought new in Oct 2015 that we ride two up as well. I'm not retired yet and only ride about 5,000-6,000 miles a year due to working full time and teaching Marketing PT at the local university near Atlanta. Married, three kids, out of riding for 30+ years while raising a family, got back in with a 2000 C-10 about five years ago.

Been reading and learning A LOT on this site. Thank you for adding me.

Talk to you sometime in person (I hope).

Ron

SilverGoldwing
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Motorcycle: 1984 gl 1200 Interstate

Howdy y'all never thought my first goldwing would go like this!

Post by SilverGoldwing » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi boys, wanted a goldwing since I was a boy, just finally got one, but not under the circumstance could I see it coming into fruition this way. Recently had my truck burned up in one of them California fires, lots of people did and well... Most of the decent used cars got snagged up. Kept looking and finding only junk. (I only had 600$ to spend lol) well boys I just c ouldnt find any cars for that price, but I did find this 1984 1200 beauty. However I'm still in a bind as the rear master cylinder doesn't work so right now... it's undrivable. I'm planing to live off of this thing, so...the adventure begins, keep ya boys posted and I'm sure I'll have some questions along the way

rathrbcruisin
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by rathrbcruisin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:38 am

hi everyone, been a member all year but my posts have been few. I bought my first wing this past may 2018 after having a Suzuki boulevard C50 for 12 years. I've been looking at moving up from my 800cc bike and was interested in the gl1800 Goldwing but was hesitant because the goldwing is an "old mans bike" haha. So as i'm 50 I thought I'm no old man, but if I wait until I am "old" I probably wont be able to hold this big of a bike up. I looked at other bikes out there like the stratoliner, but with my wife having back surgery in 2016 she was not sure if she would ever get on the back of a bike again. We thought we would get out of riding and back into camping so thought i'd sell my bike for the down payment on a camper we wanted. I sold my c50 on a Friday afternoon, It sold in 3 days. On the very next day reality took hold and we thought we can't go camping with all of the things we want to do to the house, so we put the camper on hold until 2019. Then after having a few beers that same Saturday reality hit me again and i said well ****, I just sold my bike so now I have nothing for the whole year! My wife, who obviously loves me very much, said to start looking for a bike and make it a good one. So Sunday morning I found this 2003 Goldwing on Facebook marketplace for $6500.00 with 46,000 miles on it. We went and looked at it and she was a beauty. I told my wife if you can't ride on this you can't ride on anything. I offered the guy 6300 and he agreed. Monday night she was in my driveway. Such a great bike i'm glad I didn't listen to the "old mans bike" crap. this thing is fast, smooth and easy to handle. it had heated grips, which he did not advertise, and a ton of extras like the shop manual, 3 piece luggage, highway bars, and a cover. I could not be happier. unfortunately it is cold here in Michigan so its winterized. Man, I just can't wait until spring again!



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J Runge
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by J Runge » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:12 am

Never listen to "the old man bike" argument. I have just turned 35 yesterday, and been riding a goldwing for a year. I am almost certain, that you will find a renewed love of the open road, and scenic bends on your new goldwing. Congratulations with your fantastic bike

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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Silvergoldwing: So sorry to hear of the tragedy all of you are suffering through. Congrats on your 'new' bike, and hopefully some knowledgeable people on here will jump in with help. It may yield faster responses, though, if you post a new thread in the appropriate GL1800 section including as many details and symptoms as possible.

Good luck, and Welcome to The Sanitarium. :lol:

Ron in AZ
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Dougrad
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Dougrad » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:58 am

Hi,
First time poster here from SWMO. Just bought a 2016 GL1800 with 8800 miles that I pick up tomorrow. Always loved the wing since riding one in 2010. Looking forward to logging some major miles with my daughter on the back. Maybe even a two up Iron Butt!

Thanks
Doug
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hwydoc2
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by hwydoc2 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:09 am



Hi, First time wing guy. Have 2014 Can Am Spyder RS (base model) that I have had since 2/2015. Has 58k on it and has been all over the country. Sprague clutch went out on it and while in the shop being repaired was experiencing severe PMS!! Wife went on craigs list and found my 2000 1500SE down in Goshen, In. Went to look @ it, was the first owners 5th wing, retired and downsizing. Had 15500 for milage on it when I purchased in the end of August.

Now parked for the winter with 19500. Have added connections for heated gear, and updated the alternator to a 90 amp unit, now starts reliably. Have just retired and plan to do a lot of traveling in 2019 pulling my timeout trailer where ever I may wander.

Had missed being able to lean in corners, gets great gas mileage (consistent 36MPG ) without any reduction while pulling the trailer. Love this bike, this forum is outstanding and very friendly. Live in Southwest Mi; Kalamazoo.

Al

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redial
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redial » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Good introduction, and welcome on your leaning 2000. Stay keen.
Len in Kapunda

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KarldeGrosse
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by KarldeGrosse » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:22 pm

Hello

My name is Karl and I have a petroleum distillate addiction. It all started when I was 7 ....

Seriously though after a year of being off 2 wheels I have fully healed from the worst mistake ever, no I did not marry stripper, I bought a BMW.

I am getting a new to me motorcycle. I have decided on a gl1500 and have been researching the market. I intend to pull the trigger in February or March depending on what bikes I find available and them being at a good price point.

Over the years I have owned numerous motorcycles including a Gl1000 that unfortunately was stolen and made to look like an advertisement for a Tiajaunna strip club.

Eventually my goal is to resurface and paint the bike I do get, but prior to that I will be giving it a thorough go through. Replacing all belts, hoses, fluids and consumables. And general clean up of the acutriments.

Upgrades I intend to do:
LED and HID lighting upgrades
Stainless exhaust from head to tail.
Heated gear

And a I have a few ideas floating around but need to see what is feasible first.

Bluetooth android head unit with 7 inch waterproof display, cb changed to a 10m amateur radio at minimum and tie it all together with a bluetooth hub.



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