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Rob in NH
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Rob in NH » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:42 am



Thanks! Thought about that or using it on a different Trike but the Engine itself was no good, Sat too long with no oil in it (condensation over 10+ years).. Front Calipers stuck hard too. Had to take them off just to get it roll on the Trailer. So I'll be rebuilding those too!. Im amazed the Forks cleaned up as nice as they did.. PS: This is my other Trike built last year.. VW and Kawasaki KZ440
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DenverWinger
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Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: 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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:27 am

I'm assuming the engine is set up solid, likely the rings are stuck to the cylinder walls.

Have you thought of pouring a couple gallons of Diesel Fuel/ATF mix into the crankcase and some into the cylinders to see if you can free up the internals? The guts of the 1100 engines are pretty robust, if you can get it to start to move with a wrench on the crank bolt you might be able to free up a stuck engine and resurrect it....
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Rob in NH
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Rob in NH » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:40 pm

Already sold the carbs, intake all that.. but free if anyone can pick it up!
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Gerry & milo
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2019

Post by Gerry & milo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:36 am

Just like ta wish y'al happy new year with plenty off safe miles riding.😃

Rob in NH
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Re: 2019

Post by Rob in NH » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:59 am

Happy New Year everyone! Ride safe...

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willcomsto
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Location: Richland, WA
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Standard

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by willcomsto » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:05 pm

Hi! New member, new Gold Wing owner, excited to have a community for help!

Garry Kent
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Location: Devonport , Tasmania
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspecade

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Garry Kent » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:23 pm

Morning all , just picked up my first GL after a lifetime of riding .
Picked up A 93 Aspencade With 23000km on the clock one owner , cant believe how lucky i am .
Live in North West Tasmania ,58 and rumours are "im not quite right in the head" :D as i ride in all weather conditions .
Cheers
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offcenter
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Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by offcenter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:32 pm

Wow! That is awfully low mileage for that age.
First thing....
CHANGE THE TIMING BELTS!!!!
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

afekete62
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Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE
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Well hello all you wing nuts!

Post by afekete62 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Just picked up my "new to me" 1999 GL1500SE. Flew out to Chicago from NJ and rode it back last Tuesday and Wednesday. I did 850 miles as a first ride. Thank you Gerbing for wonderful heated gear!

What a way to get familiar with a bike.

First thoughts, so damn smooth! Second thought, the lighting is horrible and down right dangerous.

So I have a punch list of items to address:

Lighting - change out headlight, marker lights and cornering lighting to all leds
Rear turn signals not functioning - front works fine, indicators flashing rapidly
Fork brace - I NEED this - bike turns like a slug with no front end feedback
AUX Input - for better music options
Clean out switch housings - lots of sticking switches

Not sure about a slightly taller windscreen to create a calmer bubble. I'm 5' 10" and I can just see over the top of the screen but the helmet buffeting is ridiculous.

All in all, love the bike and just need to make it mine. Let the de-chroming begin!!

Time to start planning some mile munching..
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landisr
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Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:18 pm

Welcome to the asylum from the Phoenix area, and congrats on your new scoot. It looks like you have a stock windshield. I had that same impression when I first bought mine new in '95. It wasn't long before I bought a taller windshield and have never looked back.

As you're well aware, these have fantastic wind protection, and the elektrikkety is just frosting on the cake.

Enjoy!

Ron in AZ
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DougEFresh1123
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1994 Honda Goldwing 1500SE

Re: Well hello all you wing nuts!

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:54 am

afekete62 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Just picked up my "new to me" 1999 GL1500SE. Flew out to Chicago from NJ and rode it back last Tuesday and Wednesday. I did 850 miles as a first ride. Thank you Gerbing for wonderful heated gear!

What a way to get familiar with a bike.

First thoughts, so damn smooth! Second thought, the lighting is horrible and down right dangerous.

So I have a punch list of items to address:

Lighting - change out headlight, marker lights and cornering lighting to all leds
Rear turn signals not functioning - front works fine, indicators flashing rapidly
Fork brace - I NEED this - bike turns like a slug with no front end feedback
AUX Input - for better music options
Clean out switch housings - lots of sticking switches

Not sure about a slightly taller windscreen to create a calmer bubble. I'm 5' 10" and I can just see over the top of the screen but the helmet buffeting is ridiculous.

All in all, love the bike and just need to make it mine. Let the de-chroming begin!!

Time to start planning some mile munching..
Welcome to the group from 17 miles west of Chicago. Here is some info regarding the LED swaps you are planning. I have a '95 1500SE and I'm looking at doing an LED upgrade as well. Not sure if I plan on upgrading the turn signals but Cyclemax has the LED bulbs for the turn signals as well as the equalizer so the turn signals flash accordingly.

LED Headlights (6000K Color) SCMG158897 $ 110.00 1 $ 110.00 www.cyclemax.com
LED Cornering Lights SCML50WC-2 $ 25.00 2 $ 50.00 www.cyclemax.com
LED Postion Lights SCMT1050W $ 22.50 2 $ 45.00 www.cyclemax.com
'02 Magna VF750
'96 GL1500SE
- Doug

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afekete62
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by afekete62 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Replacement leds already ordered.

Need to get the rear turn signals to function and the rest is maintenance and riding.

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DougEFresh1123
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:14 am

afekete62 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 am
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Replacement leds already ordered.

Need to get the rear turn signals to function and the rest is maintenance and riding.
Enjoy the ride!

As they said to me when I first bought mine, if you don't know the history of the timing belts change them.

Not sure of your mechanical skills but this forum has an awesome How-to section. I have difficulties changing a standard light bulb but with these articles I've been able to tear my bike down and change the belts and many other maintenance items myself!
'02 Magna VF750
'96 GL1500SE
- Doug

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WingAdmin
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:47 pm

brrrr! That must have been one chilly ride!

I did the same thing, flew to Chicago, picked up my 2000 SE, and rode it home (through 8 hours of POURING rain).

One thing that others haven't suggested is a good hosing down - riding through the roads I know you took at this time of year, your bike is now coated in salt, which will be eating away at the frame and other parts. You will want to use plentiful amounts of water (not high pressure jets) to wash that salt out before it starts destroying the metal on your bike. Motorcycles are not typically treated for corrosion/salt protection the way cars are.

Revran
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Motorcycle: 1999 Goldwing Aspencade SE

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Revran » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:50 pm

First time posting for me. I found the site last summer and perused many of the how to articles that have been very helpful. I just started riding again after 40 years since I sold my first bike a 1996 Honda CB 750

threetrees
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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by threetrees » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:36 pm

Hello all!
Small town texan here, long time rider but Im new to owning a wing. Ive always wanted one and finally found the diamond in the rough and picked up a project 93 GL1500A for $500!!. Now, ive been pouring through this site looking for answers and Ive got to say, you folks have already been a huge help. There is one thing that I cant seem to figure it out; is the community mainly in favor of keeping it classic or can i feel safe talking about the big modifications i have in mind? Right now shes got a blue on aqua paint job, but im going matte O.D. green. The bags and fairings will be coming off as well (hopefully this isnt goldwing sacrilege :? ) The fenders will be swapped out for a classic 1950s look, handlebars will be going a straight, headlight changed out for a nice fat round eye, and much more. But first...ive got to get her running, so im sure ill be spending quite a few hours searching the threads. I will be posting some pics soon and as i make progress.

bwbob1
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by bwbob1 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:05 pm

I just want yo say hello!
I own a 2013 Honda Goldwing

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rooferx
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by rooferx » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:50 pm

Saying Hi, gettin reacquainted with site,,picking up an 86 this week have a feeling I'm going to need a lots of help,,sold my 1500 several year ago.so I'll be checking in daily,,,it's go in to be an adventure,

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Ivan Boring
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Ivan Boring » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:24 am

Hello from Sweden!
Bought my -99 SE with 35000 km on the meter in september 2017. Had a BMW R1100RT before, but the Wing is something completely different :D :D :D I'm 59 years young, live in south of Sweden, and the first ride this year was done 16/2. Not very normal here, but who cares?? +8 degrees celsius and a sunny sky made the ride awesome.



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redial
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Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redial » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:57 pm

Hi there, all you newcomers. If you have a Goldwing of any vintage, this is the place to be. Congratulations on finding the best website.
Len in Kapunda

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Old Buck
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Old Buck » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:52 pm

Good day from sunny but cold Alberta Canada. I have owned an assortment of bikes over the years including an 84 gl1200 interstate and two candy spectra red 2000 gl1500 SE's. My first 1500 I bought about 7 years ago and absolutely loved it. A year later health issues were getting me down and I was sure my long distance riding days were over. I sold my 1500 , the trailer and all of my gear...two years later and feeling better I couldn't take summer without a bike and bought a Honda VTX. A nice kick around bike but not for me so down the road it went. Next was a 84 Yamaha Venture 1200. Again a nice bike but not a Goldwing. Waiting and watching around. About a month ago I finally found another beautiful 2000 candy spectra red GL 1500 SE with only 83,000k and hauled it home the next day so at the present time I have two bikes. Good thing my wife understands my love for riding.
Life is better when riding a Goldwing!
Can't wait for the snow and -30 weather to go.
Gary

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redial
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by redial » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 am

Well, I will let you have some of our current warmth, if you like. we have 40c for a week, so staying indoors for the aircon to escape the heat. Enjoy yourself with your two bikes.
Len in Kapunda

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dottibice
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by dottibice » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:54 am

hi..my name is dotii and this is my first time posting...been a member a long time thou..I ride a 1999 golding trike SE1500..I live in so.calif...and watching for some sunshine now so I can go riding..I have PMS(parked motorcycle syndrome) right now..we have had a deluge of rain here which we desperately needed..we have been in a drought for years now..but the rain we have gotten has been overkill..mudslides(due to our summer fires),roads that we ride have been washed out...on the good side..the rain and hills are green and expect a beautiful spring with the wild flowers everywhere...

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landisr
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:26 am

Congrats on 'stepping out' and joining in. We've actually been fairly soggy (relatively) here in Phoenix as well, and it's been nice having sunshine again.

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

Post by MukIT » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Hello from Jamestown Ohio!

I just bought a 1984 GL1200 that turned 60k while I was test riding it! I have a few things to learn how to replace but I look forward to the journey!





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