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Swimhat
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Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:38 pm
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade

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Good morning, I have been here awhile but this is my first post. I live in NW Arkansas and love to ride when I have time but lately that doesn’t happen much!



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DenverWinger
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Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
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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Post by DenverWinger »

Welcome, I see you joined in 2011, why so long to say "Hi"?

Come back and post often.... :)
♫ 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

jwa
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Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1995 GL 1500 Aspencade

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Post by jwa »

Just picked up a red1995 GL 1500 20th Anniversary edition with 72K original miles. Cosmetically it's a 9/10 and there are a few mechanical issues to work out but I love this bike. Rode the bike home on a 40 degree day in Michigan just before the 10 inch snowfall and single digit temps!!! Jeff
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mrfixit
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Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: Mercer, ND
Motorcycle: 1988 CL1500

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Post by mrfixit »

HI Wingers, greetings from North Dakota. Winter has arrived so my 88 1500 Goldwing is in the garage waiting. Will be doing some maintenance as time allows and hope to do more riding with the wife next spring and summer. Love to read the posts and ideas given. Stay safe and Merry Christmas!

artoftheflatlands
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Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Location: Middleburg,Florida
Motorcycle: 1985 1200 Goldwing Ltd

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Post by artoftheflatlands »

Hi, First time poster short time reader., I have a question for somebody. I replaced the Regulator/Rectifier on my 1985 1200 LTD,and tried to crank the motor, it spun once then wouldnt turn over again. None of the fuses are blown, I swapped relays that I knew were working (Fuel Relay for the Cruze) no luck. I don't know much about fixing Motorcycles, I am a Semi truck mechanic, this is different.....ish.

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hondadude79
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Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Location: fort worth texas
Motorcycle: 1998 GL1500SE

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Post by hondadude79 »

Hi All!!! A first time poster here. I'm peddling a 98' Gl1500 SE that I bought 2 years ago. I live in north Texas and the warmer weather here is perfect for long ridding. With it being winter I'm wondering what everyone's down time plans are for their bikes if any? My plan is to finally put in the upgrade front speakers I bought. I did the rears last year with nothing but AAA+++ all around. See you in the curves ya-all !! :D :D

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Valk.
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Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000, 1976 GL1000 With a motor swap to a GL1200, 78 GL1000 1983 VT750 Shadow, 1998 GL1500 Valkyrie, 2006 VT600 Shadow, custom bobber. Had a 84 GL1200 Interstate I traded in on the Valkyrie

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Post by Valk. »

Hello everyone, just joined. Was wondering if this is a hardcore Original condition Goldwing forum or do any of you cut and paste, chop and rat or cafe racer build your GL's .

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DenverWinger
Posts: 1489
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
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 »

Welcome to the forum!

Not that many custom bike builds and mods of that type here, but we do get to enjoy the occasional custom build thread. A while back somebody was building a GL1500 rat. One of the challenges on that was figuring out which of the electrical gizmos were expendable without killing the engine!

We DO like our custom accessories a lot, though! :lol:
♫ 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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WingAdmin
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Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

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Valk. wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Hello everyone, just joined. Was wondering if this is a hardcore Original condition Goldwing forum or do any of you cut and paste, chop and rat or cafe racer build your GL's .
There are very few original condition Goldwings, because we LOOOVE adding stuff. :) Mostly you'll find the old GL1000's are the ones that are being kept in top original shape.

We've seen quite a few custom builds over the years posted here!

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Valk.
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Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000, 1976 GL1000 With a motor swap to a GL1200, 78 GL1000 1983 VT750 Shadow, 1998 GL1500 Valkyrie, 2006 VT600 Shadow, custom bobber. Had a 84 GL1200 Interstate I traded in on the Valkyrie

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Sounds Like I won't have many fans here, I like to take everything off and stay street legal. Maybe break a law or two when I can get away with it.

dougedogl1800
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Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:33 pm
Location: tahuya, washington
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 DBM

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Saying Hello from the State of Washington.

GL1100interstate
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Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Location: SeaTac washington
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

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Post by GL1100interstate »

Hi, I’m new to goldwing docs and I am in need of a lot of information about my goldwing.
It’s a 1983 Honda GL1100 Interstate. It was my dads and it’s been sitting for about 13 years. I stripped it down, took the carbs off, and I am trying to get the gas tank off.
I’m in need of new carbs so if anyone has one laying around and could ship it I’ll buy it. Or if you know a good website where I can buy one that would be great.
Also, how do I take the gas tank off without dropping the back end?
Another thing, can a 1981 goldwing parts be put on to my 1983 goldwing? I’m thinking about buying a parts bike. Please if anyone has any information, let me know. Thank you

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DenverWinger
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Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
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 »

Welcome to the forum!

Are you sure Dad's carbs are not rebuildable? There's a couple reputable guys that do carb rebuilds if you don't want to tackle that yourself. Pistol Pete comes to mind if he hasn't retired. You ship the gunky carbs and a check (like $500-ish?) and you get rebuilt back, ready to go. Someone will likely chime in here with names and contact info. Most likely any other carbs you buy will also need rebuilt anyway. If you decide to tackle the rebuild yourself a Randakk rebuild kit and an small ultrasonic parts cleaner is a worthwhile investment.

As to the gas tank, It's been 15 years since I pulled the tank on my 1100 so memory is foggy there, I had to completely dismantle the rear of the bike to get the tank out. I don't recall having to remove the swing-arm though.

Most any parts 1980-1983 will interchange, but there ARE differences here and there. Think there were a couple different carburetors in those years (check the model# on the carbs) OK to swap the entire carb rack but can't mix-n-match individual carbs of different model. The carbs all look alike, so need to check the number on them.

Good luck and Success with the resurrection!
♫ 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

murr57
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Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2005 GL1800A

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Post by murr57 »

Hello. Just traded in my 2007 VTX1300S for a 2005 GL1800. I've been a member of the VTX Cafe for 10 years and found the group there very helpful. I've been looking for a Goldwing site and this one seems to filled with the same type of people. I'm from Brantford, Ontario, deep into winter, so I have a while before I'll be on my new ride. Having test driven one last summer I'm extremely anxious; the Goldwing has long been my dream bike. Looking forward to getting to know many of you.

Shed Pete
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Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:20 am
Location: Cambridge UK
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100

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Post by Shed Pete »

Hi there all,

My first post, but just picked up my first Goldwing this morning, a 1981 GL1100 one owner from new with less than 9000 miles, so will probably be on here seeking advice very soon.

The bike had been stored for years but had a mechanical refurb and MOT 13 months ago just so the owner could remove their personalized number plate. It has done 8 miles since then.

It had a seized clutch which we managed to get free, but the other problems I've found so far are weeping fork seals, weeping front calipers and the carbs seem to be sticking a bit (some fresh fuel has helped this a bit already).

A bit of work to do, but hoping to get her sorted in the next couple of months ready for some summer fun.

Pete.

jtbledsoe
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Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000
1982 GL1100 Interstate

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Post by jtbledsoe »

Hello everyone. As a new member for just over a month, I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge on this site. I bought a '77 GL1000 for $100 last summer and am getting it going again. It hasn't run for well over 3 years and has a considerable amount of rust but she is coming around. I look forward to reporting back as I get her road worthy. I am learning a ton from this site so thank you for sharing your experience. Don't worry, I changed the timing belts already. :D

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SteveM612
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Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:58 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade (2020 - Current)
1987 XL250R (sold in '90)
1985 Shadow 700 (sold in '95)
1975 CB125S (1982 - Current)

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Post by SteveM612 »

Just wanted to say hello and thanks! As a new GL1500 owner I was honestly a bit tentative in purchasing my first wing. After reading, and re-reading many threads on this site I did finally purchase one.
Thanks for all your posts. write ups and how too's! Really happy to be here and reading as much as I can.
Steve

AAwinghead
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Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Location: mesa,AZ
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100i (interstate)

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Post by AAwinghead »

yep been using this great site for about 4 years in the shadows became member couple years ago, never needed to post as i find everything i need all ready here. very greatfull!

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leoboudreau
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Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Location: matane quebec canada
Motorcycle: 2004 gl1800a

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Post by leoboudreau »

Hello, first time i post something in any web site i m only doing it here because goldwing as been my passion since1979 my dream was to buy as aspengate, GOD gave me my only child that year i kept dreaming of my goldwing and now i have a 2004 goldwing 1800 i live in Quebec can t wait for the snow to melt to ride even if i am 70 years old to every one of you have a safe summer sorry for my English

Sgt Rock
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Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Location: Putney, GA USA
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500

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Post by Sgt Rock »

Hey from South Georgia! I am relatively new to this site as I just bought my first GL1500 a couple of months ago. I found a 89' that literately was a barn find with less that 30K miles on it so I have been using GoldwingDocs to assist in getting the bike back on the road. I appreciate all the posts and the site has been a huge help.
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bws406
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Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:07 am
Location: Little Rock MS
Motorcycle: 1984 goldwing 1200 LE, 2003 Iron horse,

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Thanks for accepting me in this group. I live in south MS lots of good riding weather, 08 ultra, 03 Iron horse legend, and recently took on a 1985 Gold wing 1200 LE, I am helping a friend out whose brother owned the bike but is no longer with us, bike has sit up several years but still sharp.
I have been following several threads on electrical issues with this model. I was told it would crank and idle all day but never run, I did not witness this myself. This bike had serious terminal overload to say the least. I have hooked hot battery up twice and fried this plug/relay inside the boot under the rear seat, I have checked all over for continuity, checked start switch like in previous thread, kill switch is working checked that all out. This relay( I assume) has the green/red wire from solenoid along with a light green/blue/red wire. I have attached several pictures of the dog bone fuse Which test 12.4V both sides, I have will add brief breakdown of where the wires are running now and where they need to be.
1) big red wire has been removed from solenid plug, routed thru the three blade fuses shown and exit as the red wire and blue wire going to the front upper part of bike.the blade fuses also are hooked to the battery as well. Now the fun part and where i am thinking the problem is, 4 wires going to ground or completing the loop.
1 - big black wire to frame
2 small non factory green wire unsure of,
3- big brown wire going to the terminals front lower left frame
4 the black wire which turns into a red wire with a spade connection that is in sleeve covering with a black wire that runs up thru ferrins to everywhere.
I am really impressed with how this site is managed and the helpful people. I hope to have it road ready before the memory ride in May for his brother To Tuscaloosa AL
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rcaircraftnut
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Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:09 am
Location: Watson Oklahoma United States
Motorcycle: 1982 GL 1200 Aspencade SEi.

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Post by rcaircraftnut »

Hi all. Thanks for having me. Just acquired an 86 Aspencade SEi. Ordered new shinko tourmaster 230 tires as well as new fork seals and exhaust gasket set this afternoon as these things are obviously bad and must be replaced. Lots of bike left to go through so I will have questions surely. Bike has 60000 miles on it and runs great. Need a new battery as the car battery someone installed in the left sidebox had to go. Lol

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76GL1000LTD
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Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda GL1000 LTD

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Post by 76GL1000LTD »

Greetings from Regina, Canada, just wanted to say a quick hi. I am new here, bought a 1976 GL1000 LTD just yesterday and joined this forum right away because I know I will need guidance in maintaining and repairing. I wasn't sure that I was going to buy another motorcycle in the near future since my accident last year that got my V-Strom totaled, but the temptation got the best of me so here I am.
The GL1000 was too hard to pass up on, it looks great as it has been partially restored: frame powder coated, covers repainted. It does need a little bit of mechanical work, as it smokes a lot, and a couple other little things. Previous owner suggested valve seals need to be replaced.
I will create a new thread in relation to these issues, and hope that you guys can help me out along the way. I am also looking forward to gaining knowledge from numerous How To guides available here.
Thank you.
~ Mykhaylo, aka Mike
1976 Honda GL1000 LTD - current
1994 Honda XR650L (first bike) - sold
1978 Suzuki GS1000 - sold
1982 Suzuki GS400L - wife's, sold
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 - totaled

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Rednaxs60
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Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

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Post by Rednaxs60 »

bws406 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:09 am
Thanks for accepting me in this group. I live in south MS lots of good riding weather, 08 ultra, 03 Iron horse legend, and recently took on a 1985 Gold wing 1200 LE, I am helping a friend out whose brother owned the bike but is no longer with us, bike has sit up several years but still sharp.
I have been following several threads on electrical issues with this model. I was told it would crank and idle all day but never run, I did not witness this myself. This bike had serious terminal overload to say the least. I have hooked hot battery up twice and fried this plug/relay inside the boot under the rear seat, I have checked all over for continuity, checked start switch like in previous thread, kill switch is working checked that all out. This relay( I assume) has the green/red wire from solenoid along with a light green/blue/red wire. I have attached several pictures of the dog bone fuse Which test 12.4V both sides, I have will add brief breakdown of where the wires are running now and where they need to be.
1) big red wire has been removed from solenid plug, routed thru the three blade fuses shown and exit as the red wire and blue wire going to the front upper part of bike.the blade fuses also are hooked to the battery as well. Now the fun part and where i am thinking the problem is, 4 wires going to ground or completing the loop.
1 - big black wire to frame
2 small non factory green wire unsure of,
3- big brown wire going to the terminals front lower left frame
4 the black wire which turns into a red wire with a spade connection that is in sleeve covering with a black wire that runs up thru ferrins to everywhere.
I am really impressed with how this site is managed and the helpful people. I hope to have it road ready before the memory ride in May for his brother To Tuscaloosa AL
Welcome. Start a new thread about this and the forum can be more help. Wiring is a bit of a rats nest.
"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

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76GL1000LTD wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Greetings from Regina, Canada, just wanted to say a quick hi. I am new here, bought a 1976 GL1000 LTD just yesterday and joined this forum right away because I know I will need guidance in maintaining and repairing. I wasn't sure that I was going to buy another motorcycle in the near future since my accident last year that got my V-Strom totaled, but the temptation got the best of me so here I am.
The GL1000 was too hard to pass up on, it looks great as it has been partially restored: frame powder coated, covers repainted. It does need a little bit of mechanical work, as it smokes a lot, and a couple other little things. Previous owner suggested valve seals need to be replaced.
I will create a new thread in relation to these issues, and hope that you guys can help me out along the way. I am also looking forward to gaining knowledge from numerous How To guides available here.
Thank you.
Welcome! Is that snow in your garage???

My father went to RCMP basic training in Regina, and lived through a winter there as a result. He did not see the need to go back to experience that again. :)



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