First time posters, say hello!


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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Swimhat » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:39 am



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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 am

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by jwa » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:08 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by mrfixit » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 pm

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
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Location: Middleburg,Florida
Motorcycle: 1985 1200 Goldwing Ltd

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by artoftheflatlands » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:19 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by hondadude79 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:20 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Valk. » 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 .

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DenverWinger
Posts: 1206
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 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:37 am

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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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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:08 am

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.
Posts: 4
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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Valk. » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:35 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by dougedogl1800 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:42 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by GL1100interstate » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:00 pm

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
Posts: 1206
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 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:45 am

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
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2005 GL1800A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by murr57 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Shed Pete » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:45 am

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

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by jtbledsoe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:23 pm

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)

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by SteveM612 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:08 pm

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)

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by AAwinghead » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:27 pm

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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