first gold wing


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bardlover
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Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:07 am
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1981 gl1100

first gold wing

Post by bardlover » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:19 am



Just rode home on my first gold wing. '81 gl 1100 standard with 66k on the clock. some work already done. going to work through all the fluids and adjustments. what grade fuel should i be using? will have lots of questions down the road.



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virgilmobile
Posts: 8562
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: first gold wing

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:28 am

I've always used regular...The only time I switched to a higher octane was traveling up north..really hot and I had a bit of pinging.

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RBGERSON
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Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:57 am
Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: first gold wing

Post by RBGERSON » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:13 am

CHANGE THE BELTS!!! unless you know for sure they have been done recently
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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dakotanator
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:07 am
Location: Columbia Falls, Montana
Motorcycle: 1981 Suzuki GS750L (sold)
1992 Suzuki 1100 Katana (sold)
1981 Honda CB900 Custom (sold)
1983 GL1100A Aspencade

Re: first gold wing

Post by dakotanator » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:08 pm

TOTALLY AGREE..!!!....change the belts unless they were just done.

OH.......and congratulations..!! Welcome to the "winger world".



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