Hello fellow goldwing enthusiasts... I've just purchased a 1975 Goldwing, What a BIKE!!! The previous owner changed a few things from stock and I'd like to continue the path of cafe racer but not go crazy as this bike looks so good stock. Got heaps of spares and all the original parts with the old girl as well. Any tips from the goldwing pro's?
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Welcome from the Rushmore State! I agree with doing the basic maintenance items before getting into the appearance too much.
However, I’m a huge fan of the form follows function philosophy. Ride it for a bit and see what you think needs improving - handling and brakes will probably be up there if you’re a more spirited rider. And the true cafe spirit is to improve performance as well as style, most original cafe racers also followed the form follows function. For more style inspiration, I’d recommend looking at some of the bikes of the month.
welcome to NGW..... as Gord says, change the belts
-Rodger- all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you haveGandalf "One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers "it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying 78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511 76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time, 79 project, finished, '86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM '17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
1982 1100 std. 1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road 2002 Shadow American Classic (the boss's ride) SOLD 1983 Shadow 500. (sold) 1978 Goldwing. future cafe project. 2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)