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birdsong Goldwing
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Post #1 by birdsong Goldwing » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:00 am

HI Everyone, I have just joined the NGW Club. Took delivery of my 1976 GL1000 last Sunday. It is in reasonable condition but does not run real well so having it looked to determine what needs to be repaired etc. I live just north of Brisbane in the state of Queensland in Australia. The bike I purchased was originally built for the US market and subsequently shipped out to Australia in 2015 or so. I used to own one just like it when I was in my twenties in 1977 back when I lived in my native South Africa. So a bit of nostalgia for me. Hope to have in running order within a few months or sooner. Cheers.

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Post #2 by Sugs » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:14 am

Welcome to the site!

'90 Honda CB-1
'79 Honda GL1000 Goldwing

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Post #3 by Old Fogey » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:57 am

Hi and welcome. We have a few members in Aus.
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Post #4 by Oldewing » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 am


there is lot's of help in Shoptalk, yell if you can't find something.
82 GL1100 Interstate-Oldewing (under going work, fresh frame, NEW motor)
68 CB 350 Hiding in my shed, soon my darling soon........
06 GL1800 daily rider
82 QZ50R Wifeys bike
76 GL1000 Fur Sail............
Sometimes I wrestle with my inner demons.........
Other times we just hug.......

Team 898
Team LTD 993
Team 76 R2B3
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Post #5 by RAT » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:58 pm

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Several members 'down under'....

Gord action1
"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
'82 GL1100 Interstate 'R2B5' SOLD ....
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F

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Post #6 by Track T 2411 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:37 pm

Welcome to our little corner of the web. Enjoy the ride!
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Post #7 by 77Gowing » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:13 am

We had a few from South Africa aswell.
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1977 GL1000
2014 Yamaha 950 V Star (sold)
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Post #8 by chewy999 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:06 am

Welcome to the club from the UK, hope you get your bike running soon.

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Previous Rides,
1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Post #9 by GWPete » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:45 am

What is wrong with the bike and any pictures.
'75 Goldwing GL1000(Stock 98%)
'75 Goldwing GL1000(Bits of every GWing)
2014 XJR1300
'95 Ducati 900ss
1985 XJ900 Yamaha
Plus 32+ others in my many years.

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Post #10 by robin1731 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:01 am

Welcome aboard. When you get ready to tell/show more about the bike start a thread in the project section.
1975 GL1000 parts bike (parts for sale)
1976 Goldwing Super Sport
1985 Honda Elite
1976 KZ900 Dragbike
1992 ZX7 Dragbike (KZ900 style motor w/NOS)
and a rotation of various purchases
Randakk approved Carb Rebuilder

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Location: up by the Canadian border in WA state

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Post #11 by heraldhamster » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm

welcome from NW Washington state, USA.
sorta bulldogged custom 1978 GL1000 - "geekster" - daily rider
full Vetter dress 1979 GL1000 - "Barge" - daily rider (currently down)
1986 1200 Aspencade - "Heart of Gold"
1990 1500 Aspencade - It's ALIVE! but with a green drool...
1978 for $100 - project in worx
1978 from a previous member here - taking up space
my original '79 bought in '91 - replacing engine (eventually, maybe someday)


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Post #12 by rcmatt007 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:12 am

welcome to NGW, glad to have you aboard
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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

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