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Hi from Australia

Post #1 by Boogieman » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm

New to the forum.
I don’t own a Goldwing despite liking them since I saw a GL1000 rusting away in the sun at my uncles farm 35 years ago.
I’ve always had a thought of stripping one down and have come across an ’85 Aspencade which may be the start I’m after.
I am after some ideas, info and photos (or steer me to the build threads and gallery) from anyone that has done the same.
I’d like to do this without cutting the frame so I can put it back to standard if needed.


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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #2 by RAT » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 pm

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Use the search box to find relevant threads .... scroll all the way to the bottom of the any page to find more relevant threads .... the 'Menu' drop down gets you to the Gallery

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #3 by CYBORG » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:32 pm

Welcome from Michigan USA. Ask questions. We have answers
1978 custom GL1000
1977 custom with 1200 engine
1985 gl1200

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #4 by Track T 2411 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:39 pm

Welcome from Wisconsin, USA.
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

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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!)
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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #5 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:53 am

CYBORG wrote:Welcome from Michigan USA. Ask questions. We have answers

An if we don't know, we make it up lolol …. welcome to NGW
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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #6 by 77Gowing » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Welcome from San Angelo texas.
(Formerly from Michigan)
You are lucky, lots of help on this site. I know because as a new to MCs & GW in particular this site helped me take a pile of Narley partz and turning them into a running wonderful ride...77GL1000. I was 61 yrs old when I started.
These fellows have seen a thing or two.
And really know what they are about. Shop talk shall be your friend. If an arm chair warrior like me can do it so can you. It took me quite awhile to do this because I suffer from paralysis by analysis. But there are many I have observed that "get after it" pronto. After having been so uber cautious in my start, I now can move quickly and know my business. However, knowing I clumsy in mind spirit and body I try to go after repairs and upgrades carefully. When I rush am prone to stupid mistakes.

All the best to you.
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Re: Hi from Australia

Post #7 by 5speed » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 am

welcome to our corner of the interwebs
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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