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Post #1 by Soupsamich » Fri May 22, 2020 3:45 pm

Hello, Finally picked up an old Goldwing and thanks to this apocalypse have a little time to do what Ive always (well at least for a while) wanted to do. Love the info you guys have and share! Should help make it a fun project for sure! These are awesome old bikes. If I did it right attached is a pic of what I got and what Im hoping for at the end of this adventure!
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Post #2 by Track T 2411 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:17 pm

Welcome from Wisconsin. She certainly got 'nekkid' quick, lol! Even if it's a runner, there's a few things that you'll want to check out while you're tearing into the bike. Replacing the timing belts is highly recommended, even if they 'look good.' Cheap insurance against bending a couple valves or worse, holing a piston. Check out the 'new 2 you' thread linked in my signature for lots of info and answers to FAQS.
Enjoy the ride!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

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 #3 by Rat » Fri May 22, 2020 4:35 pm

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Lots of good stuff in ShopTalk too ....

"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 #4 by 77Gowing » Fri May 22, 2020 8:10 pm

You came to the right place. Lots of good help here.
Welcome Winger"Mania".
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1977 GL1000
2014 Yamaha 950 V Star (sold)
2017 Indian Scout Std w/ABS
2009 Honda VTX1300R

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Post #5 by robin1731 » Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 pm

Welcome aboard. Start a build thread for this when you get a chance.
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
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Post #6 by rcmatt007 » Thu May 28, 2020 12:57 pm

welcome to NGW... instead of the zombie apocalypse it is the oldewing apocalypse
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 have Gandalf
"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

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