Hello everyone!!

Feel free to introduce yourself, tell us about your bike or just say hello. Members, say Hello and Welcome to our new members.

Moderators: redwood, Neil, rcmatt007, Forum Moderators

Post Reply
bwill166
Lead Member
Lead Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:32 am

Hello everyone!!

#1

Post by bwill166 »

Hi everyone. I am new to the GW family. I have been customizing bike for personal us for quite some time tho. I just sold my CX500 cafe and am looking to build a naked GW with a sidecar. I like to build different stuff than you would normally see around. I have my eyes on a 76 GL1000 with wire wheels. Seems to be missing some electronics on left side. Possibly reg/rec? anyone got a good pic of whats going on under the left cover?
User avatar
5speed
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4747
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:37 pm
Location: Nova Scotia Canada

Re: Hello everyone!!

#2

Post by 5speed »

welcome to the site.
I don't have a pic of that side of the shelter but I'm sure someone here does.
1982 1100 standard.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
MikeNTexas
Titanium Member
Titanium Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Location: Slaton Tx (just o/s Lubbock)

Re: Hello everyone!!

#3

Post by MikeNTexas »

4B9BAD6F-B858-428B-A507-7F7FC6169790.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1975 GL1000 (it’s a keeper)
1983 GL1100 Custom (sold)
1976 GL1000 Project (finished and sold)
Another1976 GL1000 Project in the works
bwill166
Lead Member
Lead Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:32 am

Re: Hello everyone!!

#4

Post by bwill166 »

MikeNTexas thanks! I probably need that entire set up! Lol!! I think the whole "shelter" i guess its called, and everything that bolts to it. I am on the hunt!!
MikeNTexas
Titanium Member
Titanium Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Location: Slaton Tx (just o/s Lubbock)

Re: Hello everyone!!

#5

Post by MikeNTexas »

I may have it all. I’ve got lots of spares
1975 GL1000 (it’s a keeper)
1983 GL1100 Custom (sold)
1976 GL1000 Project (finished and sold)
Another1976 GL1000 Project in the works
User avatar
Rat
Photo Gallery Admin
Photo Gallery Admin
Posts: 14573
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:59 pm
My Album: https://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/rat/
RIP: cookie
Location: Toronto .... Canada

Re: Hello everyone!!

#6

Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

As you see ... lots of help here ...

Gord
"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘14 KLR650 ... not a rat ... yet
‘84 GL1200i ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6, the last, adopted by twowings)
‘76 project .... R2B3 .... sold ...
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F
bwill166
Lead Member
Lead Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:32 am

Re: Hello everyone!!

#7

Post by bwill166 »

MikeNTexas i will send a pick of what I have when I get it home and you can help me fill in the gaps!
User avatar
Sandy
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 986
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:15 am
Location: Barrie, ON, Canada
Contact:

Re: Hello everyone!!

#8

Post by Sandy »

Hello from Barrie Ontario.
76 makes a good tug for a sidecar.
Here is mine.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
bwill166
Lead Member
Lead Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:32 am

Re: Hello everyone!!

#9

Post by bwill166 »

Sandy I love it! Im interested to see the attachment points!!!!
MikeNTexas
Titanium Member
Titanium Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Location: Slaton Tx (just o/s Lubbock)

Re: Hello everyone!!

#10

Post by MikeNTexas »

I noticed that the pic I posted above has a few pieces missing. Below is a pic if my ‘75 with everything necessary. What is missing in it is the problematic reserve lighting unit that I removed and bypassed.
5FBBB99A-464F-4D69-8EA0-D1C55A168428.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1975 GL1000 (it’s a keeper)
1983 GL1100 Custom (sold)
1976 GL1000 Project (finished and sold)
Another1976 GL1000 Project in the works
User avatar
Track T 2411
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 8364
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/Track+T+2411/
Location: Prairie du Sac Wisconsin

Re: Hello everyone!!

#11

Post by Track T 2411 »

Welcome from Wisconsin. 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!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
User avatar
sparkyrasmus
Titanium Member
Titanium Member
Posts: 431
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:52 am
Location: Marshall, MN, USA

Re: Hello everyone!!

#12

Post by sparkyrasmus »

Bill, Welcome to NGW. There's a few folks who have hung sidecars on their GL1000s with great success. I'm slowly getting one on my 78. The front fork on the GL1000 have a bit of trail, which makes for great cornering on 2 wheels, but makes for tough steering on a hack.


Sandy, do you have a thread that shows how you set up the front fork to change the trail? That looks to be an interesting project without swapping forks for a leading link.
Last edited by sparkyrasmus on Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
User avatar
Rambler
Chrome Member
Chrome Member
Posts: 103
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Randolph, Maine

Re: Hello everyone!!

#13

Post by Rambler »

Welcome .. sidecar makes me shiver .. oh wait that's my pacemaker!!!
Randolph, Maine
KC1W
1982 Standard GL1100 … Alas no longer mine.. :(
Searching for a 76/77 that needs a good home.
Post Reply

Return to “Welcome and Introductions”