Just Wingin' it in SE KS

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Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #1 by BIGDCYCLES » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:32 am

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Hello everyone. Dustin here, from southeast Kansas. Picked up a 78 GL1000 last year before winter hit and rode it a couple months now working on getting it back into shape so it is ready for the coming season and running better than when I bought it. Can't complain too much since I got it for a song and it is surprisingly quite nice to ride. Previous owner already replace the tires and had the seat reupholstered so that's a plus. Now, what should I do with it is the question. Think I want to ditch all the vetter stuff and get it naked again but not too sure beyond that.
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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #2 by 5speed » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:40 am

nice looking wing. welcome to the site.
change the timing belts. :)
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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #3 by BIGDCYCLES » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:02 am

5speed wrote:nice looking wing. welcome to the site.
change the timing belts. :)


Thank you. Timing belts, carb rebuild, dyna s ignition and coil upgrade, new plugs and wires, and valve adjustment are all on the to do list. Then at some point some suspension and brake upgrades.

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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #4 by CYBORG » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:07 am

Welcome to the site.
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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #5 by desertrefugee » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 am

Dang! $1.50 beers on Tuesday at the Nut Hut!

Nice ''78. Great year, if I do say so myself. My 78 was Vetterized, too. They are fun to strip down, but in some ways, I think the old fully dressed Vetter goldwing was pretty nice too.

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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #6 by RAT » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:53 am

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

I might just remove the big topbox for starters.

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Post #7 by Sugs » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:05 pm

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Post #8 by Track T 2411 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:03 pm

Welcome from Wisconsin. Enjoy the ride!
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Post #9 by Brant » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:18 pm

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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #10 by HOTT » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:14 pm

Welcome from Texas!
Nice find :orange

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Post #11 by 77Gowing » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:50 am

Great bike parked in front of an appropriately named place. Lot's of Nuts here, (OK speaking just for myself).
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Post #12 by BIGDCYCLES » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:31 am

Thanks everyone! Hoping I get to work on it a little bit today.

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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #13 by BIGDCYCLES » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:42 pm

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Got the rear bags stripped off so far. Fairing is next. Anyone need some vetter parts?
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Post #14 by BIGDCYCLES » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:59 pm

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Naked as a Goldwing now.
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Re: Just Wingin' it in SE KS

Post #15 by RAT » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:47 pm

Nice ....

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