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AZNGW Rider
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Post #1 by AZNGW Rider » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:05 am

Hi Group.
I just bought a 1976 Goldwing GL-1000 and am finding out it will need more fixing than I thought. It feels good though to have one again since I bought a 1977 GL-1000 when it was two years old and had it for five years till I ended up selling it in order to transfer clear across the country when I was in the Navy.
Back then mine didn't need much repair since it was so new but with my new acquisition I need to do a lot of work on it since it is an antique now. Hope I can gain enough insight from this board into the mechanicals of the machine in order to fix it properly. Any help or advice is welcome.
1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
:crosso
Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000

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Post #2 by robin1731 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15 am

Welcome aboard from Indiana. Look around and you'll find lots of good info.
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 #3 by pidjones » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:02 am

Welcome. You can find most all information for new owners of these old bikes in the Shop Talk section. You will see this often, must be important: Change your belts!

Oh, and please update your information, that helps others help you!
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Post #4 by Track T 2411 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:10 am

Welcome from Wisconsin! There's a link in my signature to the 'new2 you' thread that covers a lot of the common concerns of new owners of these wonderful machines. Roll up your sleeves and dig in. 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 #5 by Rat » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:52 am

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Lots of help here ....

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Post #6 by 77Gowing » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:04 pm

Yes you are correct. This site is loads of help. Even for a clumsy Oaf like me.
Lots of swabbies here too. I say that with total respect.
"Less is More" Anonymous

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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 #7 by pidjones » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 pm

77Gowing wrote:Yes you are correct. This site is loads of help. Even for a clumsy Oaf like me.
Lots of swabbies here too. I say that with total respect.

Swabby? No, Bubblehead! 8 years MM1(SS).
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Post #8 by AZNGW Rider » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:55 am

Pidjones, what information do I need to update?
Btw, bubblehead myself, three boats, two coasts, two of which I am plankowner.
Were you nuke or A-Ganger?
MM1(SS) US Navy Retired
1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
:crosso
Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000

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Post #9 by 77Gowing » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:38 am

OK, I totally misread your Bubblehead comment. I thought you were calling me a Bubblehead as a friendly rebuke.
So, first I dont know what a bubble head is in Naval parlance. And second I've never served in any uniform. Just a retired engineer working as a civilian in the US Army's research facilities.
So...now I get it you were identifying your boat or vessel and your work classification.
God I'm slow to catch on.
You can school me if you wish im ok with it.
"Less is More" Anonymous

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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 #10 by pidjones » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:18 pm

AZNGW Rider wrote:Pidjones, what information do I need to update?
Btw, bubblehead myself, three boats, two coasts, two of which I am plankowner.
Were you nuke or A-Ganger?
MM1(SS) US Navy Retired

Click on the little icon with your username in the upper right - you'll get a drop-down where you can select "Profile" and there update things like location, bikes, etc.
Nuc. One boat USS Von Steuben SSBN632 (Blue) 10 patrols '75 - '79. Glad I did it, wouldn't want to do it again in today's Navy. Got out and got the job I wanted without going to college to get the degree for it. Married a little over a year after I got out to a High School classmate. Blessed.

77GOWING, there is a difference between a Bubblehead (submarine qualified Navy) and just any swabbie. A lot of pride goes with the dolphins we wear, and a little bit of crazy.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Post #11 by 77Gowing » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:59 pm

PIDJONEs
Thanks for the information. Being a sub crewman is not for the timid as I understand.
One of my best friends is a retired Naval commander. Served on an aircraft carrier.

Take care.
77Gowing
"Less is More" Anonymous

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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 #12 by AZNGW Rider » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 am

I was on the USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN 655 (Gold) in Charleston about the same years (1976-1980) you were on the Von Steuben. I think I knew someone from the Von Steuben back in the day.Went home one off crew and met a classmate that I did not know during school years and we got married a year later.
1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
:crosso
Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000

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Post #13 by pidjones » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:36 pm

AZNGW Rider wrote:I was on the USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN 655 (Gold) in Charleston about the same years (1976-1980) you were on the Von Steuben. I think I knew someone from the Von Steuben back in the day.Went home one off crew and met a classmate that I did not know during school years and we got married a year later.

I knew a Richard Brittingham (Brit) that I think was on the Stimson (don't know the crew). We tended bar together in Norfolk before transfer to boats and I stayed at his house for a month or two between my 1st and 2nd patrols. I'll advise you that if your boat has a reunion GO TO IT! They are a blast! The chiefs don't look any older (they were already ancient - in their 30's!)
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Post #14 by AZNGW Rider » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:45 pm

I found out in recent years that the Henry L. was having reunions so I went to one in Charleston in 2016 and another in Oklahoma City in 2018. This year (if it goes through due to the Corona) is in Cincinnati but not sure if I can make it. Have not received word about my other two boats having reunions.

We had a NavET that we called Brit but I think that was his name instead of Brittingham (was so long ago I could be wrong).
1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
:crosso
Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000

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Post #15 by pidjones » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:15 pm

Brit was a Nuc (MM, I think).
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped


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