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Hi All,

Recently sold out of a GPZ900 (after 27 years) and am looking for something that I can take my daughter on more safely.

Saw a 83 GL1100D which I was too slow to get to look at and now am quite obsessed with trying to find one just like it. I've not seen many naked 83's online in Australia and it looks like I might have to pull down one with a full fairing and re-do the front end with some different bars. But otherwise be able to reinstate it to stock again.

So nice to meet you all and if this quarantine ends I might be able to get my hands on one as atm there only seem to be ones two states and 52 days of quarantine away lolol .

Cheers, Andy.
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Welcome from Wisconsin, USA. I'm kind of partial to the 1100's, too, lol. You might want to check out ShopTalk; lots of good info on common issues to look for when buying a new 2 you Wing, as well as suggestions on often neglected maintenance.
Happy hunting!
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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.
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Hello , from central New York State. tumb2

Keep your eyes and ears open and you'll learn something new, everyday. tumb2

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welcome from Canada eh!
Love my 1100..but I love my 1000 too.
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
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Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Buy two and get it over with ....

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Post by heraldhamster »

yeah, I'm with Gord ^^^
or do like I did & buy several, uh, "parts bikes"... (see the sig lines below)
good luck in your search. pretty sure there's one out there for ya. somewhere.
sorta bulldogged custom 1978 GL1000 - "geekster"
full Vetter dress 1979 GL1000 - "Barge" (currently down)
1986 1200 Aspencade - "Heart of Gold" - daily rider
1990 1500 Aspencade - It's ALIVE! but very, very naked. not in a good way.
1978 for $100 - project in worx
1978 from a previous member here - taking up space
my original '79 bought in '91 - replacing engine (eventually, maybe someday)


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welcome to NGW
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
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Post by Another Aussie »

Hi fellas,

Thanks for the warm welcome. There is an 85 1200 US import close by at a reasonable price though it has not been run for a "few years" to quote the listing. It does look nice, but I kind of like the false tank shape on the GL1100 and only have a carport behind a gate so it is one machine for me.

The GL1100s seem thin on the ground here. I really want the 83 because I like the alloy wheel set rather than the Comstars. Personal preference I know. I want to do something mild, yet keeping the panniers, but losing the top box I think, and I kind of like the black ones.

Anyway, this is a great site so congratulations to the moderators and originators and the participants. Hopefully I can become a contributor in the not too distant future.

Cheers, Andy,
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