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Post by McLovin1977 »

Hi, my name is Bret and I just wanted to say thanks for allowing me to participate in this forum. I’ve been riding for some time but have never owned a Goldwing and have been without a bike for several years. I’m going to go look at a 1977 GL1000 this evening and any advice would be much appreciated as I begin this journey. Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!
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Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Lots of info in ShopTalk.

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Post by Track T 2411 »

Welcome from Wisconsin. As Rat says above, check out ShopTalk. There's a link in my signature to a good overview of typical issues to look for.
Happy hunting!
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'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 by Keith77 »

Welcome aboard Bret. Lots of great info and friendly folks here to help. Hope you buy that bike!
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Post by gregforesi »

Probably a little late - check the frame at the centerstand mount. It can be a rust problem area and it's tough repair. FOr me it would be a deal killer.
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