just got a 82 gold wing !

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by bloodandmotoroil, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. bloodandmotoroil

    bloodandmotoroil Adventurer

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    12805673_10208689447816871_3177307129143159410_n.jpg 12814150_10208684231006454_802159093279581256_n.jpg just bought her... $600 , needs some cleaning , but the carbs are rebuilt , new gastank , runs like a top, has like 3 billion power hookups as it's a ex shriner bike and had that damn many lights...and they came with it along with more chrome than a 18wheeler needs , clean and clear title ... it's not my dream horse but i won't complain

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  2. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    Congratulations! Those are lovely old bikes. Nobody makes anything like it today. I have seen some restored examples that really made me want one...
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  3. Alexander B

    Alexander B Been here awhile

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    @bloodandmotoroil What is it on the front hub? Is it some sort of cover around the brake disc?

    Nice bike for old school enthusiasts!
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  4. bloodandmotoroil

    bloodandmotoroil Adventurer

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    It's a cover. One of the three billion chrome and stainless dooddads that the Shriner had on it.
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  5. FlashToPass

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    Oh the memories! In 82 it was $4800 (discounted) for the Interstate Model. Rode it to High School. Tried to park in regular car spot. They did not allow that. Said "all bikes and motorcycles need to park in bicycle parking. It was a fenced in area of the parking lot. Had to roll that baby in and maneuver it around the 100cc and 125cc bikes and pedal bicycles. Was a real pain in the axx. The 82 model had the speedo that only went to 85 MPH. Pegged that baby alot!! Lots of fun! Enjoy!
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  6. MiniBike

    MiniBike Casual Observer

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    Those are great mile munchers and can be made to handle better than most people expect. Congrats!
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  7. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    Change the timing belts if the age/mileage is unknown. Pull the left sidecover (over the battery) there's a plug for the three yellow wires coming from the alternator. Uncouple the plug and look for evidence of melting or corrosion. If there is, do away with the plug and solder the wires together. If the connection gets really bad the alternator stator will fry itself and you'll be pulling the engine to replace it
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  8. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    They have a lot of performance potential well beyond being just a touring rig.

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    Shop here for some very interesting gee-gaws for the 1100. http://randakks.com/collections/honda-gl1100

    And when you get rich and really want to make it go fast,
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  9. bloodandmotoroil

    bloodandmotoroil Adventurer

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    thanks man, i'll make my own intakes ( i have my own foundry ) i've got a set of holly 500 cfm 2brls i've been thinking of using ... shouldn't be hard to cast a adaptor plate .. and get a new cam and crank set up from a friend of mine who deals with those things . that's if i feel like going crazy with it... right now i'll be happy with a reliable cruiser..
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  10. bloodandmotoroil

    bloodandmotoroil Adventurer

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    and thanks overdog for the tips... going out to look now.
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  11. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Sweet deal , My 81 was really a heavy, clunky mess till I removed about a 100 Lbs. of accessories (fairing, trunk, and lots of chrome) from it . It really woke up after that and is a pleasure to ride even in the twisties.
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  12. sixspeed

    sixspeed Tired of whining yet?

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    Excellent advice. My neighbor rides a 'wing of that era and the bike is stone reliable and was reasonably priced he always makes note to folks that it needs to come apart to fix the stator if it fries... though there is an external alternator fix for some spendy $$$ isnt' there?
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  13. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    There are kits and videos on line on how to build your own "Poor Boy" conversion using an external automotive alternator. Single carb conversions are popular on the older wings too.
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  14. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I hate that you guys have me looking at old fixer-up goldwings.


    Local craigslist. battery won't stay charged, blow head gasket, $400. No pictures.

    From CL, no pictures:

    1985 Honda GL1200 Goldwing
    Around 85k miles
    May be open to trade. Make me an offer.

    -It has been sitting since late last season.
    -The battery won't hold a charge. Im told it may be the stator? I have no clue
    -The rear tire is new with less than 10 miles on it.
    -The digital display has a few missing pixels but I have a replacement that comes with the bike.
    -It will need trailered out because of the battery and low front tire.

    -UPDATE 3/4 - Had it running tonight. Looks like the head gasket is blown as well. Lowered price to $400. If no buyers in a week, it will be donated for the tax writeoff

    Before I parked it last year, everything worked great including the air suspension.

    I moved from the house it is at and just need it gone at this point. First $400 takes it now. I just don't have the time to keep showing it and haggling over price. Just need to get it moved asap.


    Any other questions, feel free to ask
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  15. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    I love my old Goldwing!
    Paid a whopping $400 for it. Added electronic ignition that cost more than the bike did.
    WONDERFUL bike to ride. I'm putting new tires on it as we speak. Can't wait
    to get it back on the road.
    It's 1976 that a previous owner repainted to it's current dark blue color.
    Good luck with yours!

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  16. Lowrider49

    Lowrider49 Adventurer

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    I picked up an 82 Interstate last Fall from the original owner. I went to pick it up and he opened the door to a 3 car garage and it was just packed with bikes...all brands and models. Paid $900 with 12K original miles and spotless condition. I changed the timing belt and found a 2011 date on the old belt...oh well, now I know. Put 800 miles on it and it's a great old bike but probably needs carbs synced and idle jets cleaned. Ready for riding season in Northern Idaho...got a feeling the other bikes will be sitting more this summer! Good luck with yours Blood and ride safe.
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  17. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    A rattling sound from the primary chain when first pulling out slowly is a sure sign of the carbs being out of sync. Rather than buy an expensive set of sync gauges I bought a single pressure/vacuum gauge for about 20 bucks at autozone. I had to buy a vacuum check valve for a couple bucks (at a local aquarium shop) to get it to work. One at a time, sync each carb to 3# carb.
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  18. Lowrider49

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    Thanks Overdog!

    Pretty sure #2 son has a vacuum gauge and the Maint manual came with the bike so it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out.
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    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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  20. bloodandmotoroil

    bloodandmotoroil Adventurer

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    I got lucky the guy sent along a blue colored 4 bang set of sunk in gauges with a load of tubes and such and yea I think I need to sync em , this is gonna be my first time doing that. Any advice ?
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