I've been a GoldWing owner since 2002 when I bought a 77 GL1000 scrapper for $200 and fixed her up. Been enjoying a 1980 GL1100 (another fixer-upper) since 2005, and now this year I just bought a beautiful '93 Aspencade. I've been reading GoldwingFacts and GoldwingDocs for many years, I even joined GoldwingDocs in 2010 but never posted anything, didn't log in, just kept reading. Two of the greatest sites in the world!
The GL1000 and GL1100 were always easy to work on, and any answer I needed was easy to find on these sites. This New-to-Me GL1500 is far more complex than the older two, and comes a time you need to become active on the sites and ask a question. Or maybe even answer one (I've been reading a lot lately.)
So I just bought the '93 Aspencade in March, only have 1500 miles on her so far, she runs like a Swiss watch but this week the rear tire developed a slow leak. Needs replaced anyway.
Thanks to the good DIY articles I wasn't afraid to tear into the tupperware last night, she's on the center stand, left saddlebag off, wheel disconnected and ready to take to the local dealer for a new tire, except it's held captive in the frame by the new trailer hitch I installed. Rather than remove the hitch, think I'll buy that HF 1500 LB motorcycle lift today when the store opens. She only needs to go up about 6 inches to get the wheel out..... I'm sure I'll be needing the lift more in the future.
PO said that other than the oil which is new, fluids and air filters had not been changed in quite a while, so I'll be doing that as time goes on, timing belts too, so more of the DIY articles to figure out all the tupperware! Might even add some farkles and stuff while the tupperware is off.....
No questions to ask here, I just want to say 'Hi'. It's time for me to become an active member instead of just reading.