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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I have been reading the forms on and off for a few years now. So, I figured it was time to post. I have been interested in GWs but never got one until recently. Just under a year ago I bought a 1988 Honda CBR1000 and a 1978 GL1000. Both have been sitting for years, but the CBR was almost ready to go. So, I got it up and running and was ripping around on it for awhile. The GL1000 sat for a bit longer and I finally got around to working on it. Apparently the bike has been sitting for years, perhaps 10+. I'm sure I'll run in to a few problems so I thought I'd become an active member.

Anyway so far, I have been taking it apart. I had done this before, with other bikes, and I would always have a hard time remembering where everything went. This time I have been labeling and keeping the parts organized. As of now I have the gas tank out of it and will start soaking it soon. I'm surprised to see that there is, what looks to be, just light surface rust inside. As far as I know the bike has completely rebuilt carbs and the guy I bought it off of said the engine is good. The engine has 23k original miles on it.

I know this project is going to take awhile. I have a job that I normally work 45+ hours a week and I just picked up a simple mindless job on the weekends. Plus I'm taking a class or two a semester at a local college. Nonetheless, the bike will get done!!!!!

This is the first GL I've owned and the first bike I really have to work on to get it running. So, if you guys think I should start somewhere or have any tips, I'd like to hear them.

Here are some pictures of the bikes and what I'd like the goldwing to look similar too when finished.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 10:00 AM
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HI, please update your profile to include city, state and bike information.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 10:07 AM
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Use Electrolysis on that gas tank.
It will remove every speck of rust.
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John, can you explain to Voltofcd how to update his profile from Tapatalk?

He's asked me and I don't know how.

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Suck it up buttercup! Move out of your mothers basement and get a JOB.
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Hallo voltofcd

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.

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Greetings Wil.

It is beautiful on the road with all the Goldwings.
A Goldwing rider is a happy rider.

See my Albums to see what my nickname means, and see photo's from our holiday in Australia.
Also see my other albums from my motor holidays.

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Hallo voltofcd

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.
Thank you,

I appreciate it!

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