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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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another newbie poking his head in here. old, tired and retired, poor, ugly and not too smart. im a mechanic, but was in the harley performance arena for years so not familiar with the gold wings. hence, creating an account here to do some studying. im particularly interested in the b-girl as i plan to build a really cheap goldwing to ride around oklahoma, arkansas and beyond.

lots of knowledge here so its where im parking for awhile if i dont get run off!
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Fill out your profile so we know where you live, I ride OK and AR a lot myself.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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hey daveo. i gotta get a bike to ride first. aint had one in 2 years. stuff happens, like gettin too old to get hired and too poor to make my own work. been tryin to find a cheap rebuildable (basket) that i can do, but being new here, dont know anyone. im around mccurtain, ok. BTW, you got a shop in arkansas?

will fix that profile thingy, thanks
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Welcome Clay!

The 4-cylender Goldwings are easier to work on due to less plastic and less reliance on computer thingamagigs. With the 6's, you'll have better parts availability but more plastic to dig thru to get to the guts. Each year has it's pros and cons, pluses and minuses. Here is a run down of the changes over the years: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Gold_Wing

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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thanks oldschool. i dont mind computer things (tuning with a laptop is better than a three teet woman! dont mind plastic if it has function. my biggest hurdle is finding something really cheap, and finding which year(s) to try and find. fixability on the side of road and comfort/handling being the most important........and cheap!
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Welcome claydbal , - dont worry about "fixability on the side road" , a well maintaned GoldWing wont give you this problem . LOL

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welcome to forum. good to see fellow okies on here. pretty close to you in lake eufaula.
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Welcome claydbal , - dont worry about "fixability on the side road" , a well maintaned GoldWing wont give you this problem . LOL
thats why im lookin to the goldwing. but pulling an engine to replace ignition components, clutches, stator, etc: can range in time depending on year/model?
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welcome to forum. good to see fellow okies on here. pretty close to you in lake eufaula.
havnt been here long. sure wish i had a motorcycle to ride around dat lake! we are about an hour away i think.
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Hallo claydbal

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

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