Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Villa Park, IL (17 miles west of Chicago)
Model: GL 1500 SE
Hello from Chicago (area)
Hello and thank you for allowing me to join this wonderful forum.
I bought my first Goldwing back in September 2018, a 1994 GL 1500SE. I am a late bloomer so to speak and didn't get my first bike until a few years ago, a 2002 Honda Magna 750. My wife and I enjoy riding together but she could never quite get comfortable on the back of the Magna. When our friends upgraded from the aforementioned 1500 to an 1800 we took advantage of the opportunity to buy their old one.
I didn't really have an opportunity to get a lot of miles in on the 'Wing since the weather didn't really cooperate coupled with the 'Wing developing an oil leak. It was the dreaded Shifter Shaft Seal failure. This resulted in me parking the bike until winter so I could work on her.
Once winter arrived I did some much needed maintenance, First I replaced the shifter shaft seal and installed an after market brace. I changed out the fuel filter, air filter, sub-air filter, cruise element, oil change, spark plugs and oil filter. I also changed out the radiator fluid and the timing belts. Last weekend I pulled off the rear wheel and lubed up the output shaft, universal joint, final drive splines and the driven flange.
Still need to inspect the rear brakes, front brakes and flush the brake lines and clutch lines.
When we’re not working, the wife and I enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it’s riding, camping or siting around our fire pit. I’m not really mechanical, which requires me to make up for this deficiency by being adept in the kitchen and the grills.
Thanks to groups like this I've been able to do all of the above work by myself.
'02 Magna VF750
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