Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Saskatoon, SK Canada
Make: Honda Goldwing
New Goldwing Owner
I just purchased an 85 Goldwing LTD. It is in decent shape and the price was amazing so I picked it up. Now that I have it in my garage I am noticing a bunch of issues but I'm fine with it. I'll just take my time and tinker away on it as finances allow.
Where was I in 1985? I was 10. My dad and I had just gone to the motorcycle show in Regina, SK and I had absolutely fallen in love with the Goldwing. I got a poster from the Honda booth at the show and it had all the models of the Goldwing on it. Interstate, Aspencade, and LTD. I remember putting that poster on my wall just beside my bed and dreaming about the bikes. I would like to go back in time now and tell that 10 year old me that someday I would have the LTD. Wouldn't that just make a kids day?
I will be following the posts on this page. It looks like there is a lot of knowledge here. I just stripped all the plastic off the bike and put it back on again last week (I really hated putting the fairing back on). It was a procedure for me but now I feel quite confident with doing that again in the future. I'm sure I will be looking in to the stator replacement posts here since there is a charging issue and I will have to replace that. The battery is good but I have to trace the problem back from there. It's going to be interesting doing this all on my own. Not nearly as much room in there as there is under a car's hood.
I'm looking forward to bringing this bike back to life as a reasonably reliable tourer - with the hopes of one day turning it into a War Bird cafe. We'll see how far into the future that is.
See you around,