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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hi just bought my first Goldwing 1982 gl 1100

at age 65 bought my first goldwing 82 gl had other bikes but not like this rides and
Handles great the has 19000 miles and in
Great shape paint and Crome have to
Replace both tires can’t wait like a kid in
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 09:20 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Congrats on the new 2 U wing.


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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 04:50 PM
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Hallo dbakes55

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.

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Also see my other albums from my motor holidays.

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GL 1500 SE. Two tone green.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Can’t wait till Friday getting new tires
On bike Road it around my town a bit
Minooka IL haven’t been on a bike for two
Years What a blast didn’t want to return
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You may want to change the timing belts if they are the originals.


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Clean and polish black plastic on goldwing

Bike is in great shape needs cleaning and
A good shine 82 goldwing any suggestions would be greatly appreciate it
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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timing belts change ?

Receive a suggestion To change timing
belts. Bike has 19000 miles sounds and
Runs great This is my first Gold W
Thanks any input want to keep this bike
Running and looking good will have some
Pictures a little later dbakes55
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 05:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

+1 on changing timing belts, age alone can cause them to fail.

Unless you know they've been changed recently I'd change all the fluids (Oil, antifreeze, front & rear brake fluid, final drive lube) and inspect the brake pads, at 19,000 miles could be on the "thin" side..

To the left of the battery are three yellow wires going to the alternator stator, look to see if there's a connector on them. This is a known "weak" point in the Goldwing, the connections corrode, the plastic melts and often results in a fried stator. If this hasn't already been done, the best thing to do is cut out the connector and solder the wires directly. Doesn't matter which yellow wire from the stator goes to which yellow wire on the bike.... Call it "preventative" maintenance.

Very low miles on the bike, but front forks may need some service just from sitting, You will need to be the judge of that based on the ride.

You say it runs great. That's good news. Get a can of "Seafoam", use about a 1/4 can in the next four fill-ups, this will help dissolve any varnish from the carburetors.

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1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
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