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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hello folks

I'm a 24 year old guy living in Denver right now and I recently bought myself my first bike. It's a 76 Goldwing, the previous owner said he built it from frame with a engine swap, custom exhaust, 2x carbs. Well to get back on track it was a beauty and being a 24 year old and not the smartest at that I let a "friend" of mine ride it. It didn't end well. Now I need to rebuild it and quick! Would love any help and that's my introduction 🙂
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 12:32 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Anything can be rebuilt, parts can be found in salvage yards or Ebay.


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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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In Mass opinion should I even attempt a rebuild like this or take it into a shop, if you're gonna ask am I confident enough to do this, absolutely not. Could I do it? I mean anything's possible 🏼🏼
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 01:54 PM
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Hi, I see you're using a phone, so I'll fill in your profile for you.

By the way, smilies from a phone are jibberish on a computer screen.

Now, about the bike. I doubt you'll find a shop that will work on it. A modified '76 just isn't worth much, money-wise, and crash repairs can add up pretty quickly.

On the other hand, post a couple of pics so we have an idea of the damage. That way we can give you an opinion of whether a non-mechanically inclined person should attempt it.

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How badly damaged is the bike?
Your insurance company will 'Total' it and you'll get a check, if it was wrecked.
A Honda dealer won't work on anything over 10 years old.
An independent shop that works on older bikes will, but be prepared to spend many $$$$ depending up the damage.
Could you post pics here of the damage to the bike?
The members here could help evaluate the situation and offer you more solutions.


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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Im going to take some new photos of the bike and sadly no insurance on it. I pulled a very stupid move letting someone ride it. I bought it with paper work for title but I had to get it so now I'm rebuilding than new paperwork for title haha. But I'll post pictures momentarly thank you
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 04:49 PM
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Hallo Benji

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

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It is beautiful on the road with all the Goldwings.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2019, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the damage on engine, are these pictures sufficient enough?
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2019, 11:39 AM
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That's nothing. The parts should be readily available on eBay or from a local breaker.

Remove the two bolts holding the lower radiator hose and move the radiator out a few inches to get at the belt cover bolts.

Is that the only damage that was done?

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I see lower right valve cover bolt is bent, emblem on the valve cover missing, looks like the backing plate between the cam pulley and the head got broke, the timing belt is kinda shredded, and missing timing belt cover.

All these parts should be relatively easy to obtain.

1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
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