New to this - Needing Some Help
New to the club, but have been a part of the Goldwing crew for a couple years now.
Got My 81 GL1100 handed down to me from my pops, but let's just say it wasn't in good shape to start with. He lives down at the Oregon Coast, and after running into some issues with the bike, he decided to just park it in a shed and get a new one instead. So after letting it sit for a few years, he decided to tell me that I could have it if I wanted, but I had to take it as is.
She had plenty of problems, so I slowly started taking it apart to start from scratch. The process was a bit of a nightmare, but after about a solid year of non stop working on it over the weekends, I finally got it to a point where I was able to ride it around comfortably.
Last summer I was riding it out from Troutdale to Corbett Oregon, and as I was coming up a fairly steep hill I began to lose all power. It was a little strange, I kept down shifting but eventually got to a point where it just straight up died when I pulled over. I was under the impression that maybe it overheated or something (it was rather hot) so I just let it sit for a while before trying to get it to start back up. She didn't want to budge, so I had someone come pick me up with a trailer. I ended up parking it at my buddies house for a while, I was just too exhausted to deal with another issue like that.
I went to check on it one day and noticed that the oil was pretty low. I topped it off, drained the gas and filled it back up. At that point I was able to get it started back up, and she just ran a little rough for a while. I let it idle for a bit, and then shut it off. Came back to it a couple hours later, started it back up, and was able to keep it running. There was a little bit of a knocking noise coming from it, but I couldn't really pin point where that was coming from. I road it around my buddies property for a little while, then decided that it was time to take her home. I was riding home (short ride) when I got a little more then half way and ran into the same problem I had before. It was running fine, then reached a point where I lost pretty much all of my power.
At this point I was in a pretty bad area, and the thought of trying to get a trailer there for me to load up on was pretty much impossible. I was able to feather the clutch and keep it running, however I was stuck riding in the bike lane at a monsterous 8 mph. Just about the time I was turning the corner to my block, she died. I was able to shift it into neutral and just coast my way to the driveway.
My poor bike has sat there ever since, because honestly its too damn heavy to push up my driveway by myself, and I sort of lost my patience with it.
I know that this is a bit of a long shot, but I am hoping that maybe this is something that would be fairly cheap and simple to fix. I have been playing with the idea of just selling it on Craigslist for a couple hundred dollars to get it out of my life, but before I do that I figure I should ask around for some advice. If I can get it running again on my own, for pretty cheap, then maybe it'll be worth my time.
Let me know what you guys think!!