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Looks very nice. Black with gold will make it close to original. You've done an excellent job.


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Looks very nice. Black with gold will make it close to original. You've done an excellent job.
Thanks a bunch Trike Lady. I couldn't have done it without you all though...so pat yourself on the back for me....or give yourself a hug from me.

There's still so much I want to do to make it look as new as possible. I only wish the engine were painted black instead of greyish silver. It would look so much better and cleaner. I'm not sure why Honda painted their engines silver.

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It was the members collectively that helped, I am only one of many and in post#15 I did mention the 'Igniter Box' and it proved to be faulty with your testing.
I guess Honda wanted to make the exposed engine look appealing, as on the 1500 and 1800 it is hidden behind plastic panels.
You've done a great job and it will be a wonderful surprise for your son and I'm sure he'll appreciate what you've done.
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Black is always a good color. Rear shocks are not hard to rebuild, see https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...nce-faq-forum/

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All back together. Rode beautiful. Actually feels faster than my GL1500
I'm sure I'll catch some flak over this but, somewhere on this site was a listing of Goldwing 1/4 mile times/trap speeds. I believe the 86-I held the record for all of the fared Wings until the 1800 debuted in 01.
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I still have the mag here somewhere on the 86 i @ 12.65 1/4 test in my maze of saved material.

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Madstad offers a windscreen for the 1200



https://madstad.com/collections/hond...ng-gl1200-1984


you ought to look into that.... it is the single best thing I did for any Goldwing, I rank it right next to my Mick-O-Pegs


you have the option to move it to any angle, or height... tall or short...


want wind? change the height and tilt.


want wind protection, raise it up, and make it more vertical.

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Joe, nice job. On the oil use plain old petroleum. The best is JASO rated MA for motorcycles. This is the Japanese standard. It is expensive, you can get it at motorcycle shops and Amazon. I use Chevron Delo 10W40. Like Shell Rotella is is marketed for Diesels. Almost all modern oils have friction inhibitors that are NOT compatible with vintage Honda wet clutches. These newer oils will ruin the wet clutch in the early Goldwings. I do not know when Honda motorcycle wet clutches became compatible with the newer oils, but I use Delo in my '72 CB450, '81 GL1100 and '85 GL1200.

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I drained the oil out of the GL1200 and replaced it with the recommended Honda Oil GN4 10W-40 and the clutch is now smoother. The engine is also much quieter and the gears no longer grind a little when up-shifting. I didn't know that this Goldwing uses a wet clutch. All is now good oil wise. And still no smoke so the engine is running like a sowing machine; especially after checking the carb-sync just to be sure. All 4 idle mixture screws seem to be best at about 2.5 to 3 turns out, give or take.

My left rear shock is leaking oil so that'll have to be replaced; might as well replace them both.

I also want to service the oil in the rear wheel gearbox.

Going to remove all of the bags sometime this week (or the next) and start removing the rust from the chrome brackets for the bags and seat. Then painstakingly remove the entire front coverings and start prepping for paint. I found a paint-booth in Columbia SC and I think it's about $35 bucks a day; I'll only need it for 2 days; one day for paint and the other for dry.

I also repaired the front left brake caliper that was sticking; the slide pin was stuck and needed lube, so that has been repaired, although it needs a new seal as it was torn; that's probably how it got corroded in the first place.

Once the bike has been painted and re-assembled, the last thing will be to order a new windshield and highway boards; I hated the highway bars that were on it so I took them off; I prefer boards. Then a new front tire and she will be all finished...unless I get board and look for something else to replace.

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My left rear shock is leaking oil so that'll have to be replaced; might as well replace them both.
Do you ever read the posts other people make in reply to you or just skip past them?

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