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General Information

Year
1980
Make
Honda
Model
Goldwing GL1100 Interstate
Color
Black
Packages
Uh..Interstate package?
History
Originally purchased by my dad who passed away in 1987 unexpectedly. Mom's older brother bought it and put it in storage for about five years. Her younger brother bought it after the storage and rode it until about three years ago - due to health he was not able to ride. He passed away this summer, after helping to carry him to his final resting place my aunt informed me she wanted me to have the motorcycle and that my uncle was always talking about his nephews - referring to us as "the boys." It was a great surprise and I cherish having it. PS - my uncle was a certified mechanic - after sitting for three years all I did was put a new battery in it to drive it home. It is still exactly like my dad had it - had not changed a thing.
1980 Honda Goldwing GL1100 Interstate (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Original wheels, tires will be replaced soon.
Interior
Right now still the original from the factory, will need to change the exhaust next spring.
Exterior
Custom paint job by Charlie Bussard, well known in the motorcyle community during the 70s - 90s. Painted all over the US and in Great Britian. Paint job includes hand stripes & swirls and two mountain scenes one on each side of center trunk. Luggage rack on center trunk, chrome accent on front fender, chrome radiator grill with Goldwing ensignia and chrome accents covering most of the motor, spark plug wires, etc.
Dad was a Mason/Shrine and had the windshield engravved with theri symbology across the bottom - about two inches high. Need to buff out windscreen to bring it back to life.
Audio
Right now still the original from the factory, will have machanic look it over before next year's riding season.
Suspension
Interstate package of side bags and center trunk. Chrome handles for passenger to hold onto - original from Honda.
Wheel and Tire
Old am/fm radio with cassette player, someday with up grade to something useful.

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