I had to go through the same thing when I inherited a 1985 Aspencade that had been stored in a covered shed for over 8 years. Finally, I told myself that if I could make it run and it sounded healthy, I'd work on the rest of it. SO, I opened the air filter cover, vacuumed what looked like 10 years of rat poop, removed the filter. Then I got a small spray bottle with gasoline it it, jumped it to my car battery. I turned the key on and the whole dash lit up...and the radio came on. I misted a little gas into the plenum then started turning the engine over. It didn't make two revs when it started right up. As long as I misted fuel into the plenum it ran perfectly. If I misted faster, the engine ran faster and visa versa.Thanks for answering my post. I know it wasn't right but I just wanted to see if anyone out there was interested in the bike or if it is a lost cause.
The bike was put up when owner not sick. He drained the gas tank and radiator and it was covered and under a carport. Unfortunately it got some water damage from a hurricane.
It looks like the wiring got wet and corroded. I got it to turn over and it turns over freely but won't start.
Now I myself got sick and am very limited to what I can do. I put a new battery in it and bought a new starter switch, but haven't been able to do any more work.
The bike is a one owner bike has a full faring with saddlebags and tour pack. Anyone interested in perhaps helping with trying to start it or should I just try to sell it as is. It is a true survivor snf a collectors being one of the first Goldwings. Thanks for your consideration. Slowride67
This turned into a five month project, rebuilding all four carbs, anything that moved, like, brake cylinders, master cylinders, calipers, Clutch cylinders, etc. I also found many wires that had been chewed in two by rats. All you have to do is match the color codes and spice them back together.
When I got it, it had 14,613 miles on it. This was in 2015, I think. Now, it has just over 20,000 miles and looks and rides like a new one.
I hope you find someone who can do something with it.
Be blessed, DT