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I picked this beauty up with the intention of doing some nice 2-3 day trips. Due to work restraints thats about all of the time I can get right now. However, I'm very green when it comes to Goldwings. I've always heard that they're great bikes to have, but was wondering if there are any common issues to look for, or little tweaks that need to be maintained to keep her happy and running smooth. Any feedback would be great, and thank you all for the kind welcome.
 

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:waving:Welcome and Hello . Did you recieve any history of maint with your bike ? Shes nearing 28 yrs old now , which is no problem with proper maint . Coolant should be drained/flushed as it turns acidic over time . Brake fluid should also be flushed till clean fluid flows out the bleeder ports . The timing belts need replacing if only due to age , without a history of there maint . You do not want a belt failure as its quite damaging to the valves at minimum . We all know engine oil changes give long life to our wonderful wings , but dont overlook the final drive lube as well as the driveline needs its HONDA Moly 60 paste on the splines of the driveshaft and drive flange . Fork oil will degrade and collect moisture from the air suspension system . So thats another saturday project .



This seems like a lot of things to do . If you think they should be addressed on your bike , you can find much info here on the forums . Dont try and do all this at one time . You can do it as you have time , Though I would highly prioritize the timing belts . If you decide to do belts I would plan the coolant flush with the belt change . There is a lot of info and tutorial on the belt change here :Changing GL1000 timing belts tutorial - Reference and FAQ Forum - Forums - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

You may need none of this or all of this . I dont mean to scare you off of your "new bike " Once done this bike should give yrs of service .

If you post this in the tech forum you will likely recieve more replys as well .

Ride safe and often . Visit with us when you can . :action:
 

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Wow! That sure does seem like a lot. However, I definitely feel it will be worth it. I know that the battery, oil, plugs, and tireswere all recently changed. He told me that the tires were changed right before he parked her 2 years ago.I dropped her off to get the carbs cleaned and synched. I'll get a price on the belts, make that number one, and work from there. Thank you for the input, and I'll check out the tech forum as well. Have yourself a great day.
 

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Welcome to the forum bro! Keep and eye on it and take your time. Read and enjoy it sounds like your ride is sweet. Post a pic or two.
 

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Congrats on your new mistress/hobby/money-pit/memory-maker. Lots of us on this forum ride the older girls and take great pride and joy in keeping them going. Over in the tech room you will find assistance to accomplish whatever task you set your mind on.

Welcome to the wing world!
 

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Welcome, WelcomeTo Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum.If you have any questions no matter how trivial they may seem this forum is the place to ask them. What I have noticed is that some of the people here were :15red:'sin their previous lives and can answer any question you have. Theforums that I get the most from are::

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These have the best info aboutGoldwing’s and are where you ask questions and can get help..

For Sale/Wanted ForumGood stuff for Sale or if you have old parts sitting around the garage you would like to get rid of....


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And when all you need is a good laugh to start your day try the:: Fun Forum After that it’s up to you which of the others you will like the best all I can do is suggest.

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This week I had my buddy help me start going over her. We pulled the carbs due to the fact the she wasn't able to hold idle, but ran wonderfully once on the road. They were definitely in dire need of a cleaning and rebuild.Once the carbs were offwe found a small coolant leak on one of the lines. This turned out to be a bad O ring. Nothing a trip to the local Harbor Freight store couldn't handle. We soaked the carbs for 2 days and blew them out. Everything cleared up and they look good to go. We are waiting on the rubber internals for the carb to arrive so we can throw them back together. As advised by my new friends here, I flushed out all of thecoolant , the brake fluid, changed her oil (Even though it looked crystal clear and was told it was fresh) and we're trying to schedule when I can get back in his shop and change the belt. (The linkthat you sent is awsome, and I will definitlely use it). Now I just have to pick up a can of the Sea Foam everyone is talking about, and I think I'll be in good shape. I just wanted to post an update, due to all of the feedback that I received on my post. You advise didn't fall on deaf ears. I appreciate it, and I'll let you all know how she runs once back together.
 

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 
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