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Hello,

I've just joined your community as I search for my used Goldwing for a wintertime ride. I own a 2008 Suzuki M109R but it gets put away as soon as there is salt on the roadways. I have test ridden a number of used Goldwings, from 1981 to 1985, ranging in price from $1800 to $3500. I am leaning toward a nicely maintained 1982 Aspencade with 44,000 miles, and I joined this site to attempt to locate a how-to for timing belt replacement.

I am also interested in opinions on stator replacement - is this considered a preventative maintenance replacement, and if so, at what mileage is that recommended?

I've located goldwingdocs.com and hoped that a service manual might be available for download, but see that they are only available for purchase. Perhaps I can find one for sale in your for sale section here.

I welcome suggestions for other forums to join that may be useful as well. I participate on another forum for my M109R, and I know the value of the search function. I'm off to peruse the site and find the information I seek. Cheers!

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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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Thanks for the welcome everyone.
I just committed to buy that '82 Aspencade. He was asking $2500, KBB is $2370, but it's due for timing belts. I offered $2000 and he accepted. The only other thing it could really use is a set of handgrips, but I may just Plasti-dip the black part so they are not discolored white and then eventually throw on some Kury Isos or something. I'm guessing that handgrip replacement is pretty straightforward on these.

I'll be picking it up this weekend, and then following the instructions in the thread by Octane to replace the timing belts. It looks like a great tutorial!

I'm a little concerned about stator failure at some point especially after reading about the difficulty to replace them, but I guess I'll just cross that bridge if and when I come to it. The bike has been well maintained and stored inside, so hopefully I'll get many trouble free miles without stator failure. (Reassurance welcomed here!)
 

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Welcome pete
Bite the stator problem if and when it happens. A fix that you should look at if it has not been done already is removing the block connector with 3 yellow wires near the battery and soldering the connections together

I'm still learning but the guys on here are great

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Welcome: enjoy your new (to you) Wing & enjoy the ride (on this board)! :applause:

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I don't know how much the stator on the 1100 is like the 1200. I had a 1200. And yes the stator is prone to failure but you can't predict how long it will last. You could have another 50 or 100 thousand miles in it. Mine was replaced early on by a previous owner, and I never had a problem with it. My bike had 72,000 miles when I bought it. I took it to 155,000 miles and my stator survived that whole time. I did have to replace the stator plug though, because I caught it melting once. Plus at the other end of some of those wires there is a plug that goes into the ECM. That plug melted on me too, and I had to hard wire it in.
On the other hand, if you are doing a lot of traveling and don't want to take a chance, there is a permanent fix on the 1200's called the Poorboy Alternator. I assume it would work on the 1100's too. A kit is used to install a car alternator to the front of the engine. It would be worth researching to see if it can be fitted to the 1100.

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Thanks for all the warm welcomes!

I have removed the plug and soldered the three stator wires, so I'll stop worrying about stator failure now. I replaced the junky mirrors that were installed on the bike and have new handgrips to install. I got the timing belts at NAPA and will have them replaced by the end of the weekend. I am going to have my local shop synch the carbs - I'm just not comfortable doing that. That just leaves exhaust which I found is cracked and leaking on the left side, but thanks to the for sale forums I should have a replacement exhaust system fairly soon.

Thanks everyone!
 
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