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New member here from Des Moines, IA. I recently lost my mind and decided to build a 1980GL1100 Cafe Bike one piece at a time using parts found on ebay or from salvage yards, classified ads etc.



So far I'm off to a rip-roaring start with a bare frame, electrical harness and a final drive. This bike is going to be 100% built & tuned by me. Thefactory specs say that the naked models of that year left the factory with a top speed of 119mph. Myidea is to strip her down, beef up the engine as much as possible without any internal machine work, and improve the factory brakes and suspensionwith the goal of reaching a stable 130 mph at the least.



Have I bitten off more than I can chew? I believe a cafe bike should be more than a cleaned up beater sporting a set of clip-ons. Any tech help, ideas or advice are very welcome and I pledge to return the favor when possible.
 

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

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:waving:Greetings from N.Idaho and welcome to the Best Goldwing Forum on the internet. If used, this forum will supply you with great information and hours of simple entertainment.
 

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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!


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Welcome from North Dakota
 

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Welcome to the Forum MB_Lefty! :waving:
 

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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::

Goldwing Technical Forum

General Motorcycle Discussion Forum


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.

Again Welcome to the Forum...

Oh and did I mention everyone here loves pictures.. Show us some of yours... Even if it’s not a Goldwing just a pretty view
 

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Hallo MB_Lefty

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you all the best.
And good luck with your Wing.
 
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