Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
imported post

i just got an 86 aspencade that had been stored for years. i am in a wheelchair and drive from sidecar. i cleaned bike took off badly rusted parts, replaced seat, battery, and now i am going through brakes and fuel system. any suggestions of other things to do before first startup? heres picture of setup, looks good but not as good as 3 years ago.
 

Attachments

·
Postpubescent member
Joined
·
36,382 Posts
imported post

fgar10 wrote:
i just got an 86 aspencade that had been stored for years. i am in a wheelchair and drive from sidecar. i cleaned bike took off badly rusted parts, replaced seat, battery, and now i am going through brakes and fuel system. any suggestions of other things to do before first startup? heres picture of setup, looks good but not as good as 3 years ago.
First off my congratulations on your determination! You are doing what a lot of people with no disabilities couldn't handle. Since you say you are going through the fuel system, I would guess you are planning on cleaning up the carbs which probably need it. Probably a good bit of junk in the carb bowls and gum and varnish in the rest of the carbs unless the bike was carefully stored.

One thing for sure, CHANGE THE TIMING BELTS, sorry about raising my voice, but on these bikes if the belts break you get a lot of damage in the heads and pistons! Even if the belts were new when the bike was stored, if it's been stored for a long time, I wouldn't trust the belts. Considering the cost of what happens when they break, it's cheap.

Check the stator plug and socket, that's the 3 wire connector coming out of the stator located just below and to the left of the battery. If there's any deterioration of the connector, you're best off to splice it out. A soldered splice with heat shrink will do the job. Also take a look at the connector under the top cover in the left front part of the bike near the rectifer/regulator. Same three yellow wires and same problem, sometimes (often) they overheat. If there's any sign of overheating or corrosion, splice them out too.

Fog the cylinders with oil and crank it over a bit with the kill switch off. It wouldn't hurt to put a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil in the oil prior to running the bike. I'd make a second oil and filter change after a couple hours use while the engine's hot to help clean up the crud. Keep an eye on the water pump, on the left front of the engine, there's a weep hole in the casting just under it. If you see any coolant or oil it will need new seals.

There will be other ideas from some of the guys on the forum, but that's what I'd do for starters. Good Luck and Bravo!

:waving::waving::waving:
 

·
Senior Guru
Joined
·
2,234 Posts
imported post

Welcome fgar10. I really admire the ingenuity involved in your Wing. Very creative.

exavidhas provided some excellent info in response to your post. The only things I would add is to clean out the fuel tank and install a new fuel filter or two inline and put a new air filter on top before you even think about cranking the engine with fuel in it. The fuel filters could really help save you a lot of work if there is any rust in the fuel tank.

I'd love to see more pics of your bike and wouldvery muchenjoy hearing about some of it's build background.

You can also get more help at this site; http://groups.msn.com/BackYardBuiltGoldwingsBarGrille/messages.msnwthe guys there do all kinds of really far out modifications and custom work with Gold Wings and they are a great bunch as well.

Vic
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
700 Posts
imported post

Check those tires WELL. I didn't and had my front tire blow and throw me into a guardrail. I lived, obviously, but used my good leg to kick myself in the seat o' the pants for not replacing the 20 year old rubber immediately.


By the way, that is the most unusual ride I have ever seen. I, like the others, admire you ingenuity and dedication to riding!


Jack
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,148 Posts
imported post

Bleed the brakes and clutch cylinder with DOT 4 fluid. There is no indication of how many miles on the bike, so you should perform the 25,000 mile service inspection. With all that equipment hanging off the frame, inspect the wheel bearings and change the final drive gear oil. Inspect the brake pads and look for dry rotted boots on the calipers.

Nice rig... Enjoy!!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,923 Posts
imported post

Hand Salute!! I admire you and would love to ride at your side!

And I see your Aspy might have one wee bit more chrome than mine!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,148 Posts
imported post

fgar10,

My hat is off to you, I admire your determination, you can not go wrong with the great advice these guys on this forum give, they know their stuff inside and out. Enjoy your new ride.

Dean_3326
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
imported post

Hey fgar10 :waving: Welcome to the best Goldwing Forum on the Net. :clapper: If anyone deserved a 21 gun salute you do. :jumper:Well done my friend your a leading example to the rest of us ungrateful sods. :skipping: These guys will give you all the help and advice that you require. :waving:

:leprechaun: :18red: :leprechaun:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
720 Posts
imported post

My hat is off to you as well. Tyres and timing belts I'd consider to be important.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top