Hi guys. If you read my intro you know that I inherited my 77 Goldwing. I did not know its condition until Saturday when I picked it up. Attached is a picture just after it was rolled off the trailer in my driveway.
It doesn't look bad in the picture, but it needs some real work. The first thing I did was to get the bike "naked". Upon closer inspection, I know it needs new tires, brake system repairs/rebuilds, shocks, front fork rebulids, engine seals, routine maintence items, major cleaning, minor surface rust removal and I'm sure a lot more! I really want this bike to look and run great when I'm finished! I have been following Randakks proceedure on restarting an engine. I know that this bike has not been ridden for about 6 years. I got to the point tonight where I was to crank the engine to distribute some oil in the cylinders. After some cleaning contacts etc, the starter spun, but it clearly was not engaging anything. I connected the kick starter and it moved all the cylinders, so I know they are not frozen. I have some knowledge of engines, but I know nothing about these bikes. I am persistant, determined, willing to research the shop manuals and am very coachable! Your help and suggestions are greatly appreciated! They will be needed if I am to get thru this project. ( I already used the electro-rust removal system and could not believe how well it works!) Here is what the bike looks like now.
Hope for the best, expect the worst and take what comes!
1977 Candy Sirus Blue Wing (gone but not forgotten!): Ernie's 77 Resto
1998 Yellow/Creme Valkyrie: Valk Redo
1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (my new love!): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90: Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898: Team 898 - raised from the ashes