Introducing my self and my new ride 1976 GL1000

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Introducing my self and my new ride 1976 GL1000

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Hello!

I'm new here and I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself and my new (2me) 1976 GL1000 currently dubbed "Goldilocks"

The original listing:

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My friend Steven and I inspecting her:
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Here she is in the trailer ready to come home:

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The bike currently does not run. We were able to get it started but it was full of old fuel and I am sure the carbs need some TLC. It needed a new starter solenoid which I've already installed.

So here is what I have planned so far:

- Carb rebuild using Randakk's kit
- New air filter
- Check/set ignition timing
- Oil Change
- Rad flush
- New fork seals

I have already learned so much about these awesome bikes and I am looking forward to learning and sharing my journey.

I have many more detailed pics that I intend to post in a separate thread with the hopes that those with more experience on these bikes might have a look and let me know if there is anything obvious that I should know about.

For now that's all!

Thank you so much!

Steve
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Hello Steve! Welcome to the Club.

put *Change My Timing Belts* at the TOP of your *Must Do First* list.
Don't attempt to start the engine, again, until you've changed them. :-D

You will find that information amongst many more Topics in ShopTalk >>>> page/ST
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Re: Introducing my self and my new ride 1976 GL1000

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Hi and welcome.

I am on a similar journey, 1976 model, though mine looks to have a lot more bits missing than yours.

As above, it makes sense to change the belts ASAP. You need to do them before they break and you will likely be doing them before you plan riding it, so makes sense to do it before you crank it again. Just in case...
1976 GL1000 barnfind, not run since 1991. My first Goldwing, which joins my 1990 Suzuki VX800 in the stable.
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Welcome, and Yes - CHANGE YOUR BELTS!
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Welcome to the 'Wingdom …

Lots of good info in ShopTalk

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welcome. nice looking Sulphur yellow bike.
1982 1100 standard.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2000 Yamaha Roadstar
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and the encouragement!

I will be ordering the timing belts first and getting that done ASAP.

Cheers!
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Nice find! Enjoy the ride!
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Re: Introducing my self and my new ride 1976 GL1000

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Post by NotSoLilCrippseys »

Welcome from Maine!

Great looking bike. You'll have it on the road in no time, I'm sure.

And start a build thread over in the restorations/projects forum, if you've not yet done so. It's a great place to document progress and to get real-time input if/when you need it (or perhaps even when you don't :) ).
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NotSoLilCrippseys wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:56 am Welcome from Maine!

Great looking bike. You'll have it on the road in no time, I'm sure.

And start a build thread over in the restorations/projects forum, if you've not yet done so. It's a great place to document progress and to get real-time input if/when you need it (or perhaps even when you don't :) ).
Cool, yes I will do that. I’ll have the timing belts in hand next Wednesday so
I’ll be tackling that job soon, along with a few others things on “the list”.

Cheers,

Steve
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