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.