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Post by Wing-nut »

Hey all, just introducing myself as a new member from England. Had lots of bikes in my time but never a Goldwing until I picked up this £150 partially stripped GL1100 of '81? '82? vintage.

At this stage in its life it deserves an easy retirement, no such luck on my watch I'm afraid! Looks like the PO had started to make it into a chopper until he died, not sure if I will carry on down this route as I'm more into the cafe racer look.

I would love to throw a set of wire wheel on as I prefer the aesthetics of them. Research thus far suggests I'll have to swap the final drive for an earlier unit and modify the swingarm. However, the priority at the moment is to source all the missing parts (starter motor, solenoid, rear axle, disc, caliper to name a few) and, hopefully, get her purring once again.
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Post by RSTman »

Welcome from a fellow UK member and GL1000 owner.
This forum is a great source of information, with useful info on most things.
Keep us posted and have fun.
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Post by Oldewing »

Thinking 81, single pot brake caliper, hard to see. If it's twin, it's 82 .
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Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

Lots of good help in ShopTalk too

"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘14 KLR650 ... not a rat ... yet
‘84 GL1200i ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6, the last, adopted by twowings)
My Original 'RAT' was a hybrid '82 CB900/1100F
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Post by Track T 2411 »

Welcome from Wisconsin, USA. Enjoy the ride!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

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"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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