Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
1980 Goldwing Interstate 'Back on the road again' restoration
Definitely have a theme song for this one. As I mentioned in the new member intro, this 1980 Interstate was my dad's, he bought new in '80, and took it out West for two weeks each year for a few years. THE PROJECT: Restore it to solid, safe, running order and ride it next Summer to the same destinations (Black Hills, Montana, Wyoming, Dakotas, etc) from Indianapolis. THE REASON: In 2020, the bike will be 40 years old and my dad will have been gone for 20 years. Double the reason to make this happen.
So far, I've done the very basics- new battery, replaced oil and filter, added fresh fuel, and it turns over just fine. Tomorrow I'm going to put new plugs in and if it doesn't fire, check for fuel flow. I can't find the shop manual he had, but I'll get a new one and have to re-learn the pseudo fuel pump system Honda has on these. I used to have a 1981 CB750 Custom and it had the same setup. I know nothing about the shaft drive and how to maintain.
Check out the K&N air filter he had with his handwriting on it.
More to come, but for now, these questions to the group:
What input do you have regarding flush/refill of coolant?
How do I go about maintaining the shaft drive?
1980 Interstate (currently restoring)
Last edited by goody2112; 09-07-2019 at 08:36 PM.