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Hello all!
I have always owned sportbikes, but since I am now a bit older and wiser decided to get a Goldwing, so my wife would be nice and comfy. I don't drag my knees anymore, anyway. I was able to locate a 1985 Aspencade with 86K on it. The owner said it had electrical problems and blown fork seals. It was totally dead when he tried to start it for me........so he offered it to me for $300! I got it home (trailered), repaired the three wires to the alternator and replaced the blown 30A main fuse and she fired right up! I'll get the tags today so I can take her for a test ride.....but some questions:
We can here the radio thorugh the headset speakers, but is there a trick to talking on the intercom? I don't see a button to pucsh, other than the CB button, yet when we talk on the IC we cannot here each other. Maybe the old headsets (original) are just broken? Any recomendations for modern replacements? Anyone have any idea what a shop charges for fork seals? Or alternatively, is it a major pain to do it yourself? Included with the bike was a factory service manual, cb owners manual and Aspencade owners manual. I'm sure I'll have many more questions and will be bugging everybody a lot......thanks for the info and any tips you might have.
P.S. Smoked light a frieght train for the first few minutes after I started it, but I read here that is normal when the bike has been on the sidestand? It does not seem to do it now that I have her on the centerstand.....
 

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hello and welcome rons85wing, take a look in the owners manual for the intercom. i don't use mine on either wing. some oil can slip past the rings when parkes on the the side stand, you may notice smoke sometimes just parking over night. have the timing belts replaced while its in the shop for the forks and get a trunk relocation bracket. it moves the trunk back about two inches and gives the passenger more room. a driver backrest and dunlop e-3 tires. changing the thermostat, hoses and flushing the cooling system should be on the list too if it hasn't been done
 
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