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Hi,
I am new to the forum. I am considering purchasing 1 of these babies in excellent condition with 35000 miles on the clock. It comes complete with Honda hard panniers and top box and matching trailer.

I need some opinions as to how good/bad these old girls are. I have found that alot had neutral light problems and that the cam belts should be changed every 20000 miles. Other than that I am pretty green on these bikes. So trying to "cram" before I do some negotiating.

Cheers

V8
 

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V8, Welcome to the site. If you buy a Wing you will not be sorry. I know of some issues through the years. ie. weak alternators on 1100/1200 machines, bank sensors on 1500's, frame cracks on early 1800's. All of which were or can be corrected by Honda. As far as realiability I don't know if anyone elese can hold a candle to the Wing & or Honda.

I've attached some websites for you to read. Read well my friend & become part of "Wingdom".

http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/index1.htm

http://goldwingdocs.com/index.asp

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/goldwinghistory.htm

Ride safe when you ride.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Don't know a lot about the older Wings, but Fossil has given you some good links and there is a lot if information on here and the net for you to check. Ride safe..
 

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I've had several GL1000's one 1977 and one 1979 both bought new. I put 177,000 miles on the 77 before giving it to my son. it now has about 220,000 miles on it on the stock bottom end. My timing belts were changed at 100,000 miles for free because Meridian Honda in Fayetteville NC want to hang my speedometer on the wall (early days of Goldwings) showing 99,999. I got new belts, new speedometer and a full service for my trouble. It hung on the wall for years as a testement as to the incredible mileage these bikes could run. Now it wouldn't be uncommon to see a bike with 250K on it. The only issue I ever had with the bike is it would sling the U-Joint out at about 60K (first one went 95K at 100+mph). My son put new belts on at +-190K. They are just super bikes. MY First GL1000 was just as fast as my GL1500. The biggest differance is just the low end torque is better on the GL1500. Right out of the box my GL1000 would run about 125mph.

In your case the 76 LTD can be worth some heavy coin in good shape. Those Gold wheels are......well worth their weght in gold, lol I would love to have a 76 LTD.
 

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Good morning all, hope this holiday finds everyone doing well. I purchased an 83 goldwing interstate and would like to find the wrap around light bracket that goes on the rear lugage rails. If I could get some assistance I woulg greatly appreciate it. I already tried JC Whitney, no luck. have a great day.
 
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