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well Here my story ..I'm 43 and always wanted a wing ..I had 77 hawk many years up till about 8 years ago ... Anyhow last week I was looking at a tractor for sale and my wife spotted a cycle in the same yard for sale with the tractor .. I told her I don't think I could afford it but when I flipped the tag over I found the price of 1200 dollars was easily reached ..The Bike is an 82 GL1100 with all the original Vetter Baggage boxes .. Ain't a Scratch on the bike , Mileage says 55k , And I own a Chinese 250cc scooter I planned to sell to make the price about even ... It happened to be my birthday that day last week and my wife looked at me and the bike and said "Happy Birthday " Got the keys ... Test drove it and all I could say was WOW ... I Bought it on the spot ..5 days later the starter "Clicked" .. Bought new brushes from the local HONDA SHOP (with the advice of this site THANK YOU )
.And the dead starter problem is resolved .. ...The starter was Plugged with dust and the worn brush did not move freely .. I opened the brush port a little with a Needle nose pliers and new brushes and All is well ..Anyhow I don,t want to be to winded , but the tires are Dunlap ... Hope not original .. Front tire like new , Rear tire has cupping ,,, There is a little tick tick tick when you accelerate on both sides of the motor ... Owners manual shows all fluids changes 2 years ago with less than 1000 miles on the oil ... I am looking to change the timing belt Because I plan on driving the bike another 20 years ...And i am pretty mechanically inclined , my main concern is that little click click click on both sides of the motor ...What could that be ??? Or is normal ...?? the speed o says 55k but the title in Wisconsin says exempt ..I'm thinking maybe due to age , But maybe 155k??? But it looks showroom condition .. But all spark wires and brake lines look like new ?? Either way , can you tell me what you think about the little click on both sides of the motor when I accelerate ...just want to know if that's normal ...I want to put up a few picture of this wing ,, It is truly a piece of art on wheels ... Even the Vetter baggage boxes are scratch free .... One lock is missing on the top box .. And it even had the owners manual sitting under the gas tank ..I love it and I'm proud to have joined your forum
 

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Welcome aboard enjoy thenew ride and ride 200 miles before you take a passenger.
 

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Welcome aboard! Sounds like a great deal on the wing!!
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF todd, you could need a valve adjustment
 

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The older GL engines did have a bit of a click in the engines, partailly due to the screw adjustable valves, nothing to be concerned with unless it gets real pronounced, but you can set them if you want. Just for giggles, change your fluids (including brake, forks and rear diff) and get a new set of tyres. That is after all, all there is between you and the road.
 

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Welcome to the forum Todd in Wisconsin, from the state of Pennsylvania, and congrats on your new Wing. If the bike looks as good as you say I'd go with 55k. Lots of older Wings out there with very few miles and a lot left in them. Ride safe and enjoy the forum..
 

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Welcome Todd, what part of the dairy land are you from?
 

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Welcome Todd to the board from ARKANSAS. What part of the cheese state are you from? I still have some kinfolk around Madison.
 

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you said that the oil level was at the top of the sightglass, have you done an oil change? the level should only be half way in the sightglass
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the "new" bike.

The ticking might be exhaust leaks, especially if you only hear it on acceleration.
 
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