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Congrats on your new Wing. I would keep my eye on the road to begin with..... LOL... There are a few guys on here with earlier model Wings that can give you excellent advice on what to watch for so learn from them. Ride safe and enjoy the forum..
 

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Keep an eye on your paper work, either something is wrong or you have a typo in your post, the 1982 Gold Wing is an 1100 not a 1000 cc bike. The big thing is just keep the oil changed on a regular basis, keep the brake & clutch fluids clean and put a volt meter on the bike so when the stator starts to go bad you can catch it. The 1100 Gold Wings was known for sticky slides in the carbs. Don't let the bike sit for any long periods of time and run carb cleaner through it on a regular basis if the gas you use doesn't have a good additive in it already.
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF dvjoiner
 

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Welcome from Canada DV. My '82 had over 80,000 miles on it and ran like a top. As Joe says, it is an 1100 and she burned a bit of oil but not to worry. Proper maintenance is key. Unlike JeffM, I wouldn't even attempt to do the belts...I'd screw it up. I have a good mechanic and put my trust in him.
Ride safe,
Strat
p.s. mine was maroon, quite a looker.
 

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I am looking at an ad for an 84 Wing where the engine is now disassembled and the seller does not know its status. The rest of the bike is also stripped from the frame. It could be a fun project, but how could I evaluate its' condition and cost to rebuild or replace the engine?
If the price is around $200-300, get it. Look at the cross hatch pattern on cylinder walls, if still there, the block is ok. Crankshaft bearings (the 2 half circle plates where the piston arm goes) should have some wear but not too much. I had bad compression on one of the cylinders when I bought mine and instead of fixing it I found a replacement engine with 24K for $110.

Those that recommend NOT replacing the timing belts WILL NOT help or donate cash for repairs when they bust. NAPA has them cheap.
 

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My '78 has no air , thank God, but I did have an issue with oil after popping in new seals, and just on the right side. I thought one of the plungers (long tubes) was bent but it was just worn out at a particular spot, just inside the receiving housing.
 

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Welcome to you both dvjoiner and SoCalGuy. Astor123, even though a major alcoholic, knows the 4 cyl Wings inside out.
 

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Who was the one that said '78 were slow? Just did 105 @ 8K rpm. Was that a bigger cam and a longer duration or the old lady was just restless?

Screw that, my helmet was bobbing all over the place and I lost my lower dentures God damn it.


All of you, get rid of these antiques and get real machines.
 
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