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Hello all, I am a newbee from the midwest (IOWA). I just picked up my first Wing and it is going to need a lot of work to get it back on the road. It is a 1981 1100 GL Interstate, that has been sitting since 2002 and has not ran in almost that long. If the OD is correct it has only 47,000 miles on it. The last time it was ran the guy said that he could only get it up to 70 mph. So I will most likely be doing the Carbs, Timing, Valves. Plus I have to go through the brakes from sitting. Also I am not sure but it looks to me that somebody put older saddle bags and trunk on it do to the fact that they do not look like what should be on there.

I Guess what I need to know is were is a good start in the way of hot spots to look at first to get it back on the road. Also I will post Pics as soon as I get them.
 

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hello and wto GWOF dobber and good luck with your wing project
 

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dobber, Welcome to the GWOF from Pa. There are several guys on the site who have done or are doing the same thing as you "resurrecting a classic". I'm sure they will chime in. Anyhow get into it & get it done so you can ride. Good Luck.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new/used Wing. It may look like a daunting task now, but when your done you will have a really great bike to ride. Enjoy it and ride safe..
 

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Hi there Dobber and welcome! First Wing I ever rode was a buddy's 1100I, felt like a Caddy next to my CB750C. Enjoy your project and then ride and enjoy that more.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Sounds Like a great forum to be part of. Ya RakKasan, after thinking about it, I better get new fluids in it, and I think I better put some trans fluid in the cyclinders for a bit before I turn it over. I sure would hate to damage the jugs. Do the timing belts on these have issues ahter sitting? and how about the valve springs do they get weak as I have been told?

Thanks Again and I look forward to chatting with you all.
 

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Keep us informed! :)
 

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Hi dobber, did'nt realize we were neighbors rode thru your town two weeks ago, good luck with the project.;)
 

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Dobber, I'm from N.W. Illinois, I was just passing thru, rode out to Sioux Falls down to your city, Council Bluffs and back across Ia. to home.
 
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