Honda Goldwing Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just got a 1977 gl1000 in great shape 30000 miles on it any suggestions of things I should have checked out or look for or any info would be greatly welcomed.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,241 Posts
hello and welcome to GWO forums geo14588. timing belts should be changedalso checkout the cooling system not that its a problem just the age of the hoses
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
1980 GL1100 Goldwing - Windshield/Seat

I just picked up a 1980 GL1100 with 27K. It has a Windjammer fairing that is in pretty bad shape. The saddle bags are hard plastic Honda brand and the raised trunk is another brand. The bike has rust and I plan to remove the fairing, saddlebags, and trunk and associated hardware so I can really work on just the bike.

I think long-term I might put leather saddlebags only with no trunk. For cost reasons, I'm not that hung up on replacing the fairing. I would rather just put a new windshield on the bike. I don't seem to see after market windshields that are'nt for a fairing.

My question - will I have to have a fairing to put a windshield on this bike? If not, what would be my options? Feel free to comment on what a stupid idea this is as well.

That being said, if I ever wanted to get my wife on the bike, I'm going to need a seat upgrade as well, one with a back and arms would be appealing to her. Any ideas for that as well?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,241 Posts
I just picked up a 1980 GL1100 with 27K. It has a Windjammer fairing that is in pretty bad shape. The saddle bags are hard plastic Honda brand and the raised trunk is another brand. The bike has rust and I plan to remove the fairing, saddlebags, and trunk and associated hardware so I can really work on just the bike.

I think long-term I might put leather saddlebags only with no trunk. For cost reasons, I'm not that hung up on replacing the fairing. I would rather just put a new windshield on the bike. I don't seem to see after market windshields that are'nt for a fairing.

My question - will I have to have a fairing to put a windshield on this bike? If not, what would be my options? Feel free to comment on what a stupid idea this is as well.

That being said, if I ever wanted to get my wife on the bike, I'm going to need a seat upgrade as well, one with a back and arms would be appealing to her. Any ideas for that as well?
welcome milesoffun but please start a new topic for your post
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top