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Old 12-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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From: Spokane,WA

I Ride: 1985 R80, and others
My "new" wing
1975 GL 1000 with 7,300 original miles. I picked it up today from a local collector. Man, his shop was filled with some beautiful machinery.

This was never restored, and ridden yearly so it does show its age some. Have the stock seat for it too.

Just going to clean her up a bit, replace some hoses and tires, then ride the beast across country.

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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I Ride: Suzuki Boulevard C90, Suzuki DRZ400E, My Wife's Scooter
Wow...

A Goldwing that ain't a Valkyre and doesn't look like a mobile couch (no offense, BB!)


Don't see those too often!


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Old 12-30-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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From: soap lake wa.

I Ride: 00kaw12r, 97 tls1000, 96gsxr1260 turbo freakshow, kz1300gt, 88gsxr1100, 86gsxr750, 82gsx1100ez, 79kz1300, 75 ducati750gts, 72 gt550 cafe
"You meet the nicest people..."
WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
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FREE and clean, Ripp'n

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
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I Ride: one with two wheels
thats pretty cool

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
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Joined: Jan 2010
From: Clarkston, WA

I Ride: It started out as a Bonneville...
Mmm...
Oldwing...

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:51 AM   #6
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I was working at 'TriCity Honda' when those hit the market.
Talk about a 'game changer'!
Make sure it has the 'Drive shaft spline lube mod. done'.
Enjoy your 'Classic Wing'!

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:16 AM   #7
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“ Quote:
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I was working at 'TriCity Honda' when those hit the market.
Talk about a 'game changer'!
Make sure it has the 'Drive shaft spline lube mod. done'.
Enjoy your 'Classic Wing'!
^^^^^
I will second that.

How is the clutch? Those GL 1000s originally had the same clutches as the 750s did, and it was definitely a weak spot. Between the weight of the bike and the tall gearing the clutch took a lot of abuse.

Good score. I had a '76, and regret to this day letting it go.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:29 AM   #8
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Thumbs up
Great find ...congrats and enjoy....

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Old 12-31-2011, 08:27 AM   #9
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I Ride: '05 Busa, '81 Seca 550, '78 Hawk, '69 Z50A
Very sweet Kevin!! That sucker looks to be in awesome condition!

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Old 12-31-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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Joined: Mar 2008
From: SE Portland / Bucerias, Nayarit Mx

I Ride: 03' CBR1100XX, 84 GL1200A
Low maintenance shaft drive, and freight train torque. When they came out, they were intended to be the next superbike, not touring.

Although I do like my 84 Aspencade, and don't be fooled, they can rail.


Grats on a sweet find!!!

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Old 12-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #11
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From: under the viaduct

I Ride: APE
nice early ride there; i like those "simple" models; not like drivinga house.

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #12
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LOVE the old 'wings. Please don't hack it, I've been reading about more and more old wings (NICE ones at that) being hacked in the name of "custom".

Lovely bike

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:56 PM   #13
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No hacking here, its going to stay looking like that. Soft bags, and a simple nationalcycle shield for touring mode.

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Old 12-31-2011, 05:53 PM   #14
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I Ride: one handed, looking behind me.
I enjoyed seeing the bike yesterday Kevin. A great find for sure.

You just need to hack it now.

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Old 12-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #15
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1975 GL 1000 with 7,300 original miles. I picked it up today from a local collector. Man, his shop was filled with some beautiful machinery.

This was never restored, and ridden yearly so it does show its age some. Have the stock seat for it too.

Just going to clean her up a bit, replace some hoses and tires, then ride the beast across country.
Nice bmwridr05 ; how n where did you find this gem?

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