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56michael

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1982 GL 1100 Interstate
Hello from Minnesota everyone. Ive been riding and working motorcycles for a long time and all of a sudden I have two old Goldwings. 81 GL1100 Standard 19,000 miles with a Vetter package and a 82 GL1100 Interstate 46,000 miles. Both have been sitting at least 5 years but ran before that. Working on getting the 81 running first. Paid $800 for the 81 and $300 for the 82.
 

mcgovern61

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Welcome to the site from New Jersey! Sounds like a lot of fun, but give it some patience after sitting for 5 years or more. These old girls don't like sitting!
 

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Hello and welcome! Thanks for joining.
 

kerryb

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Welcome to the fun. Make sure you pull off the valve covers and see the valves close smoothly while turning over by hand. If a valve sticks open when the starter is used, it bends the valve when the piston closes it.
 

56michael

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1982 GL 1100 Interstate
Welcome to the fun. Make sure you pull off the valve covers and see the valves close smoothly while turning over by hand. If a valve sticks open when the starter is used, it bends the valve when the piston closes it.
Thanks I’ll be sure to check that out. Let me know if you think of anything else I need to be looking at.
 

85goldwing

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Hello Micheal. Another Mn winger here. Wouldnt call myself an expert, i just fix things. Have a complete set of rebuilt carbs for your 81 if interested. Rest of the bike got scrapped.
 

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Welcome to the asylum 56Michael.

Watch out for M B S, (multiple bike syndrome), an ailment that many of us have contracted.

It seems to be incurable, in my case four Wings, two 84 standards, 87 Interstate, & a 91 Aspencade.

Have since been bitten by the X350-358 Jaguar virus, as i have one of each.

The Wings are still in the rear of the shop, not ridden lately, but still staying put.
 

julimike54

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Thanks I’ll be sure to check that out. Let me know if you think of anything else I need to be looking at.

May wish to peruse this

 
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