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56michael

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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.
 

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Hello and welcome! Thanks for joining.
 

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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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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.
 

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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

 

56michael

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1981 GL1100 Vetter Package
1982 GL 1100 Interstate
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.
Thanks for the warning, I’ll be on the lookout for any additional symptoms of this dreaded syndrome. Have a great day!!
 

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MBS...it's a gift! Any appreciable pain can be avoided by diversifying. The only real cure is a bike for every mood. I'm was nearing my storage limit but discovered a temporary solution...shelterLogic.com
The herd now includes, 74cb550k,77cb550f,78cb550k,83gl1100i, 83gl1100a, 83gl1100mongrel,08HDFxstc, 91bmwk75,82cb650cafe, 79VWtrikeWilmac, &3'78cb750k basket cases. If I live long enough the goal is to ride each one at least once! Then...I'll be cured.
 

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