Tim’s 1976 Honda Gold Wing

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Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing

1976 Honda Gold

My GL1000 is my #1 bike. I use this one and it over all my other bikes. It IS the I put between 5 to 10 thousand miles a on it through commuting, touring and riding around. It does it all and it it well and without complaint.

the 9 years I’ve owned it, acquired several nicknames: MDU disposal unit), Mr. 19 (after its plate) Will or Willing and, of course, The Wing.

I this bike from a for $250.00 about 6 years It had been pretty badly and had a ton of cosmetic damage. It did run although not well. My pal was asking $300.00, but it didn’t run as well as he said it I got him to knock off an extra $50.00.

The turned out to be 4 broken spark That it ran at all is a testimony to how tough bike really is.

I got it home and set to work on it. Aaron (the guy who me the bike), my buddy Morgen and I all leaving on a road trip/bike to the west coast in about 2 time. The reason I bought bike at all was because when I the valve cover off my old bike, the were so grooved up that I to scrap the bike, rather replace everything it needed.

And it needed everything. So did the Wing, but at the wing had about 15,000 mileage than my trusty old 750L .

I had taken a few days off of to get the bike prepped for the trip.  My stop was Sport Wheels (a boneyard) where I dropped $250.00 on parts. The list




valve cover bolts

belt cover

timing backing plate


other miscellaneous gorp

I secured a handlebar, grips, (Dunlop 591 on front, 491 on rear), brake pads and fluids various bike shops. I got a from Fleet Farm and a cable from Honda. I the radiator and sent it to be cleaned

About 4 days later I got up at AM and was done installing, rerouting and about 4:30 in the AM the next I was done. We left for our trip and the bike had some small it ran pretty well.

It never very well so on a good I sent it to a shop in the suburbs to the carbs straightened out. was just before another trip about 4 years I wasn’t impressed from the

The shop manager didn’t to think I’d be back for my beat-up and requested $100.00 down for the I bristled, and paid him because I had these guys were They told me 3 days. On the day I called and they hadn’t started it.

They told me 2 days. This would made it Friday and I was to leave morning. Not cool.  I called the day and they said it might be I had to pitch a fit and the guy said he’d late of Friday to get it done.

By 6:00 PM on Friday I wrote a for the balance and took the bike We left the next morning.

I was to notice that the off-idle was gone, but so was any reasonable gas mileage. It rich, it made the plugs in a short time and my mileage from about 36 to 37 MPG to just 30 MPG. It did have a bit more but not nearly what I had hoped

By the time my buddy and I got to Florida, I had my gas budget to shreds, but we had made time.

The Wing and the Gulf of

On the way back from that I went from Tyndall AFB Panama City, Florida to Wisconsin in one day. It took me 18 hours (6 am to 12 am) to go 1121 miles. I about 61 MPH.

Not too bad. It was all down and back, but that was for the destination, not the getting there. The I crunched all those miles is the I’m a happy guy today. before I left, I’d met a woman. I was totally panicked while I was gone, she’d someone else, but she didn’t and my paid off.

Our Anniversary is day.

Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing

I put Bates bags on the after taking them off my Buffalo.

I later installed the up Krauser bags I got with the (unattached after the crash) I found an installation kit at a junkyard. One of the is damaged and they are now both scuffed after a different last fall, but they very nicely. See the top of the page for they look like on the today.

The wing has had its mechanical issues. pushing 80 thousand miles, 40 of which are mine. The biggest job so far was to do some work on the alternator. this is an engine-out-of-the-frame job. My pal Jon and I the motor over a winter and I a new rotor and stator from the

The old rotor had thrown the cover of one of its This is a little, oval of metal that covers the and is molded into the rotor whatever goo they secure it The metal piece cracked.

I’m not sure. The crack then let the escape and wedge itself the rotor and stator. This huge amounts of noise and it was obvious that it was going to work.

I just hate sinking feeling. The job was very forward, and by looks of the stator, I have had to have done the job anyway. The boneyard stator much better and after it back together, I’ve not had any problems.

Crashes. Hate

In 2000 I had 2. Both were on bike. One was very minor, at nearly walking speed and scratched up the exhaust pipes on the side of the bike. I hit some oil off the freeway and the back end swapped with the front. I wasn’t at all. Oh, yeah.

The silly looking chrome valve cover on the right hit and cracked. Time to replace the cover. I had scored a second Wing (1975 this and had sworn up and down that I never use it as a parts bike. I’ve been using it as a bike. Its covers were so I swapped them out.

were very nice and I liked them. Unfortunately, were not to last. I had a big crash in the

I hit a patch of sand at about 20 MPH and the pretty much spiked me the street. Thanks to my lid, gloves and boots, I had not a scratch on me. I however, break two ribs on my side and also messed my thumb up.

The thumb still if I move it wrong. This crash cost me my valve (again, grrr…) a timing backing plate (but not the and several valve cover I also had to replace the front I thank the parts bike for the necessary parts and to the boneyard for not me too hard for yet another set of valve

I have learned my lesson and now fitted crash bars.

If hit this page by way of the Gold Webring, welcome! Feel to click around. The site’s door can be reached by clicking the Diversions icon at the bottom of page.

The main bikes can be reached by clicking on the BIKES Click maintenance log to see the newly maintenance log. Click tips to see the various and sundry tips and pointers I’ve over 6 years of Gold ownership.

Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing

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