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new member - Guest - 06-17-2011

Hi all, just found the site,now joined,name is paul come from Yorkshire/England,had my 1984 GL 1200 Interstate in wineberry since Jan this year and have to say what a great bike,just sold my 2007 Shadow spirit as i preferred the wing far too much....paul :d


Re: new member - bs175dths - 06-17-2011

Welcome to the site, Paul, from the other side of the pond.

You should expect some good life out of your bike. Mine currently has 112,000 miles showing and she seems to be doing well.

This past week I noticed her getting hot when she shouldn't be. Come to find out, the radiator over flow container had a air leak in the plastic elbow which feeds the water back into the radiator as it cools. So as it cooled, instead of sucking water, it was sucking air and the radiator was low on water.
The elbow is an easy fix. Why the radiator was low on water is another question.

In any case, welcome to the site and enjoy the scenery.

~O)


Re: new member - Fire1386 - 06-17-2011

Welcome from Ohio.....Smile


Re: new member - bluewing - 06-17-2011

Welcome from Baltimore Ontario Canada.


Re: new member - neoracer - 06-17-2011

welcome to the site from mid MD/PA area


Re: new member - Roleketu - 06-17-2011

Greetings from Massachusetts. I just discovered the rubber bushing for the plastic elbow going into the overflow tank was split. Explained why I kept smelling coolant. Pushed the elbow in farther and used some clear goop adhesive and all better now.


Re: new member - Guest - 06-17-2011

Hello everyone.
My name is Bob (HandyKraft) I have had my '85 Goldwing (BABY) in wineberry Red since 1986. Just got Collector plate this year. I live in Beautiful British Columbia, Victoria. It has 21000 kms. Still like new!


Re: new member - Guest - 06-18-2011

Thanks for the heads up on the plastic elbow going into header tank(as we call it) ,mine had done 84,000 klms (52,000 miles?) when i bought it but i changed the instrument cluster to one reading MPH instead of Klms,picked one up for £20.Have bought quite a number of spares since i bought...just in case...some from Canada too,sadly these all come from decent running bikes at breakers yards,but good for us i suppose..thanks for welcome.... :d


Re: new member - bluewing - 06-18-2011

HandyKraft Wrote:Hello everyone.
My name is Bob (HandyKraft) I have had my '85 Goldwing (BABY) in wineberry Red since 1986. Just got Collector plate this year. I live in Beautiful British Columbia, Victoria. It has 21000 kms. Still like new!

Welcome from Baltimore Ontario. I lived 30 years in Victoria, it is beautiful there.


Re: new member - firstwing85 - 06-18-2011

Welcome from the west coast of Canada.. :d :d :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE:


Re: new member - arkansassuperdrafter - 06-19-2011

Welcome to the forum from Southwest Arkansas.


Re: new member - sparky65 - 06-19-2011

HandyKraft Wrote:Hello everyone.
My name is Bob (HandyKraft) I have had my '85 Goldwing (BABY) in wineberry Red since 1986. Just got Collector plate this year. I live in Beautiful British Columbia, Victoria. It has 21000 kms. Still like new!

Welcome to the site from Terrace Bob. Victoria...almost year round riding :d My son lives in Chemainus and knows many Wingers on the Island now. In two week I'm boarding the Ferry in PR joining up with my son and his 85 LTD (Matching Wings)and we're off to Victoria/Port Angeles Hwy 101 to Cal.,then Desert country, Gotta love it. Collector plate here too,good move.

Robert, \:d/


Re: new member - Sgt Dave - 06-19-2011

Welcome to THE site for all things GL1200 Bob and Paul.

We have members from all over the world...I'm in Georgia (USA not the Republic)
You will find lots of friendly folks with lots of knowledge and experience who are willing to share.


Re: new member - sharp - 06-19-2011

hi from the uk england 8)


Re: new member - sylvios1 - 07-07-2011

Hello everyone my name is Sylvio and i'm from Quebec city and i have a GW Aspencade 84 and i'm verry happy to join your club sorry for my english because i'm French Canadian but i try to speak and understand english language and i hope you excuse me if i have a few difficult Sylvio