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New Member in Ohio
Hey all! Big Grin
I am happy to rejoin the ranks of Wing owners. I used to have a '78 I bought off the showroom floor. Sold it to get married. Finally, many moons later I have gotten another Wing. I recently purchased an '86 Aspencade. I couldn't be happier. She needs new skins and a bit of TLC as she used to live outdoors Sad but she now has garage. Big Grin

I do have one quick question. On the ride home I raised my arms in elation and the front end started to shake. I took the hands off one more time just to see what would happen and it did it again. I suspect the very worn tires but I'm not sure. Any one who may have experienced this and could give me a little insight would be great.

Again, Thanks for having this forum!!
Bill
1999 50th Anniversary SE
PGR Ohio Member
http://www.myspace.com/bombloadinsumbitch

Remember, only motorcyclists know why a dog sticks his head out the car window.
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#1 10-18-2007, 03:06 PM,
Put some new tires on that bike. just like I said on Saunders forum. :lol: :lol:
Traning will keep you alive.
Ride Safe,
Scott
1986 Aspencade SE-I


My Baby http://s644.photobucket.com/albums/uu164/motor22pc/
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#2 10-18-2007, 05:02 PM,
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#3 10-18-2007, 05:21 PM,
Hello Bill and Welcome to the forum. The tires would be your first place to start but do not neglect to check the bearing adjustment of the triple tree. It could be possible that a bearing is on its way out. If you can feel slack by pulling up and pushing down on the handlebars while riding slow around the yard and it produces a thumping noise check the bearings, it wouldn't hurt since the bike sat outside.
Joe
1989 GL1500
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#4 10-18-2007, 05:22 PM,
Welcome from upstate NY,
CLEAN HER
ENJOY HER
KEEP YOUR HANDS ON HER.........
Bob & Lori.
1984 1200GL INTERSTATE.
1994 1500GL ASPENCADE
BRUNSWICK NY
WHATS STOPPING YOU FROM RIDING TODAY?
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#5 10-18-2007, 05:28 PM,
Welcome warlock from Ontario Canada. Do you have any pics of your Wing?
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#6 10-18-2007, 08:40 PM,
Welcome....new tires solved my wobble.
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#7 10-18-2007, 09:51 PM,
I'm putting a new set of Dunlop E3's on her Sunday. Big Grin Believe it or not it has rained her every day since I brought her home. Today it stopped for a while so I took her out tonight the shake is not as pronounced at 45 or so as it is at 65 to, ummmm, 77. I did the bearing test several times and got no feelings of looseness. I tried to make it move while on the center stand and couldn't get any movement out of it.

I also am amazed to find (I have been looking at 80's Wings for a while now cause that is what I can afford) that the compressor on my bike actually works. Big Grin

I posted some pics in the gallery that I took with my phone the day I looked at her. I bought her the next day. I'll put some more up after she get a bath and a day at my "beauty parlor."

Thanks again for such a great welcome.

Bill
Bill
1999 50th Anniversary SE
PGR Ohio Member
http://www.myspace.com/bombloadinsumbitch

Remember, only motorcyclists know why a dog sticks his head out the car window.
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#8 10-18-2007, 10:23 PM,
Bill,
I just picked up my bike tonight from the shop that installed my new Dunlop E3 tires. I think you will LIKE-UM! :wink:

Also, welcome to the group from Arizona
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#9 10-18-2007, 10:34 PM,
hello Warlock,

welcome to this great site, I have an 86 aspencade too way down in New Zealand, great to see another goldwing back on the road congratulations. I

have elite 3 on board, I think you will find they suit the bike nicely.

good luck.
Robbie
1986 GL1200 Aspencade (mariah)
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#10 10-18-2007, 11:45 PM,
Welcome from Florida. It's great seeing this site grow so fast. Sure is getting to be alot of old Goldwings on the road. Mother Honda did well!!
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#11 10-19-2007, 03:40 PM,
Hello and welcome Warlock. Glad to hear that you're installing new tires. Hopefully that will take care of the wobble. A few other things that can induce a wobble are warped brake rotors, bent rims and out of balance wheels. There is more but hopefully the new tires will take care of the problem.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#12 10-19-2007, 03:48 PM,


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