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Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
7/12/11 10:54 a.m.

I just bought a 1995 Honda Gold Wing off of Cragslist for $600. As usual with these deals the owner said it had run when it was parked. According to the last owner it was stored inside until a few months ago when it was moved to the backyard.

I put in a new battery and ..... nothing. Not even a click to indicate that the motor was locked up and the starter was trying to crank it. Could the starter be dead from sitting several years? Is there a starter solenoid I can check? What about wiring or a bad ground? Anybody know anything about these bikes?

44Dwarf
44Dwarf Dork
7/12/11 11:30 a.m.

Starter solenoid is likely the cause or corroded push button from rain water. Solenoid looks like a half stack of quarters with two 8mm studs. Follow the bat cable. most likely on left side under side cover

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
7/12/11 11:40 a.m.
racinginc215 wrote: First things first is it a 75 or a 95? kinda make a HUGE difference.

About 800 ccs difference. It's a 75.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/12/11 12:24 p.m.

Didn't the '75 have a kicker? Remove the plugs, lube the cylinders and kick it a few times.

It won't start, but it will make you feel better....

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
7/12/11 1:16 p.m.

Photos...please...

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
7/12/11 1:29 p.m.
ClemSparks wrote: Photos...please...

I will get some. It has the old Vetter fairing, saddlebags and tail trunk.

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
7/12/11 1:33 p.m.

Maybe you should check the timing belt before you try to turn the motor over?

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/12/11 1:48 p.m.

Wait, my 1979 had an electrical cut out switch on the side stand; put the stand down and everything goes off. Look for a hanging wire.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
7/12/11 2:42 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: yep 75-77 had a kicker. there is a solenoid under the side cover. it's round and in a rubber holder.check all the fuses under the false tank sides. and check the starter too. and for the love of god don't buy anything for it until you PM me first I have boxes of GL1000 stuff that can be had cheap and I mean cheap.

How about a running Gl1000?

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
7/12/11 2:44 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: FYI I have everything but the turn signals to make it naked again.

That's what I was hoping to hear! I'm becoming more interested in a nakedwing now that I have a 25 mile commute.

Clem

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
7/12/11 3:00 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: if you seriously want a GL get a hold of me, I have a couple of them that could be running in a few hours.

Thanks but I'm not wanting one that bad yet. Not to mention the distance.

Clem

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
7/12/11 5:58 p.m.
ClemSparks wrote:
racinginc215 wrote: FYI I have everything but the turn signals to make it naked again.

That's what I was hoping to hear! I'm becoming more interested in a nakedwing now that I have a 25 mile commute.

Clem

No nudity here. I bought this one because of the vintage fairing and saddlebags. I have already ordered some plastic parts from Vetter to restore this stuff. I want to do some long trips with my Wing. I'm only about 10 miles from my office in Downtown Dallas and I can and have made that commute with the Ruckus.

It would be nice to have a parts source, as soon as I figure out what parts I need to get it running.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
7/12/11 6:30 p.m.

The Vetter fairing and saddlebags were good stuff. I had a Windjammer on my GS750 when I was younger, and I rode that thing all over the country. One of my buddies also had the trunk and saddlebags, and they could carry a ton of stuff on a trip.

Back in the days before the motorcycle manufacturers started to build their own fairings, Vetter had a ridiculously large share of the market.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/13/11 5:43 a.m.

SnowDoggie, poke around here; pretty good Technical area.

http://www.ngwclub.com/

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
7/19/11 5:35 p.m.
914Driver wrote: SnowDoggie, poke around here; pretty good Technical area. http://www.ngwclub.com/

Thanks. Lots of good stuff here. I also found the link to Randakks which looks like a good parts source.

While I was in the front yard messing around with the bike this weekend another guy in an old Goldwing rode by. I guess there are more of these around than I though.

minimac
minimac SuperDork
7/22/11 3:39 p.m.

Here's another Goldwing site, with lots of love for the old stuff. The tech section is excellent and the for sale section is second to none for parts. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/

Mental
Mental SuperDork
8/1/11 9:48 p.m.
Snowdoggie wrote: I just bought a 1995 Honda Gold Wing off of Cragslist for $600. As usual with these deals the owner said it had run when it was parked. According to the last owner it was stored inside until a few months ago when it was moved to the backyard. I put in a new battery and ..... nothing. Not even a click to indicate that the motor was locked up and the starter was trying to crank it. Could the starter be dead from sitting several years? Is there a starter solenoid I can check? What about wiring or a bad ground? Anybody know anything about these bikes?

I bought an old GS300 a decade ago and did the same thing, with the same result. Nothing, I had the headlight apart and was checking the wiring when a buddy stopped by. I told him the same story and he pulled in the clutch and hit the starter...guess what happened.

Yeah, felt kinda silly after that.

But Dan is right, it should do something, it's gotta be a wire

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
8/2/11 6:40 p.m.

It was a fuse.

Yes. It started right up with fuel from an external gas tank.

I need to rebuild the carbs and treat the gas tank for rust.

It also needs new tires all around.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
8/3/11 5:43 a.m.

WooHooo !!!

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
8/15/11 11:01 p.m.

Here's some pics...

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
8/15/11 11:06 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
8/16/11 5:36 a.m.

So what's the next step?

Dan

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair SuperDork
8/16/11 8:07 a.m.
914Driver wrote: So what's the next step?

Sell the Peugeot!

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
8/16/11 6:39 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote:
914Driver wrote: So what's the next step?

Sell the Peugeot!

The Peugeot belongs to a neighbor who is helping me work on the bike. He was a factory Peugeot mechanic back when they sold them in the US and he has more than one and a yard full of parts. That one is a fairly nice 505 Turbo.

I am looking at changing the oil. The smell of gas is coming out of the crankcase so I think the carbs are leaking through. Has anybody else had that problem? Changing the shaft oil. Carb rebuild and as was suggested here replacing the timing belts. Having the gas tank re-done because there is rust in there. I used an external tank to get it started. I have a friend who does custom paint. I might talk to him about the tank and side covers. I have always wanted something painted blue metalflake.

Then I need tires. Any suggestions?

EvanB
EvanB SuperDork
8/16/11 6:47 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote:
914Driver wrote: So what's the next step?

Sell the Peugeot to EvanB!

Fixed that for you

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