View Full Version : Project: 78' Honda Goldwing

05-19-2007, 05:20 AM
Well I decided I cant stay away from riding. There have just been to many nice beautiful days to not ride. My dad has had this bike since it came out in 78'. It has been under a tarp and has been sitting for atleast 15 - 20 years. So I cleaned it up a little tonight just to see what I am working with. The plan is the tear it down and clean the hell outta it. Flush everything and probably have to do some new brakes and lines and some other things. This bike feels heavier than the celica. :)

Now for the pics.
Before Cleaning:
After Cleaning up a little bit.

If this turns into to much of a heache then I am just scrapping it probably. But it should be able to provide me with some hours or months of fun. :)

05-19-2007, 05:33 AM
Whaaaat? That is sweet as shit!!!

05-19-2007, 05:51 AM
That thing is pretty B.A. Hells Yeah!

05-19-2007, 05:52 AM
Does it have a V-tak?

05-19-2007, 05:53 AM
Does it have a V-tak?
Im gona put a sticker on it :) j/k

05-19-2007, 11:32 AM
Where is the other half of it? :hehe:

I have always thought of a Goldwing as a joke. That being said, I bet it is a hell of a comfortable ride.

Have fun with it. If nothing else the bike is a family heirloom.

05-19-2007, 04:05 PM
I have all of the other parts that go along with it. Its like a car on two wheels.

05-19-2007, 04:09 PM
my friend had a 88 and it was HUGE compared to that bike. That i would ride. Enjoy it man!, thats prbly the coolest honduh evar!

05-19-2007, 07:52 PM
So does that mean you got it for free? Thats always nice if so, looks good and seems like a good project.

05-20-2007, 04:56 AM
my Dad just sold his 97 and omg you do NOT want to lay that bike down, cause there is no getting it back up. The gold wings are long distance cruisers, you dont go to the nearest gas station and then back to your house, you plan on taking it 100 miles + as soon as you start the bike. My dad loved and hated the bike because of those reason's I just posted, that and he is getting old and couldnt really make those left turns ever since he pulled a muscle in his arm.

05-21-2007, 05:19 AM
General information
Model: Honda GL 1000 LTD Gold Wing
Year: 1978
Category: Touring

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 999.00 ccm (60.96 cubic inches)
Engine type: Four cylinder boxer
Stroke: 4
Power: 82.00 HP (59.9 kW)) @ 7500 RPM :thumbsdow I'll have to fix this. :)
Compression: 9.2:1
Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 61.4 mm (2.8 x 2.4 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel control: OHC
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Shaft drive (cardan)

Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 295.0 kg (650.4 pounds):thumbsdow I'll have to fix this. :)

Chassis and dimensions
Front tyre dimensions: 3.50-19
Rear tyre dimensions: 4.50-17
Front brakes: Dual disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 196.0 km/h (121.8 mph) :thumbsdow I'll have to fix this. :)

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 19.00 litres (5.02 gallons)

05-22-2007, 02:01 PM
If this turns into to much of a heache then I am just scrapping it probably. But it should be able to provide me with some hours or months of fun. :) Doesn't look to be in bad shape.... fix 'er up - as someone above posted, it'll be like something of a family heirloom, of sorts. Inheriting an old Goldwing (hell, it's about old enough to sling around terms like "classic" and shat...) is FAR superior to my inheriting my father's old '95 Olds 88 that was THE biggest peice of crap I've ever had the "pleasure" to own (thankfully, I had a fender-bender that the ins co said "totalled" the car, and led me to buy my vert from the guy up the street :cool:)
Fix and enjoy that ol' Honda ... would make for a nice hwy cruiser, for sure. LOL - that motor is bigger than the motor my brother's austin healy bug-eye sprite had in it ;)