Well…it wasn’t long ago that I returned from an all expense paid vacation to Iraq and Afghanistan. I took time to reunite with friends and family and enjoy life. Since my return I have moved to some of the best motorcycling country in the US. Southern AZ. I do have a deep seeded love for Mt. Lemmon Road. It was where I really first started riding. Since arriving to Tucson I purchased a new project. My new to me 1977 Honda GL1000…or as it is more commonly known…a Goldwing.
I had the fork seals replaced and all the fluids replaced. The bike seems to run pretty good with the exception of an off-idle stumble that I need to sort out. It is 35 years old after all and it has 4 carbs. I am running some Sea Foam through the fuel system in the hopes that it is just a little dirty and a cleaning will do. It brakes fine although I will probably update the pads soon. And the transmission shifts fine. It is a 5 speed tranny. The only aftermarket parts on the bike so far as I can tell is the floorboards and the heel/toe shifter. I am not sure if I like it or not and am currently on the fence as to whether or not I will return it to stock.
I rode Mt. Lemmon on the bike on Sunday morning around 0600. To the top and back down. The bike performed well. I am not quite happy with the throttle response from steady throttle transitioning to a more open throttle as it feels like it sometimes surges. This could be a matter of adjusting the throttle cables. Or it could be a carb sync issue.
The best thing is that the bike only has 52K miles on it which is barely broken in for a Goldwing! Stay tuned for pictures.
I am glad to be back!