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Hello from Atlantic Canada
Hello everyone!

I just bought an '84 GL1200A this week and I can't wait to start racking up the miles on her. This bike is actually my second 1984 Honda motorcycle with a 4-cylinder engine, although the first one is a V4 rather than a Boxer 4.

I haven't ridden since parking my Magna 3 years ago due to it needing a bunch of work, not the least of which is a transmission rebuild thanks to a worn 2nd gear, and me not really having the desire to perform the work. Confused

I started getting the itch to ride again this year and started contemplating trying to find the time, money, and space to fix the Magna up when I learned that family friend had a Gold Wing he was looking to sell.

I went for a visit and took a look at the bike and, when he told me how little he would sell it to me for, I shook his hand right there and showed up the next day with the cash and a new plate and sticker.

It runs great and looks great, considering it has spent the last 5 years sitting in a garage. The only issues I have found so far are a burnt/melted/corroded 3 Yellow Wire connector (fixed it last night) and a wonky signal light. I also need to replace a couple of missing reflectors and an "Aspencade" saddlebag badge.

I've already read a bunch of stuff on here and plan on reading lots more and even posting details of my adventures in Gold Wing ownership.

Here are a few pics of her (click 'em to enlarge):
[Image: th_IMG458_zps52a1c168.jpg] [Image: th_IMG460_2_zps30b8e7ad.jpg] [Image: th_IMG462_zps920957b6.jpg] [Image: th_IMG463_zps5cda3d78.jpg] [Image: th_IMG461_2_zps0d6a7f38.jpg] [Image: th_IMG464_zps13285cea.jpg]

Ride safe, everyone.
New Brunswick, Canada
1984 Honda Gold Wing Aspencade GL1200A (July 2014 - present)
1984 Honda Magna V45 VF750C (2005 - present)
1973 Honda CT90 (1987 - 1989)
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#1 07-24-2014, 11:21 AM,
My 84 Interstate has the same issue with the winker as yours.
I used some aerosol contact cleaner and with use, its performance improved but is still in need of cleaner contacts or maybe it is just age.
What I ended up doing is learning where the sweet spot of the winker switch was which allowed the winker to work as it was designed.

As odd as it may sound, my left winker is acting up just like your left winker.
(a 'feature' of the 84 model?)

Nice looking bike.

-Ride On
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#2 07-25-2014, 12:31 AM,
(07-24-2014, 11:21 AM)8th_Hussar Wrote: Hello everyone!

I just bought an '84 GL1200A this week and I can't wait to start racking up the miles on her. This bike is actually my second 1984 Honda motorcycle with a 4-cylinder engine, although the first one is a V4 rather than a Boxer 4.

I haven't ridden since parking my Magna 3 years ago due to it needing a bunch of work, not the least of which is a transmission rebuild thanks to a worn 2nd gear, and me not really having the desire to perform the work. Confused

I started getting the itch to ride again this year and started contemplating trying to find the time, money, and space to fix the Magna up when I learned that family friend had a Gold Wing he was looking to sell.

I went for a visit and took a look at the bike and, when he told me how little he would sell it to me for, I shook his hand right there and showed up the next day with the cash and a new plate and sticker.

It runs great and looks great, considering it has spent the last 5 years sitting in a garage. The only issues I have found so far are a burnt/melted/corroded 3 Yellow Wire connector (fixed it last night) and a wonky signal light. I also need to replace a couple of missing reflectors and an "Aspencade" saddlebag badge.

I've already read a bunch of stuff on here and plan on reading lots more and even posting details of my adventures in Gold Wing ownership.

Here are a few pics of her (click 'em to enlarge):
[Image: th_IMG458_zps52a1c168.jpg] [Image: th_IMG460_2_zps30b8e7ad.jpg] [Image: th_IMG462_zps920957b6.jpg] [Image: th_IMG463_zps5cda3d78.jpg] [Image: th_IMG461_2_zps0d6a7f38.jpg] [Image: th_IMG464_zps13285cea.jpg]

Ride safe, everyone.

hello from prince George bc ( I have the same bike also had a burned out (spelling on this ) sylinoid coupling like yours it cost me $5 to replace the coupling , the owner befor me changed things on the charging system so had to play with the wireing to get it to work right
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#3 07-26-2014, 04:36 PM,
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Congrats.
Life's uncertain, eat dessert first. :D
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#4 08-06-2014, 06:00 PM,
welcome to this forum from mid MD/PA area
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#5 08-06-2014, 10:24 PM,
Another great big welcome to the best 1200 site on the web. I am from the udder coast. Cheerio AngelaBig Grin
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#6 11-04-2014, 10:25 PM,
Heey from Barony NB Canada. Have an 84 goldwing as well and still not sure if I should use low test gas. I have been told Hi-Test is the way to go but not sure. And no Methane???
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#7 11-14-2014, 07:53 AM,
Hello and welcome to the forum.
You should be able to use 87/89 octane. See if you can get real gas without ethanol.
Life's uncertain, eat dessert first. :D
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