Useful Links for Vintage Honda Enthusiasts
Important Note Regarding Randakk’s Forum Participation:
There are a number of good Forums that focus on the classic Hondas like the GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, CX500, CBX and DOHC-4s that I favor. Some excellent Forums are listed below. I believe all forums should exist for fellowship, camaraderie and information sharing. I try to conduct my activities in that spirit. Although I monitor many Forums, I am an active participant in only a select few.
My participation is limited because I’m very busy and…
• Many experts reside on these Forums and they do an excellent job sharing helpful information.
• Most questions have been answered before …a search of Forum Archives will usually yield the answer you seek.
• Generally, everything of consequence that I feel compelled to say is documented on this website.
• On rare occasions my views are distorted or misrepresented by others. I don’t have any appetite for such conversations. My views are well-documented here. If you have a question about my view on anything that’s not clear, ask me. I will freely tell you what I think and why. It’s completely up to you to decide for yourself if you agree.
• I generally respond on Forum discussions when there is a unique new question, someone has gotten bad advice or misinformation has been posted about one of my products. I don’t troll for business on Forums.
Early GoldWing Forums:
Classic GoldWings Forum: http://forum.classicgoldwings.com/index.php
Honda Goldwing GL1100 Specific Discussion Forum
Classic Wings Forum: http://classicwings.org/
Goldwing Owners Forum: http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/index.php
Another forum in the Motorcycles.com family of Forums.
GWRRA Message Board: Classic Wings: http://gwrrabbs.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=4.0
Restricted to GWRRA members only.
Honda GL-1000 Message Board: http://www.gl1000.info/
at Bill Shryock’s GL1000 information page.
Naked GoldWing Club (NGW): http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/
North American GoldWing Forum: http://www.northamericangoldwings.com/community/forums/
OldWing Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/oldwing/start
Steve Saunders GoldWing Forums: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/
This forum now owned by VerticalScope and the “for profit” Motorcycles.com family of Forums. Large active forum. Suffers from a higher than average number of trolls and ineffective moderation at times. Many good resident experts, but some less good “experts” are quite active there.
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Forum: http://www.vjmog.com/index.php
GL1200 Gold Wings: http://www.gl1200goldwings.com/
Excellent GL1200 GoldWing forum…run by Vic Belanger.
The International Honda CBX Motorcycle Owners Association Forum: http://www.cbxclub.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6#top2
CBX World Forum: http://www.cbxworld.com/forums.html
Chopper Charles Honda CX500 & GL500 Forum: http://choppercharles.com/
Honda CX500 Forum: http://cx500forum.com/
CB750/900/1100F SS (DOHC) Forum: http://cb1100f.net/modules.php?name=Forums
Honda DOHC 750/900/1000 Custom Forums: http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums
Early GoldWing Clubs, etc.
American Gold Wing Association: http://www.agwa.com/
Classic Wing Club: http://www.classicwingclub.org/
Gold-Wing World: http://www.goldwing-world.com/
Naked GoldWings: http://www.ngwclub.com/
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club: http://www.vjmc.org/
Vintage Japanese Owners Group: http://vjmog.com/
Wings on the Internet: http://woti.org/
CBX Clubs, etc.:
CBX Club UK: http://www.ukcbxclub.com/
CBX-6 Owners Club of Australia Inc.: http://www.cbx6.com.au/
CBX World: http://www.cbxworld.com/
International CBX Owners Association: http://www.cbxclub.com/
CBX Specialists, etc.:
Unique items for the CBX including alternator conversions and custom fabrication. J.R. is quite a wiring wiz. He did the wiring for GM in this COPO Camaro race car: race car
Tim’s CBX International Motorcycle Supply: http://www.timscbx.com/
OEM Parts Vendors & OEM Part Number Lookups:
GoldWing Info.com: http://www.goldwinginfo.com/
Excellent Dutch site (click on the English language “flag” to see complete directory) … has great exploded parts diagrams with part numbers! (lookup only)
MR Cycle’s online parts search tool: http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_select.asp?vcc=Motorcycles&mfg=Honda#SDOWN
PowerSportsPro Parts Fish: http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda?_ga=1.86796379.234597303.1466770135
Service Honda Interactive Parts Pricing Page: http://www.servicehonda.com/parts.php
NOS Part Number Lookups:
Vintage Honda NOS Parts Search Engine: http://www.hondarestoration.com/parts_search/nosPartsSearch.htm
Parts Vendors – New Old Stock (NOS):
CMS (NOS – Netherlands location): http://www.cmsnl.com/
David Silver Spares (NOS – UK location): http://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/
David Silver Spares (NOS – United States location): http://www.davidsilverspares.com/
RetroBikes Vintage Honda Parts (NOS – USA): http://www.olypen.com/retro/
Vintage Japanese Motorcycles and Parts (NOS – USA): http://www.vintage-japanese-motorcycles.com/
Western Hills Honda (NOS – USA): http://westernhillshondayamaha.com/Default.asp
Parts Vendors – Used:
CyclePsycho Motorcycle Recycling (Dave Morgan is located in Eugene, OR…very knowledgeable!): http://www.cyclepsycho.com/
Cycle Search International (excellent GoldWing salvage resource+ in Delaware, Ohio): http://www.390bike.com
Find My Part (online search engine for salvage parts): http://www.findmypart.com
GDL Cycles (used motorcycle parts warehouse): http://www.gdlcycles.com
MR Cycle Parts Finder: http://mrcycleparts.com/
StraightWings (excellent Canadian ‘Wing resource): http://www.straightwings.com/
Used Motorcycle Parts (online search engine for salvage parts): http://usedmotorcycleparts.net/
Parts Vendors – Aftermarket:
Cascade Cycle: http://cascadecycle.com/
Cycle-Re-Cycle Part II: http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com/Index_Main_Frame.htm
Saber Cycle: http://www.saber-cycle.com/
Diane Krizek is a good source for early Goldwing accessories …especially hard-to-find chrome items.
Sirius Consolidated (carb kits, etc.): http:/www.siriusconinc.com
Vintage Restoration Services:
HondaKeys.com (great source for vintage NOS Honda keys): http://www.hondakeys.com/
Randy’s Cycle Service and Restoration: http://www.rcycle.com/
Tim’s CBX International Motorcycle Supply: http://www.timscbx.com/
Venco Wings (GoldWing Accessories and Service: http://www.vencowings.com/
Vintage Connections (OEM Style Wiring Supplies): http://www.vintageconnections.com/
Wingovations (owner John Evans in Scotland is a GL1000 wizard): http://www.wingovations.com/
WingWorks (owner Mark Pilgrim is the top early ‘Wing Specialist in Australia): http://www.WINGWORKS.com.au/
Dan’s Online Motorcycle Repair Course: http://www.dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm
Honda Restoration.com: http://www.hondarestoration.com/
How2Wrench by Shane Conley. How2Wrench is a virtual classroom held in your shop on your time. Network with pros, DIY mechanics and craftsmen from all over the world: https://how2wrench.com
Mike Nixon’s The Motorcycle Project: http://motorcycle project.com
Octane’s Corner (brilliant technical resources for early ‘Wings by Lars Nielsen of Lyngby, Denmark): http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22
(free registration required)
Ayres Adventures: http://www.ayresadventures.com/
World’s best motorcycle adventure company.
Digital Pizza: http://www.digitalpizza.com/
Unique car and motorcycle restoration site by Peter Rose. Lots of CBX content. Beautiful photography!
Ed Youngblood’s MotoHistory: http://www.motohistory.net/
Ed is a consultant and curator for the top motorcycle museums in the world.
Referral website for Randakk’s Cycle Shakk.
Hagerty Insurance: http://www.hagerty.com
Excellent source of insurance for collectible vehicles including classic motorcycles. Drill into the auto section for motorcycle insurance. All my show bikes are insured with these folks.
Great source for Viton Carb Kits for certain Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda and Ducati models. Based in Thailand.
Trackside Cycles: www.tracksidecycles.com
Nice resource / website by Ross Davis.
Motorbike UK Web Directory: Motorbike – Search Engine
Motorcycle link directory and search engine, free competitions, motorcycle forum, huge classic bike gallery, new bikes, MotoGP, world superbike, british superbike and general bike news (UK-based).
Interesting early ‘Wing thread on Triumph 675 Forum: http://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36980