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I will be checking out a 1984 Honda GL1200 Goldwing tomorrow. It needs light restoration and the carbs rebuilt and a few other odds and ends. It is very complete body parts wise so it shouldn't cost too much to "pretty" it up. I have talked him down to where he only wants $600. :cool:

I am not crazy about having a Heffer of a bike so it won't stay but it should be a fun project and profitable I hope.
 

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check out the frame under the engine. 2 of my riding had those and both rusted through on the bottom of frame. They were both very used by that time. They had stator problems with both of them.
 

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Goldwings are usually never a profit making situation.

As there is always something else that needs to be fixed, or it cost more than you expected, or once you in there doing one thing two more that are more expensive pop up.

I currently have 5 Goldwings and have had at least 13 goldwings so these bike i know very well.

If you want a Goldwing get it with the idea that you will keep it and enjoy it
 

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Goldwings are usually never a profit making situation.

As there is always something else that needs to be fixed, or it cost more than you expected, or once you in there doing one thing two more that are more expensive pop up.

I currently have 5 Goldwings and have had at least 13 goldwings so these bike i know very well.

If you want a Goldwing get it with the idea that you will keep it and enjoy it
:love3: Yepper.:D
 

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Goldwings are usually never a profit making situation.
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If you want a Goldwing get it with the idea that you will keep it and enjoy it
Profit Margin may not be large but I need a project to keep me out of trouble. :cool:
I can not throw my leg over any bike easily so NO I won't be keeping it but I will enjoy it!
The same was with the HondaMatic and the Harley project....A lot of fun but just not for me.
I have a friend like you that has lots of spare parts available which should help out.
 

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Well I bit the Bullet and here is my new to me 1984 Aspencade 1200 Goldwing:





PS- It came with the shop manual.
 

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Rebuilt the Carbs, fixed an exhaust leak, and checked out everything thoroughly with my Gold Wing Buddy. We then rode 200 miles to the mountains and back with him on the Wing and me on the scoot. He loved it so much he now wants to buy it from me.:cool: (Vid in road story section)
It got 54 mpg and rode smoooth and handles sweet. I think I lucked into a very light restore and sell project...maybe to easy and to short though. The main thing left is reupholstery of the seats and back rest and decide wether to paint it. I love the business I'm in and the bikes I have stumbled across! :D
 

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Nice & only $600 how can you go wrong!
 

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I think you've figured out by now that $600 for that bike was a GREAT price. If it were me I'd keep it for a few thousand miles and see how it grew on me. I don't get my leg over much anymore either, but my favorite ride at this point is a 97 Honda ST1100 - justa tad bit higher than the GL1500 I had before it, but a dream to ride (leg cramos will get me from time to time thought - LOL).
Heck, I'd buy it from you!
 

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well done, Steve, that's a nice looking bike........ If I could find one like it at that price, I'd pretty much rip their arm off!
 
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