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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 07:58 AM
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I think, with proper upkeep, that Goldwings don't really have an expected failure mileage. Of course any mechanical device can and will fail. But, I think neglect has killed more wings than miles ever will. I'm currently refurbishing one of the originals (1975), not because it failed but just to ensure many more worry free miles.

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Thanks Everyone!

Just courious,
what is your thoughts on buying this 1988, and riding it home 750 miles?

Or is it to big a Risk?
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If the tires are in good shape and it idles and runs good, should not be much of a risk for a 750 mile trip...

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Thank You Les,
I am hoping that is the case. Get on and ride, with a smile on my face.
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I rode my 1500 close to a thousand miles when I first purchased it. I wasn't planning on it, but that's how it turned out.

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Thanks Everyone!

Just courious,
what is your thoughts on buying this 1988, and riding it home 750 miles?

Or is it to big a Risk?
When I brought my 1200, I rang the owner and said, I will be there tomorrow with cash to pick it up. Got on the plane meet him and got the paper work out of the way and road 450 miles home.

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Hey, new member planning on buying a 1988 1500 with 60,000 miles.
Looks to be well taken care of but Any issues I need to be aware of before the purchase would be Appreciated?

Is 60,000 miles alot for this bike?

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I think, with proper upkeep, that Goldwings don't really have an expected failure mileage. Of course any mechanical device can and will fail. But, I think neglect has killed more wings than miles ever will. I'm currently refurbishing one of the originals (1975), not because it failed but just to ensure many more worry free miles.

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I think so too

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Hey, new member planning on buying a 1988 1500 with 60,000 miles.
Looks to be well taken care of but Any issues I need to be aware of before the purchase would be Appreciated?

Is 60,000 miles alot for this bike?

Thanks, James "Red Ryder" Beyer
No, it's almost broken in. With proper maintenance this bike will go 100,000 miles or more. Worse thing you can do to a Goldwing is let it sit for a long period of time. If you find a 1988 with 20,000 miles on it only means it hasn't been ridden much and will need some attention.



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Rode it home, no major problems.

Lost the right side battery cover in down pouring rain.

Like the bike, lots of power but, feet position is not comfortable compared to my ultra, any suggestions?

Thank You everyone, Later-
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