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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide if I should buy this 86 interstate

PROS:
Price is right
Runs and shifts
New paint job
Lights work
Full dress

CONS:
Sat in the rain for 2 yrs so it has no radio/CB

Ignition key works and shuts off the bike but to start it, i push two battery wires together

Smoked on startup but didn't smoke again during riding or while idling

Thoughts?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 07:26 PM
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Welcome to the forum. GoldWings don't like to sit so there may be some surprises waiting for you. It does sound promising if you are up to doing some repairs. Hopefully the price is VERY right for you. My opinion is that you should expect to have to invest some more time and money into her.
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Welcome to the forum. GoldWings don't like to sit so there may be some surprises waiting for you. It does sound promising if you are up to doing some repairs. Hopefully the price is VERY right for you. My opinion is that you should expect to have to invest some more time and money into her.
Hello,

Thank you for welcoming me. Glad to have joined.

Understood on the potential surprises ... the price is under $1k so I figure that's not a bum deal...
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First of all, welcome to the forum.

The 1200s were well known for stator failures, the internal alternator, if you will. If you check the voltage at the battery, with it running at 2000 RPM, you should have ~13.5-14 Volts, if not, the stator isn't functioning. If that is the case, it could cost you lots of time and money to repair.

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Don't worry about the smoking on start up. Yes................check the battery is getting 13.5-14 volts at the battery with 2,000 rpms. To get to the stator you need to pull the engine out of the frame. My 1200 has 140,000 miles on it. But not without a lot of work done on it.

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Thank you to all of you for your comments, suggestions and the warm welcome to the forum.

I wanted to report back and say that I ended up not buying the 1200 largely because the fuel pump stopped working when i was supposed to drive it off. I also noticed the running lights weren't working, the dashboard lights were out of place, and a lot of wires around the gas cap look freyed.

I took it all as a sign... hopefully I'll join this group with a better example of a Gold Wing soon though. Thanks y'all!!
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Good luck on your search, there are a lot of good older Wings out there.

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Good luck on your search, there are a lot of good older Wings out there.
+ 1 on that. Unless you have a lot of time on your hands and plan on keeping for along time, I would pass it up. BUT on the other hand, if you get it and go through it you will know exactly what you have and what was done to it.



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Food for thought, years ago my father-in-law was starting to get dementia and his 1994 Toyota Corolla sat for about 2-3 years on the driveway. When we took it over for my kids, I changed the tires and the car ran great for awhile. Then the transmission started to have issues. The transmission place said because the car wasn't running for so long, the rubber in the transmission wasn't getting lubricated and probably hardened up. Thus the oil got around the seals, and hence the problems. The car had about 45,000 kilometers on it when we got it. End of story is we put in a used transmission and the car was good for years after.

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