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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2018, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking into getting a Goldwing and I found a 2001 with 89K miles on it. Maintained properly every 5k miles and has new tires,new battery, new brake pads, all recalls taken care of.
Guy is asking 5600 but has come down to 5300. First is that a good year for the bike and is that a good price for the year, etc.
Thank you in advance,
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2018, 01:19 PM
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The 1800’s are a great machine, as you may know some of the early models had some issues that warranted recall, and also some overheating issues but in general great bikes.

That deal seems to be a fairly decent one and if the bike is singing that “Ride Me” song I wouldn’t be afraid to own that.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2018, 02:51 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum from Michigan. I would not be afraid of a bike as you have described, I have a 2003 with 86,000+ on it and have no problems, rode 18,000 last summer with no issues. Lots of good people and information to be had here.

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First of all, welcome to the forum.

With the recalls being done, that sounds like a reasonable price.
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Welcome from Richmond, Va. My 04 has 84k and it still runs like new. From what you have described, and price, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy that bike. Great many of us are still driving first generation goldwings without any problems. Good luck.

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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your purchase. You will love riding a Wing.

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Welcome to the GWOF and, if it works out, good luck on your purchase. Wings are good for a lot of enjoyable miles so don't let the mileage scare you.

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Welcome from the northern tier of PA. Good luck on the search. Enjoy the forum and ride safe.

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