The bike is probably worth about $5,000. Check to see if he has service records on it. At that mileage you will be looking at replacing the timing belts, alternator brushes, maybe fork seals, and fluids, brake and clutch, anti-freeze, if he has done some of this than you can feel pretty safe in getting it. The 1500's will run over 300,000 miles if the owner takes care of them with oil changes and regular maintenance. I had a 92 and it had 108,000 milesd on it when I sold it and it was running like new. Probably my favotite bike.The only reason I sold it was I got a heck of a deal on a 98 SE.
when i was looking to buy a wing a few years ago ( didn't have either wing then ) i test rode a '92 aspencade with 147xxx miles on it and it ran as good as any of the others i test rode with fewer miles
He said he got it from the origional owner that use to drive it to Alaska, I'm in North Carolina, he told me theold owner kept up with all maint. I'm a auto mechanic by trade so timing belt replacement shoud be no big deal. He said the radio only plays country music but the cassette player works. Probably install a cd player with ipod hookup. I'm gonna look at it this weekend weather permitting.
I went and checked it out lastnight, has 134k on it, purrrs like a kitten, I did'nt drive it due to it only being low 40's outside and he lived off a dirt road. Brakes and tires very good condition, no oil leaks that I can see, needs some cosmetic work, it's red so the paint is faded on the top of the trunks, small cracks here and there, the radio you can't change stations on it, but overall with the $2500 I have in my car he wants to trade for, looks like a good deal to me. Is ther anywhere I can get parts for it as far as rear taillight lens and other things? Thanks for the input.
Parts should be easy to come by for a 92 I'm sure one of the guys on this site will give you a website link or heads up for parts in your area.Try cleaning the windshield first then use rainX so the water will bead off in the rain. If its scratched up you'll have to replace it. Goldwings are made to last so if the engine is tight 134k is'nt bad at all.The radio might have a bad contact in the channel changer,sometimes spraying with electrical contact cleaner works if you can get at it.Sounds like nothing seriously wrong just minor issues. Good Luck.
nikogto and bstar, Most all things I've read about motorcycle windscreens is to NOT use rainx. Its a great product for use on glass surfaces but not on polycarbonate like is used on our bikes. There are a number of specific products available for windshields but my dealer recommends using a good quality wax like you would use on the rest of the bike to polish get good beading of raindrops.
Hey thanks for that info sr71 , I honestly was'nt sure about rainX and polycarbonate,
The idea is good to make the water bead off for better visibilty but rainX then is harmful
and others will see this too.I'll use wax. The info we get like this from the GWOF is why we're here.
Started stripping down the wing this weekend, damn, there is alot of plastic and screws on this thing. Good thing cause I found a couple problems on the rear support frame. Another ? I have, the previous owner installed new sony xplod rear speakers, but they are not hooked up to anything, I found the broken wire for the r/f speaker so that will work again, is there somewhere on the rear of this bike to tie in the rear speakers? If not, or if I need another harness, I was thinking of just splicing them off the fronts.
Get a manual - Honda or Clymer - for the bike. Then you get wiring diagrams and pictures to show you where all them tiny little screws are that hold all that plastic on the motorcycle that's hidden underneath. Lenses and things are interchangeable a lot - mufflers seemed to change style every couple years. Gap the plugs 0.02 closer than the manual says, then hang on when you twist the throttle. That'll make the coils last longer, ditto the ignition box. I have had 'wings in year-round use escorting funerals for years, and they just keep on going!