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I am new to this forum, and own a couple of Hondas, butI have been looking at the Goldwings and was looking for some advice from the Goldwing experts.. What is a 1982 Aspencade in good running condition, with 90,000 miles worth or what should I expect to pay for one?

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hello and welcome and merry christmas flashhawk, i paid $2500 for my '84 aspencade last fall. it had 42,500 miles on it when i rode home
 

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Detdrbuzzard, thanks for the response.

Do you think a good running 1982 Aspencade with 90,000 miles is worth $1500?

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I think the price is right. I have an '83 Interstate, bought it in '88 after it had made two round trips from Western Canada to Mexico. Today it has 106,000 km (about 64,000 miles). If they were maintained right, and not parked in the blazing sun for 20 odd years, they are good to for quite a while yet. I wouldn't part with mine - it is still in the greatest shape. It has a market value of about CDN $4,500, which has got to translate into something more that US$3,500.
 

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Detdrbuzzard, thanks for the response.

Do you think a good running 1982 Aspencade with 90,000 miles is worth $1500?

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find out all you can about it before you do. like when were the timing belts last changed and the stator. if a belt breaks it will bend a valve if the motor is at idle and tear up a piston if you are moving. bad stator means no charging system and the motor has to come out the frame for that and its not cheap
 

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detdrbuzzard has it correct. One of the main problems with the older Wings is the fact that the engine does have to come out of the bike if the stator has gone bad. Honda has done well with the advent of the Wing over the years but to their dismay, the earlier ones had some faults. If, the stator goes south, the engine has to come out and that's a ton of work. The stator is not cheap either. There is a cure though, it's the poor mans system.

It's actually a small alternator with a drive pully installed on the outside of the belt cover and a small belt. It's all tucked neatly away in the left side fairing. You can't even see it. It's about $150.00 plus or minus and is way better than the original stator that Honda had. Way more amp output for better lighting and other accessories. Once that improvement is made, the older Wings are still very good bikes. Good luck and be safe.
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thanks everyone for the feedback. that is very good information about the alternator/charging system. Who sales the kit to change over to this alternator version?

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I'll have to get back to you on that. It'll be a few minutes.
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On edit: Ok, I found it. I think this is the head person that developed the kit and this is his e-mail. Send him a note and he should be able to help you with your questions.
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send don an email and he will give you a price for the kit. have the cooling system flushed, a new thermostat, and hoses while changing timing belts
 

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thanks for the info guys.

It looks like it will be good info to keep on hand since I am now a Goldwing owner. I bought the 83 Aspencade, which runs good, just needs some TLC and may eventually need to have the plastic repainted.
 

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Flashhawk,
There's nothing wrong with the purchase of an older Wing.
As long as there's been some form of maintainence. They have, like older vehicles, parts that are becomming hard to replace. Some being the muffler system. The cross-over pipe/section can get rotted out. I too had an '84 Aspy only a few months ago. We bought it to see if we still like riding as much as we did 24 years ago when we had our first Wing, an '84 Interstate. Well we did like it as much and even more 'cause the families grown and basically it's just the two of us. So we tried the '84 and decided to upgrade and just a couple of months ago moved to an '02 1800 with 4800 miles on it. I hated to see the '84 drive away. It was a very clean bike with only 35K on it when it left us. So, just take a good look at it, all the way around and order way ahead of time some of the parts you'll need 'cause some take a while to get back to you. Good luck and many happy miles with your new machine. They are a fine one.
Scott
 
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