Does anyone have a Gold Wing with over 60000 miles? And how does the Bike hold up after that many miles? I currently have a 2005 VTX1300C and am interested in moving up to a Gold Wing but I can't afford a new one.
I had a 1996 GL1500SE that I sold about 2 years ago to purchase a (new to me) 2008 GL1800-HPNA. When I sold the 1500 it had 210,000 miles on the odo (all mine) and to my knowledge it is still on the road gathering miles! My 2008 was purchased with 3300 miles and is currently at 27,000+ miles.
Just went over 210000 miles after a 1700 mile three day trip to pick up fireworks on my 2006 gl1800. I expect that if I hold up i will see the bike hit 300000 miles. Betting I give out before the bike does.
I purchased my 2010 new in November 2009. (Last year that they were constructed in Ohio.) I have 105,600 on it so far and we have been to 33 states. It won't be my last bike, but I'll own another. Not sure when, but this one will get replaced one day.
I traded my 85 with 87,000 for my 2004. Traded my 2004 with 97,000 for my 2012.A s far as I know (asked my dealer) only the 2004 had a problem, broken throttle cable 2 years after the new owner had it.
I think the 85 is still going strong.
I sold my 98 SE in 2015 with 85k miles on it, bought it in 2008 with 24k miles on it. Other than tires and oil, the only repairs was an alternator, a battery, brake pads, and a speedo cable. The only reason I don't still have it, my wife gave me permission in 2015 to get a new motorcycle, so now I ride a 2013 gold wing, bought it with 16k miles and it now has 36k miles and only tires, oil, plugs, and the brake recall. Cared for, you can't wear out a Goldwing.
60,000 on a Wing is nothing. Like everyone else has said, if you keep up with the simple maintenance items, it will keep running reliably for a LONG time. My '99SE had 100K on it when it met its demise on a wet road. My '08 has 138K an still going strong. Not sure what your frame of reference is, but these things were designed to eat up the miles.
There are other bikes out there from other brands that pile up many miles as well, but few of them rival the Wings for the ease of adding them up with very little repair work to be done. Fluids, brakes, tires and mostly what I call consumables are about all. Some report the left fork seal being leaky but not all.
I am pushing a 134k miles on my 89 Goldwing and it does not leak oil other than valve covers and new gaskets take care of that. It burns a little oil when I first start it up but after it warms up there is no smoke and it runs great. This winter I need to have the seals in the front forks replaced and other than that I have no problems. My 85 LTD had over 185k miles on it when I sold it and the man that I bought it off of it still riding it.
Greetings all, a good friend of mine that owns a 30 Anniversary Addition 2005 has over 136,000 miles all his and his wife's rides, they bought new.
He has never had a problem, just the routine maintenance all done as Honda scheduled to be done. The Goldwing is a fantastic machine. I for one had a 2017 HD TRiglide,
the reverse went out at 7,000. miles and oils was leaking on the exhaust. I traded it for a 2008 GL 1800 with a CSC conversion, what a wonderful difference.
The Goldwing is "bullet proof ".
I have inherited my Daddy’s most cherished ride. However I am 5’11” and the rear brake position does not work for me.
please Help me with suggestions, I so want to ride his bike in his honor, however my legs. Are much longer than his.
only extension and new footboards are for newer bikes...
so is there anyone in this group of Gold wing riders From NC I from Fayetiville area Belong to a group out of Sanford NC For Gold Wing road riders we ride monthly not allot stupid rules just good friends meet ride and have great fellowship !!
Greetings from Palm Coast: :deadhorse:I have researched upgrading my '92 1500SE stereo system to accomodate my Iphone (the hand held computer with a phone app). My cassette player is non functional (see broken), so a cassette adapter is a non starter. I have read a lot about Wingers installing...