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I found a 1975 Goldwing for $600, but apparently the timing belts broke. Would this have ruined the engine? If not, how difficult would it be to replace them myself? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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What else didn't they do on that old of a motorcycle? What is the over all condition of the bike? If the bike was free, it could still be an expensive bike.

Welcome from Seattle!

 

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Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania. I'm not a "wrench" guy, but I would think that anytime a timing belt breaks, it's not a good thing. I think you have to really look the bike to see the overall condition to see if it is worth the time and $$ it will take to get it back to running condition. I guess the worst that can happen is if you buy it and it can't be fixed, you could sell parts from it to recoup some of your $$.

Unless you are really knowledgeable about fixing motorcycles, you might be better off spending more and getting one in reasonable condition. Good luck..
 

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Hey pricklypauly,
Welcome to the forum.
The job you face with the engine is bent valves. You may wish to check the piston crowns for damage.
Good luck.
 

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Chances are you may be better off selling the parts. The parts for that bike are extremely hard to find!
 

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Thanks so much for the info guys. Decided not to get it, I don't want to get into a bunch of work and don't really want to get it to part out. I'll keep looking and find a little newer bike that's ready to ride. Thanks again.
 

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Likely a good decision. I had the same thing with the Blackbird I was hoping to buy. It had a big time miss in the midrange that 3 other dealers couldn't fix. I wasn't about to be the fourth.
 

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A friend of mine still has a 75 he bought new,carbs have been a problem,parts are really hard to find and expensive.
 
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