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Hi everybody! I'm a harley rider but now I want a Goldwing so I can actually ride some miles not just 70 or 80. I'm keeping my current ride (90 fxr) and I found this one on craigslist. Lemme know what you guys think and what to look out for with the fuel injection system and any other quirks? http://lasalle.craigslist.org/bar/3154135418.html Is there anything you can see from the pics that an untrained eye like mine might miss?
 

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Welcome to GWOF from Maryland , nice looking wing there
 

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hello fury, welcome to GWOF. 1200 wings carbed or injected are nice bikes but getting older and if i were you i would take a look at some 1500 aspencades or 1500 se wings
 

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Welcome to the GWOF, good luck on your search.
 

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I have read the Goldwing buyers checklist before but I was just wondering if there any particular problems with this model to look out for? Thanks for the replys
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
The fuel injected model parts will be fun to find, not many were made.
If you want to head out to Washington state a member here is selling a GL1500 for what you'd pay for a 1200.
 

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Hi and welcome, I can't tell you much about the Wing on CL however it looks like a good start to get your feet wet. What will you have to give up to get this Wing? I see it is a barter only transaction? I love to barter, I have met many nice folks bartering but you got to watch out for someone pawning of their junk. So with this in mind along a good inspection should keep you out of trouble. How long has the current owner had the Wing? That may tell you if you should stay away from this Wing. From the pictures it looks nice enough but try to avoid starting off upside down on your trade? I had a 83 venture that I had to bail because of the amount of work that was waiting for me under the Tupperware.good luck I am sure I haven't said anything you didn't already know , but I hope it helped some.
 

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I wouldn't tell you what to do but don't let the little kid in you out until you check the bike over good. Once you own it let him rip.
 

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Heck post your box on this forum for Barter and see what happens. You just never know what might bite. Heck we take cash too.:D
 

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Welcome to the forum from the Keystone state..
 

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I had a blast on that bike. When I could get it started.:D
 

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Why not trot over to your local Honda Goldwing dealer and ask one of the mechanics if he would like to make $50 or $75 after work. Then tell him you would like him to ride over there with you where the bike is and do an inspection. He, more than likely will take you up on it and afterwards you can buy him a beer or two and guess what....If you buy the bike you will have a friend in the repair department. Won't cost you that much and will in the end give you peace of mind. And by the way, welcome to the forum from the rain starved but high temperature laden central Texas region....:D Isaac
 

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The only thing I'm wondering is the stator repair. You need to check if it was hard wired (soldered and insulated/shrink wrapped). Timing belts may need changing too. Do your due dilligence before taking th eplunge, just like any used machine. What model FXR have you got?
 

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Welcome to the GWOF...
 

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Welcome from Mississippi. Good luck on your quest.
 

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Welcome to the GWOF! Nice looking Classic Wing, but then I'm biased (see my avatar)!

There's how they look and then there's how they run and have been maintained. If solid on both scores then it's a winner!
 
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