I've always wanted a Goldwing and my wife just bought me one for our 25th wedding anniversary. I have a 1984 GL1200 Interstate and it is in great condition. Does anyone have any tips for me related to this model? Thanks.
Big Daddy, You have to love your wife, but I caution you she had herself in mind too. Welcome from the Keystone State.
Now to answer your question our resident 1200 guys are Ronzilla, bstar, detdrbuzzard, Ronwheeler, & oldsmores. I'm sure there are other guys I'm forgetting about & apologize to them now. If 1 of them doesn't jump in here I'll be surprised & if you Private message them I'll bet they will help.
What a great present, and a great wife, the 84 is a great bike and you will get many miles from it, the first thing I would do is put a volt meter on it. The soft spot of 1200 Gold Wings is the stator, other than that, ENJOY YOUR NEW TOY!!
Welcome to the site, I have the same kind of wife,She likes the same things I do I guess that is why I have been married to her for over 22 yrs now.Congrats on the new bike, I have a 2008 GW so I do not have any tip,Just have a great time .
A Goldwing and some of the best riding roads east of the Mississippi. You should find that 25 years was worth the wait. Seneca Rock WV is a ride I have been told not to miss. And I don't plan on missing it. See you in " Wild and Wonderful " West Virginia !
Hi Big Daddy, congrats on the 25 years and the new wing for you. The only model of wing I've never owned is the 1200, and the 1800. As joe in calif says keep an eye on the stator. I am married now for 26 years and my wifes loves jumping on the back of my wing.
Welcome to the group and congratulations on your anniversary. My wife also encouraged me to purchase an 1800 last November. After she rode on it a few times I’m surprised she didn’t slap me for making her ride on the Yamaha for the last ten years. I’m sure you will find lots of help here if you should need it.
Check to see if the 3 yellow wires coming from the stator near the battery have been
soldered or if the original white connector plug is still there. That plug was a problem area for corrosion buildup which eventually causes the stator to fail because of heat build up from non conductivity thru the plug. The fix is to solder the wires rather than using that plug for a better electrical conection.
My wife is good about Motorcycles too,been married 45 years this year.When I retired she told me to go get the 85 LTD I'd always wanted, so I did. We had an 83 Interstate years before,toured many places,pulled a trailer,then kids,building a home etc. took priority and I had no time, just work work work. Today in retirement I ride when I want,where I want, and my wife still lights up when I say "Wanna go for a burn on the Wing"