I had recently traded my 1993 Aspencade for a 1980 gl 1100 and am glad I did because of the weight difference in holding it up. I broke my ankle 2 years ago and really had a hard time holding the 93 up but the 80 feels like it is what I need till my ankle heals totally up if it ever does ,lol. Considered getting a trike or kit to put on the 93 but the cost was out of my buget way too much. Anyone in this situation can think about this and it may be better for them as it is for me. I don't know much about how dependable the older ones are but from reading many things on the older ones their as good as a bike today as they were in their days. I do have a couple minor things that needs fixed but will share them in the tech area and ask advise as what to do next. I want to keep this one for the new versus the old.