Just joined to do research on Goldwings. I have a Kawasaki KLR now which is not a joy to ride on the freeway. A friend bought used GL 1200 for $1,800 to see if he wanted a bigger bike himself & found out he really liked it. I sat on it & learned the Goldwing was not really heavier feeling then KLR with full tank of gas. I'm retired & do seasonal work during summer. So in Oct I may be looking around for used GL 1200 or GL 1500. I would want to pay between $4K to $6K. I looked on Craig's List and noticed a lot of the older Goldwings seem to be in good shape. So what would be your opinions on the differences between the 1200 and 1500. Any short answers will do now. I got about 5 months to research about the older Goldwings. Thanks.