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Greetings. I'm new to the forum and a prospective Goldwing owner.

I have a line on a '79 GL 1000 with 18 000 miles. It runs, but needs a tune-up. It has a Vetter fairing, trunk, and saddle bags. The plastics and chrome are all there and in good shape.

On the down side, it needs tires and the rotors need to be machined. The windshield needs to be replaced and all the Vetter equipment needs to be painted - badly faded. The seat has a rip right where the driver sits. The exhaust is not stock and not really a bike exhaust. The owner painted some thrush mufflers and stuck them onto what was left of the pipes. LOUD.

He was asking $1200 and I got him down to $800. Government safety will require new tires and probably machining the rotors at minimum. The exhaust looks and sounds embarassing.

Should I go for it?
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
For $800.00 I'd chance it.
Check the forum where the members are parting out bikes for what you need.
 

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First, welcome to the forum. If your handy with a wrench it sounds like you could have a fun and rewarding project on your hands. Good luck and let us know how you make out. And post before and after pics if you buy...
 

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hello bluec10, welcome to GWOF. a tune up is no big deal nither are tires. to quiet the bike you colud get some used harley road king mufflers for about $50 in my area and adapt them to the wing. seat covers can be found on ebay. as for the rotors i would look for a good set of used rotors there just isn't much to machine on bike rotors
 

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If you can do the work-go for it.
However-rotors are not "machined" on bikes-they are replaced!
There's probably a lot of "work" needed under the plastic!
 

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Congrats and hope you get her on the road soon... Ride safe.
 

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bluec10, change the timing belts also
 
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