Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Model: 1985 GL1200 LTD
I kind of posted this in the general discussion section, but I figured since this is the tech forum I might get more detail. I'm looking into purchasing a Goldwing. I'm looking in the '83-'88 range, interstate, aspencade, I'm not too picky. So since you guys have had and been working on these bikes, are there any common issues I need to be aware of when shopping for a GL. IE fork seals, alternators, brakes, electrical gremlins, tranny bugs, etc... More to the point, are there any repairs on these bikes that look simple at first glance but really turn into nightmares down the road. For example, I've got an '83 shadow that needed fork seals, I though it would be a nightmare, but it wound up costing just over $30 total and only took half a saturday, but then I've got an '84 VW that "just" needed the mixture tweeked, and I'm six months in without success. Are there any issues like that on the GL's in question. Any advice is welcome so I don't screw myself on another vehicle purchase.
1985 LTD.... 121,000 miles and counting
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