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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2007, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I just found this sight by accident and I am glad that I did. In 05 I bought an 85 Aspencade that was partly tore down. I got it back together anddiscovered major carb problems. I got a used set of carbs cheaper thanthe cost of the parts that I needed. After messing with it for a month it ran great. It had 30k miles when I got it and 19 months later it has 55k miles on it. I only paid $300 for the bike and my total cost including tires and all parts was under $900. I think it is one of the best deals I have ever made. The bike is in great shape with clean paint and good chrome. It was always kept in a garage. I use it for my 40 mile (one way) daily commute. I ride from early April until mid-November. The Wing sure beats the 650 Nighthawk that I had before.

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Welcome to the Greatest Goldwing Site BC!

You might have posted in the wrong forum but no big deal, the Axe will come along and move it to where ever it belongs. It's nice to hear of another vintage 'Wing going back on the road, congratulations on your new ride.

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welcome and mana from me too for a job well done...........

Where is the bloody forum welcomer????????????.........oh thats right having his nanny nap....


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Welcome BC to the best Goldwing site around. The folks here are the absolute best. Enjoy your new wing!

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Welcome BC. You have found the best Goldwing forum around.Congrats on the purchase. Very sweet deal indeed.

Let's just make this thread a technical one for you.

Have you replaced your timing belts yet? If you have read much on these threads already, you have probably noticed that this is one of the first things you should do to an older wing. You say you have about 55,000 miles on it now and have been riding for 19 months? You may want to change your belts soon so you will have a better chance of getting another 55,000 miles out of her!

I just did my belts and the ones I pulled out of my '83 did not look too bad, but there was a little bit of fray on them near the seam. I don't want to take the chance of breakinga belt and ruining my engine. Unfortunately, I have run into more trouble with my wing than I would have liked, but I should eventually get her going again.

You have definitely found a better deal than I did. Enjoy the wing and may she last forever.

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Hi BC... and may I start by thanking you for choosing a lovely simple handle for the forum..... even I should be able to cope with remembering that one, when you post!!!

When you get settled in here, we would love to see pictures in the gallery of this bargain Wing, there will be many whowill beenvious of the little you have invested in her.

Workingman, was very right to highlight the belts, if they don't happen to have been done by you or the previous owner, they are most important, given the age and now mileage of the Wing. If one of those babies goes, it is usually bye bye engine!!!

Visit often and be sure to chip in with any advice for anyone, given your experience now.


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Hi BC and welcome to the forum. 300 dollars for an 85 Wing. I am green with envy again. Glad you got her going and hope you get to enjoy her company for many years....

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Welcome BC

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Greetings and Welcome to the Forum.

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HEY welcome aboard ..would love to spend some time but work beckons

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