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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 05:31 AM
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Sounds like you need forks, probably a wheel, handlebars, windshield and crash bars... Those parts are "findable", any damaged "tupperware" is repairable. Numerous threads on ABS repair on this and our "Sister" site Goldwingdocs.com. Member T_Birdman there is repairing his '93 after an accident...

https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=6&t=51675

Might give you some ideas what to do.....

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 02:50 PM
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Hit the salvage yards and get the parts you need. The insurance company will auction it and a bike shop will repair it and sell it for more money after repairs.


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Thanks for all the good info and advice! The bike is, as expected, a total loss. Is there any value to buying it back and parting it out? Is there a lot of demand for 1993-ish parts? Everything south of the forks is in decent shape except handlebars (metal), windshield, crash bars, grips, and maybe a few other tidbits. Just not sure if these are a dime-a-dozen, or enough discontinued parts to warrant a part-out.
Normally the fork tubes are the only items regarding forks that are damaged. They are usually bent. All fork tubes from 1988 - 2000 are interchangeable. We installed 1989 fork tubes on a 1999 Gold Wing last year. Yeah I know you will find different part numbers throughout the years. I also know why and its not worth explaining....!

You may consider making a list of the parts needed then pricing them out.

Then you could decide if you might want to repair it or part it out. There is not a huge demand for used Gold Wing parts.

If you are mechanically inclined (and depending on how much damage), repairing it could be your friend.

It is pretty easy to work on the GL1500's. You could get lots of help from this forum....!
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 11:58 AM
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I think I would take the insurance money, you should get a good pay out from them and put some money with it and upgrade to the newest model Goldwing You can afford. 1800 in the late 2000's. I have a 1993 GL1500 and I have rebuilt just about every part of it, I rode it to Yuma AZ from Selma Ca 3 weeks ago. It's a great bike but something a little newer would be better. That would be my choice, I know a lot of people love the 1500 but I think I would like a newer bike. Fuel injection, ABS and all the electronic's are really nice.
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no way you can buy it back, and sell of the parts and make money.

eBay charges too much to use their service.
a few parts will be in demand, the same as the ones you have broken now.

take the insurance money, add 3 or 4 bucks and get a new ride.

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You should be able to get "loss of use" out of their insurance also. They will deny it and act like they have never heard of such a thing. I have gotten it twice now.

First time in 2005 when my 83 GL1100 was totalled and i got $750 + a nice amount for the totalled Wing. I didn't know anything about it but State Farm brought it up.
Helped toward purchase of 88GL1500.

State Farm again but said they never heard of it before, so i told them they paid me in 2005 and should do it again.
When my '12 was damaged($2000), all i get out of them was 3 days "loss of use" even though it was in the shop for 2 weeks. I think it was $360. Better than nothing anyhow.

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You should be able to get "loss of use" out of their insurance also. They will deny it and act like they have never heard of such a thing. I have gotten it twice now.

First time in 2005 when my 83 GL1100 was totalled and i got $750 + a nice amount for the totalled Wing. I didn't know anything about it but State Farm brought it up.
Helped toward purchase of 88GL1500.

State Farm again but said they never heard of it before, so i told them they paid me in 2005 and should do it again.
When my '12 was damaged($2000), all i get out of them was 3 days "loss of use" even though it was in the shop for 2 weeks. I think it was $360. Better than nothing anyhow.
The insurance company could have also offered rental car use (rather than cash payment). They just need to cover "loss of use", not necessarily in cash form.
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