New GL1500SE owner, and a sad recommendation in AZ needed... - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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New GL1500SE owner, and a sad recommendation in AZ needed...

Hey all, I joined a bit ago when I was searching for a Goldwing to replace my '97 Pacific Coast. Found a great '93 GL1500 SE that I have been LOVING for the last few weeks. It's been a few years since I had my previous Goldwing, a GL 1100. I LOVE(D) this new bike! Put a thousand miles on it in the first 3 weeks!

Unfortunately for the bike, my wife and I were hit by a red-light runner as we were just pulling away from the line at the green light this weekend. SUPER fortunately, no major injuries, and we were wearing full-fact helmets, padded mesh jackets (hotter than all get-out down here this time of year) and gloves. No road rash, and the other driver was cited.

But I'm looking for recommendations of a shop in the Mesa/Phoenix area to have the bike looked at. I'd be shocked if it wasn't totalled, but really, it didn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would when we went to the yard the next day. Crash bars bent, windshield half gone, my leg tweaked the bars on the way over, and other misc scratches, and some leaking oil. Not even sure where to look, and whom to trust for a good estimate. The bike was in really, really great shape! 52K miles. First crash for me, so I'm not sure what to expect in terms of rebuilds on a 26 year old bike. Suggestions welcome, or directions to a more local forum, or section, that might have more specific information would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 11:55 PM
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You should have just posted with your old log in, but...

D&D is a good place to start. 480-731-9003

You'll probably need a lot of plastic and the oil leak is probably a broken valve cover due to an aftermarket foot rest.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip on D&D, I'll give them a call!

I probably didn't explain that very well, I don't have an old login. I had the GL1100 a long time ago, before the forum existed... Recently upgraded my Pacific Coast to the GL1500.
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Hello and Welcome to the forum family . Sorry to hear you had the mishap, but glad you and the Mrs were not seriously injured. I hope you are able to find help in repairs and receive satisfaction from the culprits insurance.
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Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.
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It doesn't take much damage to "total" a 1993 Gold Wing.

This sounds like something you could easily repair yourself (if mechanically inclined).

When my friends 1989 Gold Wing Trike was damaged in an accident, it was considered "totaled" by the insurance adjuster. He negotiated with the adjuster to have it estimated slightly under the total amount so he could keep the Trike and rebuild it. He didn't want it totaled, buy it back, and have a salvage title.....!!

We rebuilt it and he actually had money left over in the deal......!!!!!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the tips, guys! I guess now the "fun" begins. Still super blessed to be without serious injury! I talked to D&D, and will likely get the bike up there if there's hope of a repair instead of a total.
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Sad to read your bike was damaged, as long as you're okay is what matters.
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