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In 1986 there were 2 models of the Aspencade a GL1200A and a GL12SEI.

For this year (and others) what does the SEI mean/signify? What are the differences?

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In 1986 there were 2 models of the Aspencade a GL1200A and a GL12SEI.

For this year (and others) what does the SEI mean/signify? What are the differences?

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Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Internet Dan!

SEI stands for Special Edition Injected. In 1985 and 1986 Honda made two special model Aspencades (LTD and SEI)with fuel injection, trip computers, special audio systems, autoleveling, heavy duty stator,and a few other features the Aspencade didn't have. They are great bikes and probably the best performing (power wise) until the 1800 came out.

The downside is that they are also the most complicated and since they were built for only two years the parts are getting a bit scarce and expensive. I had an SEI and loved the bike. Even so I was a bit worried about being able to find parts and keep it going. I still miss it though, it ran so much better than the carbureted models.

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Thanks for the explaination!

I've had various bikes. The two most memorable are the 1977 Honda GL1000 - fully decked out, and a 1973 Kawasaki 500 triple (2 stroke 3 cyl).

The GL1000 was purchased in "kit" form - someone decided to take it apart to get it running better (yea right).

The later was VERY quick, but if you rode it for long your body was numb from the vibration.

Now I'm getting the "itch" again. I've always really like the mid 80's aspencades - why - don't know.

Doing some web surfing is how I found this site - looks like I'll lurk here some and gleen what I can.

Doing some checking, is there a way to do any advanced searching? - such as by subject line?

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Thanks for the explaination!

I've had various bikes. The two most memorable are the 1977 Honda GL1000 - fully decked out, and a 1973 Kawasaki 500 triple (2 stroke 3 cyl).

Doing some checking, is there a way to do any advanced searching? - such as by subject line?

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The 1987 Aspy was a real nice bike. I like the looks of the 1200s though I have a 1500 now. You can search pretty much any way that you can think of in the window at the top of the page.

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Welcome to the forum Dan! Have a read of the Goldwings history on this page of the site; https://www.goldwingfacts.com/goldwinghistory.htm

Read the 1985-86 part and you will get all the info you need. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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Hey Dan,

Welcome to the Finest Goldwing Forum on the World Wide Web!!!

I have an 84 Aspencade and love it. I purchased it about 4 months ago and when I did, it only had 14,101 miles on it. The previous owner had it for about 1 1/2 years and only rode it 1,000 miles. It has taken a while but it is running like a dream now. I still have a few quirks to work out but it is getting better.

One thing to remember about the LTD and or the SEI is that they are more expensive than the Interstate or the Aspencade. OneBay the Aspys usually go in the 3,000 to mid 4,000 dollar range. The SEI's most generally get in the mid 5,000 to almost 6,000 dollar range. I have seen a few go over 6,000. I opted for theAspy as it was in my price range, had low mileage, and I could build it up the way I wanted it with the money that I saved over the LTD or SEI models.

As Paul said, with the fuel injection, they would probably run a little better but on the other hand, they are more costly to repair. eBay is loaded with parts for the 1200's. Only thing, the majority are for the I's or the A's and not the LTD's or SEI's. Another reason I opted for the Aspy is because of the fuel system. With the carb set up, I can work on it if it fails. If that computer controlled fuel injection failsI would havehad to take it to a shop for repair.

Here is a link to an SEI that is on ebay right now and still at an attractive price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...QQcmdZViewItem


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So when's the mana question going to be answered!

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So when's the mana question going to be answered!
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Let's see....a synopsis from what I've read...

Mana - not bread from heaven - that's Manna,
To not be sexist we also need "womana",
Obtaining "full mana" means you have to buy drinks for everyone,
etc.


But isn't it really just the start?......as in....


Mana datsa nicea bike?

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