Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Woodstock, Georgia, USA
Okay, I would have searched for this, but search is being rebuilt.
I am mechanically functional. I own and work on a KLR. But I am new to Goldwing.
I have been on the lookout for a "very inexpensive" Goldwing to fix and ride. My buddy sold his 1981 several years ago to another friend. The other friend, apparently, ran it with the oil "low". I dont know details. It stopped running, he put oil in, then it ran "rough". I am just telling what I have been told here. I asked about the stator, I was told he wasnt sure it was charging.
OT "other friend" then bought a 1982 GW to fix the 1981. I am told it was a runner when he got it but had issues. I dont yet know the issues.
So, I can acquire both bikes, extra parts, a set of new tires, I am not sure what all. OT told me he would take $800 for all of it. Obviously, I will offer less. OT is NO mechanic, is very impatient, has bought another bike, and just wants it gone.
So, I ask all you experienced Goldwing mechanics.......
What should I really look at/for to determine if there is a chance that I should do this?
What would you offer?
In a worst case scenario, could I at least get my money back parting the bikes out?
I humbly ask for your wisdom.....