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Question Any help will do, not sure which forum to look at

Just bought a Goldwing last night. Unfortunately it is inoperable, that is when I found this forum, so hopefully, I will be able to figure out what's going on. So far I know that I need a new clutch master cylinder (possibly a new clutch as well), a new stator or try to find out what is draining the battery so quickly. The gentleman I bought it from said that there are grounds that are going bad? Also unless I am missing something I need to figure out what is going on with the rear brake since I couldn't turn it on I couldn't see if the lack of resistance, while the bike was off, should be concerning.
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You did not say whether the engine runs or not. Your first step should be to make sure the engine is good. The other stuff can be fixed later.

If the stator is bad you're in for an expensive repair. It might not be worth fixing.

A little more information about the bike would be helpful. Mileage, condition, etc.. A picture would also help assess your situation.

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I, unfortunately, haven't been able to turn it on because of the drained battery, I am hoping that its just something in the wiring from the battery because I have heard that a Stator replacement can be pricy
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I, unfortunately, haven't been able to turn it on because of the drained battery, I am hoping that its just something in the wiring from the battery because I have heard that a Stator replacement can be pricy



so we have to assume that going in well informed, the purchase price was adjusted to you possibly knowing it won't be fixable....


anything is fixable, but at what price?

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so we have to assume that going in well informed, the purchase price was adjusted to you possibly knowing it won't be fixable....


anything is fixable, but at what price?
unfortunately, I was not that well informed about it and just kind of made the spontaneous decision I mean I only paid about 250 for the bike. Which I feel is coming back to bite me.
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Your first step should be a new battery or see if you can charge the old one. Remove the battery clamps from the bike to recharge it. That way it will not be drained by what ever is the problem.

Once you have a good battery. See if it will turn over.


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Your first step should be a new battery or see if you can charge the old one. Remove the battery clamps from the bike to recharge it. That way it will not be drained by whatever is the problem.

Once you have a good battery. See if it will turn over.


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Sounds like a reasonable starting point, the guy I got it from said it was running a few weeks ago. So hopefully when I get that turned over it will let me know what else might be going on.
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Just read post #5. Do not panic, yet. $250 is not the end of the world. If the bike has a bad stator but is in good to fair condition cosmetically, you may be able to recoup your money by selling parts.

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Just read post #5. Do not panic, yet. $250 is not the end of the world. If the bike has a bad stator but is in good to fair condition cosmetically, you may be able to recoup your money by selling parts.

Post a picture?


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there is an idea I didn't think of and for sure I can I have a few. So I took a picture of the things I thought might cause me some problems from just what I can see.
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Yes, you can sell parts and probably turn a profit. But not knowing anything about the bike will make that a challenge.

Is the left saddlebag gone, or laying around somewhere?

Where are you in Phoenix? I can probably offer some assistance.

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