Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego, California, USA
[suB]"I would prefer to find a bike through the Trader, and get a chance to ride it before I buy. Or check with you local Goldwing club. You might find one there. E bay is great for parts, but I'm not sure I would buy a whole bike on line. Others may have experience in this venue."[/suB]
[suB]Chris, I wrote this yesterday, but I was looking at E-bay this morning. They may have a program that give you a guarantee on your purchase. I still prefer to see the bike in person, but this gives you another option.[/suB]
[suB]No matter what bike you buy, be prepared to spend some extra money on it. I just got the sweetest deal on a 83 Aspencade for $100.00. It was a salvage title, but in great condition. However, I still ended up spending about $1800.00 on tires, carb rebuild, timing belts and water pump, plus some misc stuff. A number on owners have the bikes up for sale since they're just sitting in the garage taking up space. Unless they haveput a fuel additive in them, the carbs are most likely gummed up. [/suB]
[suB]Last thing. What type of riding are you going to do? If you love the canyons you might consider purchasing an ST1100 or 1300. The Goldwings will run but there built for comfort and long distance, not keeping up with pocket rockets.[/suB]
[suB]Keep us posted on how your doing. This is a great place to get feedback.[/suB]
89 1500 Had83 Aspencade and 83 Naked.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming "Wow What a Ride"!