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About 2 weeks ago ,I got a call from a lad in Germany ,who had found my contact details from the Irish Goldwing club site and he told me his father who lives in Irelandhad an old 1200 wing sitting in a barn for the last 7 years and wanted to sell it and would I be interested in it .Normally I only buy and sell 1500s or 1800s ,but out of curiosity I said I would take a look as I was passing his fathers house on the following sunday .

I arrived at the house on the Sunday and his father met me and told me he bought the 1984 Aspencade 1200 from the States and he has owned it since 1995 ,but after becoming ill around7 years ago he has not used the bike since . As he opened the barn door ,I was expecting to see a rusty heap of dirt and boy did I get some surprise .As he pulled the cover off the bike ,I could not believe my eyes ,this bike was as near to mint as one can get ,The tyres were perished and the brakes were seized and battery dead ,but the body and the frame and engine looked immaculate . So I did a deal with him without hearing the bike run and came back the following tuesday with a new battery and some gas ,put in the battery ,drained the carbs and put fresh petrol in ,and in around 3 turns it fired right up ,no smoke ,no strange noises etc .....happy days ..

I have changed the tyres and cleaned the calipers and took it for a spin today .. It is a lovely bike to ride .I wont tell you how much I paid ,but it was a steal









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You are a blessed man, Wexy, truly.....

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WOW very nice ! I wish I still had my 1200 but then I would'nt have my 1500. It's a catch 22 I guess .
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Great find Wexy,you must be living right.

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Wow, what fantastic shape. Good for you Wexy.

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Wow what is the mileage on the slick bike??

The old wing is now a bobber tank shift faired road monster Just look here if you don\'t believe me

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IS that the bike CJ is riding on his Euro trip ? Nice find Ciaran . Very nice shape .

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Good on you Ciaran! Very nice!!!

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Very nice looking 1200!!

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