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I'm looking at buying a 95 GW SE. It has 47000 miles on it. I've looked it over well. No scratches, everything works, has new tires, custom tool kit, cover, several chrome accesories, electric grips, rear arm rest, back rest, trunk spoiler and rack, and cover. It runs smooth. The only flaw I could find was the storage flap on the left side has a broken snap. This Wing has been taken care of well. The seller is asking 7300 bottom line for it. What are your thoughts???????

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I just bought a 93 SE with 79,000 miles for five grand and feel I got a good deal. Theres more wrong or needs fixed than I thought but he did give me the plugs oil and filter for it. If its what you are looking for then its worth every dime!!!!!!!!!!!!

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In my experience, $7,300 might be a bit dear for the Gold Wing you have described. The chrome bits surely were treasured by the PO when he put them on, but the economic reality is that they add little to nothing to the true re-sale value of the bike. But if the bike fills your dreams of a what a Gold Wing should be, and it is in your budget, then everyone else's opinion means naught.

Personally, I would want a price reduction or keep looking. Good luck!
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My '97 Aspy was 7800.00 last June. 19,000 miles, some chrome add-ons. Just to give you an idea.
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If you look you can find deals out there. But if you like the one you found and you can't wait then go for it. Ipaid 9500.00 formy 2002last fall with just 4700 miles on it plus the previous owner had put about 1500.00 in extras into it.

Here's mine.

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Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing Site Parman!

The price isn't the lowest for the year but if it's a real clean good condition bike it's not seriously out of line either. I don't go by the book prices because I've never found them to be very accurate of actual market prices either up or down.I paid a bit more than the going cost for my '93 when I bought it and never regretted it. It had obviously been kept well and maintained by its previous owner so I was willing to pay and extra $500 or so over market price. I've never regretted it after putting over 80,000 trouble free miles on it and still counting. It was a very clean bike in a color I liked which also helped. So my advice would be that if you really like the bike, it looks and runs like new spend the extra money for it. You won't miss those bucks in six months anyway. You'll probably need to replace all the fluids in the bike, brakes, clutch, final drive, forks, and coolantbefore long as well as the cam belts if they haven't been done. But that doesn't have to be done instantly you can do them a bit at a time and learn a lot about your bike as you do. It's cheaper to buy the service manual and do those jobs with help from this forum than pay a shop do to it and you'll know it's been done correctly too. So if the 'Wing speaks to you buy her and enjoy the best touring bike on the planet. (better than the 1800 for touring IMHO)

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As most have told you...if it is itching ya...scratch it...but first make sure there are no other itches. The best thing to do is check eBay, craigslist in a few cities in your state all those prices and then decide...if the itch is still'll know what to do.

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I just flew 850 miles for a 95se for $4990 and it turned out to be a real junker. What a wasted trip.
If the one you are looking at has been well kept and it runs good and everything works, then go for it. The extra $$ you will pay now will save you later.


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Buy it and enjoy the next 200K miles out of it. I'd change the timing belts. My 91 only had 12K on it, but AT 12K, I am sure the timing belts hadnt been changed and the belts were 17-18 years old. Yours are 15+ years old. At 47K they probably havent been changed either. Other than that, enjoy it.

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