Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
Model: 1996 Aspencade with a Friendship 3 sidecar & 1994 Special Edition
Before you give up hope, talk to another dealer. Twice now I have been told by the local dealer that a part is no longer available for my '96 Goldwing. In each case I called another dealer about 50 miles from me, hoping they might have one left on the shelf, only to find the parts are still available and they could get them for me overnight. The second dealer even offered to have them drop shipped to my home.
Once is a parts guy making a mistake. Twice is a dealer who doesn't want my business.
When I win the lottery and order my new Goldwing, it will be from the dealer down the road a piece.
BTW, for anyone in my area, the good dealer, who has been with Honda since 1965, is
Gtc Motor Parts Corp.
18529 Blair St
Whitehall WI 54773.
Yup, it's an auto parts house that took on a motorcycle franchise 50 years ago and still runs it the way dealerships used to be run.
A motorcycle is like a cast iron skillet, it mellows with age, wash it and you destroy years of seasoning!
The Mistress, 1996 Aspencade & Sidecar 1997 Valkyrie, the Borderline Outlaw