Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Windham, Maine, USA
GL1200 is a great bike and can last a great long time.
All rubber including tire, belts and hoses are suspect. Same for all fluids.
Agree with concern over the three wire connector. If it runs, you can check the charging system for function (14 volts or better at RPM above 2000). There are ways to prevent stator failure associated with the dreaded three yellow wires even if the connector shows signs of overheating. In lieu of a stator replacement, you can also read about a poor boy alternator conversion using a common GM alternator available anywhere. Use forum index and search tools and brew a full pot before you start reading.
While you have the sidecovers off, check the mounting studs as they are prone to breakage and the covers can fly off. If the battery side cover is missing, you will struggle to find another.
Also the main fuse off the battery is often called the dogbone fuse. This is no longer available and should be replaced with a new fuse holder and fuse. Again, search for dogbone.
Driveline (u-joint, shaft, final drive) is not usually an issue on these.
Common, not bike specific, stuff. Brakes, bearings, fork seals, compression check, coolant leaks.
2015 Goldwing - basic black
Previously: GL1200 Standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500, Valkyrie, Valkyrie Interstate many other Hondas
Ham Extra Class AC1R
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