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I will NOT buy any vehicle that has white faced instruments for the same reason.
My Hyundai has white faced instruments and I've never had a problem seeing them.

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My Hyundai has white faced instruments and I've never had a problem seeing them.
Try with the top down.

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Never liked the white faces, but I did like the rest of the bikes.

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Personally, I think 5,000 is a little high for a 21 year old Gold Wing. Low mileage is not necessarily a plus on a bike that old.

Gold Wing's run better when ridden a lot. I know from experience having worked on a few GL1500's.

We just brought a 1997 with 34k miles back to life. You don't want to know what all needed attention.

There is more than just tires, oil and fluid changes.

Sorry, I just tell things the way they are......!!

Good luck when you decide to sell.
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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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I have not stopped following this thread. To be honest I am not sure which gauges it has but I do seem to remember commenting to the wife about how hard it was to see them so they probably are the white ones. I had the carbs off of this bike a couple times to clean them and try to diagnose a rich running issue on the left side. Vacuum lines are all good and supple but it still does not run to my liking. I bought kits for it and once I am back on my feet and if I can remember where I put the kits the carbs will go into the ultrasonic cleaner and they will get the whole treatment. I don't know if you remember my posts from when I got this bike but the lower fairings and the fan outlets have been deformed by heat. No signs of fire so all I can think of is someone fired it up and left it running on choke and forgot about it and it ran real hot without moving. I am looking for the lower fairings preferably in the right color since the rest of the bike is in really nice condition. I would hate to paint a bike that does not need it. If I have to sell it then so be it, I will try to get out of it what I have in it. I am not desperate so if it does not sell I will just sit on it for a while. I do not see these depreciating all that much.
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I do remember your previous posts...........!

My '99 Wing runs great at 222k miles and the carbs have never been off the engine. Running them frequently does make a difference.

But we have had to do carb work on several GL1500's with a lot less mileage.....!!

Good luck with your carb work.
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I just looked all over the place and I cannot find the stuff I bought from Honda, I looked online and Randakks is out of stock. Guess I have to buy Honda again if I can even figure out where I bought it from.
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We have always used Randakks.
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I found my old order sheet, I got the stock stuff from Cycle Max. I was going to go with Randakks but they do not have it.
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