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I need to get as much$$ as I canoutof my 82 wineberry full dress standard. FactoryHonda fairing and Hondaline quick release removable luggage. Working am/fm cass cb w/helmet jacks. Markland floorboards and controls. I bought the bike for $2k in april, in great looking and ok running condition w/44k miles. I have put another thousand miles or so on it. It has a volt meter, everything works and has a honda key that opens all the locks on the bike.

The bike runs but needs carbs either cleaned or new float bowls installed ormost likely a rebuild kit. Recommended rebuild kit is $200 for the brave. My shop said something like $450 to remove from bike and open it up clean it and find out whats wrong. All parts and associated labor would be extra. It has emissions until june '09.


The bike sat in a garage for some time before I got it and it had some serious engine sludge that I got real clean with seafoam and running 4 gallons of oil and a bunch of filters thru it.

new parts on bike:
  • breathable marine vinyl recover and reshape of stock seat. Looks sweet and custom (25 miles total on new seat)
  • progressive fork springs, fresh fork oil and seals (25 miles total)
  • honda h2o pumpand seemingly dozens of o-rings and gasketsin front engine cover
  • after mkt air and fuel filtersand honda oil filter.
  • new battery and plugs
  • jm speakers
  • fresh coolant and hondathermostat and radiator cap
  • misc. new honda hardware
stuff not on the bike :
  • new Good Year timing belts
  • misc. new honda hardware
  • used chrome covered speedo w/16k on it
  • new honda speedo cable
  • new aftermaket mirrors
  • stock pegs
  • stock drivers backrest
I have receiptstotallingabout$1000 including the fork labor and engine diag. Its a great looking bike and with new front end and seat, it's really comfy now too. When it's running well, it would command pretty darn good money (for a gl1100).

I would like to sell it as is but I doubt I'd geteven halfof the $3k I have in to it out of it. I could remove carbs and take them in to get rebuilt ($250-$600??? who knows) and sell the bike for anywhere from $2500-$3k. Or I could leave the carbs alone and part it out. With this site, craigslist and ebay, I image i couldnet the most cash this way. BUT, this would be a huge hassle and finding time to work on the wing has been an issue already. Maybe I would MAKE some time if I was raking in some $$.

Sorry thisis so long...

What do you guys think?

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I used to love her... now I have to sell her..
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FoFiddy - It's a shame, but I believe you are right, you'd get more by parting it out.

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Well, if you decide to part it out I'd be interested in the full fairing with lowers and mount, complete with all the radio equipment in it.

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I did rebuild the carbs on my 1000 myself, and it wasn't so hard a job. Just takes patience and careful cleaning, and blowing out of all the passages. Make sure you have access to a carb sync tool to get things running evenly again.

It's too bad you can't just put everything on it and enjoy it yourself.

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randall rebuild kit is cheaper. and you can do it urself....
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It seems a shame to sell it as parts, as it seems like a good bike and with the carb work and other bits it would probalby be a great bike for someone, not sure on the parts side what you would make, probably more that way but with a lot of work, hard decision

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Fo, I get the feeling you're really not wanting to sell the bike, and honestly, I can understand where you're at the end of your rope with the carbs...been there my friend.

I have the once and for all solution to your carb problems, and it will only cost you around $400

CLICK HERE

Classic Cycle Parts is a company who will take your carbs, will remove everything that can be removed and throw it away. They will then electrostatic clean your carb bodies, install brand new Honda spec parts all the way through, set the brand new floats to the proper levels, bench balance them, and send them back to you.

All that's left to do is mount, synchronize, and ride it like you stole it.

Personally, I feel that once you get that done, and done properly, you will ride it once and be hooked for life.

Just my .02 worth, others' mileage may vary.

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Also, I merged your thread in the for sale forum with this one so that you would only have to look for responses in one place.

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I agree with Daveo but...
if you decide to part out the bike you'll have to disassemble each individual part, pack it up and ship it...after you've advertised it and sold it presumeably on Ebay or some other auction type site. I tried it some time back and believe me it's a PITA. Sometimes it's a lot easier just selling it as is.... get what you can and walk away. You'll undoubtedly get more if the carbs are cleaned and it runs smooth.
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Sounds like a nice bike, would be some what of a shame to part it out. i assume you are no longer interested in the bike? A well sorted bike for under $4k is really a pretty good deal. But if it's some thing you don't really like it makes no difference how good of a deal it is. Do you have a minimum you want for the bike? Put it on Craigs List and hold firm on your asking price. It's about time for those folks that want a winter project to start looking. Anyone that knows what they are looking at wont be afraid of carb rebuild on wing.

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