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hello, first time to this sight. Nice I must say.

I have a question: I am thinking of a 1982 Aspencade 1100, or a 1200 Ventrue.

I know littelof each bike

Could comeone help me with the deaL.

HOw is the preformance on the Wing, what kind of gas milage, what to watch for. all the newbie questions.

Scott Allen
 

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Hello Scott and welcome tothe forum. :waving:

The Venture is a much fastre bike than the gl1100, plus it has loads of bells & whistles, good CB (if fitted) etc. Great bike (I had the 1300 model). The downside is that the big Yamahas build quality is nowhere near as good as the Wing and it will deteriorate big time. Exhaust boxes and pipes always rot and are big money, even dearer than GL1100 ones. At least with the Wing you can get aftermarket replacements. Electrics give plenty of grief on the Venture as well. The Venture is an animal off the line, but it's too top heavy (probably because of the engine layout) and not great on back roads.
The GL1100 is probably the better bet, reliability & more parts available and all that. Plus if you are into the lifestyle there is no shortage of clubs and organisations for Wing owners.
 

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Thanks, it is a bit of a toss up.

The Aspencade has 112,000 kms. the Venture 76,000 kms.

But it will all come down to who will give me the best deal.

Thanks you

Scott
 

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For me it would be a no-brainer. But I'd hold out for an '83 if it had to be an 1100!

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Get the wing. The 1100 is almost indestructible. Over 400,000klm on my 82 before I had a serious malfunction. Threw in another motor for $1,000 and change. (I'm fortunate as I have access to a boneyard)

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NIce bike, I am prety well sold on the Wing, but I need to sell My 650 V Star first. If you know anyone looking for a nice cruiser that has not be abused but has lot's on it. Pass it around.

I had a 78 1000 a few years back, I was not impressed it had little go and was acctualy a bit uncomfortable. But it had a Vetter fairing, and to be honest I am sick of cold and wet. last year I was on a ride in Duphin to Russell, and it was borderline snow and sleet.

I said, " I am never doing that again." So I am looking for a dresser of some sort. I would even trade my bike for someones Wing or Voyager or Venture. But as it looks a Wing with some4 Honda Line would be fine.

So if you know anyone. I would appreciate that you let people know.

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I am an owner of an 83 Aspencade.

I have had to do the following repairs:

clean fuse panel
remove starter to clean and replace brushes
replace brake light sensor switch for foot brake pedal.
oil the pivot point for the foot brake pedal (it can stick< thought the problem was the caliper, but the pivot point can cause stickage.)
replaced brake pads and removed caliper and pistons to clean.
replaced oil seals in final drive unit
replaced rear wheel bearings
replaced stock springs with progressive springs
replaced stock windshield with bigger aftermarket model.
replaced both mirrors. they then to blow inward with age.


For the most part, this is a reliable bike. The radio is not that great, I would want to upgrade to an mp3 or cd player or maybe the satellite radio.

I get around 40mpg.
 

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Thanks for the info. I am leaning more and more towards the Wing. it dsepends if I sel my V Star.

Both the Venture and the Wing are similalry priced, infact the Venture has less miles and is a year newer. But I like the layout of the wing more. It seems to be thought through a little more then the Venture.

Plus the VEnture may not be tha great on gas??? Mind you neither will the Wing.

But as it is my 650 V Star make mid 40's but the aching back and bones, are requieiring a beeter long distance ride.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Ventures usually sell for less than Wings, assuming both are clean. FI a 1984 1200 Venture in good condition will go for £1,500-£2,000 in the UK. Try getting a clean 1984 GL1200 or 1983 GL1100 for that price!
 

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last year I was on a ride in Duphin to Russell, and it was borderline snow and sleet.(Dauphin?)
Must be from Manitoba, where you hail from scotallen?
 

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I 2nd the getting a 83 if you get an 1100. They had a taller high gear a removeable extension on the rear fender, a 140MPH speedo if you're in America, not that wimpy 80MPH speedo. And if you get an aspencade the onboard air compressor layout is better IMHO.
 

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Yes I live i Dauphin.About 1.5 hours north of Brandon.



I am really blessed we have the Rding Moiuntain National Park 5 miles away, Duck mountains 40 miles, Lake of the Praieres 60 miles. Great riding.

But I need a bigger scooter for the family. When I bought my V Star I had a 5 year old and a 1 year old. Now I have a 10 year old and a 6 year old who both love to ride. So I need a bigger bike. Also my MRS. wants to ride a little more and thus I need a more two up kind of bike.

I would prefer the Wing, but I will take waht comes my way. I fisrt need to sell the Star.

SCott

Any time you come our way this summer, just call.

638-3203

or 638-8266, that the church offoice where I am pastor.
 

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You should get along just fine with REDWING as he is a retired Vicar. I hail out of Russell, and Brandon, now in Winnipeg. Say hi to Uwe (pronounced UVA) Superintendent at Dauphin Correctional Centre. (Nickname - Hoover, as he sucks up the pucks when tending the net.)

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If you can get an 83 GL1100 it would be better than the 80-82. Nice 11 spoke alloys, linked brakes and other nice improvments. I don't know about in the USA, but in Ireland the Ventures are very hard to sell on as most people just want a Wing. :D
 

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Hi, were can I find some articles on the 1100 Wing?

It looks like the 82 1100 Interstate is the bike.

Scott

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scottallen wrote:
Hi, were can I find some articles on the 1100 Wing?

It looks like the 82 1100 Interstate is the bike.

Scott

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On the other hand, a 1200 doesn't lack in the zip department. Lots of them in eBay, especially in the midwest. The 1200 makes a fine 2 up bike, my wife and I are not small people (read ample) and the performance of my old 1986 was quite acceptable with both of us aboard. The 1200s had as much power as the 1500s and are pretty reasonably priced. You can still find low mileage 1200s fairly easy. Unless you need all the bells and whistles, the Interstate has a higher payload and is a bit less complicated to work on.

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One other question, did any of the 1100 have stator problems. I was of the understanding that a lot of 1200 had the stator that needed to be replaced.

Scott Allen

Dauphin Manitoba:clapper:
 
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