I couldn't resist replying to this. Not meant to offend me, but here is my experience. I have an '85 LTD with fuel injection. The bike was in bad condition when I got it, but I had very little trouble (but a lot of work) getting it going mechanically. At least 90% of the problems I have had with it have been with the electronics that control the FI and ignition. It is currently running, but I no longer trust it. It can just go dead for no reason, and tracking down electronic problems is way more difficult than simple electrical issues. Honda made these bikes for 2 years, '85 and '85, then stopped. The '87, still a 1200 four, was carbed. All of the 1500s were carbed. My guess is Honda got tired of all the issues with these bikes and went back to something more reliable. Fortunately the 1500 only has two carbs, unfortunately, because of the bikes design, they are a real pain to get to. But I would rather do a whole lot of mechanical work than mess with electronics anyday.I have had the bike about two weeks, it was a one owner, the owner died and the son got the bike. He thought it had been setting about a year. The bike has 45k miles. Very clean. Why did Honda put carbs on wings for so long? I know they had special editions in 85 and 86 with fi, why did they not keep putting fi on the wing?