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I'm getting ready to move up from a shadow (my wife hated the back seat) to a Gold wing.



My problem is choosing between a 83 (1100)with only 45,000 and a maintenance history, but it has been sitting for two year (project).



Or an 85 Unkown mileage with a rebuild engine and Tranny (new Stator) two year ago, currently on the road, but very much a basket case cosmetically.



I am leaning towards the 83 Because I know with a little work I can have a really nice bike. But because of money and the time to bring it back to life it will most likely be fall or next spring before I can ride.



With the 85 I can get on the road right away, but man it sure is ugly.



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If you post this question in the general motorcycle or technicalforum I am sure there are a lot of people that will help you answer this question. Sorry I own an 1800. By the way;

Welcome from the state of Pennsylvania!





 

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Both of the Wings that I'm looking at are in York, PA.



PA is such a great state to look for bikes when you live in MD, because there are so many folks up there that simply do not want to hassle with inspection so they sell the bike instead.



In MD it is just a one time inspection, unless it is registered "Historic"






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Welcome to the site Sergbuttton, I have a 1200 and just love it. Enjoy the site and ride safe which ever bike you choose.:waving::waving:
 

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Tough choice. You didn't say how much each was, so I assume that they are relatively close in price.

My 1200 was really great looking when I bought it, but I was not good about keeping it nice. But I rode it long and hard and I got more than my money's worth out of it. It didn't look very pretty when I sold it, infact it was pretty ugly. So I sold it pretty cheap and the new owner has been riding it now for a couple years and is still loving it.
Me, I'd pick the bike that runs better. But that's just me.
 

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WELCOME to the forum Randy!! I'm right there with ya at the moment on "fixen-er-up"! You can only go as fast as a dollar lets you now a days. So undoin' ugly can take a little time!! This forum will certainly help you with the sprucin' up thing.:waving::waving::waving::waving::waving:
 

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Welcome to the forum, from sunny Southern California :action:
 

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Thanks everyone for the suggestion.



I ended up going with the 1200.



I was able to take it out for a nice long ride to make sure that all seems to be good.



I also used the Three part test to check out the stator, and it seems to be good.



The Wife has already told me that at the end of the season she wants me to strip it down and get all the plastic painted. I might need to get a few emblems or I might have all the holes filled and go with sticker.



It was just too hard to pass on a running bike compared to a project.



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Welcome to the Forum from Kansas!!! :waving:

I hope you find the Forum as informative and as much fun as we do!!:cooldevil:

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