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Need some help and maybe some encouragement. Just bought a 1200 Interstate Friday. Rode it a little - ran fine - sounds fine - looks good but the gentleman (loosely) I bought it from told me it had 13,000 miles - I believed him - nice enough fellow- when he signed the title I didn't notice that he didn't fill i the odometer reading - left it blank and then scedadled .... problem is , it's not 13,000 but 113,000.... what's you think?? Should I get my $2000 back, fill in the true mileage and let the DMV handle him or keep the bike and can I get another 30 or 40 k out of it?
 

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I will say if it has been treated nicely it should get a lot more miles. My GL1100 has 186,000 on it and I have seen others with a lot more. So honestly it would depend on what condition the bike is in overall. But I would ask this Question on the Misc or on the Discussion forum....That is where the real Goldwing GURU's hang out....
 

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Welcome to the Forum lgkitting! :waving:

The miles doesn't hurt the Wing if it has been taken care of. :thumbsup:

I sold my 1200 several years ago with 135,000 miles on her to a local rider in my town and I saw him a few weeks back on the bike. It now has 194,000 miles and is still running as good as they day I sold her to him. He absolutely loves it. :claps:

Just like was stated in the posts before......it really depends on how it was taken care of and do you love it.
 

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WELCOME:waving::waving::waving:
 

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Don't worry about the miles, that ain't nothing for a Wing if its been even moderately maintained.

But, If he lied about that what else did he lie about or "forget" to mention?

That initial lie is usually a gateway intosomething moreserious.

I doubt you could get your money back. Unless he gave you a written warranty or statement with the miles on it that says 13,000, its on you.

But that doesn't mean he shouldn't hear your displeasure.
 

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I'd be more worried if it had only 13000 miles on it. It would mean it's been sitting around. A wing sitting in a garage for 20 years would be a lot of work to get up and running. A wing with 113000 on her means she's been ridden. If it runs good now, put another 113000 on her. Probably has it in her.
 

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RayJay1959 wrote:
I'd be more worried if it had only 13000 miles on it. It would mean it's been sitting around. A wing sitting in a garage for 20 years would be a lot of work to get up and running. A wing with 113000 on her means she's been ridden. If it runs good now, put another 113000 on her. Probably has it in her.
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How did you figure out it was 113,000 and not 13,000?
 

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Thanks for the encouragement - haven't ridden for 25 years or so and have missed it... I figured it out by looking at the service records that were in the box - serviced at 74k, 92k etc...
 

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Keep the bike. Call him on the lie and get him to give you some cash back or "involve the authorities". Not sure you have a case however. Next time you buy a bike be sure the guy fills out the mileage and signs and dates. That way you have some leverage.
 

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PurplePirate wrote:
I will say if it has been treated nicely it should get a lot more miles. My GL1100 has 186,000 on it and I have seen others with a lot more. So honestly it would depend on what condition the bike is in overall. But I would ask this Question on the Misc or on the Discussion forum....That is where the real Goldwing GURU's hang out....

Yep...........what Purple said..:claps:
 

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I would definately get some money back, it sounds like the guy just plain lied to you about the miles. You need to figure out what it is worth to you, then go from there.

How many other people has this guy cheated out of money? Need to stop the infestation!
 

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As stated, the miles really aren't the problem. The issue is you where sold a false bill of goods. The bike may still be solid but you thought you where getting a low milage bike. I'd call the guy and see if you can work something out.

HOWEVER, a 1200 with 13,000 on the OD should have put up a red flag on your part and there is the sage advise of "buyer beware." If he doesn't come through, you still got a decent deal and, as my Dad would say, a lesson well learned.
 

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More common then not. The speedo's are easy to swap and tinker with, I wqs told mine had 19000 and I thought what a good deal? Whiles working on the timing belts I started to run into little clues it had seen many more miles and I do not have a clue. The compression is good she starts right out the gate and does what I ask. I have no concern's to the amount of time this ride will last me. I will be dead and this ride will go to the next owner or scrap to keep others going.:cheesygrin:
 
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