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For sale. 1999 gl1500. For parts. Most everything is in good condition except the motor.


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for the small price of what it costs, plus 2 or 3 hours of your time, why would you NOT change out the Timing Belts once or twice during the time you own the bike?


if you are interested in some very nice spare parts, get a hold of this guy on Facebook, or have a friend send your info to him.



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I guess you are saying it broke a belt? Some people just shine and ride, maintenance is not on their agenda. Looks like it would be worth fixing if it's cheap enough.
 

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There was a guy a few weeks back looking to find Pearl white body parts, , , wonder if these would match?

I see modified/aftermarket exhaust, , , could that have been a contributing factor in the engine failure??

Does the two tone paint indicate its an Aspencade, or was the SE the model for two tone paint?
 

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Comments from FB:

Cam belt failure=valve interference=junk motor

How many miles when belt broke? Thx

I live in du Quoin Illinois

there is the usual "how much will you take for .........." comments.
 

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The exhaust pipes are stock '98, '99, '00 pipes.

Two tone paint scheme makes it an SE model.
 

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I didn't realize those were stock exhaust , , , my '91 has the "turn-downs" that I thought were on all 1500's. Thanks for the correct info briese.
 

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I guess you are saying it broke a belt? Some people just shine and ride, maintenance is not on their agenda. Looks like it would be worth fixing if it's cheap enough.
Exactly what I was thinking, but then I came to think that it will cost me approx. $ 3000 to ship and import it. And the registration tax here in Denmark would be around $ 6,000, - oops. (A motorcycle like this, when in order, goes for about $ 12-14000 in my Country).
 

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Exactly what I was thinking, but then I came to think that it will cost me approx. $ 3000 to ship and import it. And the registration tax here in Denmark would be around $ 6,000, - oops. (A motorcycle like this, when in order, goes for about $ 12-14000 in my Country).
your political folks are just plain against your trying to buy anything outside your borders then....

Does a dealer have to pay all of those fees also?
 

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So, has he said how much he wants for it? I don't do farcebook.
 

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If it has nothing more than a bent valve that's an inexpensive fix for someone with the skills and tools, if you can get it cheap enough a running motor from a wreck and you have a nice bike. :)
 

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Noticed the ole boy didn't read the post on " How to properly tie down your wing on a trailer" lol
Think I'll pick me up some belts...
 

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Bent Valves are one thing, whole's in the top of a piston is another, so as I have heard it just depends.
I have repaired dozens of bent valves caused by broken belts. I never came across one that had a hole in a piston. The worst thing I experienced was on a Ford Escort it actually bent the rod just enough that it knocked slightly. Still was able to run it to the end of it's life. By far the most common is only bent valves. Maybe a slight "nick" in the piston that should be polished off.
Worst case scenario would be when a valve is wide open and the piton comes up and hits it. There is only 1/16" difference or so. That is why I wonder why manufacturers even have interference engines. If they added a little aluminum under the valve relief and made the relief just a bit deeper it would clear. I'm sure there is a reason but I don't know what it could be.
 

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I have repaired dozens of bent valves caused by broken belts. I never came across one that had a hole in a piston.
I have seen 2 with piston, cylinder & head damage from the valve head breaking off. 1 a GL1100 & 1 GL1200. Other than those I have never seen anything but just bent valves & small marks on the piston top & I have seen a lot of broken belts over the years.
 

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I have seen 2 with piston, cylinder & head damage from the valve head breaking off. 1 a GL1100 & 1 GL1200. Other than those I have never seen anything but just bent valves & small marks on the piston top & I have seen a lot of broken belts over the years.
Yeah, If I had to bet I too would bet just bent valves. Could be wrong but odds seem to be pretty good. :)
 

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your political folks are just plain against your trying to buy anything outside your borders then....

Does a dealer have to pay all of those fees also?
Yes of course it is political but thats the way it is , :cry: .
When you import something from outside EU the import tax is around 10% and the sales tax is 25%( a little less sales tax in some EU countries ).
THEN in Denmark we have a wery high "registration tax" (which you have to pay if you want an number plate and want to use your vehicle on public roads ) at apr. 150% ! (if we Export an vehicle we can get most of it back).
Same rule for private and dealers .
BTW , an new GoldWing DCT tour is $84500 here !
 
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