Hello i am looking at a 88 1500 it has been sitting for two yrs the owner said it needs an alternator am i getting into something thats beyond repair i am getting it for around eight hundred think this is a good deal or not
:waving:Welcome and Hello . $800 is a good deal . An alternator should be less then 300 and you might even take the bad one to an auto/electric/motor shop and have it repaired much less . If possible I would want to hear it run ( jumper cables ? ) Having set for a couple years you may be in for a carburetor and fuel tank cleaning . If your able to do your own mechanical work ,with the help of the forum here to answere questions its a good deal . If you dont work on it be prepared to find a smaller mom n pop shop as most dealers wont work on a bike that old :sadguy:, sad as that is .
If you have some mechanical skills and aren't afraid to tear things apart fix things, then it's a great deal.
In general the Goldwings are just about bullet proof, and require less maintenance and repair than the average bike or car, but they do still require some. Having sat for a couple years suggests that it might need some extra work in the beginning to get it back in shape. It could be expensive if you have to pay someone to do it, but if you are doing it yourself, it could be very rewarding.
Be sure to post any questionsyou might have in the techincal forum.
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