2005 1800 goldwing

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2005 1800 goldwing

Post by chutch » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:16 am

First time post, Question: I have an opertunity to buy a 2005 Goldwing 1800 with only 25000 miles on it, its a beautiful bike,my only concern is it has a salvage title and the owner is asking almost 12,000.00 for it. Is that a good deal or should i steer clear?

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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by harvey01 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:00 am

Can the seller explain why a salvage title, How was the bike damaged, and what was damaged and replaced. He should have a list of parts replaced.

I suspect you could find a non salvage bike for the same money and perhaps even lower miles.
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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by chutch » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:06 am

I saw the bike before the repairs,there was a lot of badly scratched body parts on both sides but no other apparent frame damage,and he did offer a list of items replaced. It has already passed Highway Patrol inspection.

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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by thrasherg » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:48 am

The price seems very high for a salvage title, if it was only bodywork damage I would try to drive him to $8K otherwise for that money I am sure you can find a good goldwing without a salvage title..


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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by redial » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:24 pm

I would certainly have it inspected by two (yes two!) independent body specialists to ascertain that the Gw has been repaired correctly. I would not be in favour of a purchase of this nature, especially if you can get a GW of similar specs for the same or less. You are the buyer, and there are other GWs, so take your time. It will be ten years old in about two months, (not that that matters to a GW), but it is a bargaining point.
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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by Pam » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:23 pm

I would steer clear of this. If the damage was just plastic then why the salvage title. I suspect you could get another bike with the same milage for similar money

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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by dingdong » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:46 am

That is the going dealer price for a 2005 here. The guy is dreaming.

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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by fixdent » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:11 pm

I purchased a beautiful 2005 with 25,000 miles a couple months ago for $11,500

If you purchase it with a salvage title, you will have the same problems (concerns) when you go to sell it.

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Re: 2005 1800 goldwing

Post by seelyark1 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:34 pm

I would check your state laws about a salvage title. In Florida, it is a parts only vehicle. You wouldn't be able to register it here. Seems he is looking for a sucker to sell it to.

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