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looking at a newer 1500

Postby fuzzydog » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:02 pm



I'm looking at a 2000 1500 my old 93 interstate is starting to look a little tired and the 2000 is a se some more stuff to play with and hopefully by that year they had most of the bugs worked out of it



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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:53 am

The later ones had weaker alternators.The windings burn out at some point and that is a more expensive repair if you want build the old one.Other than that it is one of the better Wings ever built IMHO.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby trike lady » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:31 am

How many miles on your present Wing?
Replace the worn suspension with an upgrade to new springs, fork oil and shocks.
Open up the alternator and clean out the build up if its original.
Replace the timing belts and coolant.
Change the fuel filter and sync the carbs. Just something as small as a carb sync and the bike runs better. Check the myriad of vacuum lines for those that are aging and replace them with new ones.
There's a GL1800 that holds the record for longevity over 500,000 miles.
http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/11 ... splay.html
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:35 pm

trike lady wrote:How many miles on your present Wing?
Replace the worn suspension with an upgrade to new springs, fork oil and shocks.
Open up the alternator and clean out the build up if its original.
Replace the timing belts and coolant.
Change the fuel filter and sync the carbs. Just something as small as a carb sync and the bike runs better. Check the myriad of vacuum lines for those that are aging and replace them with new ones.
There's a GL1800 that holds the record for longevity over 500,000 miles.
http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/11 ... splay.html


Just read about a 1500 the other day with over 850 k(miles) without a motor problem.I think he was from Wis.Him and his brother both have high milers.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby fuzzydog » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:28 pm

The 93 has 100,000 runs good new springs new belts but it's a interstate .and I would like to have the bell and whistles of the se.

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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Mh434 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:28 am

The SE version is worth having, IMHO. It's nice having all the toys, and the top-of-the-line flagship! It may cost a little more, but it's worth it, not just in daily enjoyment, but in resale value. It's kind of like buying a Mustang - I'd tire of a 6-cylinder, no-toys car a LOT faster than an optioned-out, big-motor car and, when it comes to resale value, there's no comparison.

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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:29 am

trike lady wrote:There's a GL1800 that holds the record for longevity over 500,000 miles.

Reading this, I too found it interesting that he changed oil every 3k miles. Surprised as well that it says he changed plugs only every 100k miles.

fuzzydog wrote:The 93 has 100,000 runs good new springs new belts but it's a interstate .and I would like to have the bell and whistles of the se.

I too am in the same boat. Wish I had held out a little longer for the SE, or at least an Aspy.
At least I'm riding. :D I plan on upgrading just as soon as I figure out a justification for SWMBO.
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:41 am

The 2000 SE is a great bike, not just for the bells and whistles, but because most of the issues with the GL1500 had been worked out and fixed by then. You also get the stronger transmission and driveline (U-joint) from the Valkyrie.

Replace the weak alternator with a 90-amp aftermarket, and you won't have to worry about that again.

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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Happytrails » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:09 pm

NVSB4 wrote:
trike lady wrote:There's a GL1800 that holds the record for longevity over 500,000 miles.

Reading this, I too found it interesting that he changed oil every 3k miles. Surprised as well that it says he changed plugs only every 100k miles.

fuzzydog wrote:The 93 has 100,000 runs good new springs new belts but it's a interstate .and I would like to have the bell and whistles of the se.

I too am in the same boat. Wish I had held out a little longer for the SE, or at least an Aspy.
At least I'm riding. :D I plan on upgrading just as soon as I figure out a justification for SWMBO.


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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby redial » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:26 pm

Or, "Memories are much better than Dreams"
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Happytrails » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:42 pm

Oh thats very good. You never mentioned you were a poet too. :D :D
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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby fuzzydog » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:54 pm

well I just bought the 2000 so I hope its going to be a good machine

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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:00 am

fuzzydog wrote:well I just bought the 2000 so I hope its going to be a good machine


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Re: looking at a newer 1500

Postby Firstwinger » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:24 pm

Good for you! I am on a Aspencade which I am still happy with. The SE is a nice ride! I too someday will move up. So enjoy the new ride, let's see some new pictures!

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