My 1986 1200 GoldWing sei


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bigted$$
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My 1986 1200 GoldWing sei

Postby bigted$$ » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:48 am



Iam looking at a 1986 Goldwing SEI the bike looks like it is in very good cond. it has 30.000 miles on it the gentleman that owns the bike said there are no issues with the bike he said it runs perfect and looking at the motor it looks to be realy clean and so does the bikes plastics look real good seat is real nice no rips juts asking are these a good bike or should i pass it up this will be my first gold wing THANKS FOR THE HELP one other thing the bike hasnt been sitting around he has been driving it and if i do buy it should i have the timing belts changed and if you can tell me other things that i should do to the bike thanks for the info.



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Re: My 1986 1200 GoldWing sei

Postby Tris » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:53 am

I was originally looking at a 1985 Limited Edition when I was buying. It's virtually the same bike as the 86 SEI, fuel injected and trip computer. Main difference is the name and paint scheme.

It was a well kept bike and seemed to run well. However, I was warned away from it because of the fuel injection. Honda only used it on a limited number of bikes for a couple of years. It's reliable, but should you need parts for the fuel system, they are rare and expensive. Also, it can be very difficult to find a mechanic who work on it.

In any case, for me it was a deciding factor, for you....your choice.

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Re: My 1986 1200 GoldWing sei

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:07 pm

Yup, the SEi's have a nice computerized fuel injection system - but woe is you if it breaks, because replacement parts are rare and expensive. That's the only thing that would steer me away from that particular bike.


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