76 Goldwing worth


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CamBam
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Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 Goldwing

76 Goldwing worth

Post by CamBam » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:44 pm



Hello,

I have a 76 goldwing that I recently bought as a broken bike for $500, I have spent a considerable amount of time working on it and got the motor running. The bike, overall, is in pretty good shape. I can definitely make it look a lot better before I go to sell it. What I would like to know, is what a fair asking price is for this bike?

Thanks, Cameron



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jeffcosmo
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Location: Burlington, WI (Honey Lake)
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade (parts bike)

Re: 76 Goldwing worth

Post by jeffcosmo » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 am

A lot depends on how stock it is; what is selling in your area; and the weather.
Now is not a good time to sell, winter is always a buyer's market for bikes.
For indications of pricing, check eBay (sold items only, anyone can ask ridiculous prices) and Craigslist.
I'm not sure of GL1000 prices, but GL1100 Aspy prices are in the $1000 - $2000 range here in Harley land (well it IS Wisconsin, but I never see many Harleys being ridden...).

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badandy
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000 Goldwing
1982 GL500I
1983 VT500 Shadow

Re: 76 Goldwing worth

Post by badandy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:29 am

Get it road worthy and ride it!....at least for one season. $500 is a good purchase price provided it is all there and not butchered into a café bike. Original stock bikes in fair condition bring the best money over a custom job. You should have a reasonable chance of breaking even on it provided you are doing ALL the work. $1,800-$2,000 is average price in my area (Northeast/Pittsburgh) for a fair to good condition/running bike.

I have flipped many bikes, most are barn finds and haven't been ridden in several years. I make a modest profit enough to fund the next "stray". I love wrenching and riding and have ridden/owned a variety of different style bikes over the years. I don't usually keep them more than a year or two. Antique bikes seem to draw more attention and conversation over newer models. People will walk past the Harley's to ask questions about what I am riding 8-)

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