buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced


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damessor92
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buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby damessor92 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:43 pm



its a gl1200 aspencade not sure on the year b8ut its sat for seven years. it needs new tires, a carb rebuild/clean, all new fluids, and all the wiring gone through to check for mouse damage as i found quite a bit of mouse terds and seed shells all over the bike. its got 38000 miles on it and needs sum work like new grips and just a good cleaning. please give me a price quote on a fair price for it please and thank you in advance
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virgilmobile
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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Lets see,
tires-$300
belts-$40
brake flush $40
oil change $15
gear lube $10
Carb kit? DIY?
water pump if bad $180
If you DIY.expect $400 in material
Add on the unexpected.water pump,stator problem(not charging)check the 3 yellow wire plug next to the battery.
Carb repair,you may need parts.about $50 per carb.I got lucky and didn't need a kit on mine.
I hope the engine will at least roll over?
If I were looking at it with all these unknowns,I'd probably start at $1000 and maybe top out at $1500
Remember,regardless of whats said,unless you can verify the condition of something,assume the worst that it will need in repairs.
A good condition one will set me back $4500 here.Not perfect,just good.
I bought a 84 gl1200 not running well(carb work)bad tires and a cracked faring for $800.
So far,after the carbs,timing belts,bad water pump and brakes,it runs good-looks fair and I have $1300 in it.Now to the body work and a radio.Another couple three hundred to go.
Don't forget your labor.I've invested MANY hours in the shop in this bike.

86GW1200
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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby 86GW1200 » Wed May 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Add 20k miles and you have my bike, right down to the color! I paid 500 and thought I may have overpaid. Now that I am done with all those repairs/replacements I have about 1400.00 in her. I feel I paid a fair price as I did 90% of the work myself. If I had paid someone to do all that I would be in for 2500-3000 bucks - or about what it is worth.

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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby SilverDave » Wed May 16, 2012 9:27 pm

Seven Years... AND mice ??
hmmmm
I would not go above $600, unless the PO can make it run, even for a few seconds..
The re-and re is gonna cost almost $2000, even if doing it all yourself... and at least 50 hours of your time before you take ride #1 ...

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virgilmobile
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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 16, 2012 9:54 pm

So as you can tell,it's all in what's it worth to you and what the local market will support.
I've heard that the same condition bike in Australia goes for $6000.A fair price for a fixer upper there.
Here in Louisiana with a long riding season,any running wing fetches a high price.

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Asphalt guy
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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon May 21, 2012 7:42 pm

I paid 1,600 for a this 1 Runs, and everything works. 84,000 miles. But I need side covers!! I'll but the ones off of that one!! :mrgreen:

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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby zamboni920 » Wed May 23, 2012 2:06 pm

I am kind of shocked to see the low prices suggested here. Before I bought my GL1500, I thourougly searched E-Bay (yes I know....no-no) and Craigslist and also a few other on-line marketplaces. As far as I can tell, a 1200 Aspencade typically is listed for $2000-4000 ( in running condition, but often is worse cosmetic shape) . All the required going-through are mostly standard maintenance items, although more thorough. The real pricey items are the plastic, in good condition, and often not correct color. Anything mechanical, if you can do most yourself, should be done sooner or later anyway.
Are you looking to make money on it? If so, I agree with the general consencus here....stay low on $'s . If you like it , want it and can afford it I would say at least up to $1500 is fair. Of course, the less you pay, the better for you. Just inserting my 2 cents here :) . If I could find a GOOD LOOKING Aspencade for $600,non-runner,long-time storage (at least here in the Northeast) I'd be all over it :D

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Re: buying a 1200 wing need it to be priced

Postby 86GW1200 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:42 pm

Not disagreeing with a guy named zamboni - but - if it doesn't run it could get very expensive very quick if the motor has to come out for major repairs/replacement.

Example - I had a family friend who asked me if I was interested in his deceased father's gun collection. Of course I was, especially after he told me the types of guns involved. I asked to see them and he said he would have to get them out of his father's attic. :o He brought them over a week later and I had to tell him they were only good for hanging on the wall now. They were rusted beyond repair. They had been put away many years before and had gotten wet at some point.

Same thing can happen inside of an engine (gas/coolant/rain/rat pee). Anyway - the P.O. may in good faith believe all she needs is some R&R - but it may be a basket case....=....big bucks. I was lucky in mine needed the usual and now runs great.




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