another 1200


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petarm1
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Location: rycroft,alberta,canada
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 limited edition
1980 gl1100 interstate
1982 Aspencade gl100

another 1200

Postby petarm1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:05 pm



i am looking at getting another 1200. this one is a 1984 aspecade. it has 160 000 km but it looks good in the pictures.
anything i should be looking for or important questions i should be asking. with my ltd i didnt care what was wrong cause it is a ltd. but this one is going to be my wifes and i need to be a bit more picky. afteral i am tradeing a farm tractor for the bike :D



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virgilmobile
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Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: another 1200

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:48 am

Same as any inspection.
Bad rust,
quiet engine,
hemorrhage of any fluids(look at the water pump weap hole)
Apply the brakes hard and then see if it rolls easy.
All the electric work.Charging volts(if you can measure it at the battery).
Tire condition.
Bounce the shocks...any stuck?

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petarm1
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Location: rycroft,alberta,canada
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 limited edition
1980 gl1100 interstate
1982 Aspencade gl100

Re: another 1200

Postby petarm1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:40 am

Great. I will do all those things this time. Thanks

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firstwing85
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Location: Aldergrove BC Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
1983 V65 Magna

Re: another 1200

Postby firstwing85 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:25 pm

hello Petar, just a note to keep in mind, the 84 has many parts that are specific to the 84 and are not interchangeable.
just something to keep in mind when you need to do some repairs, but then again so is the LTD as it's fuel injection and not carburetor.
PS. your maintenance manual is on the way. :D :D
Johan

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petarm1
Posts: 73
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:31 pm
Location: rycroft,alberta,canada
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 limited edition
1980 gl1100 interstate
1982 Aspencade gl100

Re: another 1200

Postby petarm1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:19 pm

thanks firstwing85. cant wait for some good winter reading




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