1985 Goldwing Limited trike


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Uncle Bear
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Location: hernando, MS
Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Ltd. trike
1977 Ironhead Sportster

1985 Goldwing Limited trike

Postby Uncle Bear » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:08 pm



Hi

New to the forum, nice to be here.

I recently purchased a Goldwing trike. Saw the "Limited" but had no idea what it really meant. Got home and found I had something special. A 1985 Goldwing 1200 Ltd that had a trike kit added to it.

Does anyone know a mechanic or dealer in the Memphis are that specializes in the older Goldwings? Factory guys are OK, but they really don't have much of the older stuff on hand.

Did any of the dealers have the Ltds made into trikes before they were sold? The body work and paint look like factory to me. And it is in the proper color. I know Honda never made a Goldwing trike from the factory but the dealers today sell them with trike kits installed.

Anyone got an idea on value? I am hoping the trike kit didn't ruin a classic, but at least I didn't do it?

Anything other than normal maintenance and changing of oils/fluids on the fuel injected? This one has been parked for a while but it runs great. After I ran some Sea Foam, flushed and bled the brakes and the anti-freeze and such.

Vaya con Dios
Bear



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NavMode
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Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:33 pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 SEI w/sidecar

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited trike

Postby NavMode » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:03 pm

Bear,
Welcome. I have the 86 SEI with a sidecar so we drive our machines rather than ride like the other folks. Sorry no more leaning into the twisties, but hey we don’t have to put our foot down at a stop light.

Not sure on the value, I paid $5400 for my rig with 62,000 miles. You will love all the bells and whistles it has. Make sure your voltmeter stays between 13 and 14.2 when running. Our vintage goldwings are notorious for the stator or voltage regulator going out. Not a question of if but when. There are several posts on doing the Poorboy conversion from Don Pigott. I just had mine done this year and like everyone that has it done I have no regrets.

If you get a chance post some pics.

Ride Safe
Lowell, Donna, & Izan

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Uncle Bear
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Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:50 pm
Location: hernando, MS
Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Ltd. trike
1977 Ironhead Sportster

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited trike

Postby Uncle Bear » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:14 am

Thank You Sir

I paid $3500 with 77,0000, but it needed brakes bled and a thermoswitch. I'm still getting all the bells and whistles working from it sitting up. So I guess I did OK.

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jgarrett
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Location: Nebraska
Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Limited, GL1200L

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited trike

Postby jgarrett » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:48 am

I would love to see a pic of a 85 Limited trike...




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