Looking to purchase 1996 SE w/sidecar...advice?


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zamboni920
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Looking to purchase 1996 SE w/sidecar...advice?

Postby zamboni920 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:25 pm



Hi. An existing member with many Goldwings behind me, now looking to purchase a 1996 GL1500 SE with Hannigan sidecar. Wonder if I should be looking for particular issues. My last Wing was an 1988 GL1500 wich I did a lot of tlc to after I bought it (neglected bike) . I have never had any of my Wings in the shop, so I am saying I am doing all the work myself, if possible.
I have been silent on this forum for a long time, due to a major move and sale of both my last Wings ( 84 GL1200 and 88 GL1500) . I am now settled in my home country of Norway, and ready to go riding again. The bike in question is imported from USA a few years back.



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Re: Looking to purchase 1996 SE w/sidecar...advice?

Postby liquineer » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:42 am

Looks good, with a trailer as well. Unless you doubt the sellers description and the price is right, then I would go for it.
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Re: Looking to purchase 1996 SE w/sidecar...advice?

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:45 am

With all that stuff attached you might as well buy a car and drive with your head out the window... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Issues with sidecars..usually the suspension on the bike should be beefed up, check tires for uneven wear. There are several sites dedicated to sidecar users I'd find one and check their.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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