99 Goldwing SE


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99 Goldwing SE

Postby bstig60 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:58 pm



I have just come across a 1999 1500 SE Anniversary addition that has only 3800 original miles on it. It has been setting since 2000 when the owner had a heart attack and couldn't ride anymore. It is now in the hands of a local dealer whom I have done business with in the past. I am going to try and trade for it before the guy does any work on it. Maybe swap my 1988 straight across if he will go for it. Is there anything in particular I should know or be aware of that affects the 1999 model year. I am aware that the carbs will have to be gone thru and all the hoses and fluids will need to be changed, filters and tires too... Its got Dunlop Elite ll's on it and they will be dry rotted big time. It's missing a few options that I can add after I get it running properly. Cornering lights, luggage rack and some other miscellaneous stuff. Opinions please.............


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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:18 pm

Do the timing belts shes been seating for to long and It would be best to get done asap. Also this would help get the price down or help with the swap.-----------------------------Hal
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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby bstig60 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:47 pm

It did set a long time, but at least it set inside the guys garage. I wound up buying the bike. It runs fine, but has a gas leak thru the CA emissions stuff. I am having new tires put on her and they are going to fix the gas leak, do a complete service oil and filter change, change the final drive oil, do a tune up, check the brakes and wheel bearings and replace the sub air and cruise filters. I will see what they will charge to change the timing belts and if it isn't too much, I will have them do it while they have things tore apart to work on the carbs. If they want too much, I will do it myself. Gas leak is probably a stuck float. Good suggestion, thanks. I will post some pics once I get her home.
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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:58 am

bstig60 wrote: Maybe swap my 1988 straight across if he will go for it.

Trade up 11 years for $0?????????????????????????????

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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby toanogreen » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:08 am

Sounds like a great deal, swap or buying at a good price. I use Dunlop E3's. Work great if you inflate them to 40 psi. I agree with the carb job and timing belts replacement. The only problem I've had with mine is the alternator. Get an OEM 40 amp (non Chinese manufactured) or upgrade to an 80-90 amp.

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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby bstig60 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:37 pm

Couple of corrections since I can't edit my earlier post. She is an Aspencade, not an SE. 3581 original miles and I am the 2nd owner. It is the 50th anniversary addition, its off a year, but only Honda knows why....
Got a reasonable deal on the bike which included the timing belts, new tires, rebuilt carbs and a tune up, oil and all the filters changed, etc. Good thing is, she comes out the door running as she should on Tuesday afternoon all nice and paid for. Test drive will be an afternoon trip to Reno for dinner and a trip to Cabelas.........
I have already ordered some parts to get her as close to SE as I can. Luggage rack from Kuryaken, Cornering Lights from Add-on, the shifter support bracket, Superbrace and a set of earlier model engine guards. I don't like the teeny little things that came on it and besides my highway boards won't fit without them. I found on my trip this summer that I don't have much use for the CB radio anyway, so that is something I won't add. After I ride it awhile, I will decide if I want a taller windshield and/or if I will add the windshield vent. I found the taller windshield that is on my 88 is difficult to see thru in fog or rain, but it really protects you well.
Any other suggestions for add on's.... Did I open a can of worms or what?
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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby toanogreen » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:01 am

I love my heeel-toe-shifter and driver floor boards. A lighted rear spoiler is nice for increased visibility. A windshield vent DOES actually work! Some say wind wings are also nice, but I don't have them on mine.
All-in-all it sounds like you have a good set up.

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Re: 99 Goldwing SE

Postby bstig60 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:14 am

Wind Wings are a must for me. I can see lots of 90-100*+ temps out here in the summer time. I have a spare set I will install before I ride much. I also have a belly pan that I will install before my first trip of any distance. Never used a heal to toe shifter. Since my bike has a stock windshield, I am going to ride the bike a bit and then see if I want to change the windshield completely or just add a vent to the stock shield.


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