1997 VS 1999


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1997 VS 1999

Post by fcott1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 pm



Was wondering why a 1997 Goldwing is more valuable then a 1999. Looking at both and was just wondering.

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by gford » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm

lower mileage, better condition, maintenance records, one owner, color, condition and age of tires, heated grips,

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:33 pm

1997 was generally a much better year for wine vintages than 1999.

https://www.erobertparker.com/info/VintageChart.pdf
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by MikeB » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:04 pm

Are they both the same model? Aspencade or SE?
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by fcott1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:14 pm

Both SE models the 97 has 60000 miles and the 99 has 50000

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by MikeB » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:25 pm

No reason for one to be any more expensive than the other except for the owner's desire to get more for it.

There are differences between them, several actually.

The most noticeable are that the the speedo and tach on the 1997 have black faces and are easier to see in most lighting conditions.

The 97 has larger engine guards than the 1998 through 2000.

The 1998 through 2000 have better headlights than the 1997 and previous.

Rear turn lenses are clear on the 1998 through 2000. Prior years have amber lenses.

After that, I can't think of many more differences.
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by fcott1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:23 am

Thanks guys for the help especially with the wine selection .

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by billbob » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:48 pm

Maye the condition of the bike,other than that both are low mile bikes.

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by offcenter » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 pm

Anyone know if the larger engine guards of the '97 will fit the '99?
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by spiralout » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:23 pm

offcenter wrote:Anyone know if the larger engine guards of the '97 will fit the '99?
My '96 has a late model guard on the right side and the older style on the left, so I'm guessing affirmative. The later guards sure are more comfortable using highway pegs/boards than the others.

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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by Fatwing Chris » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:13 pm

99 should be worth more for the simple fact that it has the updated Valk trans.Pretty sure it came out in 98.
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by MikeB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:49 pm

Actually, it was 1997 that the Valk upgrades were made to the Goldwing.
Goldwing History by Steve Saunders --> http://homepage.tinet.ie/~wingnut/goldwinghistory.htm
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Re: 1997 VS 1999

Post by Fatwing Chris » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:37 pm

MikeB wrote:Actually, it was 1997 that the Valk upgrades were made to the Goldwing.
Goldwing History by Steve Saunders --> http://homepage.tinet.ie/~wingnut/goldwinghistory.htm
I stand corrected.


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