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in2it
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98 Goldwing Opinions

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I have a chance to buy a 98 Wing at a very reasonable price... only thing is... it needs a starter as told to me by the owner... was wondering if a relay is bad ??? or the starter... love to jump on the 98... be a big upgrade for me from a 82 Standard... and yes I need to put on my drool bib on... but I wanted to hear from the group is this a good model to get … mileage is 58K... seating with fingers crossed waiting for a reply or replies :)


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Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

Post by Rambozo »

Could be one of two relays, one of a handful of switches, stuck brushes/dirty, or the actual starter. There are some step by step guides here for diagnosing a no start condition. Have you verified running condition by push starting it? By 98 you get most of the upgrades and such. Is it an SE or Aspencade? 58K is just about broken in.
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Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

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in2it wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:09 pm but I wanted to hear from the group is this a good model to get … mileage is 58K... seating with fingers crossed waiting for a reply or replies :)
Oh yeah, you got a deal.
I had a White 98SE for a good long while, great ride...
loved the newer style front end, and tranny gears.

the starter issue is minor.
~John

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Post by ka4yqi »

Go for it, I still wishing I had my 98 1500 back. Great ride and was trouble free for me.

Steve
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in2it
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1965 Honda C102 50cc OHV Engine with 3spd Auto-Clutch
1972 CB 350
1975 CB 550 4 with Dunstall headers and mufflers
1978 GL 1000

Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

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Wish to thank all who left a reply... means a lot to ask of others who had the model and been at it longer... so Im jumping in with both feet... and smiling from ear to ear.. Ohhh... it is a Aspencade to answer a question... and yes... it will start from a rolling start and sounds soild
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Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

Post by newday777 »

Do you hear the starter spin when you hit the starter button? Or does it click?
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Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

Post by offcenter »

I am currently riding a '99 SE and I love it. Almost 100,000 miles.
If'n I was you, I'd just buy it and work out the problems later.
Can't be too bad to fix. With the help of the people on this forum,
you'll have it running like new in no time.
Good luck with it.
George in Jersey.
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A starter should last a very long time. ;) Could be it needs reverse gears in which case it might not be such a bargain, a roll of the dice. The owner could simply have the starter replaced and get much more money for it???????
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1965 Honda C102 50cc OHV Engine with 3spd Auto-Clutch
1972 CB 350
1975 CB 550 4 with Dunstall headers and mufflers
1978 GL 1000

Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

Post by in2it »

Thanks to all who replied....the owner backed out of the deal... so... Im looking for a 1500 to move up to but with limited funding... I know we all have that ;)


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