Eye balling a 1500


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fastf
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Eye balling a 1500

Post by fastf » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:30 pm



Hello, Folks haven't been in here in some time.I need some imput Im looking at a 1999 Goldwing 25th Aniversery edition with low miles on it.I talked to the person who is selling it and the bike is sitting out side.The bike was housed inside but he told me it is sitting out side.What scares me is 1 it hasn't been run much in 5 years due to health conditions he says it runs good.What also scares me is it sitting outside in the weather and is near the ocean.Im thinking about corroision on the wiring connectors.I had a lot of crap when I had a 1200 ltd its not fun pulling things apart and cleaning connectors on a wing .I would like your imput.



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Re: Eye balling a 1500

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm

I suspect "it runs good" means to him, the last time he rode it 5 years ago.

if he will let you, pull some plastics off and look underneath.

if he will let you, remove the seat so you can see if mice have gotten into the wiring harness?

I would discount the price on it at 50% of the market at the very least.
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fastf
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Re: Eye balling a 1500

Post by fastf » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:57 pm

I called him yesterday he said he wouldn't be home until the 3rd of January.He pulled it out and it is sitting outside he lives near The Gulf of Mexico and that kinda scares me that thing could have all kinda of grimlins.Salt air and such we don't have salt spray but we do have rain.

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