New 1500 owner


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jbuchan
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New 1500 owner

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Recently discovered the site after a 10 year period of no Goldwing ownership. I found 1998 Goldwing
with 69k on it for $700.00. Bike had Coolant leak behind the radiators that was due to a three way t fitting that fell apart. $7.20 part from Honda. Other than needing a good cleaning bike runs perfect. Here is where you guys come in. The tech articles have been my guide to checking the safe operation of the bike and my nightly reading. I know boring life. I just finished the spline lube and on the 23rd of November I have an appointment with DMV to get it register and start riding. I would like to thank all who contribute to the site especially the tech articles. It’s almost better than a shop manual. I will post some pictures in coming weeks. Thanks again. John from northern Virginia.


Never a bad day on two wheels :lol:
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jbuchan wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:40 am Recently discovered the site after a 10 year period of no Goldwing ownership. I found 1998 Goldwing
with 69k on it for $700.00. Bike had Coolant leak behind the radiators that was due to a three way t fitting that fell apart. $7.20 part from Honda. Other than needing a good cleaning bike runs perfect. Here is where you guys come in. The tech articles have been my guide to checking the safe operation of the bike and my nightly reading. I know boring life. I just finished the spline lube and on the 23rd of November I have an appointment with DMV to get it register and start riding. I would like to thank all who contribute to the site especially the tech articles. It’s almost better than a shop manual. I will post some pictures in coming weeks. Thanks again. John from northern Virginia.
Welcome, John! If your new bike has not had a recent timing belt change, it's about due for it, I would put that at the top of your list.
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First thing I did and the tech article was a big help.
Never a bad day on two wheels :lol:
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I would think next is brake and clutch line inspection and fluid flush and check the date on the tires.
Welcome back to the amazing world of Goldwingins, we missed you. :D
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Done, bike came with two new tires. :lol:
Never a bad day on two wheels :lol:
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Did you check the manufacture date of the tires?
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Welcome John, to one of the most helpful sites you could have found. Good find on the 1500, you'll love it!
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jbuchan wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:40 am I found 1998 Goldwing
with 69k on it for $700.00.
Damn and I thought I found a good deal when I grabbed a 98SE with 61K for $3300
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Phunnybone wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:28 pm Damn and I thought I found a good deal when I grabbed a 98SE with 61K for $3300
If you like it and are happy with it, you did! What anyone pays for something that gives them pleasure is no one's business but their own!
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minimac wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:44 am
Phunnybone wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:28 pm Damn and I thought I found a good deal when I grabbed a 98SE with 61K for $3300
If you like it and are happy with it, you did! What anyone pays for something that gives them pleasure is no one's business but their own!
Exactly.
I am happy with what I paid for my bike. More that some paid for their, less that others.
But for what I got, I am more than happy with the price I paid.


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