Buying a my first motorcycle.


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valemonje
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Buying a my first motorcycle.

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Hello guys, I'm 19 and from Argentina. I've been thinking about buying a GL1000 as the very first motorcycle of my own. I found a really cheap GL1000 for about 6870 dollars, (a well treated one will cost you anywhere between 14k and 17k in this country, still gonna try to knock the price down a little bit though). Since I know already what to check when I see the bike, I just wanted your opinion on how it looks.
I'm pretty sure the paint isn't the original, besides that, the bike looks entire to my eye.
Here's it https://lanus.olx.com.ar/honda-goldwing ... -950480946

I was planning on removing pretty much every single accessory that has been added to it, engine guard, extra lights, lugagge carrier. And make it as lightweight as possible.

Thank you in advance!


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SnoBrdr
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valemonje wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:12 pm Hello guys, I'm 19 and from Argentina. I've been thinking about buying a GL1000 as the very first motorcycle of my own. I found a really cheap GL1000 for about 6870 dollars, (a well treated one will cost you anywhere between 14k and 17k in this country, still gonna try to knock the price down a little bit though). Since I know already what to check when I see the bike, I just wanted your opinion on how it looks.
I'm pretty sure the paint isn't the original, besides that, the bike looks entire to my eye.
Here's it https://lanus.olx.com.ar/honda-goldwing ... -950480946

I was planning on removing pretty much every single accessory that has been added to it, engine guard, extra lights, lugagge carrier. And make it as lightweight as possible.

Thank you in advance!
Looks to be a 1978 model.

Color is not original to that year.

Is that price in US dollars?

If so, that's crazy expensive.
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Fred Camper
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Looks like a 1977 or earlier. Rear blinkers are on the fender and not the tail light.
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Fred Camper wrote: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:22 pm Looks like a 1977 or earlier. Rear blinkers are on the fender and not the tail light.
I thought the same at first, exhaust looks more like the horseshoe type but it does have the Comstars.

Also does it look like the speedo isn't hooked up ?
valemonje
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SnoBrdr wrote: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:10 pm
valemonje wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:12 pm Hello guys, I'm 19 and from Argentina. I've been thinking about buying a GL1000 as the very first motorcycle of my own. I found a really cheap GL1000 for about 6870 dollars, (a well treated one will cost you anywhere between 14k and 17k in this country, still gonna try to knock the price down a little bit though). Since I know already what to check when I see the bike, I just wanted your opinion on how it looks.
I'm pretty sure the paint isn't the original, besides that, the bike looks entire to my eye.
Here's it https://lanus.olx.com.ar/honda-goldwing ... -950480946

I was planning on removing pretty much every single accessory that has been added to it, engine guard, extra lights, lugagge carrier. And make it as lightweight as possible.

Thank you in advance!
Looks to be a 1978 model.

Color is not original to that year.

Is that price in US dollars?

If so, that's crazy expensive.
Yup, US dollars...
Again, an average one is about 16k
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Re: Buying a my first motorcycle.

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valemonje wrote: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:48 pm
SnoBrdr wrote: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:10 pm
valemonje wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:12 pm Hello guys, I'm 19 and from Argentina. I've been thinking about buying a GL1000 as the very first motorcycle of my own. I found a really cheap GL1000 for about 6870 dollars, (a well treated one will cost you anywhere between 14k and 17k in this country, still gonna try to knock the price down a little bit though). Since I know already what to check when I see the bike, I just wanted your opinion on how it looks.
I'm pretty sure the paint isn't the original, besides that, the bike looks entire to my eye.
Here's it https://lanus.olx.com.ar/honda-goldwing ... -950480946

I was planning on removing pretty much every single accessory that has been added to it, engine guard, extra lights, lugagge carrier. And make it as lightweight as possible.

Thank you in advance!
Looks to be a 1978 model.

Color is not original to that year.

Is that price in US dollars?

If so, that's crazy expensive.
Yup, US dollars...
Again, an average one is about 16k

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6193327778.html


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