Advice Selling GL1100

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Advice Selling GL1100

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After giving my 81 GL1100 a lot of lovin and fun rides over the past 10 years, it's time for something newer requiring less tinkering and more ride time. My 81 GL1100 Interstate is in really good shape with only around 38k miles on it. Within the past two years, I've had the brake calipers rebuild (F&B )and master replaced. Carbs were completely cleaned and rebuilt. New petcock, fuel filter, fuel pump and air filter. Replaced front and back tires and battery. Runs awesome.

So questions...

1) What's the best way to sell it...eBay motors (where I purchased it), GWDocs or other??
2) And any idea how much I should list it for or expect for it?
3) Any other tips for selling it?
4) What would be the best years to buy a newer model, around $10k? Thinking an 09 might be about ideal. Thoughts?


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I would post it here in the for sale forum,

and 2nd, it would help to also post it on the Steve Saunders goldwing for sale forum.
you have to be a member there also, easy peasy, like here. ... d-forum.7/

I am a staunch supporter of both forums.

Craigslist has a narrow audience, eBay gives you more chances for some one to see it.
but, eBay has a healthy fee for selling it there.

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After recent changes to eBay regarding how they treat their sellers, I would HIGHLY recommend NOT selling anything on eBay anymore. Changes to their rules mean that in virtually every dispute, the buyer wins and the seller loses. Scammers are well aware of these changes and are making VERY GOOD USE of this to scam sellers out of their products and their money. I have lost hundreds of dollars to eBay scammers in the last few months as a result, and am in the process of moving all of my eBay items to a different platform.

There is no protection, compensation or appeal process in place for sellers on eBay anymore. Seller fees are higher than ever. eBay recently disallowed any payment platform except for their own (i.e. no PayPal anymore) which of course, they charge more fees for. Every seller I know who used to sell on eBay is abandoning the platform in droves.
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Post by tmauney »

Thanks guys! Really appreciate the insight. I'll check out Steve's forum and post in both areas of this site for sure. Glad to know about eBay's changes. Sucks but better to know up front. That's how I purchased it originally and know the guy who sold it to me felt it was a great way to do so since they have such a large audience.
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Post by LAB3 »

Over the last few years Craigslist has pretty much died out in the number of bikes listed for sale, seems that Faecesbook Marketplace is the place to post now. Can't say I'm a fan of it but if you want to buy or sell locally it seems like the place to post.
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