Thinkin of getting 82 have ?s


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Thinkin of getting 82 its a 1 owner says timing belts done it has 77k on it he wants 1500.00

thats not hi miles is it?
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More pics, also says full tune up etc
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for a goldwing, that is low miles. does it start easily, idle properly, rev up and down smoothly ? does he have documentation for the timing belt job ? are the tires of recent vintage ? is the stator putting out adequate charging voltage ? does the clutch work properly ? if not, those are "engine out" jobs.
if that all checks out, then his price is quite fair and i would buy it. nice colour !
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I can get this or a 1988 Yamaha Venture 1300 72k miles also 1 owner same price

split between the 2
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Stone1995 wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:06 pm I can get this or a 1988 Yamaha Venture 1300 72k miles also 1 owner same price

split between the 2
I've had a Venture in the past, you'll have an easier time getting used parts with the Goldwing just because there's more of them out there. Yamaha is pretty good at stocking parts for older models so it's about even on that front. It's not too difficult to pick up a cheap Goldwing parts bike for the reason mentioned before, there's more of them out there.
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seems cosmetically correct. for 1500 i would jump. but if the venture is same condition and price, i would jump on that. cant go wrong with eaither.
boils down to how aggressive a rider you are.
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Easy answer, buy both. See which one you like riding better.
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Venture pic..same price Goldwing is 2 hours closer
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More Goldwing pics....
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The guy says the Venture needs a battery so that 80.00 or so

The Goldwing needs nothing..has ne water pump and T belts
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Is this Goldwing engine good for 155k if taken care of?
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ia a 1987 Wing better than the 82 ? same milage
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yes a goldwing will easily go to 155k and beyond, with regular maintenance. i have never had an 87 but i think it's pretty unanimous that there are no bad versions of the goldwing; just depends on what you want and how much you have to spend.

sounds like you have at least 2, low-mileage, one owner bikes to choose from ... wish i had that problem.


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