Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender


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Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by StrongEagle » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:23 pm



Title pretty much says it all. Bike is being advertised as needing "fender and fork cover". I'm going to look at it tomorrow... would like to know the cost to recreate per the pics.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by dingdong » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:30 am

Any idea why it needs a fender? Accident?
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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by 89 1500 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:24 am

If it just needs the rear half there's a few on ebay from $45 to $70. There's only 2 I believe front halves and they're over $100. Partzilla lists fender halves but they're over $300. U.S. Paint has the factory Goldwing colors and a list of paint codes on their site, should be able to get away with a small paint kit for a fender. Fork covers if they're the plastic covers that pop in the grommets on the fender are on ebay also. A lot of things can break a plastic fender. The rear half of my old 89 broke when I was passing a gas station that was getting the grass cut by the road. The guy on the rider spit a strip of metal at me and it went under the front, kicked up into the fender taking out the fender extension, and new speedo cable with it. Look at the front carefully though it might have been run into an immovable object.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by tnt9339 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:16 pm

If you buy a used one, study the pictures real well. Most are cracked from over tightened fender extension screws. If you can't tell contact the seller. Even then it might be a crap shoot. The seller I bought mine from said it was perfect. When I got it it was cracked. He claimed the USPS did it. It was clearly cracked for a long time. easy to fix though.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:21 pm

This link to SearchTempest will show you all of the items on eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon, and a few other places.


https://www.searchtempest.com/search?se ... d%7Cmpo%29


the first goldwing item to show up is very clean
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254122818762


here is the rear half, in Red even

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173273662165



https://www.ebay.com/itm/163504732204

there are a lot more, all of them should fit, from 90-2000
not sure about the 88, 89 models
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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by baba67 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:32 am

Hello StrongEagle ,
I do have a 89 front fender in "wineberry"
Very nice condition.
I'm not sure of any differences....
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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by StrongEagle » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks to all for the great info, and especially to baba67... looks like the right stuff. Still trying to get a viewing for this bike.

PS: I enjoy the friendly folks on this board, always willing to help. While I've other boards that may have more posting volume, they don't have the same sense of community... so thank you again, folks.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by Mh434 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:01 pm

While buying new might seem like too much money, bear in mind that some sellers of OEM parts can supply pieces already factory-painted, for an exact match to your bike. I don't know which red yours is (looks like Candy Spectra red, to me), but the cost of putting a candy-apple (or pearl, or what have you) paint job on a used fender could easily push the entire cost to exceed the cost of a factory-painted new one. Not to mention the fact that candy- and pearl-type paint can be "challenging" (or even impossible) to match. The mismatch can be annoying, at best, every time you look at it.

If one half or the other of your existing fender is still usable, it will save you a BUNCH of money. They're very expensive parts (the front half runs around $292, and the rear half around $219). These prices are just representative, found at www.RonAyers.com. There may be cheaper places out there.

Frankly, it's amazing to me that NOS color-matched OEM parts are still available at all. I think it's safe to say they won't be for much longer!

Just sayin'....been there, done that!

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by StrongEagle » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:33 pm

Thanks for all the great information, gents. I went and visited the bike yesterday. Indeed, a '99 with a fair number of bells and whistles on it. Here's a pic of it. It has 80,000 on the odometer.





Only... it wouldn't start... turned over fine. Guy said it had been sitting in the warehouse for 3 months... I believe him... both tires were flat.

I must say that I was more than a bit cheesed to setup an appointment 4 days in advance and not have the guy even check to see if it would start, let alone if the tires needed air. His warehouse crew inflated the tires but never could get it started... pretty new battery and it was on a charger.

As to front fender and the fork covers: It's in a warehouse... a box was dropped on the front fender. You can see the pic below. The crack is right by the arrow... about 4 inches long... I think I'd be better off removing the fender and repairing the crack from the back, especially considering the artwork on the fender. The fork cover looks like an easy replacement.





So now I don't know which way to jump. I don't have the time or inclination to rebuild the carbs myself. I have no idea what the carb rebuild would cost but I'd make a SWAG of $500 or so. I don't feel like buying a bike that won't start, and I don't want the hassle of having to trailer it to get it repaired. So I told the guy I'd be interested in it if it were running again.

PS: He was asking $4,000 for the bike when he thought it was running.

Cheers.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by Mh434 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:33 am

If the battery is weak, even on charge it likely won’t start. GL1500’s are famous for this. Typically, if you can get it to spin over, at the instant you release the start button it may try to fire, or even start. GL1500’s need a FRESH battery with FULL starting amps (not just volts) to be able to power both cranking & ignition. If the amperage is low, it will still crank, but there’s no juice left to fire the plugs.

I’ve been there (2-year-old, high-end Odyssey battery), in daily use...then, one day, great cranking but zero spark. New battery installed, and it fired & ran strong, instantly.

There are lots of threads here about this (plus upgrading to high-output alternators, AGM batteries, etc.). I wouldn’t give up on that bike just yet.

As for the fender - any modern body shop can do a strong, invisible repair on ABS. I’ve had several such repairs done.

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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:39 am

Might try a jump-start from a car battery (car engine off). Might be enough extra current to get it firing.
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Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

Post by StrongEagle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:23 am

Yes, my Valkyries had the same exact issue... crank but wouldn't fire... I dunno, though... this one just didn't seem to have that problem.

However, we shall shortly find out... the seller is taking the bike to the shop today for repairs.

Thanks for the info, gents.



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