1500 laid down


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muskin
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1500 laid down

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Hi I noticed a 25th anniversary 1500 Goldwing on the market that had been laid down due to a blown rear tire. How expensive would it be to replace the broken and missing plastics? Not sure of the year, 99 or 2000? is that the anniversary model for the1500?
Barry


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Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

Honda used anniversary badges both for the company and the Goldwing itself. The model year 2000 should be a 25th Goldwing Anniversary. Only real difference is addition of the special badges.

As far as repairs, no way to know. You will need to go and do an inspection and make a list of needed parts then call bike junkyards and see what you can find. Expect that most are no longer available from Honda and those parts that are will be pricey.
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Thanks, Andy, I'm in Hudson, NC.

I will do some more research on the broken parts and what it will take. I can't really see the bike in person yet since it's 4 hours from me.
Thanks for the quick reply.

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Barry,

A simple lay down often results in minimal plastic damage. The guards do a great job. We have several How-To articles on this site about repairing the ABS.

There are also several good threads on maintenance actions for a GL1500 that has been sitting (belts, hoses, filters, fluids, tires, drive line, etc.) If you think this might be a good deal, my uninformed answer is probably not. It's like restoring an antique car. You will go through everything it needs, spend several nights and weekends in the garage, search internet for countless hours looking for that one missing part.

But if you have your heart set on a 2000 Goldwing because it's one of the best bikes ever built, enjoy doing mechanical work and want to build a new best friend, it's worth the four hour drive. I've driven farther for less.
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Thanks Andy,

I was just looking for something to work on in my spare time, something to keep my mind active. Getting older and need some challenges to keep my old mind working.

I just watched one video on abs repair, very informative.

Barry
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Andy Cote wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 12:30 pm <...>
Honda used anniversary badges both for the company and the Goldwing itself. The model year 2000 should be a 25th Goldwing Anniversary. Only real difference is addition of the special badges.
Andy is spot-on!

The 2000 was the last model year of the GL1500 Goldwing - the GL1800 was new in model year 2001.


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