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BlackdogBrushwork
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75 GL1000

Post by BlackdogBrushwork » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:36 pm



Hey all, I am new here and have a question for ya'll if you would be so kind as to help me out a bit. My buddy's dad has a 75 goldwing that came with the house when he bought it. It has been sitting in his garage collecting dust, doesn't run, and he has no intentions of restoring it. I want to make him an offer but don't want to insult the man by lowballing him. I see that "fair" condition ones go for about $4000, but this one has sat and who knows how much work needs to be done to it. Is it insulting to offer him $1000 or a little less? Granted, I know the man well and I think he would like to see it go to a good home. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!



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ekvh
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Re: 75 GL1000

Post by ekvh » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm

Unless you’re able to see that it can be brought to life easily, $400 is the most I’d pay. I haven’t heard of fair ones going for $4000.

It’s very easy to sink a grand into them and still have an old bike. If it’s been sitting you’re looking at lots to rule it safe. People get them going for less, but over the next few years, they nickel and dime stuff into shape. IMO it’s worth it to do all the important things first.

Tires, brakes; brake, clutch, throttle, choke cables; wheel, triple tree, swing arm bearings, most likely carbs, plugs, points, condenser, battery- do the math.

Paint?

Even if you do all your own work it adds up. Specialty tools?

BlackdogBrushwork
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Re: 75 GL1000

Post by BlackdogBrushwork » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:59 pm

Wow okay thanks for the reply, glad I asked.

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offcenter
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Re: 75 GL1000

Post by offcenter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 am

ekvh wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Unless you’re able to see that it can be brought to life easily, $400 is the most I’d pay. I haven’t heard of fair ones going for $4000.

It’s very easy to sink a grand into them and still have an old bike. If it’s been sitting you’re looking at lots to rule it safe. People get them going for less, but over the next few years, they nickel and dime stuff into shape. IMO it’s worth it to do all the important things first.

Tires, brakes; brake, clutch, throttle, choke cables; wheel, triple tree, swing arm bearings, most likely carbs, plugs, points, condenser, battery- do the math.

Paint?

Even if you do all your own work it adds up. Specialty tools?
I agree. I have a '76 that I paid $400 for. So far I have over $2000 in it, and it still needs more work.
I'd like to sell it, but I won't get anywhere near what I've got in it.


George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

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