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  • Offline Jfro5867

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    GL1500 SE
    on: Oct 14, 2020, 10.00 pm
    Oct 14, 2020, 10.00 pm
    Anyone got first hand experience of the Goldwing mk3, the 1500 model? Have my eye on a low mileage one that seems really nice. Maybe something to tinker with over winter. It's 20 years old so that does bother me a bit, all the rubber hoses and stuff, vacuum pipes etc. Is the reality of running one a bit of a risk? Could it turn into a money pit?

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    Re: GL1500 SE
    Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2020, 10.16 pm
    Oct 14, 2020, 10.16 pm
    Can't pass any comments on that particular bike, though I did have a 1982 GL1100 that I wish I hadn't sold, I'm the right age group for them now!
    But what I will say is my Blackbird is a 98 model and I have had it for 10yrs, I've not had any problems with any of the hoses or vacuum pipes in that time.
    A bike like that, if it looks like it has been cared for then it probably has.

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    Re: GL1500 SE
    Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02.37 pm
    Oct 15, 2020, 02.37 pm
    Have fun changing the rear tire.. :008:

    Other than that its a great bike.

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    Re: GL1500 SE
    Reply #3 on: Oct 15, 2020, 04.07 pm
    Oct 15, 2020, 04.07 pm
    Not sure if a 20 year old Honda will be affected, but my 30 year old Yamaha suffered in storage when the ethanol in modern fuel rotted the fuel pipes. On a bike of that age, I would at least inspect the fuel and brake lines thoroughly.

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    Re: GL1500 SE
    Reply #4 on: Oct 15, 2020, 07.41 pm
    Oct 15, 2020, 07.41 pm
    I had one circa 2000-2002 - worst brakes on any bike ever - only one front disc is operated from the righthand lever and the other front disc works from and linked to the back brake pedal. Other than that I enjoyed it's luxury and it's flat 6.

     



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