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Offline Jfro5867

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GL1500 SE
on: October 14, 2020, 10:00:25 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?


Offline DE65Y

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Re: GL1500 SE
Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 10:16:26 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.


Offline DaveinNC

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Re: GL1500 SE
Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 02:37:32 PM
Have fun changing the rear tire.. :008:

Other than that its a great bike.

If You're Gonna Be Stupid, You Better Be Hard, because stupid hurts!


Offline Matlock

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Re: GL1500 SE
Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 04:07:31 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.
Also in the garage: Yamaha TDM900 & XTZ750.


Offline hondapaneuro

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Re: GL1500 SE
Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 07:41:33 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.