Goldwing GL1100

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by GoldWing, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. GoldWing

    GoldWing Guest

    I sincerely hope you don't mind me posting this to more than one group at
    the same time.
    I'm selling an old Goldwing GL1100 for a deceased friend's Mum. I don't
    know anything about the bike and I'm hoping I can count on the assistance of
    some friendly fellow bikers, such as yourselves.
    Pictures and a desription of the bike can be found at
    I haven't a clue what it's worth, but I'm hoping that even if you're not
    interested, you could offer some advise as to it's value.


    GoldWing, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. GoldWing

    Ghost Rider Guest

    Here's the Kelly Bluebook for Bikes site

    Not sure what to guess about the non running status, but you might check
    Ebay and see what something similar is closing at. It might be worth
    something to someone as a project or parts bike.

    Good luck!

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    Ghost Rider, Jul 21, 2003
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    ES Guest

    Here is what I do when selling, blue books etc, will not be much help, but
    generally you should stick to a price between retail and wholesale. Used
    bike prices vary by region. Before you sell locally do some research. Find
    out where the most ads for used bikes are found locally. Once you have
    found where the most ads are, get some back issues and find the price range
    for the bike you are trying to sell. Call some of the high end priced
    bikes in recently expired ads (eg 2 weeks old), ask if they still have the
    bike, if no, ask what they got for it. Keep doing this until you have a
    pretty good idea what the local market is. For a quick sale, price below
    market, if you are going to go high, be prepared to dick around with
    idiots and joyriders, and to eventually drop your price.
    ES, Jul 21, 2003
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    Voodoo Nova Guest

    my main GOTO is ebay, i always check whats goin for what and then skip on
    over to the blue book, throw some prices around a bit then hook, line,

    Voodoo Nova, Jul 22, 2003
  5. GoldWing

    GoldWing Guest

    Hi there,
    Thanks to all that have replied. It is very much appreciated.
    The bike is located in Grays, Essex (UK).

    Thanks again,
    GoldWing, Jul 22, 2003
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    Bruce Haugen Guest

    Hi, Steve,

    What you have is a 1980-81 Goldwing GL1100 standard. In very good
    condition and running order it would probably go for around $2k.

    In non-running
    condition and being unsure of a number of things, a new owner will put
    new tires, change oil, timing belts, brake fluid, overhaul brakes to
    sure they work, fork seals, fork oil, clean and maybe rebuild the
    carburetors (4), air, oil and fuel filters and a new battery. Those
    run to a nearly a thousand bucks. This bike looks like it is in good
    condition, normal wear and tear but I can't tell if it's been down.

    I'd start at about $1000 but be prepared to take it down to 500 or so.
    The big selling points of the standard are that a lot of guys like
    standards and when it gets running, the 1100 Wing's reliability is
    positively legendary.

    One 1981 GL1100 owner in Michigan just turned over 400,000 miles on
    his bike that he has owned since new.

    Good luck.

    Bruce Haugen, Jul 28, 2003
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    May 7, 2012
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    re gl 1100

    ok in 1998 ihad a gl11, at 320000miles it blew a head gasket and filled a barrel with water i thaught it was siezed so i put it to a guy SMALL PAUL (****) who said he cauld fix it, after 2 years i found him, it had been sitting in his back garden with no heads on for the whole time, so i just took it back in parts, i sold the wrek 3 months later for 1000 pounds,,p-pl want them, will pay for a wrek, cos they ride like a limo, they keep going and you can fit anything to them,, my surgestion is buy it yourself,,, i wauld
    munz, May 9, 2012
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