1985 GL1200 LE

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bstuebing
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1985 GL1200 LE

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Selling my '85 LE. Runs ok. It's the bike that I rode to the Marlinton West Virginia Eastern run a few years ago. Just have too many bikes. 122000 kilometres. Not sure what that is in miles - somewhere between 70 to 75000 miles. Bike is in Canada . Asking $1500 Cdn.
Brian
1979 GL1000
1985 GL1200LE
1998 Valkyrie (new to me)
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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE

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ImageThis one Brian?
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Wow, that's the one ! Love the picture. Thanks.
Brian
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Paola Zago
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The price is incredibly low! If it was in Italy we would have purchased it immediately despite the possible problem of assistance because only two came in Italy and no Honda dealer knows it.
In Germany I recently saw one for sale at 8000 euros.
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If I were closer it would be had.
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1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT LE
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition (sold)
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition (sold)
2008 GL1800 (sold)
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Paola Zago wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:40 am The price is incredibly low! If it was in Italy we would have purchased it immediately despite the possible problem of assistance because only two came in Italy and no Honda dealer knows it.
In Germany I recently saw one for sale at 8000 euros.
The Atlantic is a great divide, bikes are more expensive going your way, parts are more expensive coming mine. These older fuel injected Gold Wings are an excellent bike when operating well. The issue here is that, because of the computerized fuel injection system (CFI), these bikes are shied away from - parts are sometimes not available, old used parts are old used parts, and most people do not want to put the effort into learning about the CFI system. There are work arounds for the various CFI components, but this too takes time and a want to do. A lot of comments/posts mention these points and recommend getting a carb model instead. Understanding what is happening to these older FI models is not as straight forward as a carb model, and there are fewer people who understand what is happening.

I'm a fan of these older fuel injected models. Find them to be very reliable, and you can tour and travel without an issue. Been working on and maintaining mine for the past 7 years. I'm still learning about mine. Great retirement project, and it is a conversation piece.

Having mentioned the above, the price is very reasonable for over here.
"When writing the Story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen."

Ernest

1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT LE
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition (sold)
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition (sold)
2008 GL1800 (sold)
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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE

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Hi Brian,
Do you still have the bike for sale?
bstuebing wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:02 pm Selling my '85 LE. Runs ok. It's the bike that I rode to the Marlinton West Virginia Eastern run a few years ago. Just have too many bikes. 122000 kilometres. Not sure what that is in miles - somewhere between 70 to 75000 miles. Bike is in Canada . Asking $1500 Cdn.
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Yes. It's put away for the winter currently. A guy left me a deposit back in October and I haven't heard from him since. I am pretty sure he didn't really know what the bike is. I will return his deposit if he ever contacts me again.
The bike has sat for a couple seasons. When I put it away for the winter the rear brake was stuck on and it was blowing oil smoke from the left side and cylinder #4 seems to be firing only intermittently. Proof I guess that a GoldWing shouldn't sit for any length of time.
Brian
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1985 GL1200LE
1998 Valkyrie (new to me)
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