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Old 02-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Help me value a goldwing?

My father in law is looking at a 76 wing that has been sitting for 4-5 yrs...

I guess the person is asking $2500, that seems high right? Seems like itll need a lot of work. I dont have any pics or any more info, just got this text from him.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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My father in law is looking at a 76 wing that has been sitting for 4-5 yrs...

I guess the person is asking $2500, that seems high right? Seems like itll need a lot of work. I dont have any pics or any more info, just got this text from him.

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Could be cheap or could be expensive. Condition...condition...condition.

'76 is way old already, values swing back for classic/antiques/collectables. But once again condition is everything.
'76 was also only the 2nd year for Wings, they were still a naked bike back then.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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I'm guessing the value depends a lot on what exactly what it needs.
A little tune up and fresh gas, might be worth close to what the seller wants.
If it needs a ton of work the price goes down accordingly. Really, on a bike that old, IMHO, you have to ask yourself, "What is it worth to me"?
Decide beforehand and don't go above that. Gotta keep desire out of the equation (not that I ever do, lol)
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Dude you know the answer to this...

Basket case, not worth it...

Runner... still kinda high.

Real nice, carb clean and tires may be alright...

Are you and or him ready to care and feed a 35 y.o scooter?

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My father in law is looking at a 76 wing that has been sitting for 4-5 yrs...

I guess the person is asking $2500, that seems high right? Seems like itll need a lot of work. I dont have any pics or any more info, just got this text from him.

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waaaaay to high, sitting that long, depending on its condition after sitting, I'd maybe offer 500, but it would have to be clean stored, its a gl1000, not a special bike at all.
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I'm guessing the value depends a lot on what exactly what it needs.
A little tune up and fresh gas, might be worth close to what the seller wants.
If it needs a ton of work the price goes down accordingly. Really, on a bike that old, IMHO, you have to ask yourself, "What is it worth to me"?
Decide beforehand and don't go above that. Gotta keep desire out of the equation (not that I ever do, lol)
if the seller is selling it like that, then tell them to do the "small amount needed" and call when its running
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waaaaay to high, sitting that long, depending on its condition after sitting, I'd maybe offer 500, but it would have to be clean stored, its a gl1000, not a special bike at all.
I agree sounds like a headache to me
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #8
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A bike that old , hope you are handy with tools or know a good mechanic ,well versed in older bikes.
I would think parts at times could be hard to come by.
Save that money & a few more dollars & get a good late model used goldwing.
There are plenty of bikes for sale out there.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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unless that bike has some special significance to you and you are handy with repairs I'd pass on that one and let some Gold Wing lover jump on it.

A 35 y.o. bike that "needs a little work" can become a money pit pretty quickly and when you are done you still have a bike that is only worth something to a select few.
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Can you even get parts for the thing?
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Can you even get parts for the thing?
I would think salvage parts at best for that old of a bike.
Bike are a little different than cars , older bike parts are hard to come by .
I have been at bike shops & heard parts people tell how hard it is to get older bike parts .
He would do good to buy a newer bike & save himself a lot of trouble in the long run. imo.
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My father in law is looking at a 76 wing that has been sitting for 4-5 yrs...

I guess the person is asking $2500, that seems high right? Seems like itll need a lot of work. I dont have any pics or any more info, just got this text from him.

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NADA Classic book has it @ between $700-$3100 depending on condition....
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