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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on a used 03 Wing

2003 Gold Wing with 20K miles....they're asking $13,800. Anyone have experience with these things as to if this is a decent price?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 02:36 PM
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hard to say, i own 1 buy i got a steel on mine for 16,500 brand new 05 model last year. non ABS model.

most all dealers didnt want to budge below 18,000 for it.

you might want to do a search to compare prices on http://www.ridersrally.com/forum/


it helps, also too with wing owners riding like old people, that helps big time on the bikes, also too these things are low reving torque monsters.

so its not like a inline4 or a twin, its a freaking car engine



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its a freaking car engine
Considering a Goldwing is nothing more than a 2 wheeled Accord convertible.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 11:47 PM
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Wasn't 03/04 the years that they had to reweld the bottom part of the frame?

A friend that works at a local body shop said CCC was outsourcing it to them for that type of repair.
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I forget how exactly it went, but I know that some years were inspected, and welded or not welded, and some years were all welded. You can see if it's been done, by inspecting the vin thats stamped on the frame, and look for a punch mark under one of the letters or numbers. That's how we mark them done.

I'll get better info tomorrow while at work.
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Thanks for the info. I was able to ride it and was impressed. Not as big and bulky as I thought it would be. Obviously much different from my Shadow Sabre, but the differences would be a plus for the long trips I like to go on. Hmmmm....

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Yah man, I havent ridden one more than 10miles and they are lots of fun to drag parts around turns.. haha they are pretty nimble for being so big, well balanced is the word I guess.
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there were some affected bikes the first years, verify the recalls were done
frame welds, oveheating in traffic issues due to some improper block castings
were the major's I think.

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