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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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A Deal I Couldn't Pass Up

I was out looking on Craigslist and ran across an '85 Goldwing 1200 Interstate for sale for $1000.00. I assumed that it was a piece of junk, but decided to go see it anyway. I was surprised to find that it was in very good shape with only 45k miles, but it had a problem with the charging system.

I decided to by it anyway and found out that the stator (alternator) was the problem. I plan to do the Poorboy Alternator Conversion this weekend and start my restoration project.

Here's a pic of how it looked when I brought it home:


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 09:49 AM
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Snowing in Richmond?

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Pic not showing up .....Just a white box with red X....

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Oops. There should be a good pic there now.

Rowie, no snow if Richmond (we've had enough for one season).

I'm going to hop on the bike in about an hour and go for a ride on the Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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Man you stole that one!!!.....

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 10:02 AM
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I don't think you got hurt on that deal at all.
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I couldn't believe it when I saw it. The guy had about three other bikes in his garage and he said that he just got tired of messing with it.

He had it painted last year, new set of tires and it runs great.

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Are you looking over your shoulder?...










For the Police. Thief! What a deal!

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NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO WITH 2 PIECES OF WOOD AND SOME NAILS...
BUT ALMOST 2000 YEARS AGO THEY HELD UP THE WORLD!
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For the Police. Thief! What a deal!

That's pretty funny. BTW, I like your signature line.

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Heck if it wern't running at all you could part it out for that price and do pretty good

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