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GL1500 with just 2000 miles on clock 8 years 2 months ago #1

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If anyone knows of someone in the market for a decent 1500, I have heard from a friend of a friend who is wanting to sell an almost unused 1995 Aspencade with just 2000miles on the clock.
I do believe the bike will come with a year's MOT on it and as far as I can make out is Candy Spectra Red.
I have a contact telephone number for the gentleman selling it and he is only the second owner, having been given it by his mate. Both of them have been too frightened to really ride the bike as they are both used to old UK bikes from days gone by. Hence the mileage.
Bike is located in Shere, close to Guildford, Surrey.

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Re: GL1500 with just 2000 miles on clock 8 years 2 months ago #2

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With such little mileage on it, I would guess that all the rubber seals in the engine, would be perished due to the lack of oil going round the thing.

But hey ho, what do I know about things like this?

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i have a friend up here who does not use his bike very often, a good year for him is 300 miles, the only problem he seems to have is the exhausts and collector boxes rotting from the inside out

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The guy is an historic vehicle collector and has quite a nice little clutch of them apparently. Four other bikes and an Austin Healey that I know of just from chatting to him on the phone.

He does run the 1500 up to temperature regularly and it is kept in a humidity controlled garage with heating in it during the winter.
I have not seen the bike and do not know anything more of it's condition, other than what the present owner has told me and I have said here. Naturally it would b down to a prospective buyer to check it out thoroughly before purchase.
It was interestingly, the very first 20th anniversary bike brought into the country and the owner has a certificate from Honda to confirm this.

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Crezz wrote: With such little mileage on it, I would guess that all the rubber seals in the engine, would be perished due to the lack of oil going round the thing.

But hey ho, what do I know about things like this?


Do we know what rubber seals there are inside the engine that might perish due to lack of oil passing over them, that I might advise the owner to check. :)baffled

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Not heard of internal seals failing, I would think as they are in the engine, in an oily situation not a real problem, pipes on the carbs a possibly but they rot anyway over time if the bike is used or not.

With the bike being started on a regular basis these problems should not arise.

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See I said, what did I know!!!!

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true enough.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Pete.

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the problems with water in exhaust will also not be present if its kep the way it was, think he may want a pretty penny for said machine

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Part of the reason he was phoning me was that my friend ( who has a Valkyrie, but is more a car man than a bike man) told him I might have an idea what it would be worth, or may know some people who would.
I suggested that a figure of between £5 and 6k might be realised, given it's condition and low mileage etc.

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