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    I bought a 1200 back in 1984 when they first came out, I had a 1981 1100, and a 1975 1000 prior to that, and now the 1800.
    I liked the 1200 the best out of all of them, it rode great at highway speeds, and great around town.
    Never had a 1500, but they are nice bikes too.

    My favorite bike out of all of them was the 1200 Aspencade.

    Great name for this forum.
    John

    Dark Sider 1020
    Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
    Centramatic Wheel Balancers


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    A few years back, a friend of mine found a very nice 1200 for sale about 90 miles south west of where we both worked. He asked me to come with him and to ride it back since it had been a number of years since he had been on two wheels. So after work we headed out and I have to say that those 1200, were really nice bikes. It handled well and rode really nice.
    The only problem I see with them is that parts are getting a little harder to find.

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    • #3
      I had 2 GL1200 Interstates. They were bought used with 20-30,000 miles on each of them. I ran them both up to 80k or so. As was common to that model, one needed a new stator during the time I had it and the rest of the miles were virtually trouble-free. The only time I wanted any more than those bikes could provide was occasionally they needed more power when we were 2-up, fully loaded and pulling a trailer. Even so, they rolled over 12,000' mountain passes with no problem. Great bikes!

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      • #4
        I owner 3 1200's.

        87 Aspy.

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        85 LTD

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        Currently a 86 SEI

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        The injected 1200's are way faster than the barb'd 1200's.

        In my opinion the 1200's were the last of what a Real Goldwing represented.

        Someone at Honda must of thought so too.
        Seeing how the ST1800 copied the 1200's open engine/exhaust look/trip computer/auto leveling.
        **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**

        "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"

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        • #5
          Would I be underwhelmed if I rode a 1200 for the first time in 12 years?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gizmo View Post
            Would I be underwhelmed if I rode a 1200 for the first time in 12 years?
            That would depend on what you ride now?.
            **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**

            "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rocky View Post

              That would depend on what you ride now?.
              2016 Wing

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              • Rocky
                Rocky commented
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                You'd have a smile on your face if the 1200 was in good shape.
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