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Hello to all and Happy New Year!

I am considering purchasing an 85 LTD with about 70K miles. What potential issues should I look for when looking the bike over ....or what questions should be asked? The bike appears to be in great shape.

This is a great site! Smile
#1 12-31-2007, 04:11 PM,
Welcome to the Site!! One of the first things to ask the seller is if the timing belt's have been changed and when it was done. Also check to see if the stator connector has been cut out and soldered. While both are important, neither one is a big deal, just something to that will need to be attended to after purchase.

The other things I'd look for is the electronics on the bike (radio, intercom, and so forth) and the suspension air pump.

Good luck with her!!!
1985 Limited Edition
#2 12-31-2007, 07:25 PM,
Check to see if any of the code lights are lit on the computer. Also ask if the TPS has been replaced recently.
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#3 12-31-2007, 07:40 PM,
Welcome to the site. Good luck on the 85 LTD, great choice.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
#4 12-31-2007, 11:56 PM,
welcome- what ever comes up there are plenty of folks here that can give advice
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#5 01-01-2008, 12:17 AM,
Thanks for the warm welcome.

The condition of the bike "appearance-wise" is very good. The seller mentioned that all service has been performed but I will check on the items mentioned here....thanks for the tips.
#6 01-01-2008, 01:33 AM,
If you don't mind my asking, how much is the seller wanting for it?
1985 Limited Edition
#7 01-01-2008, 01:43 AM,
Glad to have you aboard. I ride an 85 Aspencade, and I can say in all truth, I am so happy I bought it, I`m grinning like a jackass eating briars.
I feel that if you look the bike over good, and listen to these people on this site, they will make sure you get the best of advice. Believe me, I know. Have fun, enjoy the ride,
Wayne Allen Smile Smile
If you treat your 1200 right, and trust her, she can and will save your butt from a lot of bad scenes. Just believe in her! Mine has several times.
#8 01-01-2008, 04:10 AM,
roscoepc I have sent you a PM.

Thank you for the welcome and advice Wayne Allen. I can't wait for Spring. 8 inches of snow last night... :cry:
#9 01-01-2008, 04:31 PM,
Hello and Welcome from Florida. You joined the best site. the information gained here is wonderful and enjoy your ride.
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#10 01-02-2008, 08:49 AM,
Thank you Floridawing. Nice looking bike you got there!
I'll trade your weather too.
#11 01-02-2008, 09:08 AM,
2-Lane, thanks for the compliment, I do enjoy her. as for the weather, well it is about 40 here this morning and wind blowing about 25-30. We are have a real cold spell. LOL overall the weather is nice.
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#12 01-02-2008, 09:19 AM,

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