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LTD owner from Central PA
hi guys and gals!

Just picked up an 85 LTD w/ 39K on it. It's a little weathered, and the original owner had all kinds of lights and accessories that were killing the battery which i removed (lights) and replaced (battery) and after a tune up (it was sitting for a few years) it seems to be running pretty well.

I had it out yesterday for a few hours and 100+ miles and it would occassionally run a liiiitle hot, and sometimes idle low but only stalled on my at a redlight one time.

i'm doing a few minor cosmetic fixes, getting a few comfort upgrades but otherwise leaving it as stock as possible and plan to ride the heck out of it this summer~!

I look forward to the knowledge and experience on this forum as i become familiar w/ this classic 85 that my friends christened 'The Golden Goddess'!

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#1 05-02-2010, 10:52 AM,
Nice bike. Almost seems like there's more LTD's out there than Aspencades, but, maybe that's only because I would like one for myself.
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#2 05-02-2010, 11:16 AM,
Sharp looking bike.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
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#3 05-02-2010, 12:18 PM,
There definitly seems to be a run on them here lately.. Welcome to the Site!! 8)
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#4 05-02-2010, 01:45 PM,
welcome to the site

where is central pa......big in the central western southern portion of the state

you could almost say i'm a mason-dixon line hugger

for the most part i dont see anything that should pull that battery down hard unless the stator or reg is going bad,he tried running all the driving lights at once and/or the stator and rectifier connections are toast

electrical is one of the first priorities to handle on a gl
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#5 05-02-2010, 02:02 PM,
Nice bike.

I'm in Johnstown, if you get the urge give me a yell.
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#6 05-02-2010, 02:58 PM,
central PA = Carlisle/Harrisburg area

the battery i replaced was a cheap acid-fill type. i put a much higher CC no-maintenance battery and it's made a huge difference in electrical power.

someone already did the hardwire stator mod but i still picked up a new aftermarket stator harness that i'll put in some day.

only other immediate thing is to mount the hitch i bought so i can throw my golf club mount on it! :-) combining my two favorite summer hobbies...
#7 05-02-2010, 06:36 PM,
Welcome to the site, beautiful Ltd you have!
#8 05-02-2010, 10:50 PM,
I've had 6 Bikes over the years,I tend to hang onto them for a long time. Got my 85 LTD over a year ago,its been the best ride so far. Just returned from a 3500 mile trip of the NW States. 6 to 8 hours a day in the saddle no problem. 25 years old
with a collectors plate on it now, she's a heck of a good bike. My son also just picked up an 85 LTD for a song which he'll restore to like new condition for himself (he's restored a couple of Aspy's already)so if you ever see twin 85 LTD's riding the hwys and byways that just might be us.
#9 07-18-2010, 10:50 PM,
Welcome from Northern NJ!

Nice Wheels!

#10 07-19-2010, 05:10 AM,
:lol: Now that is a nice ride, if you get over to the east of Pa. I can show you a few of my get out and ride roads.
#11 07-19-2010, 06:20 AM,
if you have done the stator connector hardwire at the battery you still need to hardwire the regulator and stator connector at the regulator under the tank

this is a problem area on the ltd/sei's

pm me your # if you need to know exactly what;s involved
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#12 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM,
Nice ride. Hmmm, sooo what kind of lighting do you now have as left over?
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#13 07-19-2010, 10:55 AM,
Nice Bike. Welcome to the forum. I have received a lot of help here with my two Interstates. Sure would like to have a LTD.
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#14 07-19-2010, 07:49 PM,

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