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The shortcomings of the 1200 are pretty well covered. The problem with the stator is that when it goes, the engine has to come out, and it is an expensive repair. Remember, that bike is over 20 years old, and the associated wiring, hoses, O-rings, electrical connections are also over 20 years old. Depending on the storage methods, could be a problem. So could the availability of parts at this age - remember they quit making these machines in 1987.I found a nice 1985 Goldwing Aspencade with only 30,000 miles on it. Is that an okay first Goldwing? Are there any weak points to look out for? Will that be a good long hauler?
What would you pay for a bike like this?
But, in good shape and with good maintenance, they were a great bike in their day. Time has marched on, and better bikes are being built every day, but at a cost.
So, as to your original question, a couple of thousand would be tops for value for a really good well maintained one. If you get up to the 4-5 thousand mark, you can finds a really clean 1500 with all its improvements.