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Looking at an 01 with 76,000 miles, dealer is asking 10,700. Are there any quirks on the 01 to be concerned with?
Appreciate any thoughts....
 

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8350-8800 $

make sure frame check was done
shape-shape shape
tires good
maint records
has it been wrecked
 

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I would be concerned with the cracked frame issues the early GL1800's had. Personally, I would pass on that bike. I read where some frames have cracked more than once.
 

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I agree with lazylobster but Kelly Blue Book says it isn't. Would make sure all recalls have been done. Would also look around some more, including this site it the Classified section. But it all comes down to weather u think it is worth it. If u plan to keep it a while, the beginning cost isn't a big issue. I would also look at the 05 and up group it seems to have a tougher frame.
 

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Frankly, I'd hang on until you can find/afford a well cared-for 06 or better.
 

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hello there is NOTHING wrong with the 2001 GL 1800!!! The frames were welded BETTER than the later ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!..that said 10700 is HIGH for the miles UNLESS it is farkled the way YOU like it...chuck PS I HATE the mismatched look of the 2006-7-8-9 trunk/taillights
 

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hello there is NOTHING wrong with the 2001 GL 1800!!! The frames were welded BETTER than the later ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!..that said 10700 is HIGH for the miles UNLESS it is farkled the way YOU like it...chuck PS I HATE the mismatched look of the 2006-7-8-9 trunk/taillights

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Pearl blue 01s rule :thumbup:
 

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I agree on the 06-09 Euro lights. They also are not as bright
 

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Be careful of the electrical system on the 01's. My friend had one and they kept replacing the harness several times till he tread it in. Never could get the CB and intercom to work correctly. Look at 05's and up.
 

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I just traded a 04 ABS with 123,000 and got $10,000. They had it listed for $11,999. It sold in a week but I don't know for how much.
 

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Wait a year and get an 05 and up. But if you really want to ride buy it. Its your decision not ours, if it feels right then do it
 

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I just traded a 04 ABS with 123,000 and got $10,000. They had it listed for $11,999. It sold in a week but I don't know for how much.
Gotta know the whole story on your full trade, was the $10k applied to the full MSRP on your new '08? I seriously doubt they gave you that kind of dollars against your '04 AND then also gave you a nice discount on your new one as well.
 

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I have a 01 Illusion Red, bought it in October of 07 had 35,000 miles, now has 52,500 and the only thing I have had to do is replace the high beam headlight. Frame shows no cracks and I have not heard of any of the 01's with frame problems. If it has been taken care of I would not be afraid of it. Price wise, sounds a little high, but then if it has lots of farkles and its stuff you like, that might make it worth it for you.
 

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Are you buying it from a Honda Dealer--If so Check that all the service bullitens have been done! The needle on the seedo will stick (check the service bulliten.
 

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Depending on condition and what on it... I'd pay between
7,800-8500 thats it !
 

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Looking at an 01 with 76,000 miles, dealer is asking 10,700. Are there any quirks on the 01 to be concerned with?
Appreciate any thoughts....
The 01 to 04 models are prone to frame tube cracks in the rear triangle of the frame behind the passenger floorboards. The only way I would buy one of those models is if the frame was replaced by Honda with the newer spec'd 05 and up frame....otherwise I would stick to a 05 and up model.

Here is the 01 to 04 model frame



Here is the late 04 and up model frame....if the frame doesn't look like this I would move on to another bike.

 
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