Newbie gets a wing

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Newbie gets a wing

Post by linbegone » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:58 pm

High ya,

Been riding since elementary on all kinds of machines. Loved all of them but this is my first Wing. Fell on to a proverbial "only ridden to church" 99se with only 15k actual miles at only 6 grand. I can't believe this machine, it's like it just rolled out of the showroom. Had to replace the tired, cupping problems. Some beads and an a new set gave it such a ride.... it was better than any sex i could ever I'm a pervert. Here's a few pics but i cant help but sayin that it feels to me like i've reached nirvana.
Proud new owner :)
Proud new owner :)
i know i cant take a pic worth a dam but i guess y'all get the jist of it.
i know i cant take a pic worth a dam but i guess y'all get the jist of it.

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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by HALBUDD » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:29 pm

Just wait now you get to by lots of bling for it,nice looking bike and at a good price too. Welcome and have fun riding Hal
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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by rooferx » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:16 pm

:D Howdy,,And your preachin to the choir,,

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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by GreenDragon » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:33 pm

Sweet, doesn't need any bling!
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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by linbegone » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:53 pm

Hey Dragon i think you're right. I think it's beautiful without any more bling, tho i''m thinking about a hitch an trailer. Just curious tho, is there any way on the forum to maybe meet riders that are based in the SoCal area. I would love to meet other riders in the area an maybe organize some rides and stuff. Any info would be helpful.

An I know i'm preaching to the choir but, I LOVE THIS RIDE, IT'S SWEEEET.


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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by Hammer5150 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:12 pm

I have a 2006 GL1800. Just returned from a 6100 mile trip to Indiana and other points.
Happy riding. The GW is the only bike to have.
I just posted and am interested in the good, bad and ugly info about the legs up wheels for the GW.
They are expensive but for a old guy with weak legs looks like a good investment.
Be safe.


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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by zamboni920 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Come on is a beautiful bike, and a sweet ride I am sure, but better than sex .........!?

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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by bubbzy93 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Looks GOOD .... looks ...REALLY GOOD ... Congrats man ..... I'm sure you two will have a wonderfull relasionship ......
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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by bustedwing » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:35 pm

Welcome to the site, and you have just found out what we have known for many years.But it is great to hear it from a newbie once in awhile .But you have joined a large friendly family of Goldwingers that enjoy talking about their rides and helping anybody that needs a little advise on how to keep them in the best rides of the world.As the saying goes, there is no stupid question, except the one that is not asked.Ride safe.
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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by cardinal » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:55 pm

Congrats on the new bike!! You got a great deal and a beautiful ride.
As for meeting riders in your area....try GWTA and GWRRA. Some times you'll find an active and compatible group.....sometimes not.
Have fun and stay safe.

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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by twostrokes48 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:35 am

Looks like you got a great deal. Since Admin hasn't chimmed in with his usual reminders, thought I would mention a few things. Although you may already have done it. Very low miles and old age means it has been parked a lot. The timing belts should be changed, clutch fluid changed, break fluid changed, oil and filter changed, and coolant changed. This will not only give you a base line for future maint. but will also make sure you don't ruin something much more expensive. Steering head bearings may need adjustment also as it is recommended they be adjusted at like 20k if I remember. I know mine(98) that I bought last year with 16k miles was loose and needed the adjustment. Some say adding the dyna beads helps with the cupping....I have found pros and cons about them, your choice. These are great rides. I just returned from a trip from San Antonio, Tx. to Winnipeg then zig zagged back home hitting a lot of states on the way back. Will be leaving for Utah in the next couple weeks.

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Re: Newbie gets a wing

Post by st4r50 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:43 pm

nice bike. i still miss riding my 1500.

i agree with the listed maintenance.


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