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dekare
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From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby dekare » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:34 pm



Just bought this cycle after riding my Goldwing for most of the summer. Blaming my short stature (5'7" 32" inseam 210 lbs) I found the Goldwing hard to ride and control, not so much on the open road, but in town. I felt unsafe on it. I bought this '89 Honda Pacific Coast a few days ago. It's a 800 cc that's fun to ride and has just about the same amount of storage capacity as the wing. It was produced for a few years as a businessman's cycle. Easy to clean, and a briefcase/computer easily fits in the back. All plastic on the outside is molded to fit together (of course) and cleans up it about two minutes easily with a bottle of window cleaner to look nice and keep the businessman's clothes from soiling. It was discontinued as it never really caught on.
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redial
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby redial » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:20 pm

Well, if it didnt catch on, it was because you people with "duck's disease" didnt find out about it in time :o Between you and WingAdmin, you will be able to swap notes on the good, the bad, and the not so ugly. It doesnt matter what you ride, as long as you have smiles. I am glad that you found one that suits you.

PS: Duck's Disease: It occurs when people have their butt too close to the ground from having short legs :twisted:
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Mag
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1988 1500 Beige Goldwing (current ride)

Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby Mag » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:03 am

Another PC in the midst, and nice. Look for the conversation string Admin had buying his wife one. Everyone jumped in and covered about the bike. It is actually one before its time, and if I was not such a Wing-nut, I would be interested, I still find good deals on PCs in the area here.

Enjoy the ride, and keep moving!

dekare
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby dekare » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:31 am

Is there something about an older wing that makes it less maneuverable than some of the newer generation? I've sat on a few newer ones and for one thing the handle bars seem closer. For a large road bike, and seeing I started this thread, would I be happier with some of the models which were created after '82 and if so, which ones?

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Mag
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby Mag » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:00 am

Being 5.7, you have some issue with inseam and being confident with bike height. Totally understandable of course, so I always tell people "Ride what you feel comfortable with, that way you will enjoy the ride, which is ultimately the goal on riding". I have had a Yamahop Venture, an older 1100 GW, and then the 1500, and I can say the 1500 is way more comfortable in handling, but the bike has a lot lower center of gravity than the 1100. The 1100 is more of a "sit on top" and for lack of better words, more sporty handling than the 1500 in my experience. I like the 1500 because most of my roads here are highway 60 mph or more (speed limit 70 on some) and the 1500 is a big wedge so it is comfortable to run through the wind.

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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:00 am

It was just way ahead of its time and as a result got slated by the motorcycling press which were obsessed by standing quarter times and top speeds. I suppose its modern direct descendent is the Honda Deauville (NT700V) which too has never had a very good press - they call it the "Dullsville" in the UK. Nowadays there are any number of big capacity scooters available - Suzuki Burgman, Honda Silverwing etc which do a very similar job to the Pacific Coast, though perhaps not as well.

I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby Ockerstrom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:12 am

Damn, that looks bloody good. 8-)

If I could find one I'd consider importing it to Australia. :idea:

I'm sure we never got them over here, it would certainly be a head turner on our streets. :mrgreen:
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:29 am

Ockerstrom wrote:Damn, that looks bloody good. 8-)

If I could find one I'd consider importing it to Australia. :idea:

I'm sure we never got them over here, it would certainly be a head turner on our streets. :mrgreen:



Here you go - ride it back to Australia, that would be an adventure!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-HONDA-SI ... 4ac8a285d9
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Re: From a '82 Goldwing to this...

Postby bstig60 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:40 pm

I am 6'2" at 210 or so and a 32 inseam..... I really enjoy the GW on the road, but it is no fun to ride in town or in traffic. I have a 1100 Virago for shorter trips. It only has a 28 inch seat height. I have been told the 1800 has a lower center of gravity than the 1500 and the seat height is a little lower. I can't speak for the 1800, but the 1500 is meant for the open road and the occasional trip to town.


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