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rescue1042
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1998 honda 1500 SE
2002 honda Gl1800

New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:29 am



Just really excited! I got this what is new to me this weekend a 1998 1500a se and was able to take it for a ride on sunday! All i have to say is while i loved my 1982 gl1100 this is one amazing bike to ride!


2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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redial
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Re: New Bike!

Postby redial » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:35 am

Your avatar looks like you have all the comfort needed. I trust your enjoyment of the GW lasts for a long time.
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rescue1042
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2002 honda Gl1800

Re: New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:00 am

Thank you very much!! :) :D
2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:45 am

I did the exact same thing a couple of years ago - went from the 82 1100 to my 2000 SE (also white). I intended to keep both bikes....but in the end, ended up hardly riding the 1100 at all anymore, so I decided to sell it to someone who would, rather than let it just sit.

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Re: New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:36 pm

I think that is what i will do too! really wanted to fix it up even more but it would sit to much so think i will sell it to! hate to see it go but i want someone to have as much fun as i did on it! It was such a good dependable bike! Will miss her! :cry:
2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby bustedwing » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:06 pm

Welcome to the upgrade. I only went from the 1200 to the 1500 and was amazed at the difference. Now I am on a trike and have all the comforts, back in 1990. Since then the trike companies have made a lot of advances in technology and ride. Congratulations on your new ride.
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1988 1500 Beige Goldwing (current ride)

Re: New Bike!

Postby Mag » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:28 pm

Ya, I went from 1100 to 1500.....night and day for sure. The 1100 was a really cool bike, more sporty, etc., etc., but the 1500 was a totally different riding experience. So glad I am back to it again.

Congrats on the new mount!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby JMMO » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:53 am

:D Congrats rescue1042! I got my "new to me" 1998 last summer, and I love it! :D Ride safe & often my friend. :D
Ride Safe,

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Re: New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:47 am

thanks everyone.. Yes what a different ride it is, to bad it is turning to winter here so have to think about putting it away now :( But now i have lots of reading to do on goldwing forms about ideas for bike and tips and tricks so should keep me busy for a little while anyway!
2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby bjatwood » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:00 am

I got my 98SE last spring and had a blast tearing it down to replace all the filters last winter. I'm going to do the timing belts this winter and tighten the steering head bearings too.
I absolutely LOVE my 1500 and I know you and your Mrs will have many fun trips with that bike. We were looking at a White SE also when we spotted my Spectra Red/Wineberry combo sitting in the sunlight at the dealership. Just HAD to have it...LOL

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Re: New Bike!

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:12 am

Saw your pic, looks like Darth Vader has bought himself a 'Wing. The force be with you!
The game's afoot;
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Re: New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:45 am

Saw your pic, looks like Darth Vader has bought himself a 'Wing. The force be you


Ya it was a little cooler last weekend so had to put all the gear on and try the communicators out lol, and Bjatwood i have to take it apart and change oil and timing belts to so been watching videos on here and have to say besides taking off all the panels it looks a little bit easier to do the belts on this on then the 82 of mine
2002 GL1800
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But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby Happytrails » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:16 am

Nice lookin Goldwing.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

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Re: New Bike!

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:08 pm

Yes, let me know how you go changing the timing belt, I intend to do it this winter but it looks intimidating.
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:12 pm

brettchallenger wrote:Yes, let me know how you go changing the timing belt, I intend to do it this winter but it looks intimidating.


It's really not that initimidating if you take your time and pay attention to what you're doing. Have a look at this:

How to remove and replace your timing belts

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Re: New Bike!

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:20 pm

Hi

Thanks. I have looked at your excellent article lots of times - I suspect that once I get started my fears will ease, but I am still intimidated. Getting it wrong has dire consequences, and I do have a tendency to get things very wrong!
The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby silverado6x6 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:05 pm

Being the founder and owner of a classic metric bike business I have a stable of bikes from a 1980 Honda CX500 on up to a 2009 Star 1300 Tourer, I like my 95 GL1500, its more like a sporty Peterbilt tractor. But my favorite ride is an 89 Yamaha Venture Royale, V4 1300 something cc it is more top heavy but its just plain more fun to ride, it was Yamahas counter to the Goldwing, and for a while it wasbetter until the GL1500 hit the market.
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rescue1042
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2002 honda Gl1800

Re: New Bike!

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:43 am

It does look like this is easier to do then my gl1100 hundred was to replace the timing belt> so i guess i have some projects this spring to do this spring before we start riding and camping again awww let the dreams begin! Iam going down to the orange bowl this year over new years i WONDER if they let me do a carry on with the wing HMMMMMM ;)
2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!

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Re: New Bike!

Postby bjatwood » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:26 am

Just have Ole' put a snowie tire on it and youl be fine, eh?




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