What is your mileage on your goldwing?


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What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:36 pm



Just curious on what everyone's mileage is on their wings. I hear stories of over 300,000....any of those here?



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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:20 pm

72,000 on mine. :) only put 326 miles on myself so far. Can't wait till freakin spring!!

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:34 am

my 1984 model just rolled 78,000 yesterday. I bought it the end of March this year and put 15000 miles on her so far. My 1981 has about 77,000 and 14,000 of those miles have been added by me.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:42 am

I purchased mine on thanxgiving weekend. Only got to ride it a couple times :( I put her up for the winter. Sucks!! Can't wait!!

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:00 pm

I see you are lucky enough to have two bikes Hawk....what one do you like better? And why?

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:36 pm

I like the 1100 better for country road kind of riding and the 1200 for "slab" riding. The 1100 is more flickable, if you can call a bike that weighs over 600 pounds flickable LOL.. but I do like how it corners and sits for that kind of riding better. The 1200 runs at lower RPMs at highway speed, has a better faring to block wind and rain, and is cushier feeling under me, so for sustained riding at higher speeds, I like it better. It also (the 1200) has more storage space in the bags, hydraulic lifters and a little more pull to it.

I'm thinking about trying to find a 1983 (gearing is taller than the 81) standard model for a "fun" ride ... or maybe buying a naked 1100 model and dropping a 1200 engine in it... I never rode a 1500 or 1800, so maybe I should check out one of those first? I've considered a Valkyrie instead of a naked flat four, but can't make up my mind. So many choices, so little time LOL

Mspinner wrote:I see you are lucky enough to have two bikes Hawk....what one do you like better? And why?
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:07 pm

When I went and picked up my bike, it was a 3hour ride on the Illionois tri state toll way. First time I was on a bike in over 20 yrs. I was hauling at 80 mph. What I did notice was how I wished it had a 6th gear. Seemed like it could use it. Otherwise, I love the bike. Last bikes I had were Harley's . This one is so much nicer and for an older bike at that. Just wishing it had a 6th gear

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:11 am

52,000 on the 1200 wing
90,000 on the 1500 wing
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:21 am

Everybody has 2 bikes!! What the hell? :)

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby harvey01 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:48 am

120,000 n the 04 GL1800,
38,000 on the 81 CBX
39,000 on the 04 VTX
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:26 pm

Ok...and some have three! :)

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Overdog » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:42 pm

Mspinner wrote:Everybody has 2 bikes!! What the hell? :)


Not me! The wing is in the garage for winter maint. Once I get it finished I'm hoping to get a project bike to work on....something smaller for commuting & fun rides.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:45 pm

Ha! Mine is my project bike! Sounds like it is going to be for life!!

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby bstig60 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:00 pm

88 GW 69000
99 GW 07850
99 Virago 14700
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Not listing the 4x4 ATV's; they are not about mileage, they are about hours.........
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:25 pm

My god!! And some have many!! Lol. Must be nice.... Not seeing the high mileage like I thought I would.Although if you add all those together , it's a lot.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:26 pm

Overdog wrote:
Mspinner wrote:Everybody has 2 bikes!! What the hell? :)


Not me! The wing is in the garage for winter maint. Once I get it finished I'm hoping to get a project bike to work on....something smaller for commuting & fun rides.


How many miles?

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby jenagle » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:38 pm

My 81 GW has 34,000, but I got it at a yard sale, so don't know actual. I suspect a lot.
My 89 GW has 118,000 and going strong.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:43 pm

jenagle wrote:My 81 GW has 34,000, but I got it at a yard sale, so don't know actual. I suspect a lot.
My 89 GW has 118,000 and going strong.


So far, your 89 is the most. Hard to believe

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby jenagle » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:44 pm

So far, your 89 is the most. Hard to believe


Sorta like the high hand at the beginning of a poker tournament. You know it's not going to last!!! And I expect the 81 GL1100I has at least 134,000, but don't know.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby jdavidsmit » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:55 pm

just turned 60100 right before Christmas, weather has not been good enough for me to ride. getting soft since i retired.
i'm the 3rd owner, first owner put about 1500 miles on her and just did not like it, went back to his 1200. 2nd owner brought it up to about 48000.
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby CWJ73 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:34 pm

121500km. I got it last October and rode it as long as I could. I think I put 4000+ on before parking it for the season.
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Fiberthree » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:44 pm

99 GL1500 SE --- 150200 miles as of this evening.
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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:46 pm

Picked mine up in '07 @ 51K.
Currently, Puppy has 171+K.
Might say, I like to ride. ;)
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Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:55 am

Now we're talking! Man those are some miles. :shock: I bet just in this forum, millions of miles and hours worked on these bikes. Ya can't beat experience when you run into a problem. Such a great site!

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Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:58 am

Is it just me or am I the only one getting turned on by the " she is over 50 " advertisement in the corner??




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