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New gold wing rider

Post by musmin7 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:51 pm

Hello to all just wanted to say hi as I'm new to the forum. Just purchased my first gold wing. an 01 gl1800 have been riding hd ultra classic for many years but have always wanted to ride a wing. due to a recent accident that toyaled my beloved hd I decided it's now or never not to many years left as they go by quite fast so here I am now a proud gl owner looking forward to putting as many miles on her as possible.
I welcome any suggestions on care usage and handling you can give as this is such a different monster from my hd. :)

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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by littlebeaver » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:57 pm

Welcome to the site.... How does it differ from the Harley...? I have a GL1100 and a Kawa voyager 1200,, Never even rode a 1800 before.... I rode a Harley,, I had a Kawa Nomad wannabee Harley :lol: ...I think I like my Voyager better than the Nomad I had...1800 looks pretty fancy... :D we like them photo's so when you get it figured out we'd love to see your bike...

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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by Fatwing Chris » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:40 pm

Congrats on the Wing and welcome to the fold!
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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by rooferx » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:44 pm

Congrats from Pasadena Maryland,,Our time is running out so enjoy the bike,,, jus kidding sorta,

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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by themainviking » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:35 am

I also came from HD to my Goldwing, and I won't go back, although I still own my Harleys. It is hard to part company with old friends that have taken me so many miles. The Goldwing GL1800 is indeed a far different beast than any HD made, and it has handling and power superiority without equal. It is probably the finest touring motorcycle ever produced. It took me a bit of getting used to, but practice in a parking lot added a lot to my speed of upgrade. As far as highway, no extra practice is needed except for keeping hand off max throttle setting. About the only thing I could wish to bring forward from Harley to Honda is the locking sidestand. That would be great. Enjoy and ride lots.
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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by squirrel » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:59 am

Welcome from the other side of the pond

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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by Rob H » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:57 am

Welcome from the Land Of Sand! You're gonna love it!

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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by redial » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:55 pm

Welcome to the best Goldwing Forum, from the Deep Deep South.
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Re: New gold wing rider

Post by Phunnybone » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:11 am

Welcome from not so far south :)

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