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Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:21 pm



thanks for the reminder. i joined back in october but this is my first post. just saying hello to all


'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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Re: new? member

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:58 pm

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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Re: new? member

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:44 pm

looks like an 1100 in your avatar wingadmin
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: new? member

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:55 pm

Yes, that's my 1982 Aspencade. I've owned sport bikes all my life, until my wife declared she wanted something she could ride comfortably on with me. One day we saw this Wing on the side of the road for sale, we stopped, looked at it, took it for a ride - and bought it on the spot. Never would have thought I would be a Goldwing kind of guy, but now I love it, and wouldn't trade it - except for a 1500, perhaps. :)

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Re: new? member

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:03 pm

i have an '84 aspencade and a '93 1500se. i just started riding again back in august'07 when i bought an '85 450 nighthawk and the aspencade three weeks later. last august i got the 1500 but now i have seven bikes and one is going to have to be sold
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: new? member

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:09 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:i have an '84 aspencade and a '93 1500se. i just started riding again back in august'07 when i bought an '85 450 nighthawk and the aspencade three weeks later. last august i got the 1500 but now i have seven bikes and one is going to have to be sold


One of your seven? I wish I had room for two, let alone seven!

I sold my GSX-R750 and bought the 82 Aspy, so my wife could ride with me. I keep thinking about a 1500SE, but I think there is a lot about my 1100 that I would miss, so I would optimally like to have both. For now it's just my 1100.

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Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:46 pm

if you got a 1500 the only thing you would miss about the 1100 well let me think about that. i sold my 1200 to a friend when i got the 1500. he got the 1200 august third but couldn't come up with the rest of the money he still owed me for it and i got the1200 back november fourth. i only had the 1500 licensed for the road non of my other bikes had plates or insurance then. what did i miss about the 1200 nothing. removing the tupperware for servicemy take longer and the 1500 is heavier something i only notice when i push it backwards insted of using reverse. what you will have to get use to is the power band. what do you shift your 1100 at? 2500 to 3000 rpm? well on a 1500 you'll shift between 1500 and 2500 rpm. i average 44 to 47mpg shifting at 1800rpm. if i would have gotten the 1500 first i would not have a 1200 but when i first started looking for a wing i found the 1200 with a lot less miles than the 1500's i was looking at
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:51 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:if you got a 1500 the only thing you would miss about the 1100 well let me think about that. i sold my 1200 to a friend when i got the 1500. he got the 1200 august third but couldn't come up with the rest of the money he still owed me for it and i got the1200 back november fourth. i only had the 1500 licensed for the road non of my other bikes had plates or insurance then. what did i miss about the 1200 nothing. removing the tupperware for servicemy take longer and the 1500 is heavier something i only notice when i push it backwards insted of using reverse. what you will have to get use to is the power band. what do you shift your 1100 at? 2500 to 3000 rpm? well on a 1500 you'll shift between 1500 and 2500 rpm. i average 44 to 47mpg shifting at 1800rpm. if i would have gotten the 1500 first i would not have a 1200 but when i first started looking for a wing i found the 1200 with a lot less miles than the 1500's i was looking at


I think one of the main things I would miss about the 1100 over the 1500 is the simplicity - not many systems, certainly not much in the way of electronic controls or emissions systems. Looking at the 1100, it is a fairly simple bike to work on, and diagnosis of problems is relatively easy. I do all of my own maintenance and repair work, and I know my 1100 fairly well. The prospect of learning an entirely new bike from scratch is...well, ok, maybe that would be fun. :)

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'06 st1300a

Re: new? member

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:12 am

two carbs to maintain not four, same old timing belts yadda, yadda,, yadda. more electronics ? a few more than your 1100. more tupperware to remove to do some of the same jobs like tuneups and changing the air filter. most tupperware panels come off without tools
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: new? member

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:39 pm

After spending the last few weeks doing maintenance, I would be sold on the 1500 if I knew that the engineers took maintenance into consideration when designing it...i.e. "you don't have to disassemble entire xxx and yyy in order to get to zzz".




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