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I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:10 pm



As some of you know, I sold my Goldwing about a month ago. It was a sudden sale. I didn't even get up that morning thinking I was going to sell it but here we are.
I've been looking at another but now I have a delema.
1-Do I buy another?
2-Do I get a Can-Am?



Or
3-Do I get the Slingshot.




I'm not as sure footed as I once was so I've been looking at 3 wheels.

I do need some help deciding.



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Re: I miss my wing

Postby aj1500 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:08 pm

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I saw where you were suddenly offer big $$$ for your wing and made the sale
if you let someone here or anywhere for that matter influence you in a direction for your new ride you would be getting what they wanted,
it may turn out you don't like it as much as they do.
example, I always said when I got to the point of being concerned about dropping the wing I would look into a trike
I never considered it would be my wife that had troubles first, so after asking as you are now I got lots of good info about trikes
I could have went that route as I was confident with the info I was hearing, then I thought WAIT A MINUTE she will still be on the bike
so then I started looking at the idea of a sidecar, I told her we would give it a try, if we didn't like it we would just start trailering the bike to and from and just ride at the destinations. Well it only took me 1 ride to decide how much I liked it and only 1 ride for my wife to feel the same
So for us a sidecar fit the bill and I don't see ever going back

So take all the input with a grain of salt and ultimately it has to be something you will enjoy, after all it's your money and time going to be spent on it :D

go test ride as much as you can and see what feels right

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:25 pm

I agree with AJ, get what you want. last year starting in may I decided that I wanted a Honda st1300, a couple co-workers owned Yamaha fjr1300's and said the fjr was lighter, had more power, and handled better. I looked at one fjr then in august I came home with the mighty ST1300a that you see in my signature. I never test rode either bike I just wanted an ST1300 and very happy with it
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby squirrel » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:52 pm

A good friend of mine has a spyder .pluses no need to spend time putting on all the gear. No need to wear a helmet. Minus can't filter not a straight forward machine to ride .I had a go nice bike but I'll stick to my wing

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Happytrails » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:14 pm

I love Can Ams so I can sympathize with your difficult your decision could be. And 2016's have some really hot paint schemes. They seem as reliable as anything and very comfortable. On the other hand a Can Am doesn't lean and thats a part of motorcycling that I really dont want to give up right now. I had a chance to demo ride a Can Am F3 and it really puts a smile on your face all that raw power. I think that one day I'll be riding something with 3 wheels. Its nice to have other options. :D
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:49 pm

Thanks to everyone that has responded thus far.
Anymore comments are more than welcome.

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby thunderwing » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:01 am

How about a honda CT1300, weighs in at 724 pounds. Still in the honda family, perhaps maybe a better fit with lighter weight from an GL1800, could work with a sidecar as well. Just a thought.



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Re: I miss my wing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:36 am

squirrel wrote:A good friend of mine has a spyder .pluses no need to spend time putting on all the gear. No need to wear a helmet. Minus can't filter not a straight forward machine to ride .I had a go nice bike but I'll stick to my wing
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Really? You don't need gear and a helmet when riding a Spyder? What about when you're T-boned/rear-ended/whatever, and go flying down the road? How does riding a Spyder make you immune from injury so that you don't need any gear?

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:47 am

WingAdmin wrote:
squirrel wrote:A good friend of mine has a spyder .pluses no need to spend time putting on all the gear. No need to wear a helmet. Minus can't filter not a straight forward machine to ride .I had a go nice bike but I'll stick to my wing
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Really? You don't need gear and a helmet when riding a Spyder? What about when you're T-boned/rear-ended/whatever, and go flying down the road? How does riding a Spyder make you immune from injury so that you don't need any gear?


I wear gear no matter what. At the very least a helmet and jacket but that scenario sounds like you'd be dead. :shock:

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby themainviking » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Ever think about a Goldwing trike or even reverse trike? Finding Can Ams used in decent shape is tough where I am. They are mostly driven out. Nobody does any of the maintenance cause they are even more difficult to DIY than Goldwings. I decided a long time ago that a Goldwing Trike would replace my two wheel model, when I had a leg fall off. :mrgreen: Honda reliability, so to speak. On the other hand, a new Can Am would be the cats butt also.
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Harp » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:32 pm

I spent many years working in the ICU & Emergency Dept. I saw way too many injuries, particularly ones from which there is no recovery. I can't imagine riding any open vehicle without gear. I've really moved towards ATGATT. You can't get another brain or loved one.

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:09 pm

themainviking wrote:Ever think about a Goldwing trike or even reverse trike? Finding Can Ams used in decent shape is tough where I am. They are mostly driven out. Nobody does any of the maintenance cause they are even more difficult to DIY than Goldwings. I decided a long time ago that a Goldwing Trike would replace my two wheel model, when I had a leg fall off. :mrgreen: Honda reliability, so to speak. On the other hand, a new Can Am would be the cats butt also.


Just goes to show you how all things vary. I was noticing lately how many "slightly" used Can Ams there are for sale around me and how much there price has tumbled from there original prices. I'm seeing 2012's with super low miles for $16-20k. And on RT limiteds they can MSRP for $30k. Very tall price tags for sure.

One thing I noticed while checking out Can Ams up close is the quality is different. I'm not sayings its bad. Newer Can Ams have a reputation for being pretty bulletproof. But when you look and touch the controls they aren't the same quality as a Goldwing or Harley or Indian. And some of the simpler tasks like an oil change can be a bit of work on a Can Am especially if you dont know the in's and outs of working on one. Also they use the CANbus like a lot of newer bikes so have to be careful about the addons and how they are connected.

I'm kind of on the fence about trikes. I guess its because I haven't ridden one of the nice ones. But I always thought a sidecar rig would be fun. I'm probably thinking in reverse. But a newer style Can Am would be a pretty nice ride for sure. I'm keeping an eye on local demo ride events a bit closer this year and would like to try and ride an RT if I get a chance. Its a great way to check the bikes out. :D
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:14 pm

I hear a lot about Can-Am's but nothing about the Slingshot and very little on the Goldwing.
Anything on the Slingshot it self? ;)

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Rob H » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:55 am

WingAdmin wrote:
squirrel wrote:A good friend of mine has a spyder .pluses no need to spend time putting on all the gear. No need to wear a helmet. Minus can't filter not a straight forward machine to ride .I had a go nice bike but I'll stick to my wing
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Really? You don't need gear and a helmet when riding a Spyder? What about when you're T-boned/rear-ended/whatever, and go flying down the road? How does riding a Spyder make you immune from injury so that you don't need any gear?


It's the safety flip flops that do it for me.
Plus it's the UK. Only 4 days of sunshine per year. Cuts the risk of accidents down substantially if the weather is to bad to ride...... :D

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby squirrel » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:38 pm

Wow. Just to clarify .someone who has a spyder/ 3 Wheeler has the choice whether to wear atgatt .but on a motorbike atgatt is the preferred choice in my opinion as I've been on long runs with someone on a spyder and whenever we stopped he was always waiting ages for me to put my gear on .the upside for me is he got sunburnt:-)

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby MikeB » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:03 pm

If you really miss your Wing, Buy another Wing. Nothing else will the same as a wing.
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:40 pm

One of my friends, in a joking manner, said he started out on a three wheeler and when he's too old, he'll get another three wheeler.
We laughed about it then went on. I can't give you any advice about trikes, or that Honda Goldwing quad I recently saw but I recently recalled an incident I reckon I had totally forgot. And it's got me thinking.
While working in Louisiana a few years back, I was carrying a ladder up on my shoulder when my right knee just gave out and I went down.
There was no pain or anything, but for a minute or two I couldn't make my right leg do anything below the knee.
Now I've got the heaviest bike I've ever had, and now I recall I've got a questionable knee. :roll:
I'm not going to give up riding but if I start having problems with my leg, I'll be looking for a Goldwing trike. There's a lot of them around if you're willing to travel a little ways to look. But that's just me.
Good luck in your search. :D
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Happytrails » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:02 pm

Not sure how long I can hold up a Goldwing but I'm in the same boat with bad knees and ankles. As much as I enjoy a Goldwing there are a few smaller bikes that I like and the Can Ams would be a solid choice. And I've always had a desire for a Sidecar Bike. There are some good options out there so just gonna roll with it. Hope you can figure out which bike fits your goals! :D

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:29 pm

Maybe some training wheel like devices that would still let me lean it over in a curve but not let it fall over at a stop sign if my knee let's go? :D
Hmmm....got myself to thinking on it now. Retractable training wheels!
Kick a lever as you slow to a stop, they come down and lock into place. Kick the lever again as you take off and a spring retracts them.
Wouldn't even have to put your foot down. Would also help keep your bike stable when you put it up on the centerstand. :?:
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby offcenter » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:34 am

WingAdmin wrote:
squirrel wrote:A good friend of mine has a spyder .pluses no need to spend time putting on all the gear. No need to wear a helmet. Minus can't filter not a straight forward machine to ride .I had a go nice bike but I'll stick to my wing
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Really? You don't need gear and a helmet when riding a Spyder? What about when you're T-boned/rear-ended/whatever, and go flying down the road? How does riding a Spyder make you immune from injury so that you don't need any gear?


You beat me to it! :roll:
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby urbanmadness » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:16 pm

I'm thinking that when it becomes that time, the Spider is differently on the list and maybe a sporty for around town. My biggest problem with my 1500 is I can not flat foot that bike. Do I love it? OH Yeah... but I know it's going to become more of an issue as I get older.

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:28 pm

Hey urbanmadnes
Been looking at the seriously looking at this 2014 Spyder RT-S SE6. I just can't afford the Slingshot. There going for 25/27 depending what you're looking for.
The Spyder is well proven.

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Re: I miss my wing

Postby Paulcf » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:52 pm

Son, you are in luck!

Fortunately for you, Honda made a lot of Goldwings and some are for sale!

So get back in the saddle and buy one. Don't buy a fake car (Can-Am) or a trike (faker car), but a true freedom machine, the mighty 1,832 cc Goldwing.
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 am

Do you miss just riding your ' Wing, working on your ' Wing, or both? It may be an older ' Wing just needing a little TLC to get it back on the road is what you want.
Going out to the shop to just tinker or polish or fix a little something on the bike can get to be a habit. Albeit a good habit for a rider.
You miss your ' Wing. Now you can start looking for another ' Wing and make it yours. :D
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Re: I miss my wing

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:46 am

Many people don't see a Can-Am as a "fake car" paulcf but like myself it's seen as a more stable machine. Especially as you get older, your legs aren't as strong as they once were and your wife stops riding with you because of it.
Besides I still have my VTX and my next step is to look for another Wing even a cafe type after the Can-Am of course.
Would you guys wave at a Can-Am rider? I would.




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