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A"really" newbie here.

Postby Ryderftw » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:16 pm



Hi,,,, ya know, I just bought my "new to me" 1992 Goldwing 1500, with a two seater sidecar (a "really" comfortable one-seater). The "newbie" part isn't because of this Goldwing, it's because I have joined the motorcycling fraternity late in my life (presently, I am 70). 10 years ago, I bought my 1st scooter, then worked my way up to last week when I saw an ad for a '92 Wing with a sidecar. Now that I have that Wing I so coveted, I am here to learn as much as possible about them.
Ya know,,,, whenever I have bought something "major" (house, car, motorcycle, etc.), I always (what I call) "get a feel" for the seller, sometimes good (I bought it), or sometimes bad,,,( no way). When something is right,,,,, it is right. When I, and a friend, walked into the sellers garage, I "knew" that this bike was well maintained. He was moving to the east coast,,,, he was a motorcycle mechanic,,,, and his son was a 1%er.
I live in London, Ont. Canada, and hope to do as much travelling as possible, before the Reaper gets me.
BTW,,,, thanks to all of the contributors, for enriching my knowledge.
Hopefully, I can post more (and perhaps ask more) as I get a feel for the forums.
I'll post pics ASAP. :D
I belong to other forums (not just motorcycle forums), and will contribute as much as possible, because it's the members that make the forums run smoothly.
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:08 am

That is a nice looking outfit.

Have many safe miles & smiles. :)

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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:22 am

Good looking hack. I am researching now to determine if I want to add one to my 1500. Welcome to the forum. Let us know how this works for you.
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby themainviking » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:03 am

Welcome to the Goldwingdocs forum. You should be able to learn lots here, and perhaps even help lots. Both are welcome.
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby Rednaxs60 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:36 am

Welcome and good for you!! Safe riding and may you have many fantastic trips and memories to match!

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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby harvey01 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:13 am

Welcome to the forum and I hope you really enjoy your travels with the new rig!
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby Ryderftw » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:07 am

I'd like to thank everyone for the warm welcome. I'll visit as often as possible and contribute when I can.

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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:25 am

Ryderftw wrote:When something is right,,,,, it is right.

First, welcome to the forum. As you have already found out, there are lots of people and information here to help you on your journey to enjoyment.
I'm glad to see that you found the one that is right, or what I like to say "sings to you".

I've been riding for almost 50 years and have never been on one with a sidecar. How does it handle?
Your's sure looks like it would resolve my wife's issues with not wanting to ride except in the "perfect conditions". :D
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby flogger » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:31 am

Welcome to the forum and to riding... and to Goldwings!
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:30 pm

Never been partial to sidecar rigs but that one does look pretty good.
Ride safe and enjoy the ride. :D
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Re: A"really" newbie here.

Postby Ryderftw » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:24 pm

NVSB4 wrote:
Ryderftw wrote:When something is right,,,,, it is right.

First, welcome to the forum. As you have already found out, there are lots of people and information here to help you on your journey to enjoyment.
I'm glad to see that you found the one that is right, or what I like to say "sings to you".

I've been riding for almost 50 years and have never been on one with a sidecar. How does it handle?
Your's sure looks like it would resolve my wife's issues with not wanting to ride except in the "perfect conditions".
:D


So far, I've just been practicing in the parking lot, It "does" handle a lot differently, as there's no leaning, you can make a U-turn real easy, there's no balancing, and you have to figure in the fender on the sidecar (which I can't see). As far as the sidecar goes, the roof comes off (haven't taken it off yet), but my wife got in it to clean it, and she said that she felt too closed in, (she's not claustrophobic). Maybe with the roof off, it might be different.

Thanks again for the warm welcome.




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