How often do you ride your wing?


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links

How often do you ride your wing?

Ride to work daily, weather permitted.
21
33%
Mainly just weekends.
14
22%
Maybe once a month if lucky.
2
3%
Just a few days off-and-on during the summer.
3
5%
I try to ride my bike almost daily in any kind of weather even if only for a short cruise.
24
38%
 
Total votes: 64

User avatar
Sir Rides Alot
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:20 am
Location: Pittsburg ks
Motorcycle: 1996 1500 SE

How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:39 am



How often and when do you ride your Gold Wing ? :)


Last edited by Sir Rides Alot on Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
( Proud new owner of a 1996 S.E. 1500 ) :D
~~~ We are fishers of men.....we catch em and Jesus cleans em ~~~
Sir Rides Alot

User avatar
NVSB4
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:39 pm
Location: Arlington, Texas
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500SE
1992 GL1500I (sold)
1986 GL1200A (sold)
2002 HD FXDL Low Rider (sold)
1993 Yamaha Virago XV1000 (sold)
Too many others to list

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:43 am

You need another option for "As Much As Possible".
I'm not a daily rider, but I get out almost every weekend for longer trips and usually a couple of times during the week around town.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

Image

Image
Red=All bikes Blue=Wings

Chris

User avatar
Sir Rides Alot
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:20 am
Location: Pittsburg ks
Motorcycle: 1996 1500 SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:07 am

by NVSB4 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:43 am
You need another option for "As Much As Possible".
I'm not a daily rider, but I get out almost every weekend for longer trips and usually a couple of times during the week around town.


lol..true. I try to ride mine as-much-as possible as well.
I noticed in your bike picture that your bike looks similar to the one I'm currently buying... even the same color..white.
I can't see the seats very well though.
Do you have Corbin seats on it by chance ? Mine will/does and I don't know a thing about them except they look kind of cool and hopefully comfortable. :)
Shown below..
can you or someone tell me something about them or should I start another thread/topic? :)
( Proud new owner of a 1996 S.E. 1500 ) :D
~~~ We are fishers of men.....we catch em and Jesus cleans em ~~~
Sir Rides Alot

Deaf4Jesus
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:54 pm
Location: Evansville, IN
Motorcycle: 1983 GL100 Interstate

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Deaf4Jesus » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:55 am

I ride about two or three long weekend trips a year. My 83 Interstate 1100 rides great with the Corbin seat that came with it.
My recent ride was almost 300 mile trip one way. I know for many that's not a lot of miles but I get weekends off so I try to stay withing my schedule. My brother in law rode his 2000 Valkyrie (after he hauled it from Florida).

My best short trip rider is my grandson, age six. He loves to ride and talk with our SENA headsets. We take many trips with CMA, or just a few hours of riding the city or country. He'll soon grow up and get a bike of his own then we can ride side by side.

I was ready to trade off my old wing for another newer one until I met a super great Goldwing mechanic. He brought my bike back to life. I like having no monthly payments. Still, a part of me, wants a newer bike but I'll wait and see what the future holds.
Attachments

User avatar
cardinal
Posts: 179
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:26 pm
Location: Fresno, Ca.
Motorcycle: 1998 GL 1500SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby cardinal » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:24 am

Got my current bike on the road 8 months ago and have put 14,000 miles on it. I just ride for pleasure and take at least 2 good long (overnight to a week) rides each year. Planning a 4,000 mile ride to Minnesota next month, just got back from a week long ride to Utah, will spend 4 days in Solvang, Ca this October and have a place reserved on the beach in Depoe Bay, Oregon for next June. All these rides are with 2 or 3 buddies on their bikes and some times my wife goes along in her car with the girl friend of one of my buddies.

Life is good.

User avatar
NVSB4
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:39 pm
Location: Arlington, Texas
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500SE
1992 GL1500I (sold)
1986 GL1200A (sold)
2002 HD FXDL Low Rider (sold)
1993 Yamaha Virago XV1000 (sold)
Too many others to list

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:24 pm

Sir Rides Alot wrote:I noticed in your bike picture that your bike looks similar to the one I'm currently buying... even the same color..white.
I can't see the seats very well though. Do you have Corbin seats on it by chance ? Mine will/does and I don't know a thing about them except they look kind of cool and hopefully comfortable. :)
Shown below..
8c57bc01-5132-497b-b6c8-bbfa22b3552e_zpswhrf1ddy.jpg
can you or someone tell me something about them or should I start another thread/topic? :)

My seat is the stock one, but I'm looking for a Corbin that doesn't cost half as much as I paid for the bike. :D
There are lots of commentaries about seats and surprisingly everyone recommends the brand that they have.
From what I read, the Corbin seats are comfortable once you get them broken in for your body.
Otherwise, some say that they are too hard.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

Image

Image
Red=All bikes Blue=Wings

Chris

User avatar
Bugmerc
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:57 am
Location: Tucson
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE
1976 GL1000

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Bugmerc » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:09 pm

I couldn't decide which option to choose, so I chose the bottom one. My situation is a little unique though. I work in the mornings and then if my last appointment is anywhere near home, I will go home and take the wing to the office. Sometimes I can to that 4-5 days a week, sometimes 1. I try to do it as often as possible though, I probably average about 4-5 daily rides a week including weekends.

User avatar
offcenter
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby offcenter » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:13 am

NVSB4 wrote:You need another option for "As Much As Possible".
I'm not a daily rider, but I get out almost every weekend for longer trips and usually a couple of times during the week around town.


I agree. I get out as much as possible. Can't ride to work because I need my truck and tools.
And I won't ride in the rain unless I'm caught out in it and don't have a choice.
But as long as the weather is even halfway decent, I'm on the road for a while.
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

User avatar
Sir Rides Alot
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:20 am
Location: Pittsburg ks
Motorcycle: 1996 1500 SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:43 pm

Awesome answers and thanks for the replies. :)
The main reason I didn't put "As much as possible" as an option, I kind of assumed anyone/everyone that owned a fine machine like our "Goldwing' bikes would automatically choose that option. lol
I can't imagine anyone buying an awesome machine like ours and not wanting to ride it daily..... weather and current health permitting of coarse. :D
( Proud new owner of a 1996 S.E. 1500 ) :D
~~~ We are fishers of men.....we catch em and Jesus cleans em ~~~
Sir Rides Alot

User avatar
WinchesterGFFG
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:36 pm
Location: San Antonio,TX
Motorcycle: 1992 1500 Goldwing GL Interstate

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby WinchesterGFFG » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:38 pm

I ride every chance I get. I cannot ride to work everyday because I live where I work.. But I do ride almost everday wether it's for pleasure or running errands.

User avatar
Sir Rides Alot
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:20 am
Location: Pittsburg ks
Motorcycle: 1996 1500 SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:41 pm

Thanks younger brother and welcome to the Goldwing forums. :D
I plan on riding down and visiting ya hopefully before winter.
( Proud new owner of a 1996 S.E. 1500 ) :D
~~~ We are fishers of men.....we catch em and Jesus cleans em ~~~
Sir Rides Alot

User avatar
FM-USA
Posts: 2009
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 am
Location: USA-ILL-60085
Motorcycle: .
'91 GL1500-I (Dbl-Darkside)
Acquired:__51K_Jun_??/2007
MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
================
"You don't buy yourself a
HD to be SATISFIED,...
you buy it to keep your
HD friends PACIFIED."
================
|
ANTAGONISTS need not post.
|
==================

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby FM-USA » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:50 pm

I'll toss my cookie in. Could use another choice on that list.
24/365


4 years ago sold off my 2 vans (ILL. vehicle taxes went NUTS).
I've been riding every day, high in triple digits down to minus double digits.

About 4 weeks ago we were in a sweltering 98*F muggy weather pattern then a cool front came in, upper 60's but sure felt like low 50's. :shock:
Well we're southbound on Sheridan Road along Lake Michigan and it's HORRIDLY HOT & HUMID then the wind swirled and it's 'T'-PERKY COLD, half block later HOT then COLD then HOT, on & on.
When the cold hit my hot windshield it instantly turned foggy then mere 5 seconds later I hit the heat again and the shield 'light switch' instantly went clear, did that several times. WEIRD! to say the least.

.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
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.

User avatar
offcenter
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby offcenter » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:29 am

The last one COULD have been my choice if you had not
included the words "in any kind of weather".

Somewhere near the bottom of the list you need:
"As often as possible AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS GOOD".
I don't go out if it's raining, and once winter comes, the bike
is parked 'til spring.
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

User avatar
aj1500
Posts: 161
Joined: Fri May 29, 2015 8:05 am
Location: Savannah Ga
Motorcycle: 97 1500 SE
Motorvation II sidecar
Double Dark Side # 1522
USCA# 8913
Goodyear Fuel max 175/60 R16
Bridgestone Battlax 130/70 18

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby aj1500 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:16 pm

I find I fit the in the as much as possible and then some :D . I use my bike as my primary transportation, not to say I don't drive the car or truck from time to time, mostly if I need to pick up something I can't get on the bike or if we are going out somewhere. I ride it daily to work and back pretty much rain or shine hot or cold. we are fortunate to have the weather that allows that kind of riding year round. I will say though if it's pouring rain in the morning when I'm ready to head out I might take the car. I don't care about ridding through the rain on the way home but I don't like starting my day riding in the rain.

mterrac
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:01 pm
Location: Belleview, Florida
Motorcycle: 2008 Suzuki Boulevard

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby mterrac » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:31 am

I ride to work almost everyday, also ride on the weekend when I can. It's a bit easier to ride year round in Florida, though coming home in the evenings is downright hot this time of year. Still, a ride on the bike always beats a ride in the car.

User avatar
Alan_Hepburn
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:56 am
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Alan_Hepburn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:48 pm

mterrac wrote:Still, a ride on the bike always beats a ride in the car.


My wife and I comment on this every time we take the bike out of the garage! A goldwing with a sidecar is really not much different than a convertible sports car, but for some reason it is so much more enjoyable to be on the bike - convertibles just don't have whatever it is that bikes have!
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

User avatar
aj1500
Posts: 161
Joined: Fri May 29, 2015 8:05 am
Location: Savannah Ga
Motorcycle: 97 1500 SE
Motorvation II sidecar
Double Dark Side # 1522
USCA# 8913
Goodyear Fuel max 175/60 R16
Bridgestone Battlax 130/70 18

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby aj1500 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:41 pm

My wife and I comment on this every time we take the bike out of the garage! A goldwing with a sidecar is really not much different than a convertible sports car, but for some reason it is so much more enjoyable to be on the bike - convertibles just don't have whatever it is that bikes have![/quote]

I will say my wife says the side car rides smoother than her little Del Sol ;)

User avatar
FM-USA
Posts: 2009
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 am
Location: USA-ILL-60085
Motorcycle: .
'91 GL1500-I (Dbl-Darkside)
Acquired:__51K_Jun_??/2007
MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
================
"You don't buy yourself a
HD to be SATISFIED,...
you buy it to keep your
HD friends PACIFIED."
================
|
ANTAGONISTS need not post.
|
==================

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby FM-USA » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:10 pm

You know what time it is boys and girls? It's.. .. ..

.

FISH FRY FRIDAY! Get out and ride.
(here fishy fishy)

.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
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.

User avatar
Payday Gabe
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:24 pm
Location: Las Vegas Nv. U.S.A.
Motorcycle: 83 GL 1100 i : bagger style. 😎✌
012 Suzuki DL650a Vstrom
92 Yamaha Tdm 850 mk1
75 Moto Guzzi 850t scrambler style (work in progress )
82 CanAm 400 Qualifier enduro
82 Yamaha It 250 enduro
75 Honda TL 250 trials

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Payday Gabe » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:49 pm

I ride the Brown Bomber 2/3 times a week. I rotate between it and the Vstrom and TDM. Gotta keep the herd fresh and working. The bomber is my truck, sort of. Great for hauling stuff. Lol.. G.

User avatar
Sir Rides Alot
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:20 am
Location: Pittsburg ks
Motorcycle: 1996 1500 SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:36 am

Thanks for the many replies.
You really do "meet the nicest people riding on a Honda" after all. :D
Image
I have now owned my 1996 1500 S.E. Goldwing about 2 months and I have put over 3,000 miles on it surprisingly.
I work a lot of hours at work and have not ventured out further than our 4-state area on it, (Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri) but the miles are still racking up quickly making the round trip as often as possible. :lol:
( Proud new owner of a 1996 S.E. 1500 ) :D
~~~ We are fishers of men.....we catch em and Jesus cleans em ~~~
Sir Rides Alot

User avatar
detdrbuzzard
Posts: 922
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:24 pm

i haven't been riding the wing much, so far I've put less than 5000 miles on it since taking it out of hibernation back in may. I've ridden it mostly to work but that doesn't mean I haven't been riding I've just been riding the mighty ST 1300, I've put over 14,000 miles on it
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

User avatar
OldZX11Rider
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: Garfield, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:23 pm

I've put over 12,000 miles on my 'Wing since getting it last November. I ride as often as I can except when I get back from a trip, (of two or three thousand miles), I might not ride for a week or so after getting back. I'll also take the truck if it's raining.
Last Friday I tripped and fell, now I can't work my clutch. Was only able to ride about 15 miles Saturday. Guess I'll have to wait until the swelling goes down, then try it again. ;)
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain:

User avatar
PastoT
Posts: 294
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:20 pm
Location: Mt Home, Idaho
Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800 (107k)

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby PastoT » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm

Ride pretty much daily year round unless I'm hunting, the roads ice up, or there is a lightning storm atop me. Rain, snow, hot or cold not really an issue; I recall a couple times the wind was throwing stuff around and I sheltered up then too; no sense in catching a yield sign in the spleen!
Tom, in Mountain Home, Idaho
2002 GL1800 (Illusion Red) Non-ABS, 108k miles
Retired Air Force

"Audentes Fortuna Juvat"
Image

User avatar
offcenter
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby offcenter » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:04 pm

I just now got home from a ride to the hardware store which is only a mile from my house.
For the life of me, I can't explain what happened!
It took me THIRTY FIVE MILES to get home!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

Grindl
Posts: 90
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:37 pm
Location: Peoria , Arizona
Motorcycle: 1978 GL-1000 , 1983 GL-1100A Aspencade

Re: How often do you ride your wing?

Postby Grindl » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:16 am

How many days do I ride my "Wing" ? Hmmmmm.....Is this a trick question ?

Answer :
HOW MANY DAYS ARE THERE IN A YEAR ! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:




Return to “Goldwing Chat”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], GrapeshotCrawler [Crawler] and 4 guests