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How often does this happen???

Postby Greenwinger » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:42 am



Hi guys. I have been offered an interesting proposition this week.

I may get $30,000.00 to use at my sole discretion for anything I want. Here are my two choices as I see it.

1, buy a brand new GL1800 ( yes they run in excess of 30K here in the land of socialized Medicine)

OR

2, Keep my perfectly running 97 SE (Which is still way better looking then any 1800 :o)) and:

Spend some money on upgrades such as SS lines and other maintenance related things.

Insulate and drywall the garage

Epoxy the garage floor

Heat and cool the garage ( Gas furnace with Air)

Get a ride on bike lift to work on my 97

Install portable 2 post car lift ( If I want to)

Buy a boat load of new tools ( Yes they do come in boat loads)

Buy an enclosed bike trailer so I can take the 97 to Florida in the winter.

And still have about 8 – 10K left for as yet unrealized must haves.

So which way should I go????

I will be asking on other forms also to see the general consensus.



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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:51 am

Keep the 1500 and send the money to me.!!
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby joeincalif » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:51 am

Your avatar says
1997 GL1500 SE
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But your signature says 98 SE. Which year is it?
If your 97 is doing what you want it to do and you know it's in good condition keep it and do all the other stuff you want. If you spend the $30,000 on a new wing you will still to spend a lot to get it like you want it. Now if you have your mind set on an 1800 there are a lot of nice used ones here for sale and you still could have $15,000 or more left over.
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:53 am

You're obviously not married

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Greenwinger » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:58 am

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:You're obviously not married


I am, and to the best woman in the world. At least just recently she became the best. :D

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby brettchallenger » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:27 am

At least just recently she became the best. :D


Presumably then she just gave you $30k
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby themainviking » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:38 am

Greenwinger wrote:Hi guys. I have been offered an interesting proposition this week.

I may get $30,000.00 to use at my sole discretion for anything I want. Here are my two choices as I see it.


I wanna know how one gets into one of these offers. Nobody, ever, has offered me even $30, more less $30K. People always seem to want it FROM me than give it to me.

If you love your GL1500, then you would maybe LIKE a GL1800 but probably would not LOVE it, so do all that other stuff and keep the bike you have. Then later, when Honda offers 0% financing on year old new Goldwings, pick one up then, and make tiny payments for fifteen years, LMAO.
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Greenwinger » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:41 am

brettchallenger wrote:
At least just recently she became the best. :D


Presumably then she just gave you $30k



Well it's a little more complicated then that, but essentially YUP!! :P :P :P

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby brettchallenger » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:49 am

Well it's a little more complicated then that, but essentially YUP!! :P :P :P


Goodness me. Must be like living in one of those porn films. Why does this sort of thing never happen to me!
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Mh434 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:49 am

I'd keep the 1500 (which may well last you the rest of your riding life!) & use the money for a bunch of the other stuff. A new bike would be nice, but would it be $30K nicer than your 1500?? I doubt that!

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:47 pm

SERIOUS REPLY :
Keep the 1500, buy the tool, chrome, doodads, fix up the garage, maybe even repaint the 1500, and take that wife out for a NICE Dinner and Movie (no matter WHAT movie she wants to see, GO !) and sock away the rest for a rainy day . . . .
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Charlie1Horse » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:22 pm

Just blow 10%, have fun. Take a vacation. Put 10% into new stuff for the current bike and the rest into your investment portfolio. Makes sense to me. That's what I'd do.
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby golden highway » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:44 pm

Charlie1Horse wrote:Just blow 10%, have fun. Take a vacation. Put 10% into new stuff for the current bike and the rest into your investment portfolio. Makes sense to me. That's what I'd do.
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I agree.

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby FM-USA » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:12 pm

Greenwinger wrote:
brettchallenger wrote:
At least just recently she became the best. :D


Presumably then she just gave you $30k


Well it's a little more complicated then that, but essentially YUP!! :P :P :P

So she gave a gift of $$$, let me guess.... (hummm, "complicated " you say).

She gave it to you and a choice of, the 1800 or a list of things to do/get done.
COME-ON, you know women better than that. They don't give 'X' unless there's a catch or two or few dozens. :twisted:
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby estaibjr » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:58 pm

See, Elizabeth? There is a Santa Claus. Plan B makes way more sense and will keep you happy for years to come. We moved to NC 10 yrs ago and wife had a trike ('90 SE w/Lehman gen 3). I sold my 94 GL1500A and 3 weeks after wee got settled I found another 94 GL1500A w/Lehman kit; same color, etc as one I sold. I will go to my grave with this machine in the garage. Have no interest in the 1800. Best wishes.

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Charlie1Horse » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:14 pm

estaibjr wrote:See, Elizabeth? There is a Santa Claus. Plan B makes way more sense and will keep you happy for years to come. We moved to NC 10 yrs ago and wife had a trike ('90 SE w/Lehman gen 3). I sold my 94 GL1500A and 3 weeks after wee got settled I found another 94 GL1500A w/Lehman kit; same color, etc as one I sold. I will go to my grave with this machine in the garage. Have no interest in the 1800. Best wishes.


My thought exactly. Although my 92 GL1500I is not a trike it has personality that the 1800s just don't seem to have. The only thing I can see changing is trading up to Aspencade for a few more "bells and whistles". I always liked the on board air compressor on my 86 Gl1200A as I can keep the suspension up and even air a tire if I need to. Cruise would be nice, too. I like the LCD display but, I have heard too many bad stories about that display. The only thing ab out my 86 is it doesn't have CB radio and 4 cyls with 4 carbs. A little more work and maybe I should go back to my 86. (or maybe not).
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:19 pm

My vote is definitely for the 1500 and toys!

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Scooter363y » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:23 am

I would go for the accessories . Especially the trailer so you could escape those Canadian winters. Use some money for gas and a hotel in FLORIDA! IN FEBUARY!

I hate winters does it show?

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby FM-USA » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:28 am

It's been 20 WHOLE days now.... what's the verdict?
.. .. you know we're drool'n.

well sort'a.

:D

What's our cut for helping? :twisted:
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Rednaxs60 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:42 am

An 1800 for a riding season in Ontario of approximately 6 months, maybe a couple more for the hardy when your 1500 gives you everything you need is not good economics (grew up in Barrie and the folks now live up Timmins way). A new bike is going to need something, always do.

Any used bike is going to need maintenance/upgrades to make it yours. Spending a few dollars on good safety upgrades such as SS teflon brake and clutch lines is good value. Upgrade the suspension front and rear to something like Traxxion, will revitalize your 1500 considerably. Take your bike to a custom seat place and have the seat adjusted fo you and your better half. These three upgrades will transform the 1500 into a phenomenal machine and enhance the riding enjoyment. Total for this package would be approximately $10K.

Use the rest for quality of life, travel, some new toys, and the likes.

Lots of life remaining in your 1500 and you know the bike. Lots to be said for this.

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:05 pm

A few nice new upgrades, perhaps an Ultimate new seat or whatever tickles your fancy, and the rest, BIKE TRIP MONEY! :lol:
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby honda1982 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:25 pm

$30large is alot of gas money an theres a hole lota country out there to see time for a road trip or 5 trips enjoy invest what you dont spend on the first trip an maybe you can get 1 trip a year for as long as you ride good luck

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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:54 am

Decisions, decisions, decisions! :lol:

Made one yet?
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:38 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:Decisions, decisions, decisions! :lol:

Made one yet?



YEP ! Greenwinger decided it was too hard of a choice, so he is giving it all to. . . . . . . ME ! LOL
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Re: How often does this happen???

Postby Greenwinger » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:57 am

Sorry I have been out of touch for a bit. Well the money is still not yet in my possession, if all goes well should be in about 2 weeks. I have decided to keep the 1500 and go toy crazy. I just couldn't mentally justify the kinda of money to buy a 1800 so it can sit for 5-6 months a year. At least the 1500 will be in a warm place for the winters starting next year.




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