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The Spot

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Re: The Spot

Postby Mag » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:22 pm

:D Now now.........

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Re: The Spot

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:47 am

..The local Harley riders sprinkled a hand full of Uncle Bens rice under my wing one day..

Ha Ha Ha.. :roll:

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Re: The Spot

Postby robb » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:37 pm

Rice just shows iggnorance. About 90% of all Harley riders still don't know that that from 1975-2010 Goldwings were made in the USA. Sad part is there are more USA stamped part in my Goldwing than the average Harley.

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Re: The Spot

Postby odewing » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:18 am

That's funny :) I like that

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Re: The Spot

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:37 pm

robb wrote:Rice just shows iggnorance. About 90% of all Harley riders still don't know that that from 1975-2010 Goldwings were made in the USA. Sad part is there are more USA stamped part in my Goldwing than the average Harley.

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Re: The Spot

Postby BigDee » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:42 am

O-Hi-O SOUNDS Japanese, hi hi? :lol:
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Re: The Spot

Postby Mariner » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:59 pm

I must be as ignorant as the Harley riders - I had no idea any Goldwings were ever made in the USA. Did they make them in both places or just the USA during that time?
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Re: The Spot

Postby wjnfirearms » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:49 am

Originally, just made in Japan. I do believe that they are made in both places, but the big market is here, so it made more sense for Honda to open a plant here.

A bit of GL trivia is that when the original Wings were produced, they were just supposed to be exported to the UK. Someone at Honda thought it would be a good idea to divert some of the original 15,000 here to see how they'd sell. They all sold out in a very short time. The rest is history.

A close friend of mine has one of the original bikes diverted to the US. It's here in my area. It needs restored to get back on the road and I try goading him from time to time to do just that. One of these days, he says it will be roadworthy again. I did make him promise me that if he ever decided to get rid of it, which he says now he won't but we all know how that goes sometimes, I'd have first dibs.
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Re: The Spot

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:01 pm

Mariner wrote:I must be as ignorant as the Harley riders - I had no idea any Goldwings were ever made in the USA. Did they make them in both places or just the USA during that time?


Goldwings were made in Japan from 1975 until 1978. Starting in 1979, all Goldwings sold worldwide were made in Marysville Ohio, up until 2009, when the Marysville plant was shut. No Wings were made in 2010, and in 2011, production resumed, but back in Japan.

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Re: The Spot

Postby Mariner » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:44 pm

I just got my 2003 GL1800 a week ago and I am loving it - any excuse to hit the road. I've owned Hondas since 1971 and have had to put up with all the rice burner jokes. It's been worth it to me simply because I've always felt the "rice burners" were simply better engineered. I've made 2 round trips coast to coast and I don't know how many round trips up both coasts between San Diego and Seattle and New London and Charleston (many side trips of course) and have more confidence in the Hondas I've owned than the Harleys I've owned and worked on, and worked on, and towed, and worked on some more, and cleaned up the oil stains and worked on... you get the picture.

Now to hear that my new favorite and best ride I've ever had is American made is just incredibly cool. I'm surprised that wasn't made in to a bigger deal.

BTW, I've had more than one Harley riding friend change his mind on a hot day from "rather push my Harley than ride a rice burner" to "thank you for the ride on your Honda, sir."


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