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GrumpyGrizzly
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Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 5:32 pm
Location: Vancouver, WA
Motorcycle: 82 Aspencade
76 GL 1000
78 GL 1000
85 Honda Interceptors x2
68 and 69 Honda Trail 90's
86 Rebel 250 <- Momma's scooter

New member and my shiny new ride

Postby GrumpyGrizzly » Thu May 26, 2011 5:41 pm



My home and two of my GoldWings are in Vancouver, WA. My work has me in Phoenix, AZ for the next 6 months so like any crazy GoldWing lover, I went on CL and bought a 78 GW. 33k original miles. The only thing I can find that's been changed is the left side cover. It doesn't have the gold pinstriping on it that the rest of the plastic has.

I picked this jewel up for $1,350.00.

Yes my friends, life is good.
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dingdong
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Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby dingdong » Fri May 27, 2011 8:30 am

Welcome from Oklahoma! Great looking bike. I hope it has an air conditioner there in Phoenix.
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thrasherg
Posts: 1837
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:21 am
Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 2008 Yamaha R6 with RG500 engine, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby thrasherg » Fri May 27, 2011 9:56 am

Welcome to the club, Will you take it back to Vancouver with you when your time is up? I think importing rules might be a hassle!!

Have fun and watch you don't get too sun burnt riding in short sleeves on the wing in AZ!!

Gary

GrumpyGrizzly
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 5:32 pm
Location: Vancouver, WA
Motorcycle: 82 Aspencade
76 GL 1000
78 GL 1000
85 Honda Interceptors x2
68 and 69 Honda Trail 90's
86 Rebel 250 <- Momma's scooter

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby GrumpyGrizzly » Fri May 27, 2011 10:05 am

thrasherg wrote:Welcome to the club, Will you take it back to Vancouver with you when your time is up? I think importing rules might be a hassle!!

Have fun and watch you don't get too sun burnt riding in short sleeves on the wing in AZ!!

Gary


No importing rules apply. Last time I checked, WA state was still part of the US.. :)

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thrasherg
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Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 2008 Yamaha R6 with RG500 engine, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby thrasherg » Fri May 27, 2011 1:34 pm

My bad, I thought Vancouver was in Canada!! I'm new to the USA so still learning the geography!!

Gary

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Fred Camper
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Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby Fred Camper » Fri May 27, 2011 1:50 pm

Wow, the bike looks great. What are your plans for this one, as you have others so this one needs to find a way to complement them as it too is a great ride. Welcome to the site.

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WingAdmin
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Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 27, 2011 8:17 pm

thrasherg wrote:My bad, I thought Vancouver was in Canada!! I'm new to the USA so still learning the geography!!

Gary


There's a Vancouver in Washington state, and confusingly, there's also a Vancouver (largest city on the Canadian west coast) just above it in British Columbia.

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artgrantz
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Location: Manchester, PA
Motorcycle: Current: 2008 GL1800
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Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby artgrantz » Fri May 27, 2011 9:45 pm

Nice looking ride, good luck with it.

GrumpyGrizzly
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 5:32 pm
Location: Vancouver, WA
Motorcycle: 82 Aspencade
76 GL 1000
78 GL 1000
85 Honda Interceptors x2
68 and 69 Honda Trail 90's
86 Rebel 250 <- Momma's scooter

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby GrumpyGrizzly » Sat May 28, 2011 1:21 am

Fred Camper wrote:Wow, the bike looks great. What are your plans for this one, as you have others so this one needs to find a way to complement them as it too is a great ride. Welcome to the site.


This one is mainly a better way to get around the SouthWest instead of using my non-air conditioned Jeep Wrangler I have down here with me. My youngest son (27 years old) might end up with it IF I head back to Vancouver, WA after this job is over. If work takes me to another site instead of sending me back to my home base, it'll travel with me to the next job.

I've thought about taking the Vetter fairing off and going the naked route but, the more I have blocking the Arizona sun on a ride, the better off I am. Even if it is black and a huge heat magnet, it'll block the blowdryer breezes on the highways a little.

I'll be heading for Las Vegas on it tomorrow to spend the weekend with some friends and then heading back on a different route on Monday.

I've got a co-worker that has a BMW R6 or 7 that's about the same age and we plan to take quite a few rides around the state to see what Arizona has to offer.

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artgrantz
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Location: Manchester, PA
Motorcycle: Current: 2008 GL1800
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85 GL1200 I
85 GL1200 I
75 GL1000
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Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby artgrantz » Sat May 28, 2011 6:13 am

My Favorite ride in AZ is US Route 60 from Globe to Show Low. The Salt River Canyon is fantastic.

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Fred Camper
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Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: New member and my shiny new ride

Postby Fred Camper » Sat May 28, 2011 6:46 am

Perhaps you know of Bob's Motorcycle Yard on 1325 E Elmwood in Phoenix (not too far from the airport). So if you need something Goldwing and can handle used, they have a bunch of GL's out basking in the sun.




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