the worst part


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TwoTone Trike
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the worst part

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:56 am



After three decades of riding Harley's the worst part of owning a Goldwing is having to buy all new metric tools, bolts, screws etc. etc. But it's all worth it. :D :D :D



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Re: the worst part

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Now you can work on about anything. Harley is probably the only manufacturer in the world that hasn't gone metric.

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Re: the worst part

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:45 pm

Yes sir, Honestly an older Harley (like my 53 Panhead) is a lot easier to work on than a Goldwing. As for the new Harley's I couldn't tell you as I have no use for them. When Harley went public on the New York Exchange, they turned their backs on us old timers that kept them afloat during their troubled years. People have a hard time finding a shop to work on the older wings. Harley's are no different. That's why I learned to work on my own. Now I'm going to learn how to work on my Goldwing (with the help of all the good folks on here.) My hats off to you all.

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Re: the worst part

Post by minimac » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 pm

You're overlooking the obvious. You won't have to work on the Goldwing.

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Re: the worst part

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:47 pm

You're right mac other than maintenance. But in Harleys defense there's a lot more maintenance to a Goldwing. Older Harleys are a lot like older Chevrolets they're very easy to work on.



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