Average age ?


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What is your age?

Below 30
19
2%
30-34
11
1%
35-39
21
3%
40-44
36
4%
45-49
60
7%
50-54
121
14%
55-59
173
21%
60-64
168
20%
65-69
134
16%
70+
93
11%
 
Total votes: 836

FirstWingMan
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:07 pm
Location: Stayton, OR USA
Motorcycle: "1975 GL1000" "2001 Vulcan Nomad" "2007 GL1800"

Re: Average age ?

Post by FirstWingMan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:58 pm



I will be 71 this May, 2017. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 9 yrs old. I bought my first Wing sight unseen in 1975. It was the first GL1000 in the State of Oregon. The first thing I did when the dealership called me and said it had arrived was go to the dealership, start the motorcycle, take a nickel out of my pocket, set it on edge on the engine with the engine running. For those who know what I'm talking about and remember the Gold Wing GL 1000 advertisements ... well, you probably did the same thing I did. :-)

I pushed the wing hard in the corners, very hard !! It wallowed a lot but never lost traction.

I found another one soon after that had custom paint, black with gold pin striping (similar to the paint work on the Norton 850 Commando of the day). Anyway, the dealership was having a hard time selling the black one, so I told him I'd trade the covers and I'd get the color I wanted, and he'd sell the bike ... soon !! He agreed, but I had to swap the covers ... so I did. I loved the Black Beauty and he sold his GL1000 within the week !!

I now own a 2007 GL1800 with a RoadSmith GTS1800 Trike Kit installed and absolutely love it !! ( I have two artificial knees that wobble with every step, so the only way I could keep riding was to trike my bike !! :-) ) The wife loves the trike a LOT !!



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DocDan
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:46 am
Location: St. Louis, MO
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100

Re: Average age ?

Post by DocDan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:40 pm

In the summer of 1982, I was 9 and went with my uncle to a Honda dealer where he was picking up his motorcycle, I don't even remember what bike he had; I do vividly remember seeing that year's GL1100 Goldwing. It was glorious! Big and powerful looking with removable suitcases (I was 9, remember). I told my uncle that I wanted that bike. Now I'm 44 and I have that 1982 GL1100 with those "suitcases." She has quite a few problems, and sure, I could afford a newer one, but that's the one I fell for all those years ago and I'm so digging this one, even when I'm busy skinning my knuckles and cursing up a storm trying to fix something. I'm also in one of the younger groups, but this bike still stirs my imagination and makes me feel even younger. Go Wings!
"To diagnose, one must observe and reason."
-Galen The Healer c. 163 AD

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DocDan
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:46 am
Location: St. Louis, MO
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100

Re: Average age ?

Post by DocDan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:41 pm

In the summer of 1982, I was 9 and went with my uncle to a Honda dealer where he was picking up his motorcycle, I don't even remember what bike he had; I do vividly remember seeing that year's GL1100 Goldwing. It was glorious! Big and powerful looking with removable suitcases (I was 9, remember). I told my uncle that I wanted that bike. Now I'm 44 and I have that 1982 GL1100 with those "suitcases." She has quite a few problems, and sure, I could afford a newer one, but that's the one I fell for all those years ago and I'm so digging this one, even when I'm busy skinning my knuckles and cursing up a storm trying to fix something. I'm also in one of the younger groups, but this bike still stirs my imagination and makes me feel even younger. Go Wings!
"To diagnose, one must observe and reason."
-Galen The Healer c. 163 AD

imsbreezy
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 6:18 pm
Location: Ripon, Wi
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1975 CB400F

Re: Average age ?

Post by imsbreezy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:07 pm

I am 56, and just got a Goldwing 2 years ago. Although I have been riding Hondas since I was 19.

EASYRIDERTOO
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 2:39 am
Location: VANCOUVER
Motorcycle: KAWI 650, VFR 800, CBR 1000F, ST 1200 , 84 INTERSTATE, 86 1200 ASPY

Re: Average age ?

Post by EASYRIDERTOO » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:21 am

I turn 74 this year, all of us groups (5) are 70 ups, we log 18,000 ks last year, this July will be Pacific to Atlantic coast, 6 weeks + - 24,500 ks, but will be going in and out to the island, YLW, cascade, and coast. I got a 86 GL1200A WITH 202,000 ks, my alternator just went and got fixed, will be doing all oil, bearings, and timing belt next, to get ready for the summer ride.

dmfreeman1202
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:25 pm
Location: Melbourne, FL
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800 Trike

Re: Average age ?

Post by dmfreeman1202 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:00 am

70 years young. Goldwing 1800Trike Built by The Trike Shop

55savoy
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:02 pm
Location: Mt.Vernon,IN.
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500A Aspencade

Re: Average age ?

Post by 55savoy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:55 am

Turned 88 last month;hope to have one more year on my GL1500. It's equipped with Tow-Pac's Insta Trike since 2009.Probably the last as my vision is going to pot. !

Jim k
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 15, 2016 5:56 am
Location: Jacksonville VT. 05342
Motorcycle: 2012 GL1800 Goldwing

Re: Average age ?

Post by Jim k » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:31 am

I'm 75 years old and have been riding motor cycles for 53 yrs.I started on. 305 honda and have had about 30 new ones i bought the first gold wing that came to conn. from Manchester Honda. Ive had BMW, yamaha, suzky's honda"s ossa's and even 2 Harley's. I now own a 2012 gold wing ride about 12000 to 15000 miles a year with my wife as a passenger. We love the goldwing and have no trouble riding 500 to 600 miles a day. Hope to be riding for at least 10 more years.

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GoldWingRev
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:28 am
Location: Waukesha, WI
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
Pull-behind trailer (my design)
1978 CB400T (Hawk II)
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2017 Tesla S P100D
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Re: Average age ?

Post by GoldWingRev » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:05 am

DocDan wrote:In the summer of 1982, I was 9 and went with my uncle to a Honda dealer where he was picking up his motorcycle, I don't even remember what bike he had; I do vividly remember seeing that year's GL1100 Goldwing. It was glorious! Big and powerful looking with removable suitcases (I was 9, remember). I told my uncle that I wanted that bike. Now I'm 44 and I have that 1982 GL1100 with those "suitcases." She has quite a few problems, and sure, I could afford a newer one, but that's the one I fell for all those years ago and I'm so digging this one, even when I'm busy skinning my knuckles and cursing up a storm trying to fix something. I'm also in one of the younger groups, but this bike still stirs my imagination and makes me feel even younger. Go Wings!
That's what it's all about. :P One of my earliest and, until recently, forgotten memories was of going with my paternal grandfather to SOME crazy event in southwestern Illinois and seeing a flotilla of these massive, sleek two-wheeled tanks. I own one of those now, and I didn't even know WHY that model (GL1500) was always the one that drew me in. It is, come to find out, only a few weeks younger than I am.

What a great story, DocDan.
"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to." (Bilbo Baggins) 🐉

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jandjgoldwing
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:07 pm
Location: Sun City Center, FL
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500, 1992 FXDC, 1976 CB750
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Re: Average age ?

Post by jandjgoldwing » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:37 am

I'm 72, live in Florida where one can ride at least 300 days a year. The Goldwing is an '88, not quite half as old as me, and aging much more slowly, I might add. :D

targhee dick
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:47 pm
Location: Athol, Idaho
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800 trike

Re: Average age ?77

Post by targhee dick » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:48 pm

When we bought our first and only bike, I was 71, I'm now 77. Figured the kids don't need any more money so we are spending it. We got us a beautiful red Gold Wing Trike. Last year we put over 6 thousand miles on it. We are heading out again with our Escapade trailer again this year. You only go around once, and brother, we are going around as many times as we can. Keep the shiny side up.

targhee dick
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:47 pm
Location: Athol, Idaho
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800 trike

Re: HD riders attitude

Post by targhee dick » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:05 pm

I have a friend who is a great pin striper, and who also rides a harley. We were sitting in his shop the other day talking about just what you all are talking about. I mentioned to him about the attitude the HD riders have against us GW riders. He said that all that they can think of it is a bike that is "Built in the USA". He then told me that if they would care to check it out, that the front forks on the HD's are made in Japan, not the US. You would most likely be hard pressed to make any of them believe it, but that is what he said. Now if don't feel so bad when I wave and they don't, I just kind of chuckle, "if they only knew".

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offcenter
Posts: 438
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: HD riders attitude

Post by offcenter » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:04 pm

targhee **** wrote:I have a friend who is a great pin striper, and who also rides a harley. We were sitting in his shop the other day talking about just what you all are talking about. I mentioned to him about the attitude the HD riders have against us GW riders. He said that all that they can think of it is a bike that is "Built in the USA". He then told me that if they would care to check it out, that the front forks on the HD's are made in Japan, not the US. You would most likely be hard pressed to make any of them believe it, but that is what he said. Now if don't feel so bad when I wave and they don't, I just kind of chuckle, "if they only knew".
LOL!!
I have two bikes here that were made in the USA.
My '99 Wing came from Ohio, and I have a '75
Kawasaki KZ-400 that came from Nebraska.
But those guys don't want to hear that. LOL!!
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

Geff Lee
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:07 am
Location: Zion, Illinois
Motorcycle: 1992 GL 1500 Aspencade

Re: Average age ?

Post by Geff Lee » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm 66 years old and have ridden Hondas from age 22 when I bought a CB175 which I rode for about 13 years then came a Honda XL500 scrambler which served me well for 10 years. That was while living in South Africa. I rode a friend's Goldwing just once and said"someday I'll own one of those" I took me until age 62 to fulfill that dream ( a1986 Aspencade) about a year ago I upgraded to a 1992 Aspencade 1500, it may not be new, but it's mine and paid for and gives my lovely wife and I a great deal of riding pleasure.

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roadwanderer2
Posts: 4355
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 am
Location: Tucson Arizona
Motorcycle: previously owned 83 GL1100A aspencade traded for a motorhome, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. now own-1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
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Re: Average age ?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:13 pm

i'll be 63 this june 9th and have had 3 wings. my first wing was a 1983 GL500i silverwing interstate which i had for 3 years and rode it twice down to the florida keys. my 2nd wing, i traded my silverwing for it was a 1983 GL1100A aspencade which i had for almost another 3 years and 2 rides down to the florida keys and i just traded it in March for a 1976 32 foot dodge class A motorhome which i am letting a homeless veteran live in for a while until my wife and i can get him his SSD and an apartment near us. My 3rd wing is a 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi which i love, and if all goes well with it since its had a lot of electrical work done recently i hope to ride it down to the florida keys this summer and back home again. its power and handling is way better than my 1100 was and i hope to be able to ride it until i can't anymore. if i have to, i will invest in "landing gear" for it so i can continue riding it without worrying about not being able to hold it up at stop signs or red lights.

stuart.

kohoot
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 6:34 pm
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Motorcycle: 2001 GL1800

Re: Average age ?

Post by kohoot » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:39 pm

Turning 71 this September of 2017. Just upgraded from 2001 GL1800 to the 2012.
Planning to make another 700 mile run to Sturgis.

Orvile
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:21 am
Location: Council bluffs ia
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000

Re: Average age ?

Post by Orvile » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:52 pm

I'm 43 and have enjoyed my 76 gl1000 for a year now

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Saskrider
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:23 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD, 1982 CB900C,1984 XL350R, 1977 CB750F

Re: Average age ?

Post by Saskrider » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:04 am

Hey all, just turned 27 years old, on my first Wing ('85 LTD). As per usual I had the 'pleasure' of buying the bike with the most hidden gremlins possible... I consider this my civic duty so that I keep the junk off the market for people who don't feel like wrenching :P. LOVE working on and riding Honda's, Started with a '84 Honda XL350R, then an '82 CB900C which I rebuilt the engine on and rode a 2,000 km trip west to the mountains last summer, currently have a '77 CB750F I'm tinkering with, then got my Goldwing and have no regrets... I ride with and have worked on HD, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and every other brand out there and NONE of them have the community or following that Honda does, especially on Goldwings, and that's what I love about these things. You can ride them like a heavy cruiser or you can throw them around and they'll take it; and you'll find someone to talk to or ride with anywhere you go. Plus, these things are just built like tanks, truly 'set it and forget it'. Most of all I truly admire the people who own them and the passion and care they put into these bikes, even if they're not comfortable doing major work or overhauls, it's rare that you come across a neglected Goldwing. I'm currently looking at adding a new GL1800 to my stable but in no rush, I'm hoping to have my LTD issues ironed out this spring and then start putting on the miles! Thanks to everyone for their participation in the forums! It's fun to learn and share information from all over the world. If theres any riders in Saskatchewan looking for a riding partner, just give me a shout!

Long live Honda!

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Kene
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:14 am
Location: Ireland Co Meath
Motorcycle: Gl 1500 Aspencade 92 and a Cbr 1100 01

Re: Average age ?

Post by Kene » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:19 am

Just 50 , On bikes along time from my Yamaha 350 Lc , up to the GL1500 1992 , which shares the Garage with the current other love of my life the Cbr1100 2001 ,

Only start riding the Gl pre x-mass 2016 ,, first time on a Gl , taking me some time to slow down and enjoy the spin , love the Idea of the radio , the Cruise Control , reverse gear , Shaft Drive , Air suspension and most of all the Cup Holder .

This bike gets noticed every where I go , and has struck up more conversations than any other bike I owned ..

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Rhorn
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:46 pm
Location: Marseille, Provence, France
Motorcycle: 1993 GL 1500 SE
2008 650 Burgman Executive
1986 500 VTC (x3) to be restored
1988 Helix CN 250 (x2) to be restored

Re: Average age ?

Post by Rhorn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:22 am

Hi from Provence, I am 57, and on a goldwing 1500 SE for 4 Years now. Best I ever had.

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Sally
Posts: 422
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:25 am
Location: Dundee,NY
Motorcycle: 02 goldwing

Re: Average age ?

Post by Sally » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:30 am

Wow. When I started this question back in 2013. I never figured I'd still get post to it in 2017. That's mind blowing. Great to hear from you all keep ride keep the shiney side up no matter what your age. Sally :o

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Lynnmarn
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:10 am
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Motorcycle: Motorcycles I have owned
2006 Honda Rebel
09 Kawasaki Vulcan 500
05 Honda Saber 1100
03 Kawasaki Nomad
84 Goldwing Interstate
08 Royal Star Tour Deluxe
Current Bike
06 Goldwing

Re: Average age ?

Post by Lynnmarn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 am

I am 69 years old and have been riding for 5 years. We live in Salt Lake City and have had a 2006 GL1800 for 3 years. My wife of 47 years loves to ride with me. Other than back and forth, to work she goes everywhere with me. I don't belong to any clubs. We went through a few bikes before we found the right one. My first bike was a 2006 Honda Rebel 250, then a 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 500, then a 2006 Honda Sabre, then a 2003 Kawasaki Nomad, then a 2008 Yamaha RSTD and finally we took a ride a 2006 Goldwing, bought it and have never looked back. My wife loves to ride with me so we just ride for the beauty and fun of it. We like short trips to places around the West but Yellowstone Park is our favorite. We love to jump on it on the weekend and go to a place somewhere and eat or take a relaxing ride into the local mountains to view the scenery. There is such a calm relaxed feeling when riding. We do have Scala Rider intercoms which allow us to carry on a conversation while on the go. We really enjoy talking to each other.

TSK
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500SE

Re: Average age ?

Post by TSK » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:05 am

I turn 60 in July, been riding as main transportation for 40+ years
I got my first Wing ('84 GL1200) in 1990, riding a '99 1500 now, with 165k miles on it, with a 35 mile commute.

EASYRIDERTOO
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 2:39 am
Location: VANCOUVER
Motorcycle: KAWI 650, VFR 800, CBR 1000F, ST 1200 , 84 INTERSTATE, 86 1200 ASPY

Re: Average age ?

Post by EASYRIDERTOO » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Kene wrote:Just 50 , On bikes along time from my Yamaha 350 Lc , up to the GL1500 1992 , which shares the Garage with the current other love of my life the Cbr1100 2001 ,

Only start riding the Gl pre x-mass 2016 ,, first time on a Gl , taking me some time to slow down and enjoy the spin , love the Idea of the radio , the Cruise Control , reverse gear , Shaft Drive , Air suspension and most of all the Cup Holder .

This bike gets noticed every where I go , and has struck up more conversations than any other bike I owned ..
MY only regret was selling my CBR 1000F, I didnt follow the advice of my son and wife, I miss the once in a while 300 kph runs with my son. I replace it with VFR 800, 250kph feels like pushing the bike to limit, un like the CBR, very happy at 250 and up. Hang on to your love of your life CBR, it is good to have option once in a while, it keeps the excitement goin.

334trucker
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:01 pm
Location: Gallion AL
Motorcycle: 1998 Honda Shadow 1100

Re: Average age ?

Post by 334trucker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:36 pm

I'm 39 and love the amenities, power and comfort of may 2015. Plus, the older chick's dig it. :D



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