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Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:21 pm



It was with a heavy heart that today I parted with my pristine 2000 GL1500. We've talked about selling for awhile and listed it with a high price to see if we would get any takers. First person that came and looked at it bought it. They got a beautiful bike and one that will serve him well for many more years. We've loved it. Not sure what our next move will be. Maybe when Honda finally releases a new Goldwing we'll be back on one. We're also looking at a small convertible.

So for now I bid you all farewell. This has been a great forum. Wish you all a safe ride. ATGATT!!

Hasta la vista!




"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by ka4yqi » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:37 pm

I would say you dont have to leave because you sold your wing. You still have knowledge that could be help to fellow wingers. If you must go, take care. Be easy to stay and hang out..

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:32 pm

Wow, I can't believe it - one of our most helpful and active members! You've been with us from almost the very beginning. I do hope you'll still return from time to time to share your extensive knowledge, even if you aren't riding your beautiful GL1500.

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by dingdong » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:36 am

Prediction: You will be back and sooner than later. See you soon. ;)
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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by themainviking » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:58 am

I go with WingAdmin on this one.... please do not deprive the forum of your knowledge and practicality. You would be sorely missed if you stopped coming by.
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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Mh434 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:32 am

I am personally saddened by your departure, as I've read so many of your posts, and appreciated them all.

I sincerely hope you'll keep dropping in here, at least from time to time, to share your knowledge & keep abreast of the happenings hereabouts!!

Cheers - it's been great having you here!

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:50 am

Gee guys you brought a tear to my eye. Appreciate the kind words. For me this forum has been a great resource and I just try to give back what I can. We absolutely loved our time on the Goldwing. We've done a lot of travelling but our biggest complaint is that we find it hard to be a tourist on a bike. It's more about the ride and what's along the road. We like to stop and hike into places which is hard to do when you wear all the gear and it's 90F outside. Have postponed my trip to Utah because of that. Seriously looking at going the convertible route for now and if the right bike comes along we may just do that too.

Keep the shiny side up!!!
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by RoadRogue » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:33 pm

You're leaving us Nick? Well that just won't do! I will grant you a sabbatical for now. This won't stop me room dropping in to see you and your beautiful wife when I'm in the area again , and of course I always have an open door for you two when you travel out west. Hope to see you soon. 8-)
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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:37 pm

RoadRogue wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:33 pm
You're leaving us Nick? Well that just won't do! I will grant you a sabbatical for now. This won't stop me room dropping in to see you and your beautiful wife when I'm in the area again , and of course I always have an open door for you two when you travel out west. Hope to see you soon. 8-)
No problem Todd. The coffee's always on. And for sure we'll try to stop by some time we are in the vicinity. Problem is I'm kinda boycotting BC with my tourism dollars because you wonderful new government won't allow Alberta oil to get to the coast via pipeline.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:40 pm

So we have an update. We found a very nice condition Mazda Miata Anniversary edition. One of only 150 that were sold in Canada in 1999 and only 7500 worldwide. We love the thing. All the joy of being out in the open without the helmet.



"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Mh434 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:45 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:37 pm
RoadRogue wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:33 pm
You're leaving us Nick? Well that just won't do! I will grant you a sabbatical for now. This won't stop me room dropping in to see you and your beautiful wife when I'm in the area again , and of course I always have an open door for you two when you travel out west. Hope to see you soon. 8-)
No problem Todd. The coffee's always on. And for sure we'll try to stop by some time we are in the vicinity. Problem is I'm kinda boycotting BC with my tourism dollars because you wonderful new government won't allow Alberta oil to get to the coast via pipeline.
Yeah, we get that! Take heart - the political analysts all say this "government" won't last more than 14 months, at best...and with the feds staunchly behind the pipeline (it being a federal matter, anyway), they won't be successful. Stall it they may, cancel it they can't.

Nonetheless, you're still always welcome out here in (temporarily socialist) BC!

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:18 pm

Beautiful car. I'd love one too, but I don't fit in them with the top up, and the top of the windshield is squarely in my sightline, unfortunately. They weren't made for me.

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Tallpaul » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:29 am

You don,t have to leave, I,ll sell you my 2000SE at an intenially high price, to keep you around!

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Mag » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:19 am

Nice lil blue ride. We have a 2006 Pontiac Solstice (looks like a little roadster).....Mrs Mag picked it out, said she has always liked the look of the car. We get sun now no matter how we travel (except in the winter time of course). Keep checking in, always liked the banter, and keep traveling (always good to see the sights).

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Oldbear » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:24 pm

I too have left the Goldwing life. Due to my "busted" knees I found the riding position on my 83 Aspencade to be very painful; highway pegs were comfortable all day long, but not with my feet on the pegs. Tried floorboards, modifying the pegs and added pillows to seat - but nothing worked. So we posted the bike for sale with the intentions of picking a cruiser up this fall for a reduced price... some interest, some idiots... and one guy that wanted to trade his cruiser. I've ridden more in the last week on the "new" bike than I have all year on the Wing. It was sad to see it go, but my wife is happy to see me riding again. I've had the Wing longer than I've been married - we went on our first official date on the Wing. I'm on a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50T. So not as powerful as the Wing, but fuel injected and 23 years newer. We don't do a lot of 2up touring anymore, as the kids are still young. We still plan to look for something bigger in the next few winters - but I'm riding again - and this bike will make a great bobber for my wife and kids to learn on.
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Oldbear - I noticed your avatar. Are you planning on doing the Cannonball 500? I'm thinking I will do one of the Cannonball rides this fall. It would have been a lot more comfortable on the Wing instead of my KLR 650.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Oldbear » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:47 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Oldbear - I noticed your avatar. Are you planning on doing the Cannonball 500? I'm thinking I will do one of the Cannonball rides this fall. It would have been a lot more comfortable on the Wing instead of my KLR 650.
I did the very first one - that was before the first knee surgery and before the second knee really started to hurt. It was fun and I will be doing more of them with the new bike. There was three Harley's, a Triumph and my Wing in the little group we had... I've done longer rides with my friends - who were all on sports bikes. It all just matters "where" you build the callouses.
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Metal Mangler » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:31 am

Good luck with your new ventures. And I love your saying at the bottom of your posts. I would like to keep it going if it's ok with you. If I can figure out how. Take care.
Marvin (Shep) Shepard
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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by cbx4evr » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:51 pm

UPDATE. I wasn't really looking that hard but just kept my eyes and ears open to any reasonably priced good bikes that crossed my path. Last week I closed a deal on a different sort of tourer. Figured it was still a good enough bike for the wife and I to get out on and more friendly to solo riding for me. Not a Honda though. 2006 Kawasaki Concours 1000. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for these. This one is in great shape and had only 27,000 km on it. For the price I paid I felt I couldn't loose. I can't find a decent GL1000 for that kind of money. And it's a 6 speed!!!



"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:14 pm

good for you, I always like them, never owned one though.
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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:47 pm

I too always liked them, but have never ridden one. Good to hear you're still up on two wheels!

Once the snow clears you'll have to let us know how it rides!

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Stanswings » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Congrats on finding the Concours and staying on 2 wheels as well.
Let us know out of curiosity how time on the Concours compares to Wingtime......
Be safe !

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by Mag » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:43 pm

I always liked those too, the Concours, ST1300, FJR1300, etc., etc. I always thought though that due to my knees getting stiff, having the tighter position may not work for me......still a nice idea though.

Enjoy!

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Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:46 am

All the joy of being out in the open without the helmet.
A long time ago, when my wife and I were in our 20s, we took our MG Midget to southern France, eventually staying in St Tropez. It was lovely driving with the top down but we made the mistake of not realising how hot the sun was. We ended up getting quite badly sunburnt sat in that car.


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