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darthsteven444
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Joined: Wed May 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Location: Hondo, Texas
Motorcycle: 1984 Gl1200 Standard

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by darthsteven444 » Wed May 08, 2019 4:59 pm



Hello All,

My names Steven nice to meet everyone. This is my second Honda Motorcycle my first was an '83 Silverwing Standard model now i upgraded to the big brother and sold my silverwings for a pair of Gold. So far I love this bike and hope to enjoy many trips in and around Texas with it. If anyone is or close to the San Antoino Area please send me a message would love to meet up as I have many questions about this goldwing.
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86 goldwing
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Joined: Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Location: ontario canada
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 a

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by 86 goldwing » Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 pm

hi all just joined this week riding a 86 gl 1200 a have had it for about 4 years looking for some info on doing slave cylinder rebuild
hoping some one has done one and can give me some hints on what im going to get into

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miner999r
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Location: Martensville, Saskatchewan
Motorcycle: 2005 Honda GL1800A5
2010 HD FLHTCU Stage 2

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by miner999r » Sun May 26, 2019 7:57 pm

Greetings:
Bought a low mileage 2005, GL1800 last summer at a reasonable price. Enjoy riding it and my Harley.

My wife and I Just got back from 1,174 Km week end jaunt on the wing to see No. 1 daughter and some grandkids. It is a fairly comfortable machine and for a heavy bike has very good handling characteristics. Bike ran very well.

Been reading the forum from time to time and appreciate the wealth of knowledge.

Just changed plugs and engine oil - easy to do. Changed the air filter last winter, not particularly difficult but rings high on the PITA scale.

Put on a Kury fork brace and found a significant improvement in the fork behavior in that flex felt markedly reduced.

I have to work up the courage to take the right handlebar switches apart and clean them up. The cruise switch is stuck in the on position, not a big deal but I'm a bit OCD in that everything must work as intended.
Martensville Saskatchewan
2005 GL1800 ABS and 2010 FLHTCU Stage 2

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DonnyBrook
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am
Location: Saulsbury, TN
Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500SE

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DonnyBrook » Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm

Hello there
DonnyBrook here, but you can call me Don --- Or for dinner...
Been riding since 1966. Mostly Harleys (45/45, 48 Pan, AMF Electra Glide, Sportster, and (currently) 93 Heritage Softail Classic) a BSA Rocket III, a few Hondas (350, 450, 750) and a couple of BMWs. All but the '93 are gone, but not forgotten...
I have just bought a '95 GL1500SE with 11k on the clock, but the seller hasn't found the title and I won't pick it up until he gets a replacement --- I can't wait! (but I have too :( )
I'm in SW Tennessee, Hardeman County. Retired industrial electrician, electronic repairman, and EE. Been a ham (K4BEV) for most of my life. My wife retires this summer and we want to RIDE 8-) but she isn't comfy on the HD anymore - Hence the Wing.
I've been reading and reading here and have to say - GREAT SITE!

73 es STAY SAFE,
Don

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DenverWinger
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Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
Past rides
1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Thu May 30, 2019 5:53 pm

Greetings Don, and Welcome!

Wow, only 11k on the clock?? Probably still has the factory "break-in" oil in the crankcase!! :lol: Good find! :)
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

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landisr
Posts: 678
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 am

Welcome to the assylum 😎 from the desert Southwest.

Ron in AZ
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

markmather
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Joined: Fri May 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Motorcycle: 2004 Honda goldwing gl 1800

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by markmather » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Hello All. My name is
Mark from Philadelphia Pa.
I'm 57 and found out boy do I know how to throw a midlife crisis. This past spring I was flipping through YouTube videos and came across 2018 Honda Goldwing advertising. Looked into how after years of success they totally engineered a new bike from the ground up. I thought that one of two things will now happen. Either the older bikes will go up because the newer are so expensive. Or drop as people will be trading in the older to purchase new.
Even though I never owned a motorcycle before. I fell in love with one on Ebay. Made the purchase and found myself on a 1900 mile round trip to get my 2004 gl1800 and bring it back home. I love it. Almost have put A 1000 miles on Rosie. Her and I are still very much getting use to each other. My riding skills are improving and I've been having a blast. This is a dream bike for me. Glad I didn't let anyone talk me out of it this time around. Thank you God for this new adventure.

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landisr
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:47 pm

Welcome to the assylum from the desert southwest!

Ron in AZ
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

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DenverWinger
Posts: 1110
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
Past rides
1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 am

Welcome Mark.

I guess you did the mid-life crisis in fine style! Talk about jumping in with both feet! :D
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

krustillian
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Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by krustillian » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:36 am

G'day from Oz. I joined GoldwingDocs Jan 2018 as a new owner of an 89 GL1500 (build 12/88) that I bought in Dec 2017. Reason for buying it was for my wife to ride with me.
Back Story. My wife Darra, life partner of 50 years, had had two back surgeries and had to give up riding her own bike. She then rode with me. I have a collection of two wheel vehicles but the one most suited for the two of us was my Yamaha FJ1200. This suited us fine and we toured many thousands of kilometres on it. However, due to arthritis, Darra was finding it increasingly difficult to mount the FJ so I thought about getting something more suitable. I had been thinking of of getting a Can-AM Spyder or a Goldwing of some sort. The Spyder fitted the bill but had one too many wheels and was a bit too modern for me (a long time member of the VJMC) so I started checking out ebay for a good GW, preferably A GL1500 1989 or earlier as it would qualify in my state as a Historic Vehicle and, as such, eligible for cheaper registration and insurance (about $50 a year - that's Oz dollars or about US$35). I found one that fitted the bill for AU$5500 with only 30k miles on it. Darra loved it. She could get on and off easily. It had rear arm rests, big comfy with a great view and rear stereo speakers so she could bop along to her favourite music. Then it all came to a sudden end.
About three years ago Darra was diagnosed with early onset dementia so our riding was limited due to many bucket list things we wanted to do. We had traveled in the past but there were many places we still wanted to visit. So, up until June last year we knocked a few off the list including a tour of US National Parks, two Alaska cruises, a week on the Mississippi on a steamboat, cruises of the South Pacific, New Zealand and circumnavigation of Australia. A couple of weeks on a narrowboat on the canals in England and Wales (Sep 2017). A Rhine, Main, Danube river cruise (the last one) done in May 2018. Steam train tours of Scotland and Wales (June 2018).
On Jun 11 2018, a little more than 24 hrs after we had returned from England and Europe, Darra fell ill. Admitted to hospital she was found to have suffered a major brain haemorrhage. Two weeks to the day later, still in hospital, she had another haemorrhage from which she would not recover. She was placed on end-of-life care and passed away two weeks later. I felt that life had just been sucked out of me.
Since then I have experienced lack of motivation and pretty much neglected bikes and riding along with other stuff. Until a bit over two months ago. While on motorcycle vacaction with some mates in New Zealand I had a nasty, almost life threatening, motorcycle crash. First time I have come of a bike in forty five years. It was also the first time I had gone on a vacation on a bike without Darra.
I've turned this first post into a rather lengthy introduction. I hope readers don't mind as I am finding it cathartic to talk about it.

This last couple of weeks I decided I should get back in my garage and restart some unfinished projects, of which I have many. The GL1500 was to be the first. So far I have replaced the windshield with a Euro type from Big Bike Parts. Replaced the spark plugs and replaced the old tyres, with new Dunlop Elites that I had bought over six months ago. Fork seals are good but I want to replace the fork oil but it does not have Schrader valves fitted. Hmmm. I'll be giving it an oil change, the PO had seriously overfilled it. I have clutch master and slave kits on order as I noticed the MC has a very slight weep. I haven't checked the timing belts yet due mainly to the low mileage. The bike itself is in top condition and has been well looked after in its lifetime. The mufflers have some pitting and the accessory cover plate below the LH glovebox needs replacing - broken tabs, and a couple of big holes. A PO had installed power sockets and removed them before selling it. Other than that not much needs doing.
I am, primarily a Honda person, but not exclusively. My first bike was a 64 C92 125 Benly. I have a 73 CB350F, 76 CB750F1, 78 CB750F2, 90 Yamaha FJ1200, 84 FJ1100 and about 15 various others but no Kawasakis.

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bigsteveswing
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Location: Erie, PA
Motorcycle: 1992 GL1500I
Motorvation Formula II sidecar

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by bigsteveswing » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:25 am

That is a heart wrenching story. I can't speak for everyone here, but if writing about something like that makes it easier for you, I am proud to have read it. Welcome from PA!

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DenverWinger
Posts: 1110
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
Past rides
1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:12 am

Welcome Krustillian, from Denver Colorado

Sorry to hear of your loss. It is good that you were able to accomplish so many travels while Darra was still with you. And we don't mind long posts, it was a very good read! I think we all get a little long winded from time to time. Not to worry, the site administrator (WingAdmin) switched the site from a home-based server to a cloud-based hosting service about 2 yrs ago, we are not likely to fill up the database any time soon.... :lol:

Also good you have your motivation back. With the onset of Winter season in NSW and that many bikes in the stable to get caught up on maintenance it sounds like you will still be doing motorcycle maintenance well into spring. :shock: I would strongly consider replacing the timing belts in the 'wing, simply due to age.

So Welcome to the Community, post often! ....And pictures, we LOVE pictures. :D
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

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landisr
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:25 am

Welcome from Arizona, USA. Sorry to hear of your loss, and congrats on indulging in the great therapy called motorcycles.

Ron
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

krustillian
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Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by krustillian » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:21 pm

Thanks guys. Due to my mishap in NZ I'm not yet able to ride - foot busted in four places. Bones have healed but soft tissue and tendon damage are taking their time. Can't even wear a shoe on that foot but at least I have Ugg boots (genuine, made in Australia, from real sheep skin). I may need to add a little to the helmet/no helmet, boots, discussion on another thread. Suffice to say that if I hadn't been wearing decent quality motorcycle boots I may not have been able to use that foot for a loooong time, if at all.

Vince0715
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Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:12 am
Location: Romeoville il. 60446
Motorcycle: 1984 goldwing gl1200

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Vince0715 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:33 am

Hi all. My name is vince..Very happy to be a part of this group learned so much not as a member n had to join i look forward to learning n possibly helping others n gaining new knowledge. .Recently bought a 84 goldwing . to the group THANKS...

thedavidtheory
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Joined: Sun May 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Location: sioux fallsm SD
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwin Aspencade 1200A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by thedavidtheory » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:29 pm

New member here from Sioux Falls, SD. I’ve been really wanting to buy an older model goldwing for a couple years, but having three kids puts a damper on my discretionary spending😂😞. After sometime setting aside here and there I was able to get an 86’ Aspencade! It’s awesome and quite different from the bikes I’ve ridden in the past. I’m a tinkerer and don’t really like things stock. So (so far) I’ve cut down the windshield, cut back the exhaust, and repainted it. I have some 8” holy roller bars coming from Road6 customs as well. Goldwingdocs is great!!! Thanks for having me!

Cornfed77
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Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 am
Location: Pipestone Mn
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 int

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by Cornfed77 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:33 am

:ugeek: Hello everyone just joined from Minnesota. Look forward to hearing from all of you thanks ag
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little al
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Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Location: Mirboo North Victoria Australia
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500 Aspencade outfit
1994 GL1500 Aspencade solo
1973 Triumph Trident 750
1976 Kawasaki KH 500 A8
2004 Kawasaki GTR 1000
2007 Kawasaki Versys 650
1984 Ducati MHR 1000

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by little al » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:55 am

G,day people.
Newbie on this forum. I have owned the 1990 GL1500 for 25 years. My wife and kids (and dog) have travelled far and wide in this rig around various places in Australia. I have just bought a 1994 GL500 Aspencade with 85,000 km (53,000 miles) on the dial. I got it at a good price knowing that I will need to do some heavy maintenance to bring it back to a level of mechanical reliability. As I am on the cusp of retiring from work I will have the time to spend with her (both of them) Over the 25 years I have owned the 1990 Gl1500 it has never been to a workshop, I have managed to do all the maintenance myself, now I find that I may need some advice from the collective wisdom that resides within this forum. Looking forward to the banter and sharing of information.
Little Al.
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DavidAlan
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Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Location: Wellington, NZ
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DavidAlan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Hi;
Dave from New Zealand.
Owner of a '97 & '09 Goldwing. (See avatar)
Not needing any help yet, but it is the reason I joined. :lol:
Cheers.

AngolaGoldwing
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Location: Angola NY
Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 Interstate with Aspencade bits

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Post by AngolaGoldwing » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Thanks for having me.

But what was it Groucho said about clubs that would have him as a member? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I kid. I kid.
I spent my time on sportbikes in my youth, moved up to liter bikes and walked away from 2 falls. That was 20 years back.
The bug bit again, a quick craigslist search later and here I am..
87 Interstate with some Aspencade bits and more stuff since this 3 month old picture. And I know...Wrong way to tie down.
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wizardfitz
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Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:52 am
Location: Franklin, Indiana, USA
Motorcycle: 2016 ultra limited

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by wizardfitz » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:59 am

New member from Franklin Indiana. Thinking of switching from harley to a GW tour. Doing g research before the jump. With all the issue with the new engine , granted the forums only discuss problems, but with that Harley is denying many warranty issues.
I looked at a tour this past Saturday but with all the rain no test ride or value of my trade.
I like the bike but a test ride will tell. Looking at the dct version and will have to adjust to not shifting.
Have to get my bike in for a trade value, if they match harleys offer I'll go for it.

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apex
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Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:06 pm
Location: Livermore, CA USA
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by apex » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:30 pm

I'm new! 2 years ago I purchased an estate sale, 19 total bikes, 4 of which were Goldwings. A '76, '78, '84 and '92. Of the 19 bikes, I have one left, all the others are sold, long gone. What I have left, is the '76 GL, a yellow one obviously. It's been sitting since, at least 1991, as much as I can gather. It was BURIED in the garage of the house, couldn't even see it, didn't know it was there. The gentleman was a hoarder, and unfortunately passed away. I felt compelled to get all the bikes running before I sold them in his honor, and except for 3 bikes that were essentially parts bikes, missing too may pieces to make $$ sense, I managed to do that. This is the last one. From what I could determine, this was his first bike.

Over the past couple of years I worked on this one on & off, other projects in the way. I've rebuilt the brake master & front calipers, and rear caliper. Regreased the steering head bearings. Thoroughly cleaned the carbs. Replaced the gas tank (the original was too far gone, pinholes in the floor after cleaning). Some new things here and there, hoses, petcock, fresh oil & filter.

Just got a battery and plan sort the electrics next. Got to find a seat, in all the stuff he hoarded, I never did find the seat.

I've got a number of other bikes, and love these forums, so much community info gathered up in one place. Thanks for being here.













Dirtrack650
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Location: Washington State
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100

Hello from Washington State

Post by Dirtrack650 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:26 pm

First post, first goldwing -83 1100- long time silverwing rider. Been riding for 51 years, figure I'm old enough to be on a goldwing 😂. Bike was given to me as a barn find not running with 99.7k miles on it. I'm short so I lowered it, cut the seat down, and I love it! Much more work to be done including choosing paint.

My other GL is a 500 silverwing modded to a adventure bike.

I enjoy the wing forums to pick up on real-world mods that actually work and are proven effective.
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landisr
Posts: 678
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000LTD
1994 GL1500A

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:05 pm

Interesting bikes. Welcome to to assylum! :lol:

Ron in AZ
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

GL470
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Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800

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Post by GL470 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Hi, this is actually my second post. My first post was asking for help to figure out some weird connections on an add-on fuse plate. Thank you very much for all the support I received.
Well, this is my first Goldwing. It is a 2008 with NAV, COMFORT, ABS, AIRBAG, 16,600km. Never even took it for a test driving. It is a smoking deal from a Harley Davidson dealer. They didn’t want it on the floor.
I rode a ST1300 for the past 10 years. Honda makes a great product. As I am turning 70, I realized that I want more refinement and less hooligan. I believe the Goldwing fits that bill. Didn’t have much of a chance to take it out so far. This Sunday my brother and I will go for a long ride. Will see how she handles.
Here is a pic of me and my wing. As I walked over to give the cell phone to my wife to take this picture, the wing fell over on its left side. I guess I didn’t put the kickstand down properly. The drop was in slow mo. Now our bond has consummated. I picked it up with the butt-against-bike method. To my surprise, it went back up way easier than the ST1300. That’s a good sign. Looking forward to converse with you all and picking your brains.
Kenny





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