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A couple crazies on GL1100's take on the Touratech Rally:



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I was just about going to post this clip, but you beat me to it. I was going to post it as another reason that I don't care to travel in groups. But I was torn between that, and the posting for "The Idiots Are Out There." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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WingAdmin wrote:
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A couple crazies on GL1100's take on the Touratech Rally:



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Absolutely ridiculous! What a stupid waste of machinery.

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@Hondog Why is this a waste?

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Dos.Honduros wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Why is this a waste?
Because these people think nothing of pounding the crap out of a bike off road that was designed to be an outstanding highway touring bike. When they're done abusing and destroying this Goldwing they'll be the same jackasses that then part it out on ebay and try to make money off a bunch of junk they've thrashed and abused to the point of basically being scrap metal. This lunacy is on the same level as somebody taking a Cadillac Fleetwood out 4 wheel driving in the bush or out in the hills.

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Good Hondog wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 am
Dos.Honduros wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Why is this a waste?
Because these people think nothing of pounding the crap out of a bike off road that was designed to be an outstanding highway touring bike. When they're done abusing and destroying this Goldwing they'll be the same jackasses that then part it out on ebay and try to make money off a bunch of junk they've thrashed and abused to the point of basically being scrap metal. This lunacy is on the same level as somebody taking a Cadillac Fleetwood out 4 wheel driving in the bush or out in the hills.
You sound confident but I am that jackass.
This is my video, you assume that but i actually love goldwings. I own 4 goldwings. The one that I use as an adv bike (the one in the video) I have been using like that for two years, and have no plans on scrapping it...... ever.
I collect goldwing memorabilia, and I saved this bike from scrap and gave it a new lease on life. I love goldwings and I love dirtbike and enduro, that’s how this started.


P.S I would love to take a fleetwood for a roll in the mud.

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I take mine off road every day when I put it in the garage.
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I like it.Just like a Timex.Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Maybe outfitted like this one too.
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Dos.Honduros wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:37 am
Good Hondog wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 am
Dos.Honduros wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Why is this a waste?
Because these people think nothing of pounding the crap out of a bike off road that was designed to be an outstanding highway touring bike. When they're done abusing and destroying this Goldwing they'll be the same jackasses that then part it out on ebay and try to make money off a bunch of junk they've thrashed and abused to the point of basically being scrap metal. This lunacy is on the same level as somebody taking a Cadillac Fleetwood out 4 wheel driving in the bush or out in the hills.
You sound confident but I am that jackass.
This is my video, you assume that but i actually love goldwings. I own 4 goldwings. The one that I use as an adv bike (the one in the video) I have been using like that for two years, and have no plans on scrapping it...... ever.
I collect goldwing memorabilia, and I saved this bike from scrap and gave it a new lease on life. I love goldwings and I love dirtbike and enduro, that’s how this started.


P.S I would love to take a fleetwood for a roll in the mud.
This is the second video I've seen where GWs have been used for a different reason. Always thought the older GWs might be a good adv bike with the right mods. The first GWs aren't much heavier than say the BMW GSA. The other video was of 1800s going through the desert.

Had my '85 LTD on some logging roads last year, two up. Was visiting an old radar site that I was stationed at in the '70s. A place called Holberg, north end of Vancouver Island. Came to the conclusion at that time that a street outfitted GW does not make a good adventure/off road bike.

An inexpensive GW used for what you enjoy is a lot better than a $30K bike that you don't want to get dirty, and there are lots out there.

Better to try and do what you want then to have a regret down the line, shoulda, woulda, coulda - too late. Worst case you don't do it twice.

Enjoyed the video.

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That is the new "Dumbest stuff i've seen today"

What a waste of classic machines.

Zero point to this except to destroy classic touring motorcycles.

Some people have more time and money then brains......

But it was funny :lol:
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Have a look at The Longest Ride and you'll see just what GL1100's are capable in conditions for which they were never intended!

It's amazing the amount of attention these videos are getting! They've gone positively viral, I've been seeing them posted all over the place...



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Love it, That is some "serious riding skill". My hat is off to you and your buddy for showing what a capable bike the GW is. That is awesome. My only question is what type of tire were you running.
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NOVAwing wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
That is the new "Dumbest stuff i've seen today"

What a waste of classic machines.

Zero point to this except to destroy classic touring motorcycles.

Some people have more time and money then brains......



But it was funny :lol:
I may not be a smart man but I know what fun is. That is my video, it’s of a friend and me.
I’ve been riding my wing like that for two years now. It’s far from destroyed. I own a lot of wings. In fact I just bought another one the other day that’s in worse shape than the one I’ve been riding off-road for two years.
We do this because it makes us laugh, because it’s fun. For a lot of gold wing guys you guys sure underestimate the strength of a gold wing. This was not a one and done for us, we’ve been doing it a long time with the same bikes and we’re going to keep doing it for a long time with the same bikes.

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Dos.Honduros wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 pm
NOVAwing wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
That is the new "Dumbest stuff i've seen today"

What a waste of classic machines.

Zero point to this except to destroy classic touring motorcycles.

Some people have more time and money then brains......



But it was funny :lol:
I may not be a smart man but I know what fun is. That is my video, it’s of a friend and me.
I’ve been riding my wing like that for two years now. It’s far from destroyed. I own a lot of wings. In fact I just bought another one the other day that’s in worse shape than the one I’ve been riding off-road for two years.
We do this because it makes us laugh, because it’s fun. For a lot of gold wing guys you guys sure underestimate the strength of a gold wing. This was not a one and done for us, we’ve been doing it a long time with the same bikes and we’re going to keep doing it for a long time with the same bikes.
My bad man.

I thought it was some joke video from YouTube.

If you enjoy it, so be it, I don't get it but I don't have to.

If I had money, room, time, and access to trails I'd have me an off road adventure bike for sure lol.

Keep havin fun :)
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These are robust motorcycles. I often wonder if there is a way to route the exhaust so it gives a bit more clearance. If this is what the bike was bought for, go for it, especially since you mention that you are having fun. Lots of money and time spent on changing these bikes all the time. Cheers
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kwild wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Love it, That is some "serious riding skill". My hat is off to you and your buddy for showing what a capable bike the GW is. That is awesome. My only question is what type of tire were you running.
Great pic! We are both running kenda big blocks. The gl1100 happens to have the same size tires as many ADV bikes. So there’s quite a few to choose from.

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Rednaxs60 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 pm
These are robust motorcycles. I often wonder if there is a way to route the exhaust so it gives a bit more clearance. If this is what the bike was bought for, go for it, especially since you mention that you are having fun. Lots of money and time spent on changing these bikes all the time. Cheers
I’m not lying when I say the old gold wings are tough. Like I said in two years there’s been no significant damage. The only thing I’ve had to fix other than wear items is a valve cover. I dropped it and put the highway peg through the valve cover. I was able to fix it with JB Weld and it’s been fine ever since.
It’s literally the cheapest bike to maintain that I’ve ever owned, and I have on the lot. I honestly broke more and spent more money fixing my KTM 1190 adventure.

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NOVAwing wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Dos.Honduros wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 pm
NOVAwing wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
That is the new "Dumbest stuff i've seen today"

What a waste of classic machines.

Zero point to this except to destroy classic touring motorcycles.

Some people have more time and money then brains......



But it was funny :lol:
I may not be a smart man but I know what fun is. That is my video, it’s of a friend and me.
I’ve been riding my wing like that for two years now. It’s far from destroyed. I own a lot of wings. In fact I just bought another one the other day that’s in worse shape than the one I’ve been riding off-road for two years.
We do this because it makes us laugh, because it’s fun. For a lot of gold wing guys you guys sure underestimate the strength of a gold wing. This was not a one and done for us, we’ve been doing it a long time with the same bikes and we’re going to keep doing it for a long time with the same bikes.
My bad man.

I thought it was some joke video from YouTube.

If you enjoy it, so be it, I don't get it but I don't have to.

If I had money, room, time, and access to trails I'd have me an off road adventure bike for sure lol.

Keep havin fun :)
Part of the reason I do it is to show you don’t have to spend a Tonna money to have fun. I got the bike for free because I was going to get scrapped. I put about $150 into it to get it running. Since then I haven’t been able to hurt it. Other than where items like brakes and oil I haven’t spent any money on it since I got it two years ago other than accessories like a stereo and a CB radio.
That was the fun in going to that rally in the video. I went out there and did stuff on a gold wing people that spent upwards of $20,000 on their adventure bike wouldn’t try. And I have just a couple hundred dollars into my bike.
Granted I ride Enduro so I’m pretty decent rider I still think it proves a point.
I didn’t mean for this video to takeoff and it frustrates me that it looks like I’m just out there destroying gold wings. Because I am a huge fan of gold wings.

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Dos.Honduros,

You are definitely a talented rider. 8-) It is your bike and you can travel where you deem. Less talented riders would probably break an ankle or leg. Each of us needs to understand our limits in skills and in the wallet. With this information we can decide what bike we will take off the slab.

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Dos.Honduros. Ignore the naysayers. They are the minority. I say good for you.

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I came across this article with video. Pretty interesting.

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Just because something CAN be done doesn't necessarily mean is SHOULD be done.
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" as they themselves commented in our interview, the entire point of going off-roading with their ‘Wings in the first place was simply to prove that you don’t need to plunk down huge money on an ADV bike to have ‘proper adventures’. WTF are ‘proper adventures’, anyway? If you’re doing it properly, wouldn’t it not be an actual adventure? "
with a " proper " ADV bike you wouldn't bust up your saddlebags and trunk when dropping your bike on pretty much anything shown in the vid and i think the majority of ADV riders are not using their bikes on a motocross coarse, my GSA will most likely never see any jumps like that but it has seen plenty of off road and dirt roads, i'll be back at it once my foot heals up
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Complete and utter waste of a great bike. They should have used a Porsche 911 instead..!!


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