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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 08:53 AM
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I have an 07 VTX 1300C and a 10 GL 1800...my wife thinks I'm crazy but I love them both....She has a VT 750 C Shadow Spirit....I told her that we could sell her bike! lol
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post #42 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 11:04 AM
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I bought my 94 Wing to try it out. I sold my Volusia (cruiser) after it sat being ignored for 6 months. Then I sold my Helix as I was no longer riding that bike for in town jaunts.

Then I bought a dual sport. I am happy with my choices and I have always had at least one bike, sometimes two and at times three.

I always said the use of the bike will decide its fate.

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post #43 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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I usually never feel comfortable with more than one bike, especially if they overlap in usage as most of mine have in the past. However, as long as I keep the trike kit on my GL1500, I expect no competition with my Harley Ultra Classic; with the trike kit, the 6cyl GW is primarily for 2-up and trailer pulling, while the Harley is primarily my daily ride.

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post #44 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 07:57 PM
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In the first 40 years of riding, I never had more than one bike at a time. Never saw the need for more. After I retired I was back on a wing with my 84 Aspy. After my wife rode on the back of a friends triked out 1500 she thought that would be better for our long rides (500 or more miles). So I got a GW trike. Then I found a 72 Cb750k2. Having had my best riding memories on my 74 Cb750, I just had to have it. So there I was with now 3 bikes...Then crash goes the trike, I wasn't thrilled with the ride on a trike anyway, so compromised with the wife for the 98 1500 with the landing gear set up. She was fine with that. Could not justify two two wheel wings, so the 84 Aspy went on the "for sale" list. It is now spoken for and should be gone in a couple of weeks. That is assuming the guy comes up with the money as he stated. Should not be a problem, have done business with him before and made sales too him of double the amount we are talking here ($3500). So I'm still a happy camper. Have the 98 wing and the Cb750, two great rides.

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67 honda 305 superhawk (sold)
71 Yamaha RD350cc (sold)
74 Honda 750k4 (sold)
75 Honda GL1000 (stolen in 87)
78 Honda 750k8 (stolen in 93)
81 Yamaha SX1100 (sold)
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post #45 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 12:35 AM
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Flimo, i like them both but the Wing rig is really pretty.

Life is short; do it now!

Previous rides: 55 Cushman Highlander, 58 Allstate Puch (junk), 59 Sportster, 65 Velocette MSS, 73 Honda 750 k4, 77 Honda 750 f4, 82 550 Suzuki, 83 850G Suzuki, 2001 Honda ST1100, 2003 Honda ST1300, 2004 Goldwing, 07/18R VTX.

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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by gene-oooo View Post
I have owned a 2003 VTX 1800c for awhile now and I love it. For longer rides I bought a 2006 Gold Wing and discovered that I love it too. A completely different experience. My plan was to sell my VTX after I got the wing. But..........I cant sell it. Im keeping it for shorter rides and just because I love it. So my wife thinks Im nuts, and maybe I am, but I am now the proud owner of the 2 best bikes in the world today. I am a happy man. Can anyone relate?
approaching same dilemma; own an 02 VTXC and initially wanted to sell it and my fJR for either a Wing or GTL and the more I ride the Honda, the more I want to hang on to it as well
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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 12:56 PM
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I also have an 08 VTX1300T and recently sold my 08 HD Streetglide. I was also able to re-purchase my special memroy edition 85 GL1200 Interstate after being "revived".

I am glad for all the transformations that brought me back to the Wing. I love my VTX when I am soloing and the Wing offers the comfort for long rides for the wife and I.

Decisions are hard sometimes to make but often for the best. Each has to make their own determination.

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post #48 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 08:26 AM
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I totally understand where you are coming from. I have 3 bikes and get a totally different experience from each. My wife says I don't need 3 bikes and I told her I know that. I need 4 but can make it with 3 . I have a 1500 Goldwing which I love for long trips, I have a Harley Softail that I also enjoy riding on local rides, a very beautiful bike, then last but certainly not least I have a 1800 VTX that I got a great deal on and bought just to resale but fell in love with because of its brute power. What a thrill to ride. I had no idea what I was getting when I bought it and then I started reading up on it and found that it is the most powerful twin cylinder on the planet. I just love motorcycles and I'm glad to have this badboy in my stall, although if I had to go to just one bike I would probably have to keep the old Goldwing because I take a lot of long trips and in my opinion you just can't beat a wing on the long haul. Although, that's just my opinion, I've never been on a big Harley dresser but I do know the dependability of a wing.
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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 08:55 AM
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Since my post in 2010, I have definitely been bitten by the 'Wing' bug and purchased a '78 GL1000, a '79 GL1000 and a '95 GL1500.

The GL1500 is now my long distance bike (can't beat the comfort) and my GL1200 is the bike I ride the most often around town.

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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 09:12 PM
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im currently in this boat... I have an 1800 Neo. Beautiful bike, beastly, very fun to ride. TOO fun to ride...

But I want something I can easily load up and ride 500-700 miles in a day. The VTX is not that something...

Since I always carry a bag to work with meds, workout clothes, and food, the VTX's limited storage is a bit of an issue too.

i can't have both... but I'm afraid of regretting selling my VTX.
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