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post #11 of 1398 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 10:27 PM
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Hi..New to this..Been a Goldwing rider for only 3 months now...first bike..and LOVE to ride..am open to all suggestions and ideas about the "Wings"!! Thanks!
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post #12 of 1398 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 07:29 AM
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Hi there, I am new to this forum. However I am not new to Goldwings. I had a real nice GL-1500 1988 modle. I got the bike used with 30K on it. I put another 200K on top of that and would still have the bike if somebody would not have dumped 50 gallons of desil fule on the road. Sad ending for that one, however no injuries. MSF courses do pay off. Now I have a new GL-1800 Nav with preaiun auto. I got it one and a half mounths ago and have 4200 miles on it now. I am also a member of New York IV chapter of the Blueknights. We all do love to ride, and westeran New York provides some very seanice rides. That about the only good thing about New York, But thats for a different foraum. My wife and I are already planning a couple of long rides for next year. Maybe Kentucky, and possabily Texas. Deep Texas. Well nice to meet you all and ride saftely
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post #13 of 1398 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Well,we just made the switch! My wife and I just bought our first wing,1991 GL1500SE. We both had the Honda VTX, mine was the 1800C and hers was the 1300C. For myself I felt that I had reached the top of the line in crusers and was ready for a change,I really enjoyed the hot rod feel and the loud pipes,very fast. BUT NOW I am already enjoying the luxury of our 1st. wing,the wife feels like a Queen sitting back in total comfort. Glad we made the switch, I'm sure we will upgrade in the model years but for now we thought we would kinda get the feel on our 1991 1500SE. Put on 300 miles on the first day! I always thought I was a little young to have a wing (43) but as I am finding out that the wing is Not just an old mans bike! Anyhow, we are looking foward to all the info and banter that I can share in on this site!!!
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post #14 of 1398 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 08:28 PM
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Hi All

Hi, not so new rider here. Been riding off and on for years. Latest bikes at a '94 1500SE and a '07 Suzuki V-Storm. Love them both however, prefer the Vee when I am riding alone. The SE is more for 2 up and more comfortable for the little lady. Have a good day and keep the rubber side down.

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post #15 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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New GlWing!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,
Just got my new G/wing yesterday !! Nice -but sure quiet compared 2 my Kaw/ Meanstreak w/ Cobra pipes !!!
The windshield is lowered & still not much brezzze when wearing a leather jacket, Havent figured out a way to keep coool yet - unless i take off the jacket on hot days !?!?!

Found posible solution to the quietness, a cd w/ ALL Bikes & loud pipes playing all the time ?!

Seem like a VERY Smooth & easy handling Bike !!!
Wish Honda had better way of checking the oil though !!!!

What is the problem i heard about front fork bearings going at 3-4000 miles & Honda not covering it ??

Look 4/ward 2 some nice trips w/ this Road warrior !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #16 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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new old wing rider

Hi, they call me jerry.I'm 65. Have had a bike of one kind or another most of my driving life. I just bought my first wing. I always avoided one because I thought the seat height was to tall for a short guy. I went to a dealer and tried one on for size. "It fit" I bought an '80 with 35k on the clock. Really different ride. Got. some learning to do. Second day I had it, I laid it down at a stop sign where the side street was uneven. thanks to the internet, I knew how to set her back up. No wittnesses. good thing. Love the ride. I know I'll have questions, Glad I found this forum.Thanks.
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post #17 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 12:35 PM
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The Goldwing is sure easy to ride 4 a large bike--at also almost 65 !!!!
The 2 negitives i've been hearing about is the week front end/ shocks bearings area!?!?
& the air filter replacement/ change (2-3 hrs!!)

Well- guess i'll just ride & enjoy it til these things come up !!!!
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post #18 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-10-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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Hello all. I am a former GWRRA member, Chapter Director, and La Membership Enhancement Director at the State Level. I live in La and ride an 1984 GL1200A Named "Barn Rescued". I found it in a farmers Barn where it had sat for 6 years. It was so dirty it was a few days before I found it was 2 tone Windberry. After taking it all apart and cleaning and painting it, I have put another 65,000 miles on her. I painted it Pure Mixing White and striped it with Blue and red reflective tape. I painted the inside of all the bags Battle Ship Gray. There are 10 small bullet Blue lights and 12 Amber lights and a few extra Red light on it. All the factory reflector on the bags and truck have been changed to lights. It has a receiver trailer hitch and many little things I have done to her never seen on a wing before. The bike is well lit at night because I used to ride it to work on the night shift.
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post #19 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 07:50 PM
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New Goldwing in Florida

I pick up my new bike in St. Augustine Florida this Saturday. I am 52 years young and plan to keep my CBR 1000 rr but after test driving a goldwing I couldn't resist the new addition. The wife is happy that we can plan some trips on it together because she refused to even consider getting on the CBR and I don't blame her. What a fantastic machine!
The CBR will be restricted to short jaunts.
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post #20 of 1398 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 08:54 PM
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Hello!

My name is Hassan Abdala, I been riding for 40 years and have owned many bikes, I currently own a BMW 1200GS a Suzuki DR 650 Honda Ruckus and now I just got a new to me used 06 GW with 6K miles, I picked this beauty in NH and drove it to VA and I can't take the grin of my face, just love the power and the confy couch feeling on the road, I can't wait to ride it again.
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