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08-19-2019 06:26 PM
detdrbuzzard
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Originally Posted by SouthernOutlaw View Post
O.K. I also look for a 1500. Y'all sure are a bunch to convince someone to start shopping again. And there are a lot more 1500 around this area for sale, and the price isn't to bad either.
there are more than a few 1500 wings in my area in the $3000 range
08-19-2019 08:54 AM
Ron Robertson Hope you find a good one that has been well taken care of.
08-19-2019 08:05 AM
SouthernOutlaw O.K. I also look for a 1500. Y'all sure are a bunch to convince someone to start shopping again. And there are a lot more 1500 around this area for sale, and the price isn't to bad either.
08-19-2019 08:00 AM
SouthernOutlaw
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Originally Posted by MaynardGKrebbs View Post
Welcome to the forum.

67 here. I would look for a 1500 or newer. I sold my 80 gl1100 and went to a 2004 1800. I dont miss the 1100 at all. The newer design is much more of a pleasure to ride.
I was amazed at how little engine heat you can feel, since the radiators ship the heat out to the sides instead of across your legs.
I realize that you may have a sentimental attachment to a 1200, but I would go for comfort and performance. It is nice to have all that torque, most corners you can roll in 4th gear, 3rd works to almost a stop. 1800 is lighter than my 1100 was, even with the tourpack very nimble.

Happy riding any way you go.
I am 15 miles from Morvin. There is a chance I know her family. I grew up in Sweet Water, and except for 4 years in the service with 23 months and 17 days in Nam have been close around here most of my life.
08-19-2019 07:30 AM
Two Wheel Wing Welcome back to 2 wheels and the GWOF. Enjoy the forum and hope you find your perfect Wing..
08-17-2019 09:28 PM
MotownWing Welcome to the forum.
08-17-2019 08:19 PM
RayJ You have been scolded about the 1200 and I would agree with some of it. I am 67. Have a 2015 that I have put 50k miles on since feb of 2017. However, I have also a 75 first year 1000. Not running yet. Since I just got back from just short of 11k to Alaska on my 1800 I donít think you are too old. If you want a 1200 look around but go get an 1800 and start riding. Time is short and Lord know how much time we have.
08-17-2019 04:23 PM
Randy Hawes Welcome to the forum, Outlaw.

Getting another 1200 will be like moving into a different house in the old neighborhood.

You can tell your wife, a few years ago, we had a thread that asked each member his/her age. I think average was about 66. I ride with two guys over 80. And it seems like one of our members here is over 80. And that 78 yr old kid, Ron, still takes long distance, multi-day trips WITH HIS WIFE!!!
08-17-2019 08:25 AM
superdave1120 Welcome from the northern tier of PA. Enjoy the forum and ride safe.
08-17-2019 08:13 AM
detdrbuzzard hello and welcome to GWOF Southernoutlaw. my first wing was a '84 aspencade and sometimes I think of getting another 1200 wing. I had my 1200 and 1500 for a few years but decided to give my niece the 1200. I liked that the 1500 had more room in the saddle for me, I didn't feel cramped. when the stator went out on my 1200 a friend did an alternator conversion for me, I didn't get to help much. when the alternator went out on my 1500 I had the old one out and a new one in, took about 40 minutes. a 1200 has a candle compared to the headlights on a 1500 wing, if I get another 1200 wing I see not only an alternator conversion but an LED headlight
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