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Had a 79' CB750F 25yr ago, then married/kids, now an empty nester thinking that touring on a Wing would be fun. I joined to seek expert opinions on the safety perspective getting on a big bike after so long. I'd ride solo until confident, and considering a MSF course but it appeared very basic. I'm 6'2 185lb and wife is 5/4 120lb.
So, being a safety-conscious, cautious guy, I'm wondering how comfortable/uncomfortable I'd be on a Wing 25yr after my 750? I expect the bike to seem huge at first, but just taking it real easy, I'd probably get used to a Wing reasonably fast(?) Thanks for your time!
 

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what year wing are you looking at?
 

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I like the high visibility of Pearl Yellow, which apparently was available 01-03 and 05. KBB and NADA show avg retail for a 2001 @11K and 2005 @14K. Don't know if there's a top choice among those years. I'm not shopping yet -just determining if this is a good idea. I plan to research/shop over the winter, to be ready to ride in the spring.
 

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I started with a Wing straight out, and took my safety course and license on it too. No sense fooling around with smaller stuff if you want to ride the Wing.
 

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do you still have your cycle indorsment? if you have to get it would you be comfortable taking the test on the wing. a guy i work with wanted a harley really bad and after getting it he rented a bike to take the mfs course on even though he knew how to ride. i can't offer much help on the 1800 wings hopefully someone with a wing in the years you are interested willhave the info you are looking for, mine is a "93 1500se that i am very pleased with but i want a 2000 anniversery edition 1500se
 

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I too went from a 750 as the last bike I had to a Wing, after about 25 years. Took the MSF course as a "refresher", and it really helped. Here in Texas, taking the course exempts you from having to take the riding portion of the test to get a MC license, which was a good thing for me.
The Wing is a different bike, compared to the smaller 750, for sure, but it doesn't take long to get back in the swing of things.
Good Luck, and I hope you do decide to get back in the saddle.
 
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