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Ok I'm ready to take the Dear Wife out tomorrow on the Wing for the first time. Its much easier to ride than the 250 Honda Reflex than I thought. Ron the head of chapter P gave me a safty manual to work through so I spent 2 hours getting to know low speed in a parking lot- after permission first. Its an incredible bike even for its age. Love my new to me Wing.
 

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The first time I rode somebody on the Wing, I didn't even know they were back there!
 

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I'm getting close to doing the same. Tomorrow is timing belts, coolant change/refresh (hopefully no need to have the radiator boiled out,) etc. By next weekend I'll have the carb synch rig from Val and we'll sychronize those bad boys.

I, too, am amazed at how easy the bike is to handle given its weight. Very nice geometry/engineering, and that's without refreshing/replacing any bearings so far. My nu2me '85 Aspencade handles even at low speed way better than my Suzi 850GL.

Hope you and Momma have a fine ride tomorrow!
 

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i like your wing too :)
have a safe ride tomorrow, where are you two going
 

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Thanks all for the well wishing. I'm more worried about her than me in a fall. I've rode trail bike since I was 6 so hitting the ground isn't that big a deal but she on the other hand has never had to roll out from a spill not that we will hopefully!
 

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Mz, Vickie and I had one inconsequential learning moment on the Wing. A bird swooped down in front of our bike and never appeared to re-emerge. I came to a stop sign and had my left foot down. She was curious about the disappearing bird and leaned to the right to look towards the lower front of the bike. We go a bit tipsy but stayed upright. She learned to stay quiet and motionless while stopped. While moving, I don't care what she does within reason.
 

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Ok I'm ready to take the Dear Wife out tomorrow on the Wing for the first time. Its much easier to ride than the 250 Honda Reflex than I thought. Ron the head of chapter P gave me a safty manual to work through so I spent 2 hours getting to know low speed in a parking lot- after permission first. Its an incredible bike even for its age. Love my new to me Wing.
I've got a 1989. I have no idea what it rides like with 2 wheels since i have a trike kit on it, but I will say this, these GL1500's are fast. Have fun on your first 2-up on your new to you bike!
 

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I know I've said this before , but Arm Rest can give the passenger a feeling of security. Seen it make the difference a few times.
 

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keeping the bike stable while the passenger gets on and off is the hardest part of riding 2up
 

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I always let the wife get on first while its still on the side stand then Ill get on,I have not had any problems yet. And nohandles you will find it a little different riding two up just take it easy in your slow turns. And both of you have fun and post some pics of your ride you know how we love pics. Hal
 

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I hope your ride went well today. I would remind everyone though that there is no passenger on a bike, only two riders. She may not have the controls in her hands but what she does makes the ride better or worse, safer or not.
 
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