hello to all of you out there. my wife and i just got our first goldwing last saturday and we love it. after about 25 years off bikes last spring i bouhgt my son's 750 shadow. it was a good bike but my other son wanted it so he found me an 1100 shadow and we traded. one evening last summer my wife wanted to go around the block with me and since then she is the one who calls and says lets ride after work. she was the one who said we should look for a goldwing and we found a 1996 1500 SE that works for us. i am looking forward to chatting with you and finding out how things work.