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I had a couple bikes before I got married but had been without one for years. Now that the kids are grown I started looking again and settled on getting a Gold Wing. The last week of January, 2010 I found a 1999 Wing on CycleTrader. It was the awesome Pearl Green color and only had 36K miles on it! It was described as being in perfect shape at a good price so I put a deposit on it over the phone and got a plane ticket for January 30th. I purchased a helmet, packed a backpack of warm clothes and took off from Orlando to Dallas. Once I got there it was an hour ride to Sherman, TX where the bike was. When I got there I found out it had snowed the night before but had warmed up to 32 and had sun! I test rode the bike, finished the purchase and set off riding it back to Florida (after putting on all the clothes I had brought with me). Had ridden in some pretty cold weather before so I knew what to expect.

I hadn't ridden a Wing before but it was comfortable almost immediately. I rode the rest of Saturday until midnight and stopped at a hotel just over the MS border. Sunday morning I got up, had breakfast and set off again. Rode all day Sunday and got back home at 11:00 PM that night. I was very sore but happy that I hadn't hit any rain or bad weather at all (even though the highest temp for the trip was about 52 degrees) and that the bike performed flawlessly! I got an awesome bike and had a bonding experience with it for sure!!
 

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Gary Sounds like you had a great time, Welcome to the site,And enjoy your new wing
 

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Welcome to the site and congrats on the wing purchase. Alittle concerned with the sore thing you mentioned. :D Glad your having fun.
 

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Because our wifes already feel we ride them to much. Sounds like a great trip. I had the same kind of experiance when I first got mine. I will never forget it!
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF gary. don't forget to post some pic's
 

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Congrats on your new Wing from Pennsylvania. Sound like you are bonding just fine to your new friend. Ride safe.
 

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I bought an 02 Gold Wing from a guy in Oregon in 03. I made the deal over the phone, I flew up to Portland Or, he picked me up at the airport, took me to his place, I gave him a cashiers check and away I went. My trip was just the opposite of yours. It was mid July and hot as heck. I left on Friday afternoon and had to back on Monday for work. So I took HWY 5 most of the way home and it was HOT. 100+ both Saturday and Sunday. Glad you made it home safe and enjoy your new bike. That Merced Green is a nice color.
 

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Almost the same story.

My trip wasn't quite as long, but I had a great long ride when I bought my Wing. I bought my 94 Goldwing SE on Ebay for a great price, but I had a 280 mile trip home with it. The only other bike I had driven before was a little CX500. I didn't arrive at the dealer that I purcvhased it from until 5:30 pm so the last half of the ride was in the dark. The only problem that I encountered was that while passing a truck on Interstate 80, I hit accidentally hit the emergency flashers instead of the turnsignal. It was a little embarassing having to pull over on the side of the road to figure out how to turn the flashers off. The rest of the ride went smoothly and I have a fond memory. The only drawback was that it was so dark by the time I go home that I had to wait until the next day to show off the new bike.
 

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My trip wasn't quite as long, but I had a great long ride when I bought my Wing. I bought my 94 Goldwing SE on Ebay for a great price, but I had a 280 mile trip home with it. The only other bike I had driven before was a little CX500. I didn't arrive at the dealer that I purcvhased it from until 5:30 pm so the last half of the ride was in the dark. The only problem that I encountered was that while passing a truck on Interstate 80, I hit accidentally hit the emergency flashers instead of the turnsignal. It was a little embarassing having to pull over on the side of the road to figure out how to turn the flashers off. The rest of the ride went smoothly and I have a fond memory. The only drawback was that it was so dark by the time I go home that I had to wait until the next day to show off the new bike.

That's kinda funny! I did the same thing myself the first night. I went for the blinker and hit the flashers. I knew the flasher button was sticking so I couldn't turn it right off. Had to ride about 5 miles to the next exit where I could pull under a well-lit space and work on it.
 

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It is refreshing to hear old stories spoken again. There is a shared experience among new Wing riders. Each one is unique in its description but all are universal in joy.
 

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It is refreshing to hear old stories spoken again. There is a shared experience among new Wing riders. Each one is unique in its description but all are universal in joy.
Can we get an AMEN for Brother CHOPIN??
 

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Amen

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It is refreshing to hear old stories spoken again. There is a shared experience among new Wing riders. Each one is unique in its description but all are universal in joy.
Can we get an AMEN for Brother CHOPIN??
That is one profound Chopin we have isn't it!
 

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