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A bit of a loaded question preston, we are a Goldwing site so We all are going to tell you to get a Wing.

Here's the other side, you say New Rider.

Have you ever ridden?
If so what size bike?
If you are in fact a "new rider" take a Motorcycle Safety Course.
Most States have them you learn on smaller machines & learn lots of good techiques that will help you while you ride.

Give us some more info if you please & we can help better.

By the way Welcome to the GWOF.
 

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hello preston, welcome to GWOF
 

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My suggestion is since you do have some riding experiance is take the MSF course, get used to the motions again, learn the methods & to answer the direct question. You should be fine on the GL1000.
 

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Any wing in good condition will provide good service. A black 1500 is the fastest color and the most comfortable model. JMHO
Larry your half right. The 1800 is what you meant to say :D
I think that the MSF is a great idea and then taking your time with a GL1000 is another great idea. Let us know if you get it and send pictures!!
 

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Nekked bike is OK, but the law sorta frowns on nekked riders. Don't ask me how I know....:eek:
 

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Any bike will be good and you are big enough to handle anything on the road. A riding course is always a good idea; maybe beat some of the old bad habits out of you. It is all balance and any wing (although I've never ridden any other but the 1800) is a good choice.
 

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Skills learned on the dirt are very valuable in how to control a bike in gawdawful circumstances, but there are 250's and then there are 250's; huge difference between an endura 250 and a comp 250! Basicsa re the same though. Lots have jumped into the deep end of the pool and did very well, but not all. A GL 1000 is not huge by today's scale, but it is a big bike just the same with startlingly similar performance #'s to the 1800's of today so use discretion and judgement over bravado and testosterone.
 

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As long as it doesn't have a "naked rider" I guess it would be okay....LOL
 

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Welcome to GWOF.

Get the bike, take the course and post some pix of your bike and your new freedom.
 
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