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I've got the bug again to get back on two wheels. Used to ride eveyday in the late 60's up thru the middle to late 80's. Rode with SRRA out of San Fran and had a blast. But had to settle down and grab a bit of fatherly maturity, ya know what I mean. Anyway have been looking for about a year and a half at all kinds of bikes and noticed a few things.
1. Here in Texas/Houston there seems to be an abundance of 1982 wings for sale. Prices running from $1,000.00 to $4,000.00. Whats up with that? Is there something unique about an 82?
2. My only real experience with wings is as a Service Manager at a Honda dealership the year before and the first year of the wing hitting the market. So I'm a dummy about what to expect as far as maintenance and what to look out for on pre-owned wings. For instance, is there a certain mileage for a wing to have when you should expect to need those belts changed? Also it seems that quite a few pre-owned seemed to have some issue with the charging system/stator. Is this normal? Any idea's, guidance, or suggestions on what to look for when buying a wing would be greatly appreciated. I'm excited about getting back on the road.
Oh, one other thing. I also need ideas about changing the misconception the wife/HOUSE BOSS (If you know what I mean guy's-Ha!)has that ALL motorcycles lead to immediate death!!!! A month ago I conned her onto my brother-in-laws GL1800 and before we got off the driveway she was ringing wet with sweat and her face was solid white! That ride lasted about fifteen minutes at a top speed of about 40MPH. When I asked her how she felt about the ride she replied," Oh , it was just wonderful dear. You can bet I won't be doing that again real soon.
God Bless Ya'll
Mark.
 
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