I do not own a Goldwing but I will one of these days. 5 years ago I was ready to get a touring bike I searched for a year and a half and ended up with a used 2004 HD. I live in Las Vegas and Pahrump Nevada. I usually can get 10,000 miles in a year mostly 2 up with my lovely wife. My first road bike was a 1983 VT 750 shadow in 1984. Water cooled shaft driven self adjusting valves. It was a very good bike that I traded my broken 1973 GTO for it straight up. Rode that Honda off road as much as on. Got close to 80,000 miles out of it. My next bikes were crotch rockets and all were Yammis. My sons first road bike was a 1996 Yamaha FZR 600 which he took his motorcycle test on. He failed several times then when he was about to give up I coaxed him to try again and he passed. I was self taught and I taught him. If I were to do it again I would have taken classes and insisted that he take them also. I bought him a 2012 Suzuki DR 650 a couple years ago. I will study your forum for a while to get to know more about these dream machines.