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Old 07-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #16
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I've heard tell of the Gold Wing. Some say people ride them all over the place. Never seen one in the wild though. Thought they were like unicorns, often dreamed of but never seen.
Yes... replaced by V-Twin Cruisers. Gotta look kool you know! People wanting to put on serious highway miles usually opt for something else tho don't they.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #17
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #18
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Rented a GL1800 for the day recently. Have to say that it is superior to my GL1200 in every single possible way - fabulous piece of machinery that I really enjoyed riding. My wife was following in the car and commented that she was surprised at the way I was tossing it around. Now working on justifying the upgrade since the 1200 is half hers.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:11 PM   #19
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got this early last week. spent all day cleaning and polishing it (this picture is pre-) i need to get the carbs cleaned and sync'd and change the plugs. Has a really bad idle. Apparently it sat for 4 years.

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I used to say "one day" a lot. But then I got scared I would wait one day too long. So I am doing it all now
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #20
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Rented a GL1800 for the day recently. Have to say that it is superior to my GL1200 in every single possible way - fabulous piece of machinery that I really enjoyed riding. My wife was following in the car and commented that she was surprised at the way I was tossing it around. Now working on justifying the upgrade since the 1200 is half hers.
No need to justify the 1800. Take her for a ride. She will be swayed.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #21
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No need to justify the 1800. Take her for a ride. She will be swayed.
Years ago thats how I came by my 1200 Aspencade. The owner borrowed a friends 1500 and his wife refused to get back on the 1200. Big difference between the Princess seats.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #22
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Not to go off-topic, but...

...I've been interested in the GL1500 for a long time and you can get pretty good buys on them these days...but the size is intimidating...

How do you get used to dealing with the weight and size of the machine?

Maybe that's better left for another thread.

Keep the photos coming...your Goldwings are awesome and the hack rig offroad is impressive!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #23
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Not to go off-topic, but...

...I've been interested in the GL1500 for a long time and you can get pretty good buys on them these days...but the size is intimidating...

How do you get used to dealing with the weight and size of the machine?

Maybe that's better left for another thread.

Keep the photos coming...your Goldwings are awesome and the hack rig offroad is impressive!!
I suppose it depends on how you're skillz are and what bike you're coming from. This is my first GW, but not the first I've ridden. With the exception of the known issues, this thing handles like my XR says me. Despite twice the weight and half the suspension.....
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:03 AM   #24
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Well this thread came to late. I sold my ten year old 1800 a couple of months ago to buy an Electra Glide. There is no question the GL 1800 is the best handling cross country touer ever made. Sorry Harley. You look better and sound nice but for big mileage the GL's the way to go.

Now about off pavement. Three years ago I was riding Parsons Branch Road deep in the Smokey Mountains on my Dakar. About halfway through I came upon a guy with his wife having a picnic, they were 2-up on a 1800 Wing. I told him I had a Wing in my garage but would never take it this far into the woods. I saw them later at the Deal's Gap store so I know he made it out. He really earned the shirt.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #25
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No need to justify the 1800. Take her for a ride. She will be swayed.
Already done - we spent the day on it riding the Great River Road in southern Minnesota and into Wisconsin. I've been subtly pointing out the drawbacks of the 1200... "Geez, I'm glad I could still get this part... this thing is getting pretty old... will need new tires soon." etc.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:44 AM   #26
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Not to go off-topic, but...

...I've been interested in the GL1500 for a long time and you can get pretty good buys on them these days...but the size is intimidating...

How do you get used to dealing with the weight and size of the machine?

Maybe that's better left for another thread.

Keep the photos coming...your Goldwings are awesome and the hack rig offroad is impressive!!
My last "big" bike was an XJ650 about 20 years back. The GL is big but the center of gravity is so low that you don't feel it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #27
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I posted in the old thread, still need to update pictures though. Here's one from last year.



I try to stay off of 1800's. Still trying to put kids through collage so they can support me when I retire :)
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #28
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2002 with a shade under 80K miles.

This was taken during last year's vacation tour to Utah.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #29
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A bike for all seasons.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #30
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What road is that on the west side of the Sierras?
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