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Old 11-23-2011, 07:52 PM   #61
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Where is that?? do you have the gps points or a location
Can't tell you exactly but I left Galena Labor day morning and told GPS to take me the shortest route to Evansville, IN. Ended up on this road. Awesome fun! Can't guarantee it is exactly on this route but fairly close to Galena.

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Old 11-23-2011, 11:00 PM   #62
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AKA Mythbuster.....Bought it with 71k miles and at 74k the 4th gear selector went out. Thus busting the INDESTUCTABLE Goldwing myth. Found an engine with 4k on it and swapped it out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #63
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1995 1500SE

AKA Mythbuster.....Bought it with 71k miles and at 74k the 4th gear selector went out. Thus busting the INDESTUCTABLE Goldwing myth. Found an engine with 4k on it and swapped it out.
I have an 85 that slips out of 4th. I want to pull the motor and swap it with another tranny when I get some time.
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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 11-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #64
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I have an 85 that slips out of 4th. I want to pull the motor and swap it with another tranny when I get some time.
I don't know about the 85, but in the 95 you have to remove the engine and split it to get to the transmission. If you can find a low mileage engine you'll be way ahead in the frustration deptartment.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #65
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I don't know about the 85, but in the 95 you have to remove the engine and split it to get to the transmission. If you can find a low mileage engine you'll be way ahead in the frustration deptartment.
Yeah, its a split case job. I want to do it. I plan on having this bike for a while, and I turn my own wrenches always.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:30 PM   #66
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Checking in with my 2005 ABS model here:

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Old 11-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #67
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Finally got around to checking in here.



A 2002 non-ABS, purchased from a friend in 2005.







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Old 11-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #68
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Checking in....checking out

Bought this baby in KS last summer, spur of the moment buy and as much as I love it, it's not the best bike for me. Since then I've ridden it very little, current mileage somewhere over 4000. Recently picked up an NT700v which really fits me to a T, just as comfortable as the wing and not much more than half the weight. Time for the wing to fly away.

Best place to list it? Price will be $18k+, no farkles but 20 months left on prepaid maintenance agreement.

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Old 11-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #69
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Why the wing's going away

I'd have liked to post this pic along with the wing but the message said I'd reached the max for that post. One of these days I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong but in the mean time here's what I'm happier with and the reason the wing's going away. It's a helluva bike, I love it.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:12 AM   #70
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:13 AM   #71
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #72
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Love how everybody points out the fact your bike is "ABS" or "NON-ABS". I drive a GMC ABS TRUCK. Who cares if your bike is "ABS" or it isn't? It's to a point that ABS is used in the actual name of the bike. DR650ABS????? Don't see many BUICK POWER WINDOWS out there. It's an option, or a feature.
Oh, the GoldWings? All beautiful bikes. I'm just not old enough to ride one. At 61, I still like the bugs in my teeth and the vibrations! Enjoy. Ride safe, all.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #73
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Love how everybody points out the fact your bike is "ABS" or "NON-ABS". I drive a GMC ABS TRUCK. Who cares if your bike is "ABS" or it isn't? It's to a point that ABS is used in the actual name of the bike. DR650ABS????? Don't see many BUICK POWER WINDOWS out there. It's an option, or a feature.
Oh, the GoldWings? All beautiful bikes. I'm just not old enough to ride one. At 61, I still like the bugs in my teeth and the vibrations! Enjoy. Ride safe, all.
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On the 1800's the model is designated as an ABS, or Comfort, or NAV model. These different model designations can tell you more about what is included in the model. It's like the difference between a GMC Sierra and the Denali.

You don't have to be old to ride a wing, just smart :) The reason you see a lot of older folks ridding wings is because they wised up to the fact that you can go a lot farther on a comfortable bike. Course it also helps to be retired so you have more time to go farther.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:58 AM   #74
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Love how everybody points out the fact your bike is "ABS" or "NON-ABS". I drive a GMC ABS TRUCK. Who cares if your bike is "ABS" or it isn't? It's to a point that ABS is used in the actual name of the bike. DR650ABS????? Don't see many BUICK POWER WINDOWS out there. It's an option, or a feature.
Oh, the GoldWings? All beautiful bikes. I'm just not old enough to ride one. At 61, I still like the bugs in my teeth and the vibrations! Enjoy. Ride safe, all.
Lyle
ABS is still new enough to matter when selecting a bike, so saying that you have it is just as important as if you have navigation or XM.

I'm 25, and I ride a goldwing. You can call it an old mans bike, but I think they are amazing machines.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #75
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On the 1800's the model is designated as an ABS, or Comfort, or NAV model. These different model designations can tell you more about what is included in the model.
Yep. I was using "Goldwing GeekSpeak" to say it was a "base" model.

If I ever sell this one, it would be to upgrade to an ABS or higher model.


(BTW; went back & edited my post. It's a 2002, not 2003 as originally posted. Musta' hadda' "Old Goldwing Rider" Senior Moment! )







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