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Old 08-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #16
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'81 GL1100I and an '82 GL1100.

Been riding them for over 30 years.

Real Wings have 4 cylinders and round headlights.


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Old 08-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #17
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'81 GL1100I and an '82 GL1100.

Been riding them for over 30 years.

Real Wings have 4 cylinders and round headlights.


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The older bikes have more class IMO, but for comfort I wouldn't trade my 1500. I test rode a 2005 and a 2006 (basically same bike) but they felt cramped and the sitting position felt more upright like a dirtbike.

I would never knock another rider for riding the 4cyl, but for 2 up and occasionally towing a trailer, the old 1100 can't hold a candle to the 6 cylinders.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #18
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'85 GL1200 Aspencade here. Just 45k miles on it. Pic is from when I was looking to buy it.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #19
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78 GL1000.

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:13 PM   #20
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The Naked Goldwings forum is still a friendly place.
Not sure how comfortable I'd be, naked on any forum?
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:40 PM   #21
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I have a 2008 GL 1800, a 2009 FJR, a 2008 Versys and a 2012 super Tenere... I can't stand them whining sobs on the GL1800 forum, worse forum out there..
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #22
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Not sure how comfortable I'd be, naked on any forum?

it's ok nobody can see you. I am naked right now and you never knew it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:05 AM   #23
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It's rather hilarious and pathetic when the owners group site basement regulars did worse than primarily under age 21 people did in a cyber bullying study group for educational purposes.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:12 AM   #24
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I have a 2008 GL 1800, a 2009 FJR, a 2008 Versys and a 2012 super Tenere... I can't stand them whining sobs on the GL1800 forum, worse forum out there..


Nice Reverend, you have Mon-Thurs covered if you ride each one once a week......jealous here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:19 AM   #25
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78 GL1000.

Still modifying her!


Pics? Always good to see some retro wing love.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #26
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Pics? Always good to see some retro wing love.
I like to be able to take all of my bikes off-roading. She climbed a 30+ dirt hill to get to this clearing.

She may not be able to do narrow, single-track rock climbing, but I don't have any of that around here anyway.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #27
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I like to be able to take all of my bikes off-roading. She climbed a 30+ dirt hill to get to this clearing.

She may not be able to do narrow, single-track rock climbing, but I don't have any of that around here anyway.



Complete with the Vetter goodies.....great looking antique you have there!
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:39 PM   #28
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Hello, and welcome to goldwings.

I just bought a new 2012 wing and finished a 5k mile trip out west on it. The wing is very good at eating up the miles, but is a big heavy bike. I still have my ST1300 and appreciate both bikes. My only nit is that the goldwing transmission is not as smooth shifting as my ST1300 and other bikes. Also the air flow over the windscreen does not provide enough cooling in hot conditions.

Here's the review I posted on the goldwing forum --

I've had my new 2012 for one month now. These are some observations based on 5000 miles of use. Most observations apply to previous years as well.

Color: WHITE
Model: AUDIO COMFORT NAVI XM ABS

+1 The new 2012 wing has improved looks. I waited until 2012 for its better esthetics. Many hate the new looks but I think they're just frustrated because they own the boring old design.

+1 The best two up machine out there.

+1 Wow, what a great Horn the wing has.

+1 The head lights are very impressive.

-1 The goldwing tranny is clunky. Too bad. It detracts from an otherwise fine bike.
P.S. ~~ I've adjusted to it now. The tranny responds best to crisp, rapid shifts.

-1 The barn door of a windshield does not allow enough air over the top for cooling in the summer. I know it has a vent but it's not enough for me. I'm used to the full in your face wind that I get on my ST1300. I'll have to look into an aftermarket short ws.

-1 Bike needs electrically operated ws like the ST1300. Perhaps in a future wing.

+1 The TPS (Tire Pressure System) saved my bacon. This feature works!!! About 2500 miles into my trip I had a rear puncture. Usually I've had no problem plugging tires, but this time the tire kicked out 5 plugs and each time the TPS warned me so I could pull over safely. I was able to limp into Monticello Utah on the sixth plug to have the tire replaced. The owner of Hondaland was really helpful and did a great job.

+1 Clear coat wheels. Easy cleanup.

-1 Clear coat scratches too easily on wheels.

+1 This baby is well balanced. When I take my hands off the grips in cruise control it tracks straight as an arrow.

+1 Bike is very stable in winds.

-1 Way too much effort required to change air filter.

+1 Plugs will be easy to change.

+1 Oil & filter change is a snap.

+1 Smooth surfaces for easy cleanup. Honda did a good job putting a lot of smooth surfaces on the bike to cover crooks and crannies.

-1 Too many Trunk 'False Open' messages. The trunk open message should stay on for no more than 5 seconds instead of staying on and blocking the screen.

-1 Trunk operation. When new, the trunk lever opened the trunk easily. Now I have to press down on the trunk to open it, otherwise I'm afraid I may break the lever. The latch mechanism needs to be redesigned or allow adjustment. Just whining, I've adapted to it now.

UPDATE -- One year and 15,000 miles later

The goldwing has performed flawlessly. I am amazed at what an incredible machine it is. I've adjusted to the goldwing so much so that most other machines seem too small.

Picture of the white ghost spotted south of Moab, Utah



My wife on the ghost overlooking Ouray, Colorado going up the million dollar highway

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Old 08-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #29
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me too. smoo......th...





classic 75-79. 80-83 getting there.

And yes the naked forum is friendly/helpful, not much on 1500 on up tho
try this one. good vibe here too - more on the bigger GL's.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:48 PM   #30
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Goldwing vote

Hi All:

New to this forum.

Like wildbill I also have a Goldwing and an ST1300.

Just bought the ST and was thinking to sell the GL but if I can get my wife to ride I don't think she will put up with the ST for long.

Maybe I'll have to keep both.

(also have a 230L to play with in the dirt)

Just completed the 4 corners of the US tour. Had a great ride. My son rode the ST.

What a great country.

God Bless America

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