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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BRAAAP, Jun 28, 2011.
Here ya go.
I used to ride an 1100 GoldWing. Got me where I was going.
+1 on the majority of the GW folks we met.
We do not consider ourselves a Golding couple although we've had plenty. Started with a 1200LTD in '85, had a few 1200s, four 1500s and an 1800 last year. I just bought a '98 1500 for a winter bike last week. We have done plenty of miles between them all and much seasonal dirt road riding two up. (They do better than you'd think. We only fell over once in the mud.) My wife has a lot of aches and pains in many joints. Last spring we did a 350 or so mile daytrip on the 1800 and she was sore. We moved to a Ural Gear Up and rode it across the country and she was never uncomfortable. I was smiles the entire time. From all the Wings we've owned we both found the 1500s to be the most comfortable- that being with a standard seat. Hartcos, Corbins, and OEM SE seats didn't suit either of us. Unfortunately the latest has another Corbin seat but at $2750 I wasn't going to complain.
I have an '02 that I triked 1 1/2 years ago. Have put almost 100,000 miles on it with my wife along on most of the rides. Love it for slab travelling!
Had an '06 Ural Patrol I just sold. Loved it, but not as comfortable for my wife.
And my '02 R1200GS will be getting a LOT of miles this year in preparation to shipping to Cape Town for a 37 day tour of South Africa with Globe Riders.
checking in. :)
You get to have your cake and eat it too!
This is our go to bike for long distance. It has been bullet proof for 57,000 miles. It is an 03.
No one rides Goldwings around here
Oh yeah, we ride...
Peaks of Otter? Great place!
I ride....... One old..... one newer....
i was driving home on a 4 lane this week. a 4 lane with
a wide center median, so i could get a good look at
i spotted a goldwing coming toward me. it was black
with a the silver "lowers".
i craned my neck as i met it and got a good profile
view... awesome new look. the contrast of colors
breaks down the massive effect nicely. somehow it
gives an impression of a performance bike, which fits
the fact that (unbiased, i don't own one) that big six
IS a performance tourer, given that American touring
doesn't often include twisties, and i CAN attest from
experience that a big tourer CAN wear a tire to the
edge with the right attitude and rider.
1) if my big Venture (with 100 horses /100 footpounds
itself) weren't paid for,
2) a new Wing wouldn't set me back -what, $25 large?
i'd love to have a new Gold Wing.
It's hard to beat a wing for serious long distance touring......
picked up a 76 1000 last summer and been working on it sense then.
You've got a good eye! Unfortunately, the Park Service closed the Peaks this fall. So, I am not sure if or when it may re-open.
Maybe you've seen it, maybe you haven't....
My build thread is the "most viewed" thread on that particular forum....
It, now, also includes my HotRod camper with saddle tanks, too.
I have other bikes but its just hard to beat the Wing.
wow, how much does the trailer weigh loaded up? The stock alternator has enough power for all the electronic gizmos and that fridge? Any more pics of the trailer setup?
This is someone else's 83 Gl 1100:
...which is just like mine minus the bugs, dirt, crash damage...
When I picked up the sport bike that Mrs. Steingar detests, she mentioned that she really missed our occasional rides. I thought about getting a scooter, but I picked up the Wing for about the same money. Those who dislike Wings have not ridden them. They're all over the place here, but we are just up the road from the factory that made the vast majority.