Goldwing Riders Check In!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BRAAAP, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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  2. eliotsajerkface

    eliotsajerkface Been here awhile

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    Oakland
    I used to ride an 1100 GoldWing. Got me where I was going.

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  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    +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.
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  4. Marine By Choice

    Marine By Choice Sergeant 0311

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    Winlock, Washington
    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.
  5. jbhawley

    jbhawley WTF- Gus?

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    Kenly NC
    checking in. :)
  6. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Nashville TN
    You get to have your cake and eat it too!
  7. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    This is our go to bike for long distance. It has been bullet proof for 57,000 miles. It is an 03.

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  8. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    NW Kansas
    No one rides Goldwings around here :D

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  9. OleGrumpy

    OleGrumpy TFM/ODS Proficient

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    Oh yeah, we ride...


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  10. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Peaks of Otter? Great place!
  11. meatwitheyes

    meatwitheyes Bon Vivant

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    I ride....... One old..... one newer....

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  12. fhowell55

    fhowell55 poser

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    Location:
    Oklahoma
    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
    oncoming traffic.

    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,


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    2) a new Wing wouldn't set me back -what, $25 large?

    i'd love to have a new Gold Wing.
  13. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

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    Just Pass'n Through....
    It's hard to beat a wing for serious long distance touring......




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  14. junkyardjon

    junkyardjon n00b

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    picked up a 76 1000 last summer and been working on it sense then.
  15. OleGrumpy

    OleGrumpy TFM/ODS Proficient

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    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. :cry
  16. zackybilly1

    zackybilly1 Adventurer

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  17. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Nashville TN
    No comment!
  18. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Looks new...
  19. (none)

    (none) poser

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    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?
  20. steingar

    steingar higher life form

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    This is someone else's 83 Gl 1100:

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    ...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.