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hotwings
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PostSubject: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 6:13 am

Hello all. Been a while since I've stopped in. I switched to a GL1800 Goldwing last year. Had the Silverwing in the corner of the garage under cover since then. Didn't ride it much, none this year. Decided to sell it. Lady came yesterday and bought it, trailer included. My wife and I totally enjoyed riding the Silverwing and made good memories on it. BUT no other bike can compare to the Goldwing, love its creature comforts- heated seat and grips, electronic cruise, built in NAV, push button suspension adjustment, CB, four speaker stereo, cavernous storage, effortless silky power......


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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 am

hotwings wrote:
Hello all. Been a while since I've stopped in. I switched to a GL1800 Goldwing last year. Had the Silverwing in the corner of the garage under cover since then. Didn't ride it much, none this year. Decided to sell it. Lady came yesterday and bought it, trailer included. My wife and I totally enjoyed riding the Silverwing and made good memories on it. BUT no other bike can compare to the Goldwing, love its creature comforts- heated seat and grips, electronic cruise, built in NAV, push button suspension adjustment, CB, four speaker stereo, cavernous storage, effortless silky power......



Yep, great for long trips. They definitely like to eat pavement, for sure. (miles). Cruise IS nice. My GL1500 GWing sits in the garage a lot of the time. I find the Silverwing much more agile. We've been in places I'd never consider poking into with the GW because it is so heavy and hard to maneuver at slow speeds, especially two up. Just easier to keep it going down the highway in a straight line.
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 9:01 am

I also have both a Silver Wing and a GL1800. Different purposes. In my case I will probably keep the SWing after the big Wing is gone. The scooter is so much more fun around town and I really like it on one-up trips ala John Grinsel. As I get older the 900 pound beast does not get ridden in town much anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 9:30 am

My aim is in a few years to own a Goldwing, the luxury of touring is so alluring.

There was a rumor last year that Honda will eventually bring the Goldwing into the DCT motor - no shifting or the option to shift or manual. That would be incredible.
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 12:20 pm

I just don't 'get' Goldwings - way too big and heavy might as well buy an open top sports car.

I did actually try one in the late 70's (naked 1000cc) very refined but didn't like corners and bends.

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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 5:24 pm

Jolly Bodger wrote:
I just don't 'get' Goldwings - way too big and heavy might as well buy an open top sports car.JB

Different strokes, as they say. Apparently a lot of people don't "get" Silver Wings, judging by sales figures and deep discounts. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 pm

Bash On! wrote:
Different strokes, as they say.  Apparently a lot of people don't "get" Silver Wings, judging by sales figures and deep discounts.  Wink

The US don't get maxi scooters generally, just as over this side of the Pond we don't get driving huge pick up trucks.
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 28, 2017 6:55 pm

Gustafa wrote:
My aim is in a few years to own a Goldwing, the luxury of touring is so alluring.

There was a rumor last year that Honda will eventually bring the Goldwing into the DCT motor - no shifting or the option to shift or manual. That would be incredible.

That WOULD be incredible! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: She's Gone!   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 29, 2017 1:14 am

I too have had Goldwings. I put 175,000 miles on my GL1500, and had two GL1800s. There is no other motorcycle that can match them for road trips. True, in close quarters and stop and go traffic they are a big doggy but on the open road unmatched. I don't make long tours anymore, age is adding up, and a maxi scooter works fine for me now. Once in a while though I get nostalgic thinking about riding the slab at 75mph, cruise control on, radio playing and no other noise than the wind.
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PostSubject: yes. yery true   She's Gone! I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 pm

GHM-PM wrote:
I also have both a Silver Wing and a GL1800.  Different purposes.  In my case I will probably keep the SWing after the big Wing is gone.  The scooter is so much more fun around town and I really like it on one-up trips ala John Grinsel.  As I get older the 900 pound beast does not get ridden in town much anymore.

I could have written this post. I had a Gold wing and loved it. 10 years and 115,000 miles worth. Now, moving 900 pounds around the garage no longer has appeal. And I don't seem to manage any more mile eaters. Too bad, it was a terrific ride and  great times. Ill keep the Silverwing.
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