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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by xring04, May 12, 2008.

  1. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy a Goldwing.

    I was strongly considering a concours 14, but even that will not be comfortable enough for my wife and I on the trips I want to take.

    I'm an old man at 26. I think I'll get an inexpensive sport bike to keep the wing company.

    What says the hive??????????????????????
     
  2. StudParker

    StudParker

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    If you've ridden one you'll know it's not your Grandfather's Wing!

    Great bike with plenty of grunt and unbelievable handling for such a large bike. I've done weeks on the road without issues and one day crossed the Rockies 3 times and covered 1200 miles. Not bad for a peg draggin day out West.


    If you're traveling two up I don't believe there's a better, more reliable, easily serviced, touring bike out there. The BMW's service network is scarce and the final drive issues have me leary.

    Take the plunge and have a ball. Don't worry about the Wing stigma...it went away with the arrival of the 1800.
     

  3. KIDCOP

    KIDCOP Rifle Master Millennium Member

    From what I've read some like 2 up on a C-14. There are a couple of guys who make back passenger replacement brackets to make the rear pegs more comfy. Others don't like 2 up but it makes them happy not hauling the wife around as the C-14 will run. I'm thinking of a C-14 myself and have been reading up on it at COG.
     
  4. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    I'm a Connie owner now, would upgrade to the C14 if I could afford to, but the Wing is my dream machine. If you've ever seen the videos of Yellow Wolf riding the dragon you'd understand why.
     
  5. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    I love my Goldwing. It is the first bike I can smoke,listen to Pink Floyd, and Do 1000 mile days on. I keep the other ones for riding around town and just fun ole riding . I wish I would have known that 20 years ago.

    Good Luck and Ride Safe
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Get the Wing, get Traxxion Dynamics to redo the forks and shocks. Tune'er up a wee bit and go for broke.
     
  7. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    Anyone have one of the new Victory "GoldWing" copy ?
     
  8. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    Well I went and got it!

    2008 Titanium.

    So far I love it, but no good pics as I just got home.

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    More pics to come from my Blue Ridge parkway trip this weekend.
     
  9. Halojumper

    Halojumper

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    I tried one when they had the Victory demo days here. I wouldn't say that it is remotely a copy of the wing or of anything else.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Don't forget to get a teddy bear and tie it to the trunk.
     
  11. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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  12. StudParker

    StudParker

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    Congratulations on the new Wing! You'll love it I'm sure. I really like that Titanium color as well. Lots of great trips in your future. Ride safe.
     

  13. You're gonna need one of those Yosemite Sam mud flaps too!
     
  14. Ralphumor

    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    Living a dream aren't you? I am glad someone can. It will happen for me. For now I am happy with my 85 Wing. I have to be happy with it, I cant afford anything else. Congrats on the new ride!! :faint:
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Do they still have the Wing Ding?
     
  16. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    I'm lovin my old man scoot.

    Pics from the Foothills Parkway. I had a blast grinding down the pegs in deals gap!


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  17. Black Bart

    Black Bart

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    Great lookin bike have fun and be safe
     
  18. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

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    What kind of gas mileage do the Goldwings get? If it's anything near the 55 I get on my K1200LTC, I might just trade one of these days. That is real mileage, checked multiple times, doing 80 two up on a freeway. Incredible for such a big bike. I do agree on limited BMW dealerships, the closest one to me is Charlotte or Greenville.
     
  19. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    I average 42 on the Highway.

    38, if I'm flogging it in the twisties. Oddly enough, I seem to get a little better mileage in higher altitudes.
     
  20. AH-1

    AH-1

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    nice bike!!!!and great pics.:cool::cool::cool:.

    pete