I just purchased an '83 GL1100I which some would seem like a step in the wrong direction. I bought it for friends and family to ride when they drop by because they were starting to make comments about me putting them on my 1976 CB750K while I rode my GL1800 "Stratolounger".
I absolutely enjoy my GL1100 but there's a reason Honda put fuel injection on engines when they did!
For some reason that I have yet to figure out, my '83 Oldwing is more recalcitrant to start than my 750. Same number of cylinders but go figure.
I have had an '01 GL1800 for some time now and have around 86,000 smiles on her.
Ride on and ride safe.
Here's hoping our trails cross somewhere, someway, someday.