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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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you know what i mean
4 all others a transformer bike, nomen est omen, looks like a transformer, awfull designed, that seems to transform to anything else and where you inmediately see every part of it is taken from another thing and fixed on a bike without taking care it will match to the rest. some pieces are also dangerous and can hurt someone. beautiful bikes are minority.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 06:12 PM
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You dislike the new bikes and you drag your pegs in the corners. We'd probably have some fun riding together.

Too bad Cleveland is so far away.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 08:30 PM
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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thnx 4 your welcome.
i don't dislike all new bikes. just some of them. i love p.e. the design of the gl1833 and how it rides and i'm seriously dreaming of a trade since i tried it last spring. it would be the perfect bike for me. a little like the right evolution of my gl1200 that i prefer to ride to the gl1500 and the gl1832. can't explain why but it is. this 2 are "ships" for me.
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How many klicks do you have on that old '86?
I'm still enjoying my '87 with 122k miles. She fires right up every time and hasn't really given me any trouble in the five years I've had her. Of course there's always maintenance to do and old parts wearing out but it's still cheaper than dropping $15k into a newer GL1800. Also I don't worry about dings in the parking lot or scuffing it in the garage.
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You dislike the new bikes and you drag your pegs in the corners. We'd probably have some fun riding together.

Too bad Cleveland is so far away.
as a peg dragger i think yes, we'd fun riding corners. just take your gl oversea to France. we got plenty of corners so you may purchase new pegs after a tour.
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How many klicks do you have on that old '86?
I'm still enjoying my '87 with 122k miles. She fires right up every time and hasn't really given me any trouble in the five years I've had her. Of course there's always maintenance to do and old parts wearing out but it's still cheaper than dropping $15k into a newer GL1800. Also I don't worry about dings in the parking lot or scuffing it in the garage.
the bike has now aprox 82000kms now. i've made 22000kms in the last 6 years. i bought my 86 gl in 2012. i ride 2 other bikes an the klicks have to be shared.
the maintenance is not so much or complicated and i do it myself so i do it for the other bikes. i can't ride much cheappier. a new gl 1833 would change my budget, if i had one (a budget)


there were some troubles in the past. alternator changed, regulator/rectifier changed, cylinder gasket changed, electric gremlins that were hard to find and easy to fix due to corrosion.
from now on i have no more troubles the next 32 years, i hope so
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...from now on i have no more troubles the next 32 years, i hope so
Ha! Good luck with that!
There's always something wearing out or needing improvement. I'm always tinkering with my bike or thinking up ways of fixing things that don't really need fixing.

Sounds like you're just getting it broke in good. Enjoy the ride!
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