Old Wing, Old Rider - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
TOJ
Member
 
TOJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: AuTrain, Mi., Michigan, USA
Posts: 247
Post imported post

Hello Folks,

I've been lurking around here for a while.

I'm on my third Goldwing. My wife found the first two for me. The first one was a 1982

1100, the second was a 1989 1500. Now I ride a 1985 1200 Aspencade.

I sold my 1500 and dropped out of motorcycles for about 2 years, got the bug and got the 1200.

I have done all of the maintainance on these bikes...so far. I recently repaced the tires, fork seals, brake pads,cam belts,coolant,spark plugs, and things I can't remember right now.

My Aspy has 56,000 miles on it now, bought it with 42,000. Some previous owner installed an after market radio, which is O.K. but I wish it had the original one. I also had to repair a few Mickey Mouse repairs, like about 10 feet of wire and swiches that didn't go to anything.

I really like the bike, and this site too.

TOJ





Tom
1985 Aspencade, cool blue
(O^O)
TOJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 08:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
Model: 2006 ST 1300
Posts: 3,753
Garage
Post imported post

Welcome to the forum, of the three sizes you've owned; whitch do you prefer....

For those who've never fought for it, the price of freedom shall never be known.... Shooter (2Late45)

1986 Interstate, 2006 ST 1300
Shooter is online now  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
TOJ
Member
 
TOJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: AuTrain, Mi., Michigan, USA
Posts: 247
Post imported post

Shooter,

All three had their good and bad points, For the open road the 1500 was best, in town, it more work herding it thru traffic.

The 1100 and 1200 are pretty close. The 1200 probably handles a bit better. I think there is more room on the 1200 seat.

I think the 1100 got better gas mileage...been a long time...

There is nothing wrong with a good 1100, or an early 1000 either. I had friends who bought them new, and still have them.

It just happened to be able to buy the 1985, but any would suit me.

By the way, I just turned 60, started on a 185 Suzuki, then a 500 Suzuki, also had a Triumph triple, a Yamaha triple, and a Ural with sidecar.

TOJ



Tom
1985 Aspencade, cool blue
(O^O)
TOJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 10:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: , Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 4,882
Post imported post

don't forget to add a couple of deer alerts just for a good time
rcmatt007 is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
 
stretrod48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,350
Post imported post

Welcome to the Forum. It is a great place with much info and deer alerts for fun!!

Dean
Patriot Guard Rider
99 Suzuki Intruder 1500LC
Iron Butt Association # 35456
stretrod48 is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Silverfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Model: GL1800 '06 GL1200 SEi '86
Posts: 21,185
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Silverfox
Post imported post

TOJ wrote:
Quote:
Hello Folks,

I've been lurking around here for a while.

I'm on my third Goldwing. My wife found the first two for me. The first one was a 1982


TOJ



Welcome TOJ, It sounds like the wife is definately worth hanging on to. Could she be persuaded to come on to the site and disclose where and how she "found" your Wings, as I am sure that there are many guys who would like to know how to "find" wings. Were they just hanging around on street corners, there for the taking, or did she have to put on a black mask, stripey jumper and go hunting with a lock picking kit, around the area

Like many here you are obviously smitten, so long may you ride and be a valuable member of this site. Hopefully you have a slightly warped sense of humour and then you will REALLy fit in here!!

Pete

Pete




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'06 GL1800
'86 GL1200SEi
'98 ST1100 Pan European, formerly owned by the Late Motorcycle Pete, Member and good friend of many on this site. Available for use by visitors from the USA and Canada.
Silverfox is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 11:43 AM
Member
 
Old Gold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sparta, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 208
Post imported post

Welcome TOJ, It took my wife a while to realize that a good number of modern day riders are us old guys. She finally quit resisting a couple of months ago and accepted the fact that I really wanted another ride. I found an old Wing, '83 Aspy and started spending money on it. Just small stuff, but it's coming along. I just turned 63 today and don't feel a day over 62. This is my second Wing. 1st was an 81 Interstate. My first bike was one most people have never heard of (1956 Horex Imperator) 400 CC twin. Just wanted to say welcome, didn't mean to wander on. Later Jim

Jim"83 Aspy.
"Ain\'t life grand?"
Old Gold is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
TOJ
Member
 
TOJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: AuTrain, Mi., Michigan, USA
Posts: 247
Post imported post

Hi folks,

My wife found my first wing, ('82 Interstate) talking to someone she worked with, her hubby was selling it because he bought a 1987 Goldwing.

On the second, we were looking at a 1200 at a dealer in Mishawaka, In. and just thinking about it. At home, my wife called our insurance agent to see how much it would be. The insurance agent told her they have a 98 1500 for sale, $7,000.

Right then I knew I was buying that one ! That was back in 1995 and a really great deal. It came with a Combi-camper, helmets,bike cover, and other accessories. I rode it until I retired in 1997and moved 500 miles north. I didn't have a place to store it or get it here so I sold it to a co-worker for the same price I paid. He passed on a couple years ago, but his son still has it.

TOJ

Tom
1985 Aspencade, cool blue
(O^O)
TOJ is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 01:00 PM
Postpubescent member
 
exavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
Posts: 36,382
Post imported post

Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Internet TOJ!

Yeah I'm just about to turn 63 and don't feel a day older than 62 (on the good days).

I just gotta ask, how did the Ural run? They look like they are built like tanks and might handle much like one. I was impressed that some of the side car rigs they make have a driven wheel on the hack.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800

Current BMW C650GT
Paul W.
exavid is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 01:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Silverfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Model: GL1800 '06 GL1200 SEi '86
Posts: 21,185
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Silverfox
Post imported post

Sounds like the wife was in the right place at the right time, glad you have been enjoying since. Look forward to hearing your input on this excellent site.

Greetings from accross the pond

Pete

Pete




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'06 GL1800
'86 GL1200SEi
'98 ST1100 Pan European, formerly owned by the Late Motorcycle Pete, Member and good friend of many on this site. Available for use by visitors from the USA and Canada.
Silverfox is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Wing Rider charlesmorse New Members Introduction Forum 28 03-30-2013 06:40 AM
New Wing Rider in GA Qbird66 New Members Introduction Forum 15 05-16-2011 04:51 PM
New Wing Rider mrwoodboat New Members Introduction Forum 11 08-29-2009 08:05 PM
New non-wing rider Scott58 General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 10 01-30-2006 04:35 PM
New Wing Rider joe fischer General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 5 05-20-2005 07:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome