Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wasilla, Alaska and Adelaide,South Australia
Year: many years, two different continents.
Model: 2035 GL3500 Intercontinental
Will be riding one of the Goldwings today, supposed to be a nice warm sunny day in Alaska, but on a non Goldwing note i am trading off my 95 Virago 750 to a fella for a supposedly pristine 86 Yamaha Venture Royale today, he wants a smaller work commuter bike for in Anchorage, the Virago is worth more than the Venture so its a trade plus some of his cash. I love riding my other 89 Venture Royale, it was built to compete with the Gl1200 and to many at the time was considered a better bike, but with Goldwings rolling off the assembly line like Model T cars and being built in the USA and so the Ventures never really caught on.
The introduction of the Gl1500 finally killed of the competition, you can get a more cruiser looking variant of the old Ventures but nothing like the 1st or 2nd generation Ventures of the mid 80'S. I really like the when it works front and rear auto adjusting air suspension, plus the anti five front actuators.
Of my hop on and go riding bikes the 93 and 95 Goldwings get more miles, then its the Venture Royale followed by the 85 Vmax. Riding the Goldwing is like having a courtesan woman, the Venture is like a tomboy, riding the Vmax is like a an epileptic call girl.
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