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Goldwings are too expensive and heavy now

Build a lightweight 1100 Goldwing again. I don't want to spend 32,000 on an 1800cc bike.


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I agree on the too expensive.I do like the 6 cyl motors and all the room on my 1500 though.Just soooo smooooth.I'm sure I'll end up with an 1800 at some point when all the good 1500's are gone.Even then it will be a good used one.

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the money is far from all of my complaint. Its too heavy, too bulky and to complex. Oh sure I can fix it. With a Checkbook. No other tool will work. They are worse then HD, usually you can find a $50 part somewhere that will work. On the Goldwing its all $250. everything.


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the money is far from all of my complaint. Its too heavy, too bulky and to complex. Oh sure I can fix it. With a Checkbook. No other tool will work. They are worse then HD, usually you can find a $50 part somewhere that will work. On the Goldwing its all $250. everything.
Actually being a Honda you really don't have to buy a lot of parts for any of them.The waterpump for my 1100 and the stator for my 1200 were way more expensive than anything I've had to fix on the 1500.
Bulky yes,but unless it's laying on it's side and it needs picked up none of them feel heavy to me.Once they're moving they all feel and handle pretty light and I've had at least one of every model but the 1800 over the last 25 or so years..The 1800 probably isn't a lot more complicated to work on than the 1200 fuel injected models are.

I would agree that there are a lot of people the would like a smaller/simpler Wing,but I love the size,comfort and handleing of the one I have now.

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At today's prices a smaller wing would still probably sell for $20,000.00 or better. Toys are expensive.

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I don't know about you, but if Honda offered a carbon fibered 1100 Goldwing in the 700 pound range with nothing but a radio, I would probably be all over it.


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I don't know about you, but if Honda offered a carbon fibered 1100 Goldwing in the 700 pound range with nothing but a radio, I would probably be all over it.
Better get your checkbook out Bro. They've been making them for years. Called the ST series.

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Better get your checkbook out Bro. They've been making them for years. Called the ST series.
Except some one bent the engine(V)
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haha good point Ansimp. Totally diff design.

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