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About 20 years ago I bought my first Goldwing,a 1986 aspencade.Went with a large group of riders (all kinds of bikes) to the harley plant in York PA.It was their yearly open house.I parked the Wing in the lot with all the other bikes as a harley rider with a nice looking bike parked beside me.I nodded to him and said nice bike.He looked at me and said,"someday you will have one"...20 years later I'm on my 3rd wing so it does'nt look like I'll have one.....
 

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Nor will I, but their is a HD dealer about ten miles from me, and I often call in to look around,and I must say those bikes are very nice....................to look at................
 

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He didn't finish...

"Someday you'll have one.. towed away from the street in front of your house."
 

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Rudy wrote:
He didn't finish...

"Someday you'll have one.. towed away from the street in front of your house."
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Had a 1300 Sport Glide I bought for 9500, rode it for three months, then sold it back to the original owners son for 12000. The better half and I never liked it much and will never own another one. Had a 76 GL1000 a few years before that and now I own the 1100. Maybe someday Ill get her running for us.... Can't wait...
 

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You know 9 out of every 10 Harleys erver purchased are still on the road.

The rest of them made it home somehow....:D
 

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Someday I'll be dead and I still won't have one.
 

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I have had a couple. The last was a 83 superglide that I sold in 86.

In fact, the only motorcycle that I ever bought new off of a dealers floor was a 1976 liberty edition (bicentenial) Sportster That I got in 1977 for what I then thought was a pretty good deal.
After all of the regularP.O.S.issues, we ended up ripping the lights and street crap off of it and riding it around the cornfields until it finally gave up the ghost and I junked it.
 

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Mind you, they do have some things right. I visited the factory in Milwaukee about 3 years ago.



Right up near the door was "Employee motorcyle parking" where the reception staff could keep an eye on them. Next was "Visitor Motorcyle parking" still pretty close to the door and watchful eye of staff. Then came "Visitor car parking" and off to one side, in a secure compound was staff car parking.
 

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I like the Harley appearance but I don't think I'll own one just because its a Harley. I'm seeing alot of Harley's for sale now with the economy like it is.

I like my wing, its old,bold and proud and dependable. ;)
 

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Last night I had the chance to flip through the pages of a area Motorcycle Trading Post. New and Used bikes fill page after page along with the many dealer ads. I know that this is not a great time to be selling bikes so Ifigured that was the reason the magazine was unusually thin.

As I skimmed the pages I noticed that they were listed in alphabetical order. Not many bikes in the A-G section. The H's were another story. Harleys of every shape, size, color and design linedpage after page. They seemed endless.

I finally found the reason I picked up the magazine in the first place. Nestled in the back near the end of the book were2 and only 2HONDA Gold Wings. 1 Trike and1 1800. Owners were sellingdue to health problems and probably the only reason they were letting them go.

If Harleys are SOOO great why are so many for sale? Maybe it's quality or theyover spent and can't afford the payment,or maybe they just can't find the one that makes them "fit in" the most. Maybe it's becausea friend bought one that'sbetter than theirs and they won't have that! I think a lot ofHD owners are HD owners,only because their friends or co-workers are. Not because they have riddenmany differentbikes and that's the one they like the most.A lot of HD owners are first time bike owners and have never thrown a leg over another bike.

Don't get me wrongI love all motorcycles andhave seenmany beautiful H-D's. I wish they would look at my85 Ltd with the same appreciation thatI have of their bike. Don't tell me your HD is better than my wing.Don't, not wave at me because I ride a"Metric Bike"or worse give me your one finger IQ sign. We share the same wind and the same road, I just want the same respect.

I have met some of the greatest people that are HD ownersand theywould never sneer at non HD riders. Maybe just poking fun and kidding, but not in a serious way. Then I have met those thatare just the opposite and think the sun rises and sets in Milwaukee.I have yet to hear a fellow Gold Wing rider talk trashto a Harley Rider they don't even know about how inferior their bike is. Let's just ride.

Just my thoughts. Sorry for the long post.

Paul
 

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I know some of you could care less, but it gets on my last nerve to meet some of these ba#$%^&s that refuse to wave because you are on a Honda. That goes for the rest of my family who has Harley's. We here all that [email protected]#t that doctors and lawyers ride Harley's. They never mention the ones who only has a sleeping bag and a piece of junk for a bike.
I don't care who says what the most respected motorcycle group don't ride a Harley.
Now I feel better.
 

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I had one told me that once...I told him "Already owned 2, why you think I ride this now?" :D
 

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Sooner or Later ,,,,you all will realize ,,,,you cannot ,,,,,,MAKE PEOPLE GET SMART.
 

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Paul, I know exactly what you mean. I got into this summer with my brothers because I was so happy with my wing and they were giving me attitude about it's not being as good as a harley. It got nasty, and granted I started making some nasty comments about harleys.



But here's the real joke to it, one rides a yamaha and the other dosen't ride anything at all. I told the one he was a dreamer and the other one a wannabe, that really put it to them. It's rediculous, there is NO WAY one can truly justify stating that any one motorcycle is forever and truly the best, no more than you can say that any one pickup is better than another. It's all lame @$$, limp (*&(# ego strutting.



I have to admit I did enjoy making the observation that I don't NEED a harley, a harley is the kind of bike you buy when you need to spend a lot of money to have something between your legs to impress the ladies, after all, Viagra can only do so much:D.
 

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I told this story before on the NGW site ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I was riding east thru Birmingham at the rushhour in stop and go traffic when these two young red -neck types pull up next to me and start harrassing me ,,,,,,I take it for a few minutes then I ask them ,,,,, WHERE IS YOUR BIKE?????,,,,,,,They both get very quiet ,,,,,,and turn around in the seats!!!!
And I heard nothing for the next 2 miles!!!
 

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Rudy you better watch out that thing might get stuck up there:shock::shock::shock:






 

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My wifes uncle rides a fairly new softail and man does he have a ton of money in that thing. He said HD stands for Hundred Dollar because every thing is over a $100 even his HD shirts he wears. Seems like for 20 grand and all the upgrades and accesories i could have several nice wings.
 
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