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I am new to the forum, just joined. Just wanted to say hi and tell you about my experience so far with my gold wing. I was looking for a used 1200 and I looked at a couple of them and after riding them I was realy impressed by the way they were so easy to handle at low speed. But I couldn't find one in a color that tripped my trigger. The best one I found was a 1986 with 24k on it, but it was twilight beige and red mahogany metalic. I suppose I could get used to it.....NAAAAA! Then I found a 1994 aspy on craigs list for $5450, candy red with just over 9200 miles on it. And thanks to the forum, that I read before I went shopping. I was not afraid of the mileage. I went to look at it, and whenI saw it my jaw dropped and I started druling all over myself. Even though my loan was only approved for 4200, and in order to get it I would have to wipe out all of my savings, I knew it was going to be my bike. So I got the money and bought it the next day. It started raining while I was counting out the money, and I rode it home in the rain. GOOD START! And when I got home my wife wouldn't even look at it. OH! I forgot to tell you that she didn't want me to buy a goldwing. We already have a very nice 2007 kawasaki 900 custom, that i put about $4000 in extras on. LOL Was I in the dog house............Yes. But the bike is such a knockout. I knew she would come around. And sure enough, the next day,she got on the back for a ride to the honda dealer so we could get a cover for the bike. About half way there I got pulled over for doing 67 in a 55. I explained to the patrolman it was only my 2nd. day with the bike and he wrote it up at just 5 over. Still not good. Yesterday I was going to go riding, I took the cover off and started it and i noticed the blinker was on. I tried to turn it off with the switch and it wouldn't go out. Hmmmmm! I thought I had broken the switch. My kawi doesn't have a self canceling switch and you have to push on it to cancel the turn signal. And Iremember pushing on the turn signal switch on the wing. I started to go get a screw driver and it started to rain again. I put the cover back on and went to the computer to look for a switch. I found one for $107. I was cursing myself for costing me so much money doing something stupid on my new bike. Well the next day I went out with tools in hand ready to tackle the problem, whenI noticed I had pushed the emergency flashers on by mistake. And that the turn signal switch was ok. LOL. It's not supposed to rain today so I think I will ride it to work. Please wish me luck. Oh! my wife doesn't know I have spent all of our savings yet, so even if i live through the next ride I will probably be dead as soon as she finds out. But as I have found out in the past. It's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
 

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First off all welcome to this fantastic site :waving:, and Yes you have purchased the best



bike ever made, Concratualations:clapper:and keep us posted on how you experience


the bike ,but..............................keep the LADY in your life happy , or you shall be



sorry :cooldevil:.
 

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If your new ride doesn't have an owners manual you should get one. Welcome to the forum.
 

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You'll get used to it all. Soon you will be the experienced rider giving advice like some of the boys and gals on this site (not me). Yea the self canceling blinkers are cool. My past bikes did not have that. I did not know the goldwing had that until I started riding one. I wonder how it works? At highway speeds it seems to be on a timer of some sort, like for changing lanes on the interstate. Then it goes off quickly. However, at city speeds it seems to be operated by some sort of gyro. You can sit at a long stop light and it keeps on flashing until you pull back out of the turn. Maybe tied in to what gear you are in? Very interesting.
 

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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!



Hopefully, you'll find all your answers on this site, like I have. Good luck on your new purchase (and with the woman).



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Welcome to the forum, sounds like your off to a good start, but....keep the wife happy. She will love the ride too.

bbach, the self cancelling turn signal mechanism, is hiden just below the steering stem;)
 

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Welcome from the state of Pennsylvania!





 

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maybe this is one of those "its better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission" things.

Prolly not, nice knowing ya! LOL

Welcome to the looney bin!
 

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Welcome to the forum Dragona$$ :dance: and nice score on that wing. :banana::toast::cooler::jumper::action:
 

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good luck with your wing , the more u ride it the better u will like it ,did the wing put a smile on her after her ride , the pass seat should have done it for her in comfert
 

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woof woof, bark woof bark bark, growl, whine whine, growl bark woof bark...
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I know the dog house feeling, was there myself after buying the wing. welcome and good luck.
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Welcome! As for the wife, she'll probably warm up to the idea, especially after she takes a ride on the Barcolounger. Tell her it's something you can do TOGETHER and you'd like nothing better than having her on the bike with you for many adventures TOGETHER (note the recurring theme here.)

My husband Jeff (84GrayWing) has the "bike sickness." We just keep adding to the girls in the stable, but it's okay with me because nothing puts a smile on his face like a new bike. To his credit, we did give up one (the Bandit) to get the latest addition--an ST 1300, which is one he's wanted for a long time. He's such a great guy that I could never be mad about something that makes him so happy:)

Have fun with it and we're glad you joined the best forum out there!

Melanie
 

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Welcome Aboard!:waving:
 

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I sort of did the same thing with my wife, but I told her I was going to buy the bike as I was leaving the house. She's ok with it and likes it a whole lot more than the VTX 1300. The wing is quit a machine and you'll love it even more as time goes by

Enjoy!!
 

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StubbyToes wrote:
Welcome! As for the wife, she'll probably warm up to the idea, especially after she takes a ride on the Barcolounger. Tell her it's something you can do TOGETHER and you'd like nothing better than having her on the bike with you for many adventures TOGETHER (note the recurring theme here.)

My husband Jeff (84GrayWing) has the "bike sickness." We just keep adding to the girls in the stable, but it's okay with me because nothing puts a smile on his face like a new bike. To his credit, we did give up one (the Bandit) to get the latest addition--an ST 1300, which is one he's wanted for a long time. He's such a great guy that I could never be mad about something that makes him so happy:)

Have fun with it and we're glad you joined the best forum out there!

Melanie
Yeah, I gotta stop doing that.:( It's like crack is to some people.:action:



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:waving:Hello and Welcome . You have purchased one of if not the best motorcycles in the world . I just bought a 94 SE just over a week now and still loving every moment . If yours is like mine , you have a long ride ahead of you . Mine is just ticking over 170000 miles and running fine . I hope you enjoy the Saunders family here and visit often .
 

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bbach wrote:
Yea the self canceling blinkers are cool. My past bikes did not have that. I did not know the goldwing had that until I started riding one. I wonder how it works? At highway speeds it seems to be on a timer of some sort, like for changing lanes on the interstate. Then it goes off quickly. However, at city speeds it seems to be operated by some sort of gyro. You can sit at a long stop light and it keeps on flashing until you pull back out of the turn.
The turn signal cancelling system is pretty sophisticated. It has a timer that shuts off the blinkers if you're going straight, on the 1500 it will shut off in about eight seconds if you're moving and haven't turned very sharply. There is also a switch in the steering stem that will shut off the blinkers when you turn the handlebars and then straighten out again such as you do when going around a corner at an intersection and there's an input from the speed sensor that will override the timer so the blinkers won't shut off while you sit at an intersection prior to making a turn.
 

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A big welcome from ALABAMA. You'll love it here. Alot of great folks here that will help with any problems you might have.
 
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