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Hi, I’m Tommy, a retired electrical tech in Whitney, Texas. I’ve been a Goldwing owner for about ten years now, trouble has hit home hard about 4 years ago. I started having severe arthritis issues and was diagnosed with spinal tenosis.

I recently had to have hip replacement surgery which has left me staring at my ole 89 1500 with tears in my eyes. I just haven’t had the heart to part with her. I spent about 2200 getting her tuned up and road ready 4 years ago, only to not be able to share the road with her again since.

I have a new windshield, brake rebuild kit, compressor, and several other parts that she might need later on. She’s what Honda calls a wine berry color, with some fading atop the trunk, overall she isn’t bad to look at, heck I still get a little excited looking at her.

When I parked her in the garage 3 and a half years ago I dropped her on her right mirror, which should be an easy fix, just repairing the threaded hole to mount it. I am so torn to say these next words, I feel I’m betraying her somehow, but....I’ve got to give her up.

If you, the reader or someone you might know would like to adopt her, I would be willing to let her go for 2800. My heart is hurting me to do this. We had so many good times together. I loved her more than any other that I had known. You can contact me by email at [email protected] for any further details about her.
Keep on riding, my friends.
 

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Good morning and welcome to our forum.
I had to look up that medical term and it brought to mind the reason for some of the older folks around here walking around all bent over.

I know a bit of how you feel, I've not ridden too much of late for a different medical reason, but plan to try and do more this summer.

I edited your post a bit, to make it easier for folks to read, just spaced it out into paragraphs....

Go over to the "For Sale or Trade" forum and make a post about your bike there, and include as many pictures of it as you can.... hard to get a bike to sell w/o pictures.

Use the Landscape Icon to add pictures to the post.

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Hope you have kept up with the Therapy for your hip, nearly all who have bikes have been able to get back on them within a year or shortly after their hip surgery.

One member here just had a full knee replacement in February, and his doctor released him to go riding about two weeks ago.

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Do you have a back rest on your 1500? I did over 300 miles on my 1800 today with a stock seat, and back rest. Supports my back just right. I could not have made the ride today with out the back rest.
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I have a Utopia back rest that mounts right into the seat. Adjustable to a degree.
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