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Just wondering what everyone would be riding if there never was a Goldwing?

Maybe I'd be riding a Har.......naaaa...maybe a Bmw or ....can't imagine....:?
 

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Since the purpose of my Goldwing is for commuting to/from work, I'd probably have a Honda ST-1100 with a Givi topcase added on for additional capacity.
 

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A Valkyrie :D
 

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I have my eyes on something like the Vstrom, the Varadero, or the Transalp. (2 out of 3 cant be had in the US).

I have been exploring Oregon, and dont like it when I get to the end of the road, out of pavement, and know that there are hundreds more miles to discover-on dirt...

I would prefer the Wee Strom (650). Dang near bought one in December, but had a little voice tell me to hold off. Turns out that was the day I found out about my company closing.

The good news? I have a wing that LOVE to ride!
 

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Had a Honda Magna before my first Goldwing and enjoyed it.
 

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A silver wing painted Gold
 

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I would probably be riding a Kawasaki Nomad. I really like them but whenever I would look, those damn Goldwings were always in my way!!!
 

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my BMW
 

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My previous bike was an 1100 Shadow Spirit. I suspect I would still be riding that. It was a nice bike. In fact, I still have it.

I also like the BMW K1200LT, but after test riding both the LT and the Goldwing, I went for the wing - much better touring bike. The wing is more comfortable, more power, lower seat height, and much larger dealer (and other support) network.

I like the Valkyrie too. I wish they still made them.

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Dave
 

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Valkyrie, no doubt. Had a Magna for a while, would LOVE to have it's bigger brother.

BTW I had an ST1100, it wasn't all that. My 83 Wing has it all over that bike, albeit much slower and with terrible brakes.
 

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I'd still have mu ST 1100.. A rocket with a 7 1/2 gallon fuel tank...............
 

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The 1100 Shadow Sabre I traded in on my GW. Wish I'd have just kept it, and bought the GW outright.
 

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Kawasaki Concours. I have one parked right next to the Goldwing. Both are very dependable bikes.
 

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As long as it has 2 wheels, a motor, transmission, handlebars & is considered a motorcycle I'm pretty much good.
 

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I would be back on (or still on) the Yamaha XS1100. They haven't made them since the early 80's. I've owned several over the last 30 years, still great bikes, not the same category as the Goldwing, but when dressed, they look great and if maintained, they run great. I have I one in the backyard now (1978 model) that I am restoring.
 

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Yamaha FJR1300. I have one plus my GL1500. For every riding situation except 2-up cross country the FJR is a much better ride.
 

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I would probably have an HD with quiet mufflers and a giant magnet on the back to pick up the partsas they fall off. :action:
 

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michaelhaney wrote:
I would probably have an HD with quiet mufflers and a giant magnet on the back to pick up the partsas they fall off. :action:
Dude........that is soooooooooooooo wrong!!!!!!!!!!!

Funny as heck though. :D
 
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