Bought the '93 with only 44k miles on it three years ago, it ought to last a very good many years still. At age 62 and good health I kinda figure when I'm ready to retire from riding the '93 will be ready to retire, too...
Then again, it's a GoldWing, could very well outlast ME!
I'm 75 next month and I love to ride my motorbikes. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis which is attacking my joints and muscle. I'm sure I'll be unable to ride one of these days but right now I can so I will 'til some shithead in a car texting hits me or the arthritis puts me in a wheelchair.
tlbranth, my wife has rheumatoid arthritis and we can only take rides on good days, 150 miles for her and she is pretty much done ridding for awhile. I'm 71 and have arthritis in my right thumb, from playing Guitar all my life, it hurts like hell I would not want it all over. Any way I used to drag her to the coast from here about 150 miles away then stay the night and head home the next afternoon, she would be almost crying on the back of the bike all the way home. I don't do that anymore. Also we have to pick nice weather not to hot and not to cold. If I want a long ride I go with friend's or go alone. Hay I woke up on the top of the grass that's a good day!
Sometimes you just want a job done by a pro, don't have time to tackle a project, or don't want to invest in tools you know you'll need.
It may be a good dealership, or individuals working out of their garage...don't matter as long as the skill is there.
For me, I need someone I...
So here's a new idea. Let's just post what we did - and if ya did nothing, maybe this thread is inspiration for you to do *something*.
I'll kick it off.
I took the GL-1200 to Barnes and Noble - looking for a magazine for my wife. (yeah, I'm cheating, it was yesterday, but hey - it's 7am here.)...
Looking through a drawer today, found a buckle I forgot I still had.
I bought it in a antique shop in NC in the late '90s just a couple years after buying the '85 GL1200A that was Vintage Red.
We had rode the 1200 down the outer banks and came back home inland through SC - NC - into Va.
I see a lot of posts across the internet related to navigation, favorite means, features, dislikes, etc.
I have 2 Garmins that I tend to use as toys. I have a GPS antenna that plugs into the USB of my laptop and works with the program (MS Streets) that turns the laptop into a reallybig GPS...