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Old 11-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #2581
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Cheap Conny, $2500, Tax, Reg, Insurance,$500 me fixing all of things wrong with it $1000.

I think it would be a better idea to find a stress reliever other than riding and put the $4000 towards debt.
Timing is everything.

Focus on yer goal.

When you reach it, reward yourself with a clapped out Conny.


We can work on accepting the fact that a $2500 Conny is not perfect when we cross that bridge.

Sorry. Your time is up.

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Or mentally subtract $4000 from the resale value of your F800 and ride the wheels off of it.
Words of wisdom.

Ride wheels off bike for 20 years = store bike in glass case for 20 years. Either way, eventually shxt's gonna go wrong everytime you turn the key.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #2582
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Timing is everything.

Focus on yer goal.

When you reach it, reward yourself with a clapped out Conny.


We can work on accepting the fact that a $2500 Conny is not perfect when we cross that bridge.

Sorry. Your time is up.



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Ride wheels off bike for 20 years = store bike in glass case for 20 years. Either way, eventually shxt's gonna go wrong everytime you turn the key.
So who is is that stores their bike is a glass case? Mine has 35K in two years. I like a bike that is well maintained and cared for, so sue me.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #2583
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So who is is that stores their bike is a glass case? Mine has 35K in two years. I like a bike that is well maintained and cared for, so sue me.



The fact that you in fact do maintain your bikes so well would prolly forego any 'damage' you may create by riding it year round. At least any that'll rear it's ugly head during your lifetime.

Personally, it matters not to me if you park it or ride it.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #2584
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #2585
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #2586
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SpawnOfEC finally broke 1000 today.



Had a great ride. Grabbed te NH tag then went in search of the Holy Grail.

Fantastic day for a ride!
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #2587
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Fantastic day for a ride!
What ride? Looks like you drove the Honda Civic?






















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Old 11-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #2588
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SpawnOfEC finally broke 1000 today.


congrats to her.
Mini Me was a little unhappy about the Ninja being put away for the winter...no way I was pulling it out even if it was such a find day!

Oh, I told her you got a Wing....she said "why? Is he old?"
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:12 AM   #2589
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Oh, I told her you got a Wing....she said "why? Is he old?"


That's how rumors get started, ya know?

Guess it's time to pull the plug on that one. Do feel a slight tinge of guilt for letting everyone get carried away by their imaginations for an evening. But only a slight tinge. As Paul Harvey once said, now, the rest of the story...

We've been talking some road trips. Apparently, Nova Scotia went very well. For a long time I've said, "SCS just has to whisper Gold Wing and I'd get one." For pillion comfort there prolly isn't anything much better out there - well, 'cept for maybe a Craftmatic adjustable bed, but I digress...

A friend has been offering for years for us to take his and give it a whirl. Since talks over the weekend covered the different touring bike topic, we already had a ride planned, and the weather near perfect, I gave Al a call. They were tied up until around 2 so "have at it."

Went over, picked up his bike, took it for a short ride to get my sea legs then swung by the house to collect the clan. We were going for a family ride today!

First, a gas stop for the KLR...



...SpawnOfEC's BF was rding that. Then, off to the tag.

Hitting some secondary highways, back roads and even a little bit of dirt roads, this little ride gave us enough of a taste of the land barge to come to a conclusion - we're not ready for it yet.

While the back may be comfortable, it doesn't move even the passenger's soul. A motorcycle should do that.

I was shocked to find myself and my stubby little legs a bit cramped. Thinking the highway pegs might take care of this I flipped those down. Might as well straddle a car.

I could go on and on about the riding position versus that of a GS, 'adventure' or a 'standard' type bike.

Don't get me wrong, there are things about it that are very comfortable and I could see adapting to it if one of us was all over it but that didn't happen. There'll be no whispering of Gold Wings in the near future, I'm guessing.

One nice thing was without earplugs it was pretty quiet behind that barn door of a windscreen but I'm thinking giant ugly windscreen on our GS and we may be there.

If you had some serious slab to cover this would be the tool for the job. The day we're blasting back from our mid-western loop I may regret not pulling the trigger on one but for the most part I try to avoid the slab fests.

Let's face it, I doubt we would have taken this little side trip on Brier Island with a 'Wing.



While SCS may not have been entirely impressed with that little jaunt at the time, she looks back and admits it was a lot of fun exploring those harder to reach areas.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:46 AM   #2590
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While SCS may not have been entirely impressed with that little jaunt at the time, she looks back and admits it was a lot of fun exploring those harder to reach areas.
Now you know. You have chosen wisely, young Jedi.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:33 AM   #2591
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Looks like I can take the towel off of my EC statue.



Thank goodness ...
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:09 AM   #2592
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. . . Guess it's time to pull the plug on that one . . .
If we had known all it would take was one "old" comment we could have had the plug pulled a lot sooner.
FWIW . . . I never believed it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:09 AM   #2593
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Never ridden a wing but I can imagine myself on one in the far far FAR future as they do look seriously comfortable for long hauls. Even then I really like the older, smaller ones that are not quite so car-like. I chatted with a guy a while back who has an old 1200 wing and he really likes it. I can imagine one of those would be a good touring bike.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #2594
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Wings and Things

I have only ridden the old 1200 Wing, it did what was asked of it and had taken it's owner happily and reliably around the country a few times but wasn't what I wanted at the time. Fast forward to a few years ago, my wife had finished a ride (abandoning my FXDX) on a friend's Road King, pronouncing it much more passenger friendly, so we 'test sat' every H-D touring bike on display at Daytona with her finding reason to complain about each. Over at the Honda display we 'test sat' a Wing, I thought that it was ponderous and cumbersome but she quite enjoyed the "throne" (granted all the test RIDE oportunities were long gone so we never rode one), she stayed put for quite some time, enough so that eventually a rep came over and told her that they would be closing in another hour or so and that she would have to move then. She has turned down several offers to play passenger on a K 1200 GT, too afraid that she'd scratch some of that expensive plastic while clambering aboard (it's not a pretty sight).
We already qualify as old, with or without a Wing, as to one being in our future, I would not hazard a guess. I would probably buy about anything that she would enjoy riding on but having already bought boats and lots of other stuff that I was sure she would enjoy, this would be an expensive gamble. Perhaps it's just me she doesn't care for? I really enjoy smaller lighter bikes, they seem to mask some of my own bulk. I have listened to others tell me for almost a decade that I 'need' to trade up to a Road King, my answer remains that I can make my superglide feel just like a King by adding luggage and a passenger but afterward I can remove both and have fun again.

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:47 AM   #2595
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The bike has a 'reverse', need I say more!
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