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Old 03-21-2013, 07:05 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by NonDairyCreamer View Post
Grelcar and Boatpuller, thanks for your comments. I'll be renting a couple of FL models in the coming weeks.
Wonderful, and you are welcome. Please report back after the rentals.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #92
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Big YES on the Goldwing GL1800

Had a 2005 with 125,000 and now a 2010 with 37,000. Oil, filter, tires and never one visit to the Honda dealer. Yes you are supposed to have the valves checked and all that other crap but guess what if you don't it does not void the factory warranty 3 years unlimited miles. p.s. You can remove the rear and front tires on the center stand, buy new tires from Jake Wilson cheap and have them mounted and balanced for $25.00 each. A oil change 10w40, 4 quarts and Fram filter $25.00 takes all of 15 minutes to change again on center stand. Regular gas at 3.49 times 36mpg.

Ride and enjoy...if you ride 2 up with a spouse you will be her King as the back seat is the best around.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #93
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I bought a used 2000 Concours in 2009 with 24k on the clock. It just turned 78k about 2 months ago (I've since bought a Concours 14, so riding that mostly), and in that time, I believe I've spent a grand total of $1200 on maintenance and repairs (not including tyres, which I change probably too often.)

It's one of the simplest bikes to maintain that I can think of, overall. The new C14 is quite a bit more involved, but it's also new, and hasn't had 2 shitheaded previous owners to screw it up...
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:50 PM   #94
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ST / FJR / Connie review:

This would likely be my choice:

'09 Honda CBF1000
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #95
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JerryH, I might be the only redneck you meet that wears a Roadcrafter and rides a BMW....but thanks for the stereotype.

I owned a ST for three years and put 50K miles on it before I sold it and bought a RT. The ST is one of the most reliable, fun, capable bikes on the planet. It is also quite comfortable IF you take the time and spend the bucks to make it fit you. Very low cost to maintain to boot.

The RT fits me very well and the only thing I've added to it was my Zumo 550 that I already owned and a set of Illium Works highway pegs for my knees. That's it! My dealership consists of good guys/gals and don't spend any of your money that isn't needed. They even let me hang out in the service bay while my bike is being serviced so I can learn.

Does the RT cost more to maintain than the ST? Yes, but not as much as a difference as I thought it would.

To the OP, I think a Wing you fit your needs if you ride two-up. Connie, FJR or ST if solo. I know, it has been said many times on this thread already.

I just thought it was cute that I was basically being called a yuppie and had to respond.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:48 PM   #96
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JerryH, I might be the only redneck you meet that wears a Roadcrafter and rides a BMW....but thanks for the stereotype.

I just thought it was cute that I was basically being called a yuppie and had to respond.
Jerry usually offends both of the people on the internet who actually pay attention to him. Apparently you are one of them. His posts are rife with stereotype and misinformation he attempts to represent as fact. You're best off to just move along to the next post.
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