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xring04
05-12-2008, 15:18
I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy a Goldwing.

I was strongly considering a concours 14, but even that will not be comfortable enough for my wife and I on the trips I want to take.

I'm an old man at 26. I think I'll get an inexpensive sport bike to keep the wing company.

What says the hive??????????????????????

StudParker
05-12-2008, 16:08
If you've ridden one you'll know it's not your Grandfather's Wing!

Great bike with plenty of grunt and unbelievable handling for such a large bike. I've done weeks on the road without issues and one day crossed the Rockies 3 times and covered 1200 miles. Not bad for a peg draggin day out West.


If you're traveling two up I don't believe there's a better, more reliable, easily serviced, touring bike out there. The BMW's service network is scarce and the final drive issues have me leary.

Take the plunge and have a ball. Don't worry about the Wing stigma...it went away with the arrival of the 1800.

KIDCOP
05-12-2008, 17:44
From what I've read some like 2 up on a C-14. There are a couple of guys who make back passenger replacement brackets to make the rear pegs more comfy. Others don't like 2 up but it makes them happy not hauling the wife around as the C-14 will run. I'm thinking of a C-14 myself and have been reading up on it at COG.

Texas T
05-12-2008, 20:37
I'm a Connie owner now, would upgrade to the C14 if I could afford to, but the Wing is my dream machine. If you've ever seen the videos of Yellow Wolf riding the dragon you'd understand why.

whogasak47
05-13-2008, 18:52
I love my Goldwing. It is the first bike I can smoke,listen to Pink Floyd, and Do 1000 mile days on. I keep the other ones for riding around town and just fun ole riding . I wish I would have known that 20 years ago.

Good Luck and Ride Safe

fnfalman
05-14-2008, 09:58
Get the Wing, get Traxxion Dynamics to redo the forks and shocks. Tune'er up a wee bit and go for broke.

DriBak
05-15-2008, 08:07
Anyone have one of the new Victory "GoldWing" copy ?

xring04
05-15-2008, 21:36
Well I went and got it!

2008 Titanium.

So far I love it, but no good pics as I just got home.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_0868.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_0865.jpg

More pics to come from my Blue Ridge parkway trip this weekend.

Halojumper
05-15-2008, 22:54
Anyone have one of the new Victory "GoldWing" copy ?

I tried one when they had the Victory demo days here. I wouldn't say that it is remotely a copy of the wing or of anything else.

fnfalman
05-16-2008, 08:34
Don't forget to get a teddy bear and tie it to the trunk.

xring04
05-18-2008, 21:04
First trip ride report with the new wing.

http://www.easttnriders.com/forum/showthread.php?p=350438#post350438

StudParker
05-19-2008, 15:31
Congratulations on the new Wing! You'll love it I'm sure. I really like that Titanium color as well. Lots of great trips in your future. Ride safe.

norton
05-22-2008, 07:28
Don't forget to get a teddy bear and tie it to the trunk.


You're gonna need one of those Yosemite Sam mud flaps too!

Ralphumor
05-24-2008, 12:56
Living a dream aren't you? I am glad someone can. It will happen for me. For now I am happy with my 85 Wing. I have to be happy with it, I cant afford anything else. Congrats on the new ride!! :faint:

fnfalman
05-24-2008, 13:00
Do they still have the Wing Ding?

xring04
05-26-2008, 10:36
I'm lovin my old man scoot.

Pics from the Foothills Parkway. I had a blast grinding down the pegs in deals gap!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/pwk1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/pwk2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/pwk3.jpg

Black Bart
05-28-2008, 07:41
Great lookin bike have fun and be safe

hagar
05-28-2008, 09:40
What kind of gas mileage do the Goldwings get? If it's anything near the 55 I get on my K1200LTC, I might just trade one of these days. That is real mileage, checked multiple times, doing 80 two up on a freeway. Incredible for such a big bike. I do agree on limited BMW dealerships, the closest one to me is Charlotte or Greenville.

xring04
05-28-2008, 20:11
I average 42 on the Highway.

38, if I'm flogging it in the twisties. Oddly enough, I seem to get a little better mileage in higher altitudes.

AH-1
05-29-2008, 09:14
nice bike!!!!and great pics.:cool::cool::cool:.

pete

xring04
06-01-2008, 20:34
Pics of the greeting, and ending ceremonies.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_1154.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_1155.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_1153.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/xring04/Bike/IMG_1151.jpg

Norman
06-01-2008, 20:45
Damn, that is a sexy biotch!

Very, very nice. Looks comfortable as heck!!

Norman
06-01-2008, 20:55
Amazing location, too.