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    Rollin' On Swamilon's Avatar
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    Back in the Saddle!

    Greetings All,
    I really didn't think my info would still be valid, but it's good to be back. It's been about 8 years since I've been on a bike & it was a Kawa Vulcan 900. This Goldwing is beautiful but it's a lot different than I remember riding to be. I've reacquainted myself with Proficient Motorcycling & about 2 weeks of parking lot practice. I called my local Honda dealer to schedule an appointment for them to due any required maintenance and they told me it had four major recalls outstanding including a frame weld and master cylinder issue. They said don't ride it & they're sending a trailer for it Monday morning. You guys were so much help for me last time I owned a bike, I can't wait to learn from you guys again about my new ride. It's good to be back in the saddle!
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    Beautiful Wing - and it's nice to have you back!!

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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! Ninja Rebel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamilon View Post
    Greetings All,
    I really didn't think my info would still be valid, but it's good to be back. It's been about 8 years since I've been on a bike & it was a Kawa Vulcan 900. This Goldwing is beautiful
    First of all, be welcome back Swamilon !
    Second, uhm...from a Vulcan 900 to a Goldwing after 8 years of not riding, I can understand why you are a bit "rusted".
    Your GW is a very nice bike, not my type since I ride more of a SuperSport, but a nice bike. Never tried one, would love to though, as I am pretty certain they aren't that hard to ride !? A nice bike !

    Make sure you do get it services if there are "recalls" indeed, do not wait, but you apparently aren't, good do !
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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! Kootenanny's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Rebel View Post
    Your GW is a very nice bike, not my type since I ride more of a SuperSport, but a nice bike. Never tried one, would love to though, as I am pretty certain they aren't that hard to ride !? A nice bike !
    I've ridden several Wings now at demos. Yeah, they're easy riders, well balanced and planted, and the engine is like a turbine. But, they are heavy (what, 800 lb or so?); the people having trouble with them at the demos were the guys trying to hold them up by main strength when stopped. Ya just gotta keep 'em balanced--I found a tripod was best for this.

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    RiderCoach Wannabe 4000 Posts! Chench53's Avatar
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    A big "hey there" from me as well!

    Gerry
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