New motorcycle!

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  1. Shawn C

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    Well, I HAD a 2000 Nighthawk 750 and a 2000 Valkyrie in my garage. I was thinking of trading in the Nighthawk for a Suzuki DL1000 VStrom and putting the Valkyrie up for sale.
    Before I walked out the front door, my wife says to me, "Why don't you just get the new Goldwing?" "Are you serious?" "Yes." "Done!"
    I traded the Valk and the Nighthawk for a 2003 Honda Goldwing ABS in Candy Red.
    Aluminum Frame, 1832cc Fuel Injected Six Cylinder, ABS, Cruise Control, Radio, Keyless entry for the trunk, etc.. [​IMG]
    Here is a pic from the Honda site. Mine is the same color.
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    Congrats!
    They're not my style of bike, but they sure are nice. I'd hate to lay one over, though. During college, I worked at a motorcycle dealership. When we closed, I had to roll the bikes in from the outside entry way. Every other bike we pushed, the Goldwings we rode in. They even have reverse!
     
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    Well, they've had a reverse gear ever since the 1988 1520cc model was introduced.

    I remember in early 1975 when dealers were receiving pre-production, non-running mockups of the original GL1000 GoldWing to whet consumers' appetites, and even then we were referring to them as "two-wheeled cars." And throughout its long life, the GoldWing continues to possess the most automotive-like mill in all of motorcycling.

    Thing is, according to the road tests, this new 1800cc beaut' can handle remarkably well for something so big and heavy.

    I bet you're happy. Congrats!
     
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    Damn, that's a beauty!
     
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    Congrats!
    I think it is a great looking ride! I am hoping to get into the cycle scene this up coming spring. I want to pick up a used bike to learn on and then the next year, God willing, I would like to get into something like a Honda Rune. I think it is a cool looking bike too!
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    lol
    nive bike!
    congrats, you're now officially old [​IMG]
     
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    OLD? I'm only 30!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    bah! only! [​IMG]
     
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    Shawn,

    The GoldWing is the BEST tourer on the road. I will be getting a Yellow one next year. I am 38. Currently ride a customized 94' Honda Magna V4. i will keep the Magna for local runs, and the Goldie for long hauls.
     
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    Nice choice of motorcycle! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    At least you got a cruiser that is truly civilized. I have real trouble figuring out the mystique of a Harley-Davidson, especially with that loud exhaust sound. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, thumb control might be too harsh on a bike. Don't ride ATV's so I dunno. Probably be easier than a normal throttle if you had to clutch though. One of the newer BMW's with linked ABS, or honda too I guess, would handle the brake "problem" for ya. Maybe on a cruiser the go stick is a little less twitchy, my bike is a little snatchy, I assume a bigger V twin would be as bad or worse.
    drag racers use airshifters (I think they're probably solenoid driven now..) as I understand it, they just interrupt the throttle, actuate the clutch and bump it up or down a gear, whichever way you tell it, for fast smooth, full throttle upshifts on a drag. But it's not my thing so that's what I kinda sorta know or might have read about them [​IMG]
     
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    That's true Philip, I should have added " and the extra cash" to that statement. [​IMG]
    Actually a friend and I talked about those exact mods except we were talking about a thumb throttle like they have on ATVs for the left handle.
    What exactly is an air shifter?
     
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    http://www.accessibility.com.au/news...es/goddard.htm
    I met Stuart a few times when I lived in Dallas. He was sponsored by a local company. He also had a crazy fast shifter cart with all the controls on the wheel. It had motorcycle controls w/ a twist throttle.
    He was definitely faster than me on the track. Unfortunately, he had a bad crash (at Pocono I believe) and quit racing as a result of those injuries.
     
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    Wow, that story was very cool, thanks for locating it Chris.
    Philip, so would that system of shifting be similar to the "tiptronic" type of shifting found in cars? Basically where you can shift up or down without the need to manually activate the clutch. If so, that sounds like the ticket. I'll look more into that
    I'll ask my friend more about the thumb throttle thing. Maybe there is some way to adjust the ratio so it would be smoother.
    Shawn, totally sorry about hijacking your thread :b
    I really like your new Goldwing [​IMG]
     
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    Nice ride, but BE CAREFUL out there!

    My brother just crashed his bike, it's amazing he walked away unscathed. Couldn't say the same about his Ninja though. He got pretty spooked and is going to stay away from riding for a while.
     

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