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Old 12-20-2012, 06:14 AM
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Is that where they sell Goldwings?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:15 AM
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Is that where they sell Goldwings?
Huh? What do you mean?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:37 AM
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Did you sell the Harley Davidson? Are you going to keep the DL650?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:42 AM
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Huh? What do you mean?
Isn't riding a Goldwing a lot like commuting on living room furniture?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 AM
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Did you sell the Harley Davidson? Are you going to keep the DL650?
I'm not sure, I need to sell something. I've got no room in the garage at all. I've had to put the Vstrom on my porch. I'll probably end up selling the Silverwing in the spring and maybe the Vstrom and replace it with a dr650 so I can make a little dirt road explorer. The Harley was sold a month after I got it. I was up at the Harley shop looking for some parts. When I went out to the parking lot a guy was standing next to it admiring it. We got to talking and he said if you were ever interested in selling it to let him know. I jokingly asked what his offer was. He named a price that was twice what I paid for it. I said sold. That was Saturday morning. Monday afternoon he was loading it onto a trailer and I had a nice fat envelope. I really liked the Harley but all it did was remind me how much I wanted a Goldwing. It was comfy but nothing like a wing and it literally made half the power. I'm no power nut but I like to twist the throttle and go.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:32 AM
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Isn't riding a Goldwing a lot like commuting on living room furniture?
You must have some speedy living room furniture! The comfort is definitely couch like. My ride from Austin to New Orleans was my longest day in the saddle ever. I could have done it all over again. No discomfort what so ever.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Dom, congrats on the purchase. I know you were pondering this purchase for some time now and I am glad you were finally able to pull the trigger on one that was set up like you wanted. Good stuff!
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I'm no power nut but I like to twist the throttle and go.
If you look at the HP/torque curves that 1800cc engine makes most all of its torque just off idle all of the way to redline!
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/co...ing/photos/#12

Beware grabbing too much throttle coming out of a good turn!

When the BIG GIRL starts lifting the front wheel, things start getting exciting!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:23 AM
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If you look at the HP/torque curves that 1800cc engine makes most all of its torque just off idle all of the way to redline!
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/co...ing/photos/#12

Beware grabbing too much throttle coming out of a good turn!

When the BIG GIRL starts lifting the front wheel, things start getting exciting!
I'm sure my wife will love that! I'm going to have to figure a way to tie her onto the bike. On long rides she'd fall asleep on the back of the wee... I imagine it will be much worse on the wing. The heated seat is just going to make it happen faster!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:06 PM
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I'm sure my wife will love that! I'm going to have to figure a way to tie her onto the bike. On long rides she'd fall asleep on the back of the wee... I imagine it will be much worse on the wing. The heated seat is just going to make it happen faster!
I've considered making a strap that attaches to the two armrests that could be snugged up...

If her motorcycle sleeping habits are anything like those of my lady, be very careful if you've stopped for dinner somewhere!
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