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post #1 of 24 Old 05-16-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Gotta stay off craigslist...bought another bike

When this bike came across craigslist I just had to go check it out, and when I saw it in person I bought it on the spot as the guy was fielding call after call on the same bike. $3300 for a 1989 Goldwing with 36,000 miles, in perfect condition, not a scratch on it and everything working including cruise control, air suspension with on-board air compressor, and 2 matching communication helmets. That's 1,500 miles/year!



I've always been kind of a closet fan of the older goldwings, and despite having made my share of old-man-just-buy-a-convertible-already goldwing jokes they are amazing two-up tourers. This one has no sporting pretentions whatsoever but it floats down the road like a cloud. I have two young sons that love to ride with me, and the best road trip I ever took was with my 11 year old on an overnighter last year through Yosemite and the Sierra passes. We have plans for the same trip in a couple weeks and with him having grown a foot since last year things were going to be a little cramped on the wee for a guy that likes his space.

At this money I'm sure I can use it for a season or two, probably a dozen trips or so, and then sell it on for no loss or even make some money. I'll still be riding my Wee 95% of the time.

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Nice. Looks like you got a great deal. A buddy of mine sold his '95 wing for a roadking. I didn't understand it, but he wanted the harley. I took his wing out a couple of times and was amazed at what such a big bike could do handling wise. It was a barcolounger, but that's what is was designed for.

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Congratulations. looks like a nice one. some times you never know what you want to ride today.


sold the green one and now added the 2011 white Wee
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Craigslist can be very addictive indeed. Nice bike and a great deal. The 07 KLR that I bought last fall went back on Craigslist a month ago. I had 12 calls total and had it sold within an hour of listing and for a few hundred more than I bought it for.........the best part being I kept the Jesse II boxes that it came with. That will be a great, inexpensive ride for you no matter how long you keep it.

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Did your son have only one foot last year?

Sorry had to ask...

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LOL. nope he's had 2 feet all along.

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Steal.... you got a very good deal there.
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nice find!

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Heck of a deal! I like the older Wings, may buy myself one next year.

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Nice Lazyboy dude.
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