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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2012, 09:47:40 PM »

An acquaintance is moving from Joplin to a place about an hour north of Kansas City.  About a three hour ride total.  My help in the move was riding his Goldwing up this afternoon on a gorgeous fall afternoon. 

On board integrated nav and all the other bells and whistles that can come on a wing.  Such an easy bike to ride.  Almost no work at all.  I love the Road Glide.  But the Wings are a nice ride.
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2012, 09:54:39 PM »

   I hear you! I've been a dual source rider for over 20 years, and I keep telling myself why I put up
with all the problems with my HD's! I just put my bikes down for the winter, which includes an oil change.
I change the oil/primary/transmission in the HD, and do the same in the Goldwing. It's a WAPITA on the HD
and sooooo simple on the Honda! I live in Harley country, and have a few friends that work at the motor
plant, and the stories they tell me about all the internal problems, scare the chit out of me!!
  I LOVE MY HARLEY but I got to tell you the company is ALL about MONEY for stock holders and they really
don't care about the owners. Believe what you want..........live with the problems..... I really don't think
it will get better. I also believe the ESP is getting real tired of the motor company, and I believe the current
pricing on the ESP will take a big hit in the near future.
           Say what you want about the new GW model, smart off about the styling, but look at all the other
manufactures NEW IMPROVED models, and tell me what's really new & improved about our HD's!

 Again, please don't give me chit about my opinion because no matter what you say, it's the truth!

Harley NEED to improve there QUALITY, and reliability!!!!!
 
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2012, 11:45:24 PM »

Won't get any flak from me but then we've already covered our appreciation for different rides. On one hand I want to totally love my CVO ( and I do for the most part) but reading about mechanical failures does make me wonder about the future and how much I'll spend to get her where I want it. Sure there's a difference between rider attitudes and the machine itself but after riding Wings for the past 20 years I have no beef about people or what they ride. The Wing doesn't have the pizazz of a H-D bagger and more like an RV in some aspects but with proper maintenance, Wings will pull down 300,000 miles. The cost to rebuild it after that and the overall condition with all the gismos is a concern and at what point do you consider it disposible? If it weren't for companies like Dark Horse and other cottage industries, where would the new engine be as well? Bottom line, I love to ride when I can and don't really care if it's American, Asian or German. Size and style of the machine makes more of a difference to me and since my Wing is only a 1500 then I'll draw the limits at that point. Plenty of smaller displacement engines that will tear up the road. I'm bored and finally able to get back online so I'm just rambling with people who ride. Not many people that I meet in my normal day to day job ride so no one to gas with.
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2012, 02:07:01 AM »

The gold wing is 1800cc, right?
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2012, 02:29:53 AM »

The gold wing is 1800cc, right?

Yes it is.  1800cc in a boxer configuration.
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #80 on: November 21, 2012, 07:51:30 AM »

Yes it is.  1800cc in a boxer configuration.


= 110 inch   :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #81 on: November 21, 2012, 08:54:34 AM »

Sorry Mark, I should have mentioned that mine is an older 1996 1500. I'm pretty sure the new ones are 1832cc. If interested.  http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/specgl1800.htm
Almost 112ci so unless they did further engine mods the hp/tq would be pretty close.  Opps, quittin' time...gotta roll.
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2012, 09:39:17 AM »

Sorry Mark, I should have mentioned that mine is an older 1996 1500. I'm pretty sure the new ones are 1832cc. If interested.  http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/specgl1800.htm
Almost 112ci so unless they did further engine mods the hp/tq would be pretty close.  Opps, quittin' time...gotta roll.

Hey, which DFAC are you dining at tomorrow? Maybe we can hook up for chow and have turkey together. I'm at Camp Montrond with the Special Forces by the big PX. I have a company vehicle so transportation is not a problem.

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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2012, 11:52:28 AM »

I don't think this is too bad for a Foreign Motorcycle. I am sure there aren't many who can stand up and say that they started riding on a Harley and have never ridden "Foreign Motorcycle". The thing about "Wings" that I don't like is the seating position, I am only 6'1'' and those things place my feet too far under me to be comfortable. I would like to see what Polaris can do to the Indian to make a Modern touring machine with all the amenities and still stick to the heritage styling, but that is another topic.
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #84 on: November 21, 2012, 12:13:24 PM »

Hey, which DFAC are you dining at tomorrow? Maybe we can hook up for chow and have turkey together. I'm at Camp Montrond with the Special Forces by the big PX. I have a company vehicle so transportation is not a problem.

Mark

Hey great idea Mark. I'm off tomorrow and my travel trunks showed up so I was just gonna unpack. Hadn't thought about it much but I was thinking Warrior since it's close. If Montrond has a better DFAC then I can jump a shuttle and head over or meet you at warrior and ride over to Montrond. I'll PM you with my cell number and CHU number. Sounds like a better way to spend Turkey Day.

Thanks! Wayne
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #85 on: November 21, 2012, 12:25:52 PM »

Hey great idea Mark. I'm off tomorrow and my travel trunks showed up so I was just gonna unpack. Hadn't thought about it much but I was thinking Warrior since it's close. If Montrond has a better DFAC then I can jump a shuttle and head over or meet you at warrior and ride over to Montrond. I'll PM you with my cell number and CHU number. Sounds like a better way to spend Turkey Day.

Thanks! Wayne

Wayne,

Lets, dine at the Warrior DFAC. While Montrond is smaller and much less crowded, the food will be better at Warrior. It will be easier for me to just drive over and meet you. I'll send you my AWCC cell in a PM.

Looking forward to it.

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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #86 on: November 21, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »

Wayne,

Lets, dine at the Warrior DFAC. While Montrond is smaller and much less crowded, the food will be better at Warrior. It will be easier for me to just drive over and meet you. I'll send you my AWCC cell in a PM.

Looking forward to it.

Mark

Cool beans, was great to chat with you. See you at 1730.

Wayne
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #87 on: November 22, 2012, 08:20:07 AM »

they also make great generators and lawnmowers
as for a bike i like my harley the best

WELL SAID,  :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #88 on: November 22, 2012, 08:41:58 AM »

I would hang up my helmet throw my boots in the trash and rip up my MC license before i would own another Jap bike.

Thats my story and i'm sticking to it  :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:

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Re: New 2013 Honda Goldwing FB6
« Reply #89 on: November 22, 2012, 08:52:01 AM »

Gotta admit...I kinda like it.  :o

Problem is I`ve gotten so used to a tour pak...I would be lost without one.  ;D
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