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Wissler Nov 30, 2018

  1. Wissler

    Wissler Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Well, my father-in-law had a mini stroke and left his vision impaired. Moving him into an assisted living apartment and he decided to give me his bike.
    2001 Honda Goldwing he bought new. Now has 180K miles. Crazy, right. Don't know anyone that has ever put more miles on a bike.
    Not even on my top 10 bikes to own, but it's like riding a Cadillac compared to a hot rod. On our way home early Sunday morning. Wish me luck, gotta drive through Chicago on Sunday 20181130_134850.jpg
     
  2. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Looks like it's well cared for and it will sure be ready for a good cleaning when you get it back home. Sorry to hear about your F.I.L. as we never want to get something like that under those conditions but I'm sure it's going to another good home. I had an 85 model. They're heavy but you get used to that fairly quickly and they're not too bad once they're moving down the road. Those miles are break in miles for a Goldwing. Congrats and have fun on it Brother!
     
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    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    What a gift! He will be happy to hear of some of the travels you and the wife have touring around on the wing. Enjoy, it's nice to have choices as to what to throw your leg over.
     
  4. R. J.

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    :hello: My friend Ron A traded his last 1800 Wing in on a 2016 V twin Honda. At the time it had 256 K miles on it. I read someplace on the WEB one guy had over 600 K miles on his.
     
  5. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    And I don't doubt that one bit. Those Goldwings run forever! Might have to get a trike when I get so old I can't hold up two wheels anymore.
     
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    They are great for long cruises down those interstate highways and as others have said, those motors have very good reputations.
    Congrats.
    And if I am not mistaken, they even have a reverse gear.
     
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    WillyD Senior Member

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    Congrats Mark. Looks sweet.
     
  8. CHRIS

    CHRIS ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    i like it !
     
  9. Wissler

    Wissler Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Finally got this thing home. Rode it first time on Saturday. 1 hour from my brother-in-laws pole barn. This Goldwing is so, not for me. It's for my lovely wife. What a monster(the Wing). Rode on the highway at 85-90 like a Cadillac though. Pretty quick too. Gonna take some getting used to. 189K miles tripped while I rode it home. 20190603_145001.jpg
     
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    I know technically it's a bike...but that's a car in my eyes!
     
  11. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    Time to plan some couple of day stays. The FIL will love hearing about your travels!
     
  12. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yep, get some plans made and some miles under you! Congrats Mark!
     
  13. R. J.

    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: I've never owned a Goldwing but test rode them during Bike Week Daytona from 1985 to 2015. I always called the Wing a Honda Accord on 2 wheels. :laughing7:.
     

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