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Old 08-06-2008, 01:59 PM   #11
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At least it’s an old Gold Wing which weighed in at about 690lbs versus a new Gold Wing that comes in at 930lbs with all the extras.

A 930lb motorcycle...good god, how is that fun?


And the new one feels lighter!!! And handles waaaay better.

However this is "not" a begginer bike.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #12
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And the new one feels lighter!!! And handles waaaay better.

However this is "not" a begginer bike.
Oh, like "Handles better than a GL1200" is some kind of recommendation. A 1977 Superglide handles better than a GL1200.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #13
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Oh, like "Handles better than a GL1200" is some kind of recommendation. A 1977 Superglide handles better than a GL1200.
Then again, a 1977 SuperGlide handles better than a 2006 DynaGlide.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #14
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Oh, like "Handles better than a GL1200" is some kind of recommendation. A 1977 Superglide handles better than a GL1200.
Before putting my opinion down have you rode both bikes back to back? I have and the newwer GLs handling kicks ass. I know a Gold wing at deals gap that can rip past most any sport bike.


Besides a Harley Davidson cant hold a candle to any Honda
IMB. But hey if you like compairing apples to bananas that fine?
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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[quote=MOKE1K;190787]I know a Gold wing at deals gap that can rip past most any sport bike.QUOTE]

Dear apple,

That has a lot more to due with the rider skill level than the bike, don't you think?

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:21 PM   #16
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I know a Gold wing at deals gap that can rip past most any sport bike.QUOTE]

Dear apple,

That has a lot more to due with the rider skill level than the bike, don't you think?

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Gee you think? It still handles and feels much lighter.

I think the overall disscusion is if its a begginer bike, which we all know the answer to that question, dont you think?...
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Besides a Harley Davidson cant hold a candle to any Honda
IMB. But hey if you like compairing apples to bananas that fine?
Really. Have you ridden them back-to-back? I've owned several Hondas and several Harleys. Only the Hondas ever blew up.

I'll be sure to quake in fear the next time I'm riding in the mountains on Zrex and encounter a GL1800.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:41 AM   #18
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Really. Have you ridden them back-to-back? I've owned several Hondas and several Harleys. Only the Hondas ever blew up.

I'll be sure to quake in fear the next time I'm riding in the mountains on Zrex and encounter a GL1800.

Why yes I have actually. Sorry to hear about your luck with Hondas verses Harley. You should proably stick to Harleys they require less maintanance and are far superior in the technology dept. than Honda;]! Pfff
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #19
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Why yes I have actually. Sorry to hear about your luck with Hondas verses Harley. You should proably stick to Harleys they require less maintanance and are far superior in the technology dept. than Honda;]! Pfff
Spare me all advice now and forever.
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