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longride 06-30-2005 01:15 PM

Re: On Golden Wings: To Infineon!
Da Busa be broke!

gbrummett 06-30-2005 02:32 PM

Problem Wing
Just so you know not all is well in Wing Land

I bought a brand new 2004 Gold Wing in October of 2004 and now have 3,000 miles on it. During this time it's been gone in the shop 2 months for a cracked frame recall and PVC valve recall.

Also the rear intercom holder keeps falling off and the dealer can't make it stay on.

sarnali 06-30-2005 05:26 PM

Re: On Golden pond
Yup, ahead standard-all stop-back full. I think the theory is you can avoid an ob-stackle by throwing a 90k ton carrier going 30 knots into reverse. The usual result is pretty much what you'd expect, boiler safety valves lift, half of them trip off line, main engines trip, general havoc in the engineering spaces. Chief Engineer shows up to ***** everyone out for failing to do what pretty much can't be done.

About what would happen if you threw a Goldwing into reverse at any kind of speed. (impossible, I know. but amusing none the less.)

Holy_Kaw 07-01-2005 03:25 AM

Re: On Golden Wings: To Infineon!
Cool article, thanks. Every now and then I think about "Wing'in" it but then I go "No Way!" that things a two wheeled car! I have about 10k on an early version and it was a great way to effortlessly roll miles but I need something more versatile.

rlfsurfusa 08-29-2005 06:28 AM

Re: On Golden Wings: To Infineon!
I mostly enjoyed reading this article, and looking at the pix Pete took. Overall a good job. But I do not understand the need to constantly denegrate this type of motorcycle especially the size and weight of the machine. This is a touring bike so the continued reference to this vehicle as a "two wheeled car" is trite, meaningless and overused. The Goldwing is a m-o-t-o-r-c-y-c-l-e and should be regarded as such. I want information about the motorcycle being reviewed...its handling, stability, performance and more. But to degrade the goldwing simply on the basis of its size and weight is grossly unfair...not only to the people who design and market it, but also to the reader. I want to be informed seriously so when cycle buy time comes around...i'll believe you helped me make my purchase decision. Enough of the "two wheeled car" babble...this is a motorcycle.

Just my two cents. But overall, in spite of the complaints, a nicely written article with lots of entertaining pictures.

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