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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all, just a quick hello from the north country, I just bough a used navy blue 2009 Goldwing air bag model this past summer with 40,000 KM on it. I use to ride a 1000 Suzuki Vstrom. It's been a pretty easy transition but it took a bit of time to get use to the ABS brakes, man these things stop fast for such a big machine! My wife is definitely enjoying being on the back compared to the Strom. I still have a 2006 650 WeeStrom set up for dirt roads for the back roads stuff around central Alberta. I have put on 6,000KM so far on my Wing and am looking forward to 600,000 more.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 02:39 AM
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Now that you've let your wife on the back of it, you'll be a Goldwing owner for life!

My better half gets so comfy that she's come very close to falling asleep from time to time.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Now that you've let your wife on the back of it, you'll be a Goldwing owner for life!

My better half gets so comfy that she's come very close to falling asleep from time to time.



Yes she has almost fallen asleep already and that was only on a 5 hr ride. LOL Looking at doing a trip from Edmonton to Vancouver Island and many point in between next summer, can't wait to rack up the kilometers!
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Congratulations on your new bike...Welcome to the forum...enjoy

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 11:42 AM
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Yes she has almost fallen asleep already and that was only on a 5 hr ride. LOL Looking at doing a trip from Edmonton to Vancouver Island and many point in between next summer, can't wait to rack up the kilometers!
As an added bonus Canadian park passes are free for 2017. You can go through Saskatchewan river crossing, takakkaw falls, meadows in the sky parkway and more for free! Your better half won't fall asleep there!
Enjoy racking up the Kilometres!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 01:06 PM
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Congrats on the new-to-you Wing, from just a hair northeast of you (Fort Sask). Yes, I can well imagine that your wife likes the rear accommodations on the Wing than on the V-Strom . Enjoy the summer riding and maybe we'll cross paths one day.

I had forgotten about the free entry into the National Parks for 2017. That'll be handy.

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Welcome from Peterborough, On and Ocala Fl. This is a great site to be associated with. Lots of helpful hints and ideas. Try out the search button as it will bring you a multitude of answers!


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