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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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New Wing owner checking in.

Hello all,
My name is Dave. I have been riding 45 years and during that time I have owned dozens of bikes. I started on dirt imports, then went to street, spent 30 years riding Harleys and I just now purchased my first Goldwing after riding my buddies 2010 GL1800. My last touring bike was an 04 Ultra that I unloaded with almost 200k on it. On December 28th I was at the dealer getting my V-Strom inspected. They rolled my wing past me as I was waiting. It was still dripping from the wash after uncrating and assembly. I looked up, said stop, I want that, I love the color, how much do the paperwork. I got the deer in the headlight look from the sale guy. Now I own it. I hope to learn a lot here. I love this bike, so far it has lived up to its reputation as the king of touring bikes. I hope it treats me as good as I'm told it will.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 04:03 PM
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Welcome, and enjoy the numerous benefits of being in this forum!

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 04:50 PM
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Welcome and howdy from Texas.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 05:01 PM
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Welcome from sunny Florida! You made the right choice, the Wing made riding enjoyable for me again. I really like the Silver/Black two tone color and the black powder coated wheels and highway pegs, nice choice!



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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 05:46 PM
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Welcome to a whole different world of riding. Please,please,please, report back with your opinion of the wing after your first big trip as it compared to your years on HD's. I expect that you'll find similarities as well as differences. Just remember that they achieve the same goal with completely different ideologies. You ARE going to love this bike.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 07:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum from the Charlotte area. You certainly put a lot of miles on your Ultra, I hope you enjoy your Wing.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 10:30 PM
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Welcome from Florida. Next month there's a ride in Maggie. Valley. And in June is. Smri =smoky mtn ride in.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 02:11 PM
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Very nice Dave and welcome to the Asylum.
That black and silver combo sure looks good, real good.
These Wings do have quirky things but are wonderful bikes.

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Another welcome from Texas; really enjoy riding your state.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 03:15 PM
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Congratulations on the Wing and welcome to the boards!

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