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  1. #13621
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racing Dave View Post
    From the advert; 'This is one of the best in riding comfort and handling.'

    Respectfully, I disagree.
    Yep, my mate has one and...well...it might actually be comfortable but no-one is ever going to ride it long enough to find out!
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

  2. #13622
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    So. .
    Reliable.
    Doesnt use much fuel.
    Low running costs.
    Light on consumables.
    Makes you appreciate other bikes.

    Well the list goes on.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  3. #13623
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    When your topbox needs a topbox. Also your rear mudguard needs a topbox. opportunity missed - the panniers need them too.

    New Zealand roads are not ideal for this I would imagine.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...9?bof=suGbatH4
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    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

  4. #13624
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    Dear sir. You have too much gear. Take the car.

    Or better yet. Get the wife to take the car and buy an actual motorcycle. You can then meet her at the pub having checked in at the motel and several drinks in. ��
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  5. #13625
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Dear sir. You have too much gear. Take the car.
    Something like this may be better suited to his needs?
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    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

  6. #13626
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    ... New Zealand roads are not ideal for this I would imagine.
    "I would imagine" .. ???


    Sooooo ... you've never ridden one. Well ... any real distance.


    I've toured the South Island (and on occasion the North Island) on my own ... or in the company of (many) other motorcyclists.

    Some of which were riding earlier versions of the Goldwing. Most of the rider were well capable of handling the machine on all roads ... and in all weathers.

    One rider on the 1500cc version ... I knew personally ... hit a sheep in the Ida valley (in Otago) and still rode it home to Timaru. He wore the bottom edges of the panniers out cornering. Trying to keep up with that ... "old Fart on a Leadwing" was the ruination of a few "Young" fella's reputation. And their bikes.

    They are motorcycles that can and do cover the miles. In some degree of comfort ... and usually with a good sound system to boot. I was offered a 1500cc version for a long weekend on one occasion. It was a trip largely based on how far I could get between well spaced gas stations. One part of it was over the Arthurs pass ... followed by the Lewis pass ... and almost finally over the Haast pass. The final bit before a short run home ... was over the Crown range and back through the Kawerau Gorge to Alexandra.

    And most of the storage space on the Gold Wing in question ... is probably reserved for the Woman in the relationship. His space would be the top-box above the top-box. And any compartment in the fairing.

    Give one a go sometime ... it will surprise you.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

  7. #13627
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Goldwing. Most of the rider were well capable of handling the machine on all roads ... and in all weathers

    Trying to keep up with that ... "old Fart on a Leadwing" was the ruination of a few "Young" fella's reputation. And their bikes.

    They are motorcycles that can and do cover the miles. In some degree of comfort ... and usually with a good sound system to boot.

    Give one a go sometime ... it will surprise you.
    I think I recently went on a ‘ride’ with the bike in question. They were in a group of Goldwings.

    they past me no drama, just casually like. I did see them coming and tried to make it as easy as possible.

    that bike if it’s the same on has a good sound system, asked the owner to give you a demo of it starting up. You will be amazed.

    Worth a look.

    READ AND UDESTAND

  8. #13628
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    Oh god, bore us to death grandad.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  9. #13629
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    Sorry I guess.im young and impetuous.

    But I was born in the 60s. That's just the way we are
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  10. #13630
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Sorry I guess.im young and impetuous.

    But I was born in the 60s. That's just the way we are
    Theres one born every minute

    READ AND UDESTAND

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    Not any more.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  12. #13632
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Theres one born every minute
    That sounds like the sixties alright ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

  13. #13633
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Oh god, bore us to death grandad.
    Most of the people riding Goldwings ARE grandads ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

  14. #13634
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    My mother cried
    When President Kennedy died
    She said it was the Communists
    But I knew better

    Would they drop the bomb on us
    While we made love on the beach?
    We were the class they couldn't teach
    'Cause we knew better

    We were born
    Born in the fifties
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  15. #13635
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    I will never ride one for the same reason i will never ride a massive adv bike. I have 28 inch inseam. The other reason is I dont want to.
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

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