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Old 11-10-2017, 05:17 AM   #1
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Got a new distraction a few weeks ago. My dad is getting up there and not riding much anymore so he passed down his very good condition Goldwing to me. He's the original owner and I'm only the second person to ever ride it, I've had my endorsement for a while although it's been a while since I've ridden, and have only ridden smaller motorcycles.

I was pretty intimidated at the thought of even getting on this, I'm not that big of a guy and it is close to 900 lbs wet but man after 30 seconds it's second nature and what a sweet ride! Just had to share . It's pretty dirty still in this pic, I've been going through it and cleaning it up and fixing a couple of minor things and removing some of the chrome accessories he put on and putting original parts back on. This has a bigger engine than my Sonic. And two more cylinders

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Looks very nice. I bet it rides well.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:15 AM   #3
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I had a GL1500/6 for 26 years. Fantastic machine; smooth, powerful and quiet. Mine was the first year of the 6 cylinder, 1988 model. It handles great for how much it weighs.
I sold mine last year; purchased a new Triumph Trophy SE, 1200/3 cyl. My GW needed some work, was getting old, and was getting heavier as I age. The Triumph for me is lighter, sportier, faster and gets great fuel mileage; although not as comfortable.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:23 AM   #4
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4flattires: thanks!

Papasonic: yep, this is the last year of the 1500, it’s a 2000 with a little over 19k miles. Those Triumphs do look nice.
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Mods:
- 22.75 PSI self tuned - HP Tuners
- 42 lb/hr Bosch injectors
- Ported intake manifold, minor TB cleanup
- Hard piped SAB, snorkel delete
- Bypassed BPV solenoid
- 11.8" OEM front brakes
- RS rear disc brakes, RS springs
- MPFab DRS
- Chevy Cruze auto dimming rear view mirror
- Buick Verano dome light w/ accent lighting & backlit map light buttons
- Painted bowties, black lug nuts, Moog endlinks
- 225/45-ZR17 BFG Sport Comp-2 tires
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Nice intro for you into cruiser/touring riding.
I wonder how many members also ride.? Mine is an 06 HD Dyna also with a motor larger than my sonic (1.59L).
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:33 PM   #6
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Papasonic: Those Triumphs do look nice.
Yes, I do like my Triumph: Unfortunately Triumph is discontinuing this model this year; apparently not enough interest in the sport touring category. They seem to be concentrating on sport, retro and adventure bikes. I believe its demise is more Triumph's lack of marketing and promotion, as it is a very nice machine. A lot of R&D going to waste in my opinion.
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