Post by urbanmadness on May 15, 2014 12:41:04 GMT -5
no, this one is gonna keep it's cloths.... =)
If I do a nakkid, it's gonna be a late 70's bike. They came from honda Nakkid and are a beautiful piece of engineering. This one is going to be a freeway commuter so the fairings and bags will make it nicer to ride.
2007 Verona 150cc
115MM Hoca variator
12 gram weights
Mukuni fuel pump
top speed (58mph on GPS)
Upgraded valve stems after a blow out
Post by nulldevice on May 15, 2014 20:00:11 GMT -5
quote author="mopedjay" source="/post/61078/thread" timestamp="1392608790"]i love the late 70s early 80s goldwings the best riding most comfortable bikes ever built i love them all stripped down bare bones i want one but my legs are messed up so i have trouble holding a heavy bike up[/quote]
Consider landing gear for your big bike. Training wheels up when going down the road, training wheels down when you stop.
Post by urbanmadness on Jun 16, 2014 0:52:40 GMT -5
Well, we got her running saturday and put all the lowers and crash bars back on her today, along with changing a intake o-ring. I think i have a bad temp sending unit, because the gauge says she's running a little warm (get to the red if idling for too long) but the fan doesn't kick in until she's in the red. She don't smell hot, she isn't running like she's hot, not venting coolant, so I think I'm ok.... Gonna change the sensor and see what happens. It runs so sweet that we haven't even used the choke to start her.
She doesn't have any manners in a parking lot tho and it's going to take some work to get used to it. Yup, you feel her whole 707lbs. Not at all like the 1500 six bangers, that's for damn sure. The 1500's, you don't notice the weight. You work to ride the 1100 at slow speeds.... but the rewards.... She sounds like an old Alfa Romaro or an old MG when she's out on the road... The gear box wine, the throaty throttle and the exhaust note is just music.... Get in a tunnel, downshift and get her to about 4000rpms, and you will have goosebumps. Don't bog her tho, she don't like that and she will tell you to knock it off.
On the freeway, this bike is an absolute joy.... It's what she was made for. I've only ridden her about 40 miles and I'm just starting to learn her habits. Her brakes take a firm hand and foot, and her throttle needs to be handled with care but she will be more then happy to pull hard for you. 4-banger goldwings don't like running under 3k rpm's when cruising, it's hard on them so you keep the revs up and she's happy.
This week, I'll be showing her some love. I have a can of gunk waiting so I can clean up the engine. She's been the victim of some neglect and her bottom is a bit oily. Either from a valve cover leak or a shift boot leak, but I get her cleaned up, and I'll be able to take care of any other leaks she may have. We spent alot of time cleaning up all the fearings, side covers and boxes so she looks pretty good when you stop and think it's a 32 year old bike.
Hi , as a old GW rider ,1985 1200 that I put 200,000 miles on please do a bunch of research on the 1500 wing . It was a pail and almost impossible to even give away , the 1100 was a good bike if your legs are not to long , the 1200 was good but also suffered alt prolbems , mine packed in in Oregon , loaded it into a uhaul along with the wagon I was pulling and girlfriends 600 honda shadow and hauled it up to Spokane , and had the crew at West Side Honda replace it , really good place , got it fixed , finished holiday and headed back to Canada . The 1800 is also great but very big .to be honest I bought a 650 Bergman and put a trunk on it , along with a bag across the back seat and the cave under the seat I had as much room for storage as my Wing , 1st year rode it to Holister CA and had Corbin build their very first Bergman seat , best investment you will make on any bike is to get a good seat , rode it to Arkansas to a maga scooter rally and tons of other places , to be honest the burger put the fun back in biking , corners like a sport bike , storage like a wing , and would beat my 1200 hands down everyday , in fact will beat any stock HD 1340 , but not a 1200 sporty.so before you lay out your cash think about the 1500 , Honda did not stop making them because they were too good .they stopped because they could not sell them .just my 2 cents
One more thing , I tried every oil made in my Wing and found Amsoil the best to get rid of the famous Honda clunk you get putting them into 1st gear . Hope you have as many happy miles out of your geezer glide as I had out of mine . And when you decide you are not really that old go buy a burger
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2014 12:03:31 GMT -5 by nakedguy
The 1100 ,1200 and 1800 are good bikes , go ride a 1500 but leave your loot at home .having a wing for 16 yrs gets you to meet a ton of wing riders , yet I have not met one that is happy with his 1500 and also looking for a bigger sucker so they can step up to a 1800 , a friend had one like yours and stripped all the plastic off it and made a bare bike out of it , boy it looked cool , just something to think about if the plastic gets screwed
If you holidays on your wing they pill a trailer nice , I have a wagon that was about 4 ft square and 2 ft tall , enclosed , made out of metal and the bike rode way nicer with the trailer that without if ,the girlfriend had her bike and so I carried all the suitcases in the wagon , it was painted the same blue ,1985 dodge daytona , as the wing blue and got many compliments