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    "Sporting" wings can be built. Name:  image.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenessex View Post
    I just took a quick spin through the NH craigslist and I see plenty of choices there for under $1000. I am going to go contrary to most on here and say go ahead and get something that either needs considerable work or doesn't run and needs a "carb clean". Here is why: based on what you have posted about your abilities and your experience and willingness to work on junk, i.e. building 4x4 Jeeps, I don't think a project bike will scare you off and get you to quit. Plus, you currently have a bike that you can ride so you don't need to get the new one finished on any time table. So, I searched for bikes between $400 and $1000. There is a GS750EZ, the GS1000 already posted, a VF700F, a VF750F, A basket case ironhead sportster (I want that one, $600), 2 GL1000 Goldwings, GSXR 750 and a couple of 600s that are probably too small. If I was 6'5" with long legs, I'd get the Goldwing that is running and strip all the junk off it and have really cool naked wing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
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    Yes, yes they can. But THAT ain't in any kind of budget we're discussing here! That's north of a $10K build right there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
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    Ya, but only one has. And as mentioned it wasn't cheap.
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    So I checked out HondA GOLDWING 1100.

    wow. comfy, sure. That fairing sucked. And the bike did not run. He sat there holding the starter button for over 2m and it still didn't fire. Blamed it on the rain. That engine sounded like a half dollar in a coffee can. Told me he had the carbs tuned, oil change, new plugs, and brake job. Well, the brake pedal stuck on; so he had a brake job done but the brakes didn't work afterwards. Iunno, all sorts of flags came up on that thing. That engine had it though. When it did finally start, he drove around the cul-de-sac with it and it kept dying on him. I totally understand that buying a cheapo bike like that is going to have its issues, but I'm going to hold off and spend a little more on a bike that has a motor that doesn't sound like a cowbell.

    But the Goldwing definitely fits me well. They hit the top of my list for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ball View Post
    Yes, yes they can. But THAT ain't in any kind of budget we're discussing here! That's north of a $10K build right there...
    Oh, I realize that. But why aspire to anything but the best result? Using this forum's basic edict of function over form, make it run well, turn well and stop well. Then maybe make it pretty. Randakk's super wing is probably the best and most documented project to study.

    Just keep in mind anything 'Wing much after 1984 will require more fabrication (1984 was the last year you could purchase a naked wing)

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    go to NGW Club and check out what naked wing guys are doing. It can range from basic performance type upgrades to crazy supercharged usd forks to monoshock stuff.
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