This is a discussion on A Bike for Sasquatch. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; "Sporting" wings can be built....
I carry a gun because I'm too young to die, too old to take an ass whooping, and a cop is too heavy.
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.
Just keep in mind anything 'Wing much after 1984 will require more fabrication (1984 was the last year you could purchase a naked wing)
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.
AHRMA not anymore
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