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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking custom wing

This guy put like 400,000 miles on his last goldwing, this is his new one..

powdercoated black some parts, tinted the lights, cropped the rear seat and windshield, polished the wheels, and let you see the brake hardware...

Not bad for a geezer bike.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 12:50 AM
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Interesting! It's truly refreshing to see a different take on the Wing- I totally tune out the expected chrome add-ons, bolt-on accessories, air brush work, stuffed toys, etc. I like what he's done with the windscreen especially. Somehow all the changes make it seem smaller visually and quite a bit more bad ass image- works for me.

Where'd you find this, D?
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Man I saw this older guy just working a goldwing earlier today through traffic. This faulkin' guy rode it like it was a 125 dirtbike, bobbin' and weavin' through traffic like nothing. Then took off like a bat out of hell. I was very impressed with his control over such a large bike. I was like "go g-wing, it's your birthday". When I'm riding my bike, sometimes when I pull up next to one of those towards the end of my ride I'm so jealous. Here I am all pretzeled up and in pain and those things just look so damn plush.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting! It's truly refreshing to see a different take on the Wing- I totally tune out the expected chrome add-ons, bolt-on accessories, air brush work, stuffed toys, etc. I like what he's done with the windscreen especially. Somehow all the changes make it seem smaller visually and quite a bit more bad ass image- works for me.

Where'd you find this, D?
Its in the centerfold for this month's red rider, (HRCA)
At first I thought it was a new 2005 model.
I was about to polish mine up for a trade in

Agreed about all the usual chrome stick on crap...
I really like that you can see the front wheel/brake stuff and I've always liked bikes and cars that have all the chrome removed.


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Man I saw this older guy just working a goldwing earlier today through traffic. This faulkin' guy rode it like it was a 125 dirtbike, bobbin' and weavin' through traffic like nothing. Then took off like a bat out of hell. I was very impressed with his control over such a large bike.
The new ones are supposed to handle really well, but I haven't seen one in true action yet.... I'll bet that was fun to see, For long term riding , they are really something.

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Man, that is one sweet mofo!

I've ridden an '89 and last summer rode the stepdad's '02. OMG that bike is no slouch performance-wise. It HANDLES... and simply loafs at high cruise altitude.

I'd love to have one in blue or that banana yellow.

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they are really nice bikes.. but i just cant bring my self to owning one.. kindof like a GM

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They are awesome bikes...rented them several times from Cruise America in Pheonix, AZ. I understand Honda has a recall on the frames due to cracking potential...I assume they have that fixed at this point. Still...a great ride.

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I was reading up on this as well.

I think the frame recall is on bikes out of a certain plant and affected some of the 2002 and 2003 models, poor quality welds.

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I love how everyone asumes that just becasue its big it doesnt handle well. you guys would be amazed what some of the big bikes out there can do if you tried one once.




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+1 ^^^^^^^^

I still have fun in the twisties on my dad's softtail. It turns ok.
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Just like how people talk shit on how big the busa is and how it isnt a good track bike. I have seen quite a few people corner the shit outta a busa they can do quite well.

That bike is bad ass, I would ride it. Hell I would ride anything that is new all I have is old vintage shit LOL

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i grind the mufflers of a busa on the street, and i wasnt even leaning that much, ITS WIDE and HEAVY GREAT long haul SPEED mechine, NOT and agile bike by no means.



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