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Offline gPink

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #150 on: August 25, 2018, 05:33:27 pm »
He should get into politics!

Nah, then we'd have to not like him.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Update on new bike purchase last post)
« Reply #151 on: August 25, 2018, 07:50:19 pm »
There, I fixed it for ya..

I'm about 70% sure that I'm thinking about gettin' ready to possibly buy one,,,, "maybe"..

Ride safe, Ted
Hehe! I really would buy one right now, if I knew how this knee and lawsuit stuff was gonna turn out. I'm jus tryin to not get my hopes up about a new scoot. Also, the color choices for the 2018 Airbag Wing doesn't really trip my trigger. Hoping the 2019 makes me warm n fuzzy.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 02:21:16 pm by jamiemac »
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #152 on: August 26, 2018, 12:41:04 pm »
Hehe! I really would buy one right now, if I knew how this knee and lawsuit stuff was gonna turn out. I'm jus tryin to not get my hopes up about a new scoot. Also, the color choices for the 2018 Airbag Wing doesn't really trip my trigger. Hoping the 2019 makes me warm n fuzzy.


I agree, the top of the line Gold Wing's colors are a bit too busy for me as well.
If I'm still riding in my 70s I expect to be looking at one myself, probably a used one. They seem much improved, but still prepare yourself for some price shocks.
For instance, from my (admittedly limited) research it appears that even the top of the line model doesn't come with a 12v accessory socket. It's an add on accessory item. I looked at Honda's install instructions that are 7 pages long!  :yikes:
The centerstand (an option on lower priced models) instructions seem strange as well (IMO)....
Quote from: GW Owner's manual

Using the center stand
To lower the center stand, stand on the
left side of the motorcycle. Hold the left
handle grip and the left grab rail. Press
down on the tip of the center stand with
your right foot and, simultaneously, pull
up and back.
3.
Turn the handlebars fully to the left.

Turning the handlebars to the right
reduces stability and may cause the
motorcycle to fall.
  :o ???

I never purchased a Honda new so I'm not sure how the dealer's do it. It would be nice if they have the service department install accessories during the down times so that
when you negotiate the price, you are also negotiating accessory install prices. If they leave them as they come out of the crate and you have to pay full price for the accessories and installation
charges it appears you could easily get up to some astronomical figures.
Yeah, I'll be looking used for sure.

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #153 on: August 26, 2018, 02:41:44 pm »
I agree, the top of the line Gold Wing's colors are a bit too busy for me as well.
If I'm still riding in my 70s I expect to be looking at one myself, probably a used one. They seem much improved, but still prepare yourself for some price shocks.
For instance, from my (admittedly limited) research it appears that even the top of the line model doesn't come with a 12v accessory socket. It's an add on accessory item. I looked at Honda's install instructions that are 7 pages long!  :yikes:
The centerstand (an option on lower priced models) instructions seem strange as well (IMO)....  :o ???

I never purchased a Honda new so I'm not sure how the dealer's do it. It would be nice if they have the service department install accessories during the down times so that
when you negotiate the price, you are also negotiating accessory install prices. If they leave them as they come out of the crate and you have to pay full price for the accessories and installation
charges it appears you could easily get up to some astronomical figures.
Yeah, I'll be looking used for sure.

I'm a little nuts about accessory install, so one of the things I'm looking forward to, is the tear down for putting in fog lights, a 12v socket, etc. I even have found the place that sells service manuals already.....yeah....I guess I am getting my hopes up. LOL
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #154 on: August 26, 2018, 02:51:08 pm »
I'm a little nuts about accessory install, so one of the things I'm looking forward to, is the tear down for putting in fog lights, a 12v socket, etc. I even have found the place that sells service manuals already.....yeah....I guess I am getting my hopes up. LOL
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #155 on: August 31, 2018, 09:09:53 pm »
Surgeon worked on the scrambled knee yesterday morning. I'm up and walking around the hose for short periods of time. Zero pain! Taking no pain meds at all today! I'm super stoked! I'm able to carefully climb the stairs to my bedroom. Thanks to everyone for all the support and kind words over the last few months. Lots of good folks on here.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2018, 07:16:58 am »
Sounds like great news.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #157 on: September 01, 2018, 08:19:07 am »
I'm up and walking around the hose.

I don’t think it’s the knee that is the problem!   :o

Seriously, great news!  I hope everything continues to go well for you!
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #158 on: September 01, 2018, 10:32:36 am »
hahaha! Damn, that hose!
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #159 on: September 04, 2018, 02:15:01 pm »
The past few days are the first time since the accident I've been pretty much completely pain free. At least on the wreck related injuries. LOL. Stuff that hurt before still hurts. Haha. Here's a weird one. that I may have already mentioned. I usually got a pretty bad headache about two or 3 times a month before the wreck. Not one headache since the crash. Not one.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #160 on: September 04, 2018, 03:35:26 pm »
I usually got a pretty bad headache about two or 3 times a month before the wreck. Not one headache since the crash. Not one.

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #161 on: September 04, 2018, 03:57:27 pm »
Definitely some weird stuff.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #162 on: September 04, 2018, 06:22:50 pm »
Not one headache since the crash. Not one.

Walking around your hose is the answer, apparently before the accident you were stepping on it.  ::)

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #163 on: February 05, 2019, 02:20:13 pm »
Made a serious inquiry with Niehaus Honda in Illinois on a new Goldwing Airbag model today. Looks like that's gonna happen.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #164 on: February 05, 2019, 03:42:21 pm »
Made a serious inquiry with Niehaus Honda in Illinois on a new Goldwing Airbag model today. Looks like that's gonna happen.
I’m very happy for you, JMac.  Glad to see you getting back in the saddle, but even happier you are able to. 
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