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Offline eng943

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Very nice!

I think you will find that it has plenty of capability, and is significantly more comfortable.

I considered a wing also before deciding on a K1600GT.
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Very nice!

I think you will find that it has plenty of capability, and is significantly more comfortable.

I considered a wing also before deciding on a K1600GT.
Nice! I bet that had some pretty decent fuel range, and great power!
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Weather is looking good for this coming Thursday the 21st to go grab the Wing and ride it home! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
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Weather is looking good for this coming Thursday the 21st to go grab the Wing and ride it home! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
Ya been waitin’ too long, Mac!
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Ya been waitin’ too long, Mac!
You ain't lyin, Man! I gotta talk to my people about this winter time thing. Jeez!
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 09:05:26 am »
Finally Home. Niehaus is a fun place to buy from. They have around 60 Goldwings right now. I'm pretty happy with the new ride. 250 miles was no problem, after being out of the saddle for almost a year. Pretty decent seat on the new wing, even after seeing everyone bit...complain about it on all the forums. The seat and grip heat were nice, but I just am not used to cold weather riding anymore, and my age might be catching up to me. I'll post more later. I'm going for a ride.
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 10:03:40 am »
Finally Home.... I'm pretty happy with the new ride. 250 miles was no problem, after being out of the saddle for almost a year........ I'll post more later. I'm going for a ride.

Congratulations J'mac!!!!!

For the new bike for sure, but mostly for the return to riding.  8) It is a big deal, and you should treat it that way.
OH, and you are not that old yet, so maybe get some heated gear.

..but again...CONGRATULATIONS! :thumbs:

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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 10:41:33 am »
Maybe a heated vest for good measure. Surely there is a port.
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 12:55:21 pm »
Congratulations J'mac!!!!!

For the new bike for sure, but mostly for the return to riding.  8) It is a big deal, and you should treat it that way.
OH, and you are not that old yet, so maybe get some heated gear.

..but again...CONGRATULATIONS! :thumbs:
You were reading my mind! All I really need is a controller. I already have the heated stuff. I want one of those fancy wireless controllers.
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 12:56:31 pm »
Maybe a heated vest for good measure. Surely there is a port.
Not from the factory, but I'm getting a controller for the heated gear I already own. Fancy new wireless one.
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2019, 04:29:06 am »
Does it have heated grips and seats?  I was out today on my Indian using both and while I didn't feel cold, once I got home I couldn't get warm again.  I have a heated Gerbing vest (wired) that I just plug into the cig lighter port on the dash, but I didn't turn it on.  Just now starting to use it and most of Winter is now gone for me.


These days it has to be sunny for me to be out in the cold, otherwise I take the truck.
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Re: New pics. Got My Goldwing home. It was a chilly ride!
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2019, 07:43:03 am »
Does it have heated grips and seats?  I was out today on my Indian using both and while I didn't feel cold, once I got home I couldn't get warm again.  I have a heated Gerbing vest (wired) that I just plug into the cig lighter port on the dash, but I didn't turn it on.  Just now starting to use it and most of Winter is now gone for me.


These days it has to be sunny for me to be out in the cold, otherwise I take the truck.
I hear ya! Yeah, it's got both the grips and seat heat. They're nice, but after about an hour, they just couldn't make up for the loss of body heat. My Brother in Law was in their minivan, and made the trip with me, so at the first fuel stop, I climbed in there to warm up, and dress in a few more layers under my winter riding gear. That got me the rest of the way home in pretty good shape. If I decide to ride in anymore temps below 50 though, I'll put a heat troller on it. Brrrr.
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