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Post  Doc on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:25 pm

That's because brand new Goldwings still come with motorcycle tires. banghd



I've got a few farkles I need right away. Like some wind wings, as hot as it is here the Wing Fairing just blocks too much air.
I'm looking at the new Michelin Alpin, but I need to do some more research on Run Flats vs. Non Run Flats. scratch

Traded the VTX in after stripping her. I'm gonna have some stuff up for sale soon.


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Post  Larry Simpson on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:36 pm

Damn Wes, that thing is pretty great color.Guess you will be snubbing us now huh. thumbup thumbup
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Post  smokey2255 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Nice ride Doc, You will love that beast. There is a reason mine has started carrying the name "Mistress" .
Congrats on the new scoot... now go wear out that MC tire so you can get some real rubber under the fat girl.

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Post  twin1300 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:26 pm

Congrats Wes.....love the color!



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Post  NeonLeon on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:26 pm

Wow Doc ... that is a beauty!!!! Congratulations!!! You will LOVE IT!!!! I rode mine to the daughter's and back this past weekend ... about a 410 mile round trip .... I came home in the rain but the Wing was solid as a rock.

I guess they must have been out of yeller ... huh? hmmm Shrug

I'm happy for you little fella. Wink
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Post  jaarch on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:27 pm

Very nice! Love the color too! Are you parting with your old fairing?

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Post  jedishon on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:49 pm

nice wing Wes. You did save the fairing right.
I could be black and blue and red all over.

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Post  Beermand on Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:19 pm

Congrats nice looking ride!
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Post  wing nut on Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:55 am

well get out there and burn the rear tire off was told that the 2012 leave nice hole shots form the line. Enjoy the ride and be safe remember with new bike alot of people are look at what is that and not the rode.
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Post  Tshirtmeister on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:35 pm

Nice Ride Wes. Im stickin with the VTX but thats sharp and im sure it will get a CT before long. Congrats
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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Hey Doc .... I'm thinking that with the new Wing .... you better clean that garage! lafer
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Post  quadancer on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:13 pm

Sat on one tonight at our club meeting and shook it around a bit - a little top heavy compared to mine, but I was surprised
to find it so light. He told me it weighs 750, same as mine. Valkrie? Something like that.
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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:28 pm

quadancer wrote:Sat on one tonight at our club meeting and shook it around a bit - a little top heavy compared to mine, but I was surprised
to find it so light. He told me it weighs 750, same as mine. Valkrie? Something like that.

Not sure about the 2012's but my 2010 weighs in at 903 #'s. I think the weight is more towards the bottom with the flat 6 ... the balance and control for a 900 pound bike is outstanding ... IMHO.
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Post  Doc on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:35 pm

2012's are 903 to 933 lbs depending upon what option level package is installed.
Valkries shared basically the same 1500cc engine with the 88 to 00 Goldwings.

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Post  Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:22 am

Congrats Doc!!! That is an awesome wing. Do some research before buying 'windwings'. Some guys say certain ones actually make the ride hotter. I think it was the Butler products. Anyway the bike looks great except those ugly black side side engine covers imho.

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Post  smokey2255 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:09 am

The more I see the 12 wings the more I like em. I was at a honda shop the otehr day and they had they 12 stashed behind 2 older models and against a support collumn. Almost like they were embarassed by it. I am really digging it though. But it will be a while before I wear this one out. Who knows where the wings will be by then.

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Post  NeonLeon on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:02 am

By the time I ever get another one I think they will look something like this:



Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Post  CaribCruiser on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Congrats Great color, great machine. Enjoy the flights !
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Post  smokey2255 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:39 am

NeonLeon wrote:By the time I ever get another one I think they will look something like this:



Shocked Shocked Shocked

My "boys" couldnt take that ride Evil or Very Mad Embarassed Very Happy Laughing

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Post  NeonLeon on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:55 am

smokey2255 wrote:
NeonLeon wrote:By the time I ever get another one I think they will look something like this:



Shocked Shocked Shocked

My "boys" couldnt take that ride Evil or Very Mad Embarassed Very Happy Laughing

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