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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/12/2016 10:00 AM (#88189)
Subject: California on vtx1300


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Looking at a gl1500 with California rig and was wondering about the possibilities of attaching the sidecar to my 2007 Vtx1300c. Hassle are worthwhile project. Wing looks good but has a lot of miles and I don't know how long it has been sitting up. Thanks for your ideas .
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jaydmc
Posted 3/12/2016 10:27 AM (#88191 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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We offer mounts to do this.
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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/12/2016 10:59 AM (#88193 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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Thanks Mr Jay. Was hoping to hear from you.
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VLAD
Posted 3/12/2016 3:09 PM (#88200 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: RE: California on vtx1300



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I had GL1500 start right up after sitting in the barn for 11 years after crush. Just have to shake rat crap and dust from it. If you planning to ride far Goldwing will be lot more comfy then vtx. Sure you will want to ride single bike as well as sidecar rig.

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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/12/2016 5:14 PM (#88203 - in reply to #88200)
Subject: RE: California on vtx1300


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Thank You VLAD. I know you are right. I've ridden a gl1100 and 2 gl1200. I still have one of my 1200 but she's in the shop. A 1500 would be a good ride. Thanks again and ride safe.
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Hack'n
Posted 3/12/2016 7:45 PM (#88204 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300



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There is a large number of Goldwing owners and former Goldwing owners
who say the 1983 GL1100 is the best all around bike they ever had.
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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/12/2016 8:30 PM (#88208 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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Hello Mr. Lonnie. The 83 was my first wing. Good bike but on the highway I was always looking for 6th gear. My 87 1200 is the one I opted to keep. Waiting for me to replace the stator while I'm riding my vtx1300. Ride safe.
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OldSchool_IsCool
Posted 3/13/2016 12:45 PM (#88219 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300



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I agree with Lonnie, the 1100's are pretty hard to beat. Myself, I prefer the '82 as it had the dual-pot calipers but front and rear were not yet linked, makes bleading them a breeze. And the pre-antidive forks are also easier to work on. The 1100's don't have all the plastic either. The more plastic body panels, the more you have to pull for even the smallest of maintenance/repair job. Additionally, the less plastic you'll need to cut when you mount a hack to 'em. There were plenty of them, built making used parts plentiful and cheap. Mother Honda still sells quite a few parts for them even.

Now if only the '82 had reverse and hydrolic lifters :-D

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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/13/2016 6:46 PM (#88232 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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Hello OldSchool. My second bike was a 1100 wing , my first a cb750a. 83 was a very reliable bike and I put thousands of miles on it. The 87 does have more plastic , but, at the time had not been considering hacks. I constantly encourage my friends to purchase low priced 1100's for a first bike. I would still have mind but I had another friend needing a ride. Thank You and ride safe.
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jaydmc
Posted 3/14/2016 11:18 AM (#88237 - in reply to #88189)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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I put 150 K on an 83 wing and 40 K on an 82, great bikes, the 83 was an Aspencade which has slight larger front brakes.
I have had several GL1500, also great bikes that will last a long time, the one thing I did not like about the GL1500 is that with all of its plastic I tried to avoid gravel roads. Change the timing belts on any of the GL's expect for the GL1800 which has chains) and they will last you a very long time.
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Bubblechaser
Posted 3/14/2016 11:32 AM (#88239 - in reply to #88237)
Subject: Re: California on vtx1300


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Thanks Jay G, ride safe
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