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Goldwing Newbie from Ontario Canada
Hi All,

Just bought my 1986 GL1200 Aspencadelast Monday. My first ever GW ride was 6am Tuesday on a dark and rainy trip into work - it is a surprisingly easy bike to ride - even at low speeds, but I suspect a difficult one to ride competantly. And YES, I bought it without riding it - couldn't stand the thought of dropping somebody else's bike.

It is pretty cherry compared to every other 82-86 GW I had looked at. Several previous owners have lavished love and dollars tricking this bike out - I'm the lucky beneficiary Tongue .

It is garaged alongside my 85 VF750C-E Magna - I use the same name on V4musclebikes.com.

After being a Canadian peering into US websites, it is refreshing to find one with such an apparently strong Canadian connection.

I'll figure out how to make a signature and post a pic of my steed - bear with me.

MagnAndy
MagnAndy
current:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (2009-current)
. -1986 GL1200 Honda Goldwing (2011-current)
Previous:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (1990-1994)
. -19?? KZ650 Kawi (1973-1977)
. -19?? BSA 250 Starfire
(1971-1973)
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#1 10-16-2011, 10:42 PM,
Tip o the hat to a neighbor - if we get a warm weekend we should go ride the "Forks of the Credit".


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#2 10-16-2011, 10:53 PM,
Have done "the Forks" on my Magna with each member of my family A-W-S-O-M-E. We'll do it - if not this year, then next!
MagnAndy
current:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (2009-current)
. -1986 GL1200 Honda Goldwing (2011-current)
Previous:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (1990-1994)
. -19?? KZ650 Kawi (1973-1977)
. -19?? BSA 250 Starfire
(1971-1973)
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#3 10-16-2011, 11:55 PM,
Stank! Just looked up your 10-20: the Forks are in my backyard - several hours for you 1060! BBQ is on me.
MagnAndy
current:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (2009-current)
. -1986 GL1200 Honda Goldwing (2011-current)
Previous:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (1990-1994)
. -19?? KZ650 Kawi (1973-1977)
. -19?? BSA 250 Starfire
(1971-1973)
Reply
#4 10-17-2011, 12:02 AM,
Welcome from the West Coast.. :YMAPPLAUSE:
Johan
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#5 10-17-2011, 01:48 AM,
Hello from Ohio..... :lol:
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#6 10-17-2011, 06:13 AM,
One mention of BBQ :-SS and people from thousands 'o miles jump in :lol: Hi all and thanks for the welcome.

6:20 on a cold Monday morning and I'm about to ride to work again. Repaired and installed the wind deflectors yesterday - looks like I'm going to test them today.

TTFN
MagnAndy
current:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (2009-current)
. -1986 GL1200 Honda Goldwing (2011-current)
Previous:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (1990-1994)
. -19?? KZ650 Kawi (1973-1977)
. -19?? BSA 250 Starfire
(1971-1973)
Reply
#7 10-17-2011, 06:34 AM,
MagnAndy Wrote:Stank! Just looked up your 10-20: the Forks are in my backyard - several hours for you 1060! BBQ is on me.
Sounds like a good plan - I just got in, was out for four hours gotta ride when we can this time of year. Looks like rain for a week or two now. I bought this bike off a guy in Belfountain this summer -when we go we will bring him along (even though he rides a new Beamer )


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#8 10-17-2011, 08:04 PM,
Hello, and Welcome from Michigan.... :d
Ride to Live... Live to Ride....
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#9 10-18-2011, 03:18 AM,
Hello from Mount Hope and welcome to this site.

I have attached the link to the Southern Ontario Motorcycle shows listed in the EVENTS Forum on this site. Shortly on this topic there will most likely be a discussion of a breakfast on one of the mornings of the show being held in January at the International Center (Malton). In the past this breakfast has taken place at Zets Restaurant <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.zets.ca/">http://www.zets.ca/</a><!-- m --> across the road from the Air Canada Hangar on Derry Rd. Hopefully we will see you there!!!! Tongue Tongue

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Wayne
97 GL1500 Lehman Trike
85 GL1200 A
Mount Hope Ont
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#10 11-27-2011, 09:44 AM,
Welcome from Baltimore Ontario, not far from you. We will have to get together some time.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#11 11-27-2011, 10:01 AM,
MagnAndy Wrote:Hi All,
After being a Canadian peering into US websites, it is refreshing to find one with such an apparently strong Canadian connection.
MagnAndy

What !!!!! There are Canadians here? #-O
Greeting from your southern brother.

Enjoy the ride.
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#12 11-27-2011, 12:32 PM,
MagnAndy Wrote:Hi All,

Just bought my 1986 GL1200 Aspencadelast Monday. My first ever GW ride was 6am Tuesday on a dark and rainy trip into work - it is a surprisingly easy bike to ride - even at low speeds, but I suspect a difficult one to ride competantly. And YES, I bought it without riding it - couldn't stand the thought of dropping somebody else's bike.

It is pretty cherry compared to every other 82-86 GW I had looked at. Several previous owners have lavished love and dollars tricking this bike out - I'm the lucky beneficiary Tongue .

It is garaged alongside my 85 VF750C-E Magna - I use the same name on V4musclebikes.com.

After being a Canadian peering into US websites, it is refreshing to find one with such an apparently strong Canadian connection.

I'll figure out how to make a signature and post a pic of my steed - bear with me.

MagnAndy


Well Andy Welcome to this great site from another Canuck who's team just won the Grey Cup. Go Lions Go!!!!! eeeeyhawww!!! This is the best site on the net dedicated to the 1200's. I just came back after a years absence but in the first 6 years these guys sure have taught me a lot. :d :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMHUG:
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#13 11-28-2011, 12:08 AM,
Thanks Angela - and your team played a great game - who's got swagger now????
MagnAndy
current:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (2009-current)
. -1986 GL1200 Honda Goldwing (2011-current)
Previous:
. -1985 VF750C-E Honda Magna (1990-1994)
. -19?? KZ650 Kawi (1973-1977)
. -19?? BSA 250 Starfire
(1971-1973)
Reply
#14 11-28-2011, 12:27 AM,
Hello there from Georgia, just north of Atlanta.

Good looking 1200 you have there, should give many years of riding enjoyment
Remember, No matter where you go...There you are!

Here is where I have ridden my 1984 GL1200I
I completed the lower 48 states in August 2009, riding the whole way with my Dad

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#15 11-29-2011, 02:02 AM,


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