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why don't goldwing riders wave hi? Cause they're sending a fax! lol.
I joined a bike club the week, GWRRA, the chapter head person, richard, called me the welcome me to club and invite me to sunday breakfast.
i asked him if he knew anything about fuel injection as i have problems with it. he asked what year,....'86sei, oh there wasn't fuil injection back then, not till the 1800's. you sure you have a goldwing? lol lol lol lol lol.
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#1 12-13-2011, 02:58 PM,
Just goes to show how uneducated many people can be. Not only is your bike fuel injected (20 years ahead of it's time) but also American made.
'RIDE TO BE SEEN' :d

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"I never saw him" instead of "I never looked for him".
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#2 12-13-2011, 03:42 PM,
once was riding with a HOG group and at a breakfast stop there was one 1800 in the group,he walked over and asked me what year my sei was,when i told him it was an 86 he said "didn't know they made goldwings that long ago" ,hence was a short conversation
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#3 12-13-2011, 03:57 PM,
Often in parking lots, after ooohing and aaahing people ask what year is my (it's "only" a) GL1200 Int., I tell them its an '85. They pause to do the math ... some don't believe me.
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#4 12-15-2011, 02:22 PM,
I have found, especially with the 1800 crowd, that many Goldwing owners know little to nothing about Goldwings.

For many the 1800 is their first Goldwing and they cannot comprehend that there were Goldwings before their's.
I have also seen firsthand what I call 1800 snobbery. Folks who believe if you don't own an 1800, then you don't own a Goldwing worthy of giving a second glance.
Snide, off hand, comments about not being able to afford a "real" Goldwing. Or being asked when I'm going to "upgrade" to a new Wing. I actually had someone ask if I would be able to keep up and finish the ride with "that old bike".

I'm not saying all 1800 owners are like this...far from that, most are great folks. Some, and thankfully few, are just 1800 snobs.
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#5 12-17-2011, 12:05 PM,
snob pecking order

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIDER.

At a recent GL1800 site, Wing riders complained H-D riders are snobbish to them.

Another 1800 rider speculates that it isn't that H-D riders are snobbish. Rather, "... a lot of times a Harley Rider will be in deep concentration, trying to pin point a rattle or a grinding noise in his engine." So it's not about snobbishness, but fear that their bike is falling apart. :d

Other 1800 riders at this site speculate it's about the clothes. There is less "biker dress" with GW riders than H-D, so it's not the bike ... it's how you're dressed for the "occasion".
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#6 12-17-2011, 05:00 PM,
Oddly enough, I find the ratio of Hog riders that refuse to wave about equal to the number of GL1800 riders who refuse to waive.

I think the 1800 riders that do wave are former 1200 riders who graduated to a newer machine and likely miss their old ride. The ones that don't wave are likely yuppies that started out on an 1800.

I wave to nearly everybody. I do have a problem with some crotch rockets.

I have developed the art of quickly turning a wave into a one finger salute. :mrgreen:
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#7 12-17-2011, 07:46 PM,
When I get ask what year and make my bike is I Reply, I road HER off the dealers lot in August of 1984 and have been in love with my Aspencade ever since.
They look at me and say how old is it and what make is it? This get them guessing. :d
Bob Saint

1984 Aspencade
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#8 12-17-2011, 09:39 PM,
Granpah Wrote:Often in parking lots, after ooohing and aaahing people ask what year is my (it's "only" a) GL1200 Int., I tell them its an '85. They pause to do the math ... some don't believe me.

I've encountered the very same type of scenario. I wonder how the 1800's will fare 30 years from now? Everything is so expensive to fix on those bikes that I wonder how many owners will keep them up after a few decades.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
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