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    Default The Mule has been traded!

    Saw an ad with a guy wanting to trade his road worthy 83 Naked Goldwing for a smaller bike. After a bit of horse tradin' we struck up a deal and I just rode it 60 miles back home. I'm stoked, a new project and with a little time and effort, it'll be in top shape before too long. Scary tire date codes!

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    1983 Naked Goldwing Interstate GL1100 (Current bike)
    1982 GS450txz (former bike)
    LONG list of previous bikes not listed here.

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    I thought it might be a hockey thread, but "The Mule" retired awhile ago...


    Are those straight-up Dunlop Elite Tires? yowsers!


    Looks like a decent ride. I'm a fan of naked 'wings.
    '83 GS650G
    '83 GS550es (didn't like the colours in the 80's, but they've grown on me)

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    What in dog's name is stuck on the front disc?
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    What in dog's name is stuck on the front disc?
    bling
    stained bling
    1983 GS 550 LD
    2009 BMW K1300s

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    He even threw in a frying pan and an old tractor pipe. Sweet deal

    Just poking fun - the early Goldie is one I really fancy having.
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    Cool. Don't go leavin' us though.

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    Gawd, ....frying pan.... LOL! Good Luck Larry.
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    The GL1100 had several subtle changes for each of the four years it was produced. Your '83 was the last of the bunch and therefore the best of the 1100s.

    You will have to take some time to get used to the "unified" braking system.
    Honda had been hearing that American riders were prone to only using the rear brake, so the foot pedal is actually connected to the rear caliper AND the left-front caliper. The hand lever only controls the right-front caliper. If you are used to using both brakes all the time, it won't be much of an adjustment, but I know many who mainly use the front brake, and the "unified" system only activates one of them.

    Scary date codes, indeed. If you don't mind dropping some money into better tires, you can stick with the Dunlops and get the Elite 3, if they are still available or the Elite 4 that replaced them. GREAT tires for handling AND long life. You will easily get 20,000 miles out of them.

    Don't forget to update your signature, your 450 is no longer your "current bike".

    Also just noticed your location. Apparently you are on the move again.

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    Default Then Came Branson

    Congratulations! A bit more passing power, eh? Not to mention load capacity.

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    It's so rare to see a Goldwing without a fairing or windshield. Trunk or saddlebags. Passenger arm rests. Highway bars, crash bars. Sound system or intercom. Internet or GPS. I approve.

    Now get busy with your camera, please!
    1982 GS1100E V&H "SS" exhaust, APE pods, 1150 oil cooler, 140 speedo, 99.3 rear wheel HP, black engine, '83 red

    2016 XL883L Two-tone blue and white. Almost 42 hp! Status: destroyed, now owned by the insurance company. The hole in my memory starts an hour before the accident and ends 24 hours after.

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