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    Red face You probably know I am Goldwing addicted - You can be too -- Look Inside ;)




    New-to-me INVENTORY --


    I ran into this beauty in a garage of a deceased mans girlfriend and bought it from the estate
    2008 GL1800 Titanium Gray (primer)
    59,000 miles and a tow hitch installed
    It needs fork seals , a new battery , and the seat bolts are stuck hard (I broke my T-handle ball end off trying to get the seat off)
    Once this is sorted out in Spring -- FOR SALE --
    Anyone looking for a new to them Wing?














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    With something as huge and cargo capable as a Goldwing, why would you need a trailer hitch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    With something as huge and cargo capable as a Goldwing, why would you need a trailer hitch?
    Because...this

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    Those 6 cylinder Goldwings are so understressed they could tow two trailers.

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    And yet, ... like almost every other motorcycle manufacturer, they (Honda) recommend NOT pulling a trailer or attaching a sidecar.

    The only manufacturer that I have seen that allows a trailer also sells the trailer. Can-Am Spyder.
    Limit of 400 pounds, but that's pretty reasonable.
    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dat? View Post
    And yet, ... like almost every other motorcycle manufacturer, they (Honda) recommend NOT pulling a trailer or attaching a sidecar.

    The only manufacturer that I have seen that allows a trailer also sells the trailer. Can-Am Spyder.
    Limit of 400 pounds, but that's pretty reasonable.
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    Although a flag is not all that heavy, there is a LOT of aerodynamic drag above about 15 mph.

    Especially if it's one of the typical 3' x 5' flags that they fly around here.
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    Man, if I wanted to camp, I'd think it would be more fun to pack my backpacking tent, air mattress, etc., on a KLR. I get why GLs are the cross-country kings, but the idea of towing a trailer with a motorcycle pretty much defeats the point of riding, IMO.
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    I'd never ride a Gold Wing.... I'm afraid I'd like it to much! 😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    With something as huge and cargo capable as a Goldwing, why would you need a trailer hitch?

    I towed a UniGo with my GL1500 for 2 trips - It was a single wheeled inline tracking trailer and I never knew it was there - But I found out I was towing it nearly empty so I sold it


    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Those 6 cylinder Goldwings are so understressed they could tow two trailers.
    Truth -

    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dat? View Post
    And yet, ... like almost every other motorcycle manufacturer, they (Honda) recommend NOT pulling a trailer or attaching a sidecar.
    The only manufacturer that I have seen that allows a trailer also sells the trailer. Can-Am Spyder.
    Limit of 400 pounds, but that's pretty reasonable.

    Liability disclaimer
    If you look at the typical Goldwing couple riding 2-up they are well over the manufacturer load limits - but somehow these people travel hundreds and thousands of miles incident free


    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Man, if I wanted to camp, I'd think it would be more fun to pack my backpacking tent, air mattress, etc., on a KLR. I get why GLs are the cross-country kings, but the idea of towing a trailer with a motorcycle pretty much defeats the point of riding, IMO.
    The GL1800 (Goldwing 1500 and up) are absolutely the way to cover BIG miles - 800 per day each day for weeks without discomfort - I have so many 750+ mile days on my Goldwing I have lost count
    I DO KNOW that I am more comfortable on my Goldwing than in a car for a long day of travel

    Quote Originally Posted by storm 64 View Post
    I'd never ride a Gold Wing.... I'm afraid I'd like it to much! 
    THIS is the reason I have not test ridden a new 2018+ Goldwing - the GL1833
    Currently in the Stable :
    2002 Honda Goldwing GL1800 Sunburst Pearl Orange
    1983 Suzuki GS850 GL Blue & Black

    " I am never lost until I run out of fuel...until that moment I am EXPLORING."
    - Carl R. Munkwitz

    Munk's Maxim: "There is no such thing as a cheap motorcycle"

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