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Offline Buzzy

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Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« on: May 04, 2010, 06:22:22 pm »
Ok so I couldn't stand it any more. I have been wanting a bike for a long time but just couldn't see paying the price tag for what I really wanted. I have always wanted a Goldwing. So I started shopping for used ones with the intention of financing it thru the credit union. And then I went to look on Ebay and I found a few brand spanking new 2008 Models left over and sitting on the dealer lot in Shawnee Oklahoma and in Arkansas.
They were full blown "Airbag" models and fully loaded and $7k cheaper than buying a new 2010 model. In fact, I saw used 2008's selling for what I bought this one brand new!

So off we went 475 miles to Shawnee Oklahoma to buy it. The color is Dark Cherry Red but looks more like a cross between Plum and Black Cherry. We get there at 9am when they openned and looked around a bit. I looked at the one we chose based on the colors we though they were but in person, the 2008 colors look a lot different than the pictures we found on the internet. But in the end we kept the Dark cherry.
I tell ya what, even though they told me these Goldwing 1800 motors are "Bench Broke" meaning there is no break in period, this bike still got a work out coming home. With 475 miles of 99% interstate to go, I was 80 mph right from the start and never let up till I got to Dallas and hit traffic. Soon as we crossed the Texas state line (wife was in the truck following), the wind kicked up and the skies turned black and blue. The trees along the highway were not just bending over in the wind, they were swirling around like you see when a tornado is near and the winds are swirling.

The winds were at least 30-40 mph all the way to Dallas. Once I got thru Dallas, about 10 miles south of I-30, the gravel and dust on the shoulder were sweeping across the highway sandblasting me. I bet that bike stayed leaning at a 10-15% angle towards the right the whole way. At one point the gust got so bad that I had to pull over and collect my self. It actually blew me over almost to the left shoulder and center divider. I used the counter steering method most of the way and that seamed to help from getting blown around in my lane. Leaning didn't do squat and just made me bounce around my lane a lot. As if the wind wasn't enough, across the flat plains south of Dallas, I could see massive rain showers! So I kicked it up to around 90 mph for the next 150 miles or so. Surprisingly, the bike was a little more stable and din't buck in the crosswind as much. I seemed to just miss the bands of showers right as the started to cross the Interstate. I would catch a few sprinkles and duck behind the windshield but it only lasted a minute or two.

And then it happened! I could see the edge of this massive 300 mile wide system and I saw the sunlight hitting the highway on the other side! Only one problem, there was another band of showers that was beginning to cross the highway and there was no way to avoid it this time. I ducked behind the windshield and braced my self for what I thought would happen. It started POURING down big time! I slowed to around 60 and couldn't see crap thru the windshield but I could see enough to continue on. It lasted about 5 minutes then let up. To my surprise, only my arms got wet! A few more miles and I was finally in the sunlight! We stopped for fuel and a cig break and continued on home. What a friggin Ride! Why can't I ever find deals on stuff near my home??

Anyway, i do not have pictures yet. I will get some tonight after I wash the layer of bug shit of the front and get it cleaned up. But I did take a few pictures while still in Oklahoma before all Hell broke loose!

















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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 06:28:11 pm »
Did your wife laugh that the sales person was named Dawn also?



Hope you love your new toy.  The two of you should have some wonderful experiences on that :up:

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 06:48:21 pm »
Yeah I told her and said that it was just meant to be. Was kind of a selling point from me to the wife! lol

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 06:54:46 pm »
I see a temp gauge. Is it water cooled?
Best of luck with it brotha !! :cheers:

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 07:17:41 pm »
I see a temp gauge. Is it water cooled?
Best of luck with it brotha !! :cheers:

Yes sir it is a water cooled 1832 cc horizontally opposed 6 cylinder engine and a 5 speed transmission with electric reverse.

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 07:24:22 pm »
Wow! A Goldwing! That is the Cadillac of bikes! That's a really nice new ride. Glad you got threw all that stuff yesterday ok. It never opened up here, though it did get pretty dark. I am really gonna miss Texas.
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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 07:54:43 pm »
yea.. talk about a cushy cruiser...

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 07:58:27 pm »
I DON'T Care WHAT your Excuse is :pics: :pics: :lol: Glad you like it, Stop by some time on your way to the Hill Country :up: :up: :up:


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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 08:06:18 pm »
You sure you didn't buy a car?   :eek:  That thing looks plush

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 02:55:56 am »
You sure you didn't buy a car?   :eek:  That thing looks plush

 :lol: :lol:


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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 04:16:23 am »
Wow, nice but damn, those things cost how much new?  :eek:  Crap , you can get a car for that... hmmm or better yet all of Richs mods..  ;D
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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 12:39:31 pm »
Wow, nice but damn, those things cost how much new?  :eek:  Crap , you can get a car for that... hmmm or better yet all of Richs mods..  ;D

A new one is around $27K - $28K. Glyn found a SMOKIN' deal on these left over '08's.

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 03:46:03 pm »
Wow, nice but damn, those things cost how much new?  :eek:  Crap , you can get a car for that... hmmm or better yet all of Richs mods..  ;D

A new one is around $27K - $28K. Glyn found a SMOKIN' deal on these left over '08's.

Yep, a dealer in Shawnee Oklahoma has several left over 08' Airbag models for $19,499 ( black) and $19,799 for all other colors. Add another $119 in misc. fee's and you are out the door for $19,918 and you pay taxes in you own home state when you register it.
The cheapest I found a left over 08' here in Houston was $21,995 and that was the ABS model not the Airbag model which is $2k more. There is also a dealer in New Jersey who has a similar deal but only in Black I think.

Anyone looking to make the plunge any time soon needs to jump on this deal, they won't last long!
Oh and by the way, they have "left over" brand new 2007 Honda Auqua Trax 3 seater jet ski's Turbo and Non Turbo models for 50% off !! You can buy 2 brand spanking new 3 seaters Turbo's and double trailer for around $12,500 total out the door.

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 04:36:29 pm »
Congrats man, even Harley guys I know wish they had a goldwing.

I see you have reverse too! What does the "airbag model" mean?

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Re: Another "New Bike" thread.......lol
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 04:45:49 pm »
Congrats man, even Harley guys I know wish they had a goldwing.

I see you have reverse too! What does the "airbag model" mean?
The airbag is just what it implies. There is an airbag in front of the driver. 4 sensors on the front detect a front impact and deploy the airbag in .015 of a second. Here is a video showing it in action.  And yes, it has electric reverse.


 

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