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dan filipi

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2018 KLR 650
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64-CA95, 67-CA160, 67-CA77, 82-CM250C, 82-CB450SC, 82-GL500i, 81-GL1100, 82-GL1100i, & Assorted Others
My '75 was a great bike and only had 37K on it when I bought it. It needed a lot of cosmetic restoration, and a carb overhaul, as well as a new set of belts and a water pump, but the motor never gave me a minutes trouble. It did have a funny front end wobble at 40 sometimes, but so does my 81 1100, and virtually every pre-1200 I have been on. New tires and tapered neck bearings didn't change that characteristic either, so I just keep both hands on the bars at that speed, and I get no surprises. I fell for the guy who had so much trouble with his 1st GL1000, but it seems the first one of anything is going to make you a beta-tester regardless. At 5'6" and 130 lbs, the GoldWing has always been overkill for me, but I love them nonetheless!
Thanks for the trip back in time Dan!
 

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Thanks for posting that, is was a good read. I felt bad for the guy with the problems, but at least he had a warranty and deep pockets. My biggest problem is deciding if I would like any other year wing better than my '83's (aspencade or interstate). They are a lot to push around at my 5'8" and 130 lbs., but what a great ride once moving!
 

dan filipi

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[url=https://classicgoldwings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=212387#p212387:1rrvo3d9 said:
joedrum » Today, 9:32 am[/url]":1rrvo3d9]
Good read ...I love the discounts thrown in lol
Yes. It's nice to read a real review instead of all fluff.
 
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