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Offline Smokeyzx

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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2011, 01:12:38 am »
Good for you, hope that fixes your wrist and elbow issues.

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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2011, 03:54:20 pm »
I certainly understand the logic behind your decision. I too, have considered the benefits of having a larger, more "luxo" bike so that my wife would participate.

As you stated, there is no "one" best bike. Like I tell my daughters, as well as the thousands of High School students that I counsel, "life is about 2 things... compromise and balance."

I'm glad that you're moving to the "compromise" for you. What matters in the end, is that you're still riding.

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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2011, 05:27:47 pm »
Well as patient and accommodating everyone has been I have one more thing. I have come to the conclusion the only perfect scenario is to have both a Connie and a Gold Wing.  The trouble is, I am not rich.  I decided the Gold Wing will be the lesser of the two evils. I left my Connie at the dealer and came home with a Gold Wing.  I don't think it will be as much fun to ride but it will be more comfortable and my wife is much more likely to come along on the Gold Wing.  I think the latter comment was more of the deciding factor.

With that.  I have the stock bar ends, the stock windscreen, the stock rack if anyone would like to PM me we can work a deal.

Thanks again, it was certainly a fun 8 months.

HEY ! Lets see some pics . . . .
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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2011, 06:44:28 pm »
Well as patient and accommodating everyone has been I have one more thing. I have come to the conclusion the only perfect scenario is to have both a Connie and a Gold Wing.  The trouble is, I am not rich.  I decided the Gold Wing will be the lesser of the two evils. I left my Connie at the dealer and came home with a Gold Wing.  I don't think it will be as much fun to ride but it will be more comfortable and my wife is much more likely to come along on the Gold Wing.  I think the latter comment was more of the deciding factor.

With that.  I have the stock bar ends, the stock windscreen, the stock rack if anyone would like to PM me we can work a deal.

Thanks again, it was certainly a fun 8 months.

HEY ! Lets see some pics . . . .

Ok but they are in my junked up garage (KIDS!), another spring thing to do.  Third ride on it, I got caught in the rain.

The picture has a blur in it, no the bike is not already messed up, just my daughter running thru the picture.  Funny thing, now she wants to ride.  She wouldn't even get close to the Connie, said something about it being scary.


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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2011, 03:58:59 am »
I came from a 2005 Gold Wing to the C14.  I certainly respect your decision because I really liked the Gold Wing and like you, I would like to own both but am not well off enough to afford that.  I made the opposite choice as you and went with the Connie because I like the sportier handling although the Wing was no slouch for such a big bike. A think a lot of Connie drivers would be surprised at how fast and good handling a newer
Wing is.  That said, I really enjoy the C14 (2010) and hope to someday have a Goldwing too. 
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Re: Where to go from here?
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2011, 11:47:34 am »
I am looking at the Helibars.  I'd hate to spend that kind of money to be back where I am.  I nice set of handle bars and still have the buzz.

I had the same issue with the C50T which led me to the Connie.


Another option is the LSL setup.  Infinitely adjustable like the HeliBar (except you need to buy new bars for big changes) and the initial price is cheaper.  You can find them here. 

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=387

Good luck either way.
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