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    <font color=blue>it was an 85 Aspencade 1200</font color=blue>

    Nicest bike I ever rode; mine was blue.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Isn't it funny how we can get from tractor canopies to motorcycles!!!! Yup. the Wing was a good bike! I bought it as a repo in 87 and got a good buy on it, but even at that time I wanted to have one of 'them thar new evolution Harley's" with the rubber mount engines. But was just not in the cards yet. Finally got a brand new 1992 Electra-Glide classic- Then proceeded to put the Wing up for sale. Then promptly proceeded to put about 55000 miles on the H-D. The only "non-expendable" repair I did to the HD was replace the voltage regulator; On the Wing, I had to replace the alternator(no easy task), and one head gasket, all in 43000 miles. But as the saying goes; If it has ____ or wheels; sooner or later you're gonna have trouble with it!!! Don

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    Don, I've never owned a Harley and never had any desire to own one; only had Yamaha, Hondas, and BMW. And I never had to do much work on any of them because I bought them new and didn't put a lot of miles on any of them before selling or trading. I only put 11,000 on the Aspencade, so it was never back in the shop except to get an aftermarket cruise control, trailer hitch, and trailer light wiring done.

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    Don't take it that I am downplaying the quality of the Wing--all things mechanical are just that--and sooner or later, will fail. Regardless of who builds them! Like what's best-Ford or Chevy, or Mopar?? I can buy a brand new GM, drive it around the block, and have a breakdown!! Some one else can take the same vehicle and drive it for 100,000 miles and never see a repair shop!! Is one better than the other, I don't think so!
    Gotta go now, have a good weekend. Been fun yakking with you . Don

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    <font color=blue>"good avenues to meet some pretty nice people"</font color=blue>

    I couldn't agree more. Three summers back we hosted the national HOG (Harley Owners Group) convention here and this past summer hosted the 25th anniversary Wing Ding Goldwing convention and I had a great time with the people from each.

    It was a lot of fun being the only Wing at the HOG convention and just as much fun having about the oldest Wing at the Wing Ding (mine is a chromed out '83). Great people all. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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