Italy run.. a week of debauchery !

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    So a few of us from this 'ere forum did a run to Lake garda area a couple of weeks ago..

    The event has been covered elsewhere so I will not bore you folks other than to say as always, our German and Italian friends could not have been more welcoming, and of course the booze flowed freely all week !

    Really it is to pass on my thoughts about riding the Goldwing to the event.

    First off, it was remarkably easy to knock out the 4 - 500 miles a day due to the various comfort options the wing has on offer :)
    At the same time it was not exactly a slouch, and although it seemed at times to be as wide as the Smart car, filtering ( and by god we did a LOT of it ) was never too difficult

    Who ever fitted all the extra bling on the bike did not make a great job of it though.
    By the time we got to Mori ( a couple of miles west of Riva Del Garda ) , the bike had completely lost three led light strips, and one of the 'ring of fire' front disk covers had gone out as well as one of the reflective fitments trying a bid for freedom.. Fortunately it failed !

    The bike averaged 42mpg for the whole trip, so not too bad all in all.

    I had intended to do the trip and then sell it and return to BMW GS ownership, but in all honesty I am now in a real quandary as the bike performed well, and apart from not wishing to do the mountain trails ( looking back, a lack of confidence in me rather than the bike ) it was a very enjoyable experience

    I bought it around April time and now have about 8000 miles under my belt on it..
    As said, apart from poorly fitted bling no major issue has raised its head.
    The only minor niggle ( and again not the fault of the bike as such ) is a plug that connects the display control buttons becomes detached.. The retaining clip has been broken off by a previous owner.. As it only parts company about every 4000 miles or so, the issue is not exactly pressing and when I get two minutes ( or am bored .. or can be bothered ! ) I will slip a small cable tie round it to keep it in place
    I am currently uploading a vid of one of the runs we did with the club there
     
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  2. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    All a bit boring truth be told and the camera was a bit wonky, but just look at the glorious weather and the scenery !

     
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    Enough about the bike already!
    Tell us about the debauchery..........
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Welllllllllllllllllllllll.. I cannot I am afraid..too much detail and I will get myself in SOOOO much trouble !!

    I will say it involved me singing in Italian at the request of a gorgeous woman !
     
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    Is that the same trip that Hilldweller wimped out of because of a tiny bit of rain?
     
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    And wasn't someone else arrested?
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    All spot on LOL !!!
     
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    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Now now what happens on tour stays on tour and theres no proof I was ever arrested.

    Rain pffhhhtt bit of drizzle on the way to Folkestone.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Wellllll.. apart from the photo of course !
     
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    Earlier on this year we were travelling between Albecete and Madrid on the A31 when we were overtaken by about 20+ Honda Gold Wings I believe (the ones which look like an armchair on two wheels). They were fabulous to watch as they glided past. It was enough to bring a tear to your eyes. When driven well they really are a delight.
     
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    Another Wing convert, eh John?(y)
     
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    Go on, rub it in :(

    Replaced my waterproofs today. Got new bike today. Now what !
     
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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
     
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  14. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Still remains to be seen mate :)
    It does what is does extremely well.. But I will admit I do miss riding like a twat and scrapping various appendages !
    The knee sliders are now gathering dust,,, Of course the up side is I aint gotta buy new sliders twice a year any more ( cos they were starting to get expensive !!! )
     
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    Glad you are enjoying owner ship of the much maligned Wing,in my time of owning four,I quickly realised that less was more and never having a new one except the first,1200 Aspencade which I first viewed in the crate and blinged slightly myself,never could stand the silence so Cobra pipes were quickly ordered,well I had spent 30 years on sportsbikes,sorry.Anyway found with the next 3 one I kept standard as I bought it,stayed that way.
    The other two blinged by previous owners had various appendages that fell off with regularity,flashy flashy LED's failed so my last a black 1800 stayed as it was,except for lots of panels replaced with plastic chrome ones,well one has to,doesn't one!!Enjoy it while you are young and strong enough to hold it up,I did,really did.
    Sorry off for some debauchery,whatever that is,oh I remember!!
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You sphincter did not find it at all boring, it's never worked so hard before. You are one crazy ***&&&^^^%% taking a Wing on those lanes.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Pussies bikes:)
     
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    I think it was when I decided I was fed up sitting behind two lorries that were taking up both lanes on an autobahn that the other lads decided I was a bit of a nutter..
    Just shot between them and buggered off !
     
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