GL1000 is it overkill?

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Dave Eades, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Dave Eades

    Dave Eades Guest

    After my kawasaki was damaged beyond repair earlier this week, I have been
    offered my mates Honda GL1000 goldwing, it's a 1978 model with tax and Mot,
    he very rarely uses it due to being into british bikes,he has owned it for
    5yrs and I know it is a great bike.

    questions

    1. is £700 too much? (I don't think it is)
    2. would the transition from a 450cc kawasaki to a 1000cc machine be a
    bit too much of a step up (only had licence 7 months)
    3.opinions for 2 up touring?


    TIA
    Dave (Kawasaki en450ltd) bolloxed
     
    Dave Eades, Aug 10, 2003
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Dave Eades was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    For a total wreck? Maybe. For a decent one? No.
    Control the urges in your right hand, get to know the bike. Shouldn't
    be a problem. Keep in mind it's a lot heavier than you EN which
    compensates for the additional power somewhat.
    Let's put it this way - they were built to do Nu Yawk to LA, with a
    short detour via Vancouver. Two up. With the contents of your house
    stuffed into the panniers.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 10, 2003
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Timo Geusch tried to scribble ...
    You forgot the trailer ...
    ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Aug 10, 2003
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  4. Dave Eades

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Paul - xxx was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Na, that'll be a later model wiv a fairing.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 10, 2003
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