Wednesday, September 12, 2007
On the road again!
FINALLY we got to go for a decent little ride on our classic Gold Wing. We wore our leathers, since it was about sixty degrees when we started. Did we have a destination? You bet!
We went to a motorcycle junk yard on 50 highway. Cliff was in search of an affordable driver backrest for our bike, since new ones cost $250 and up.
As luck would have it, there was one available! The right year and all.
The cost? $47.50 with tax. I'm pretty sure if it doesn't work out (we're not sure if there's room for it, with me riding along all the time) that we can get our money back on Ebay or Craigslist.
We were glad to see such a well-equipped motorcycle junk yard; when you own a "classic" (in other words, old as the hills) Gold Wing, you don't want to have to buy new parts for it; you'd soon have a fortune tied up in something that just isn't worth that much.
We both agree the ride on this oldie is as smooth as on our 1500. Obviously it doesn't have as much power (1100 cc's instead of 1500). Cliff is plenty comfy on it; I don't have the easy-chair comfort I did before, but it isn't a bad ride.
The ride home was lovely, and we're both glad to have a motorcycle at our disposal again.