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post #1 of 24 Old 05-20-2013, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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New to me Wing :)

I was looking at Wing's this winter and had my heart set on a 1500 or early 1800... Due to some serious budget constraints (house and garage need reroofed and new eavstroughs, mudjacking on sidewalk) I had to scale back my plans a bit. So, in an effort to get onto a touring bike anyway I started looking at the old 1100's and 1200's. Ended up buying an 86 Aspencade off of Kijiji. Looks pretty well cared for considering it's age and it's a hoot to ride. Has a few issues that hopefully wont be a big deal to fix. Spent a couple of hours on it yesterday and even had my son on it for 45 minutes or so, he likes it! Not planning any cross country trips with it yet, but it's fun to tool around on!
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post #2 of 24 Old 05-20-2013, 08:33 AM
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Nice, 'Stew! I sometimes wish I had something like that to take longer trips but I don't really have anywhere to keep one. I still look around for any incredible bargains on Craigslist, though. Looks like a nice, clean bike. Have fun riding it!



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Thanks planalp, I'm really liking it so far .
Only weird part is that it seems a little cramped (and I'm only 5'9"!) Methinks some highway pegs will be on order soon!
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Nice old land yacht you have there stew......Ahoy matey....enjoy......

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I love my 'Wing, I hope the KLR is a good companion to it.
I paid about $100 for a drivers back-rest, it's worth a lot more than that.
It already had good foot pegs on the engine bars, I'm sure they're worth more than $150 too.
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Welcome to Wing Word Stew. Looks like a fairly decent bike you got there. I'm going to have to come over and have a look.

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Welcome to Wing Word Stew. Looks like a fairly decent bike you got there. I'm going to have to come over and have a look.
Thanks. Looks really good from about 10 feet away... Lol! This one is pretty plain, it doesn't have all the chrome doo dad's that a lot of the ones on Kijiji seem to have... Less stuff to break and clean says I. Lol!
We'll have to hook up some time, I could use some advice on some things with the Wing, other than what I've read on the net I know nothing about them .
Had a pucker moment this morning on it, was pulling out of our alley when a truck was pulling in so I had to pull over into the loose gravel. Front wheel slid out a bit and it felt like it was going over, thankfully I gave it a little gas and it straightened back up. Whew!
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yep keep it on pavement buddy, with big bikes comes big weight and that means easy crashes.

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Nice bike Stew! Maybe a set of Gripsters will help the gravel handling!!
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Nice bike Stew! Maybe a set of Gripsters will help the gravel handling!!
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