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Seeking the most expensive part ever - Left Side Cover
admin Wrote:OMG Granpah, at those crazy prices I don't think that the guy actually wants to sell them, he just wants to prevent anyone from buying them. LOL

My impression is that $100-plus is the baseline for the GL1200 battery cover panel "market"  • • • of course, $400 borders on extortion :d . Having some time ago seen what the "market" baseline is, inspired me Confusedhock: a few months ago to buy an entire tether kit for a "measly" $60 with which anything that can possibly become airborne :-SS is tied on to my bike. Although so far I haven't seen anyone mention it, it seemed to me that even with a tether, if a panel gets loose at 50-70 mph, then the wind could shred it ... while at the same time scaring the crap out of the rider. But I'm just supposin'.
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#16 11-02-2011, 05:04 AM,
You could try this guy for side covers, if he doesn't do shipping I can pick it up and ship it.


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#17 11-16-2011, 12:16 AM,
Great links arnoldb, thanks for posting them. :YMAPPLAUSE:
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#18 11-16-2011, 05:02 AM,
Those prices are completely outrageous. I think I'd go for a nekkid wing than pay that
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#19 11-16-2011, 08:09 AM,
Jon-wx5nco Wrote:Those prices are completely outrageous. I think I'd go for a nekkid wing than pay that

Ever since this thread got going, I've become paranoid :-SS :-SS :-SS about leaving my bike unattended even for a short time in a parking lot or on the street. With Sellers getting $100-plus per panel on eBay, what's to prevent a savvy street crook from cruising around and plucking the panels off our bikes to sell them. At least in my city, it seems street thieves will steal just about anything simply because it's there. :evil:
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#20 11-16-2011, 08:49 AM,
Just keep a guard dog on the bike at all times, when out of the garage, like I do. Much better than an electric alarm system any day. Plus, if the dog feels that he might be in jeopardy of losing his ride he just might get you a sample of DNA before the thief walks away. :lol:

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#21 11-16-2011, 01:03 PM,
Tricky,

That is the funniest post I have read in weeks.

I'm a dog person - I have a Westie that I am devoted 2.

What's your dog's name and what breed is he/she? - looks like a bichon frise which are incredibly popular over here.

Your dog is very handsome/lovely depending upon its sex :-)
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#22 11-16-2011, 02:52 PM,
That's a GREAT IDEA Vic!

That would certainly prevent panel theft.

In my town they'd steal the bike + guard dog :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#23 11-16-2011, 03:07 PM,
In that case Granpah I would recommend riding with a pet skunk, that would surely eliminate the theft problem or at least would make it very easy to find the stinking thief after the theft. :lol:
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#24 11-16-2011, 03:25 PM,
sheridat Wrote:Tricky,

That is the funniest post I have read in weeks.

I'm a dog person - I have a Westie that I am devoted 2.

What's your dog's name and what breed is he/she? - looks like a bichon frise which are incredibly popular over here.

Your dog is very handsome/lovely depending upon its sex :-)

Thank you, I believe that you mean admin or Vic, sheridat. My current dog's name is Sydney Maxwell or Syd for short. He is an 11 year old Bichon Frise that thinks everyone is his best friend and he loves to make folks smile as we ride our Gold Wing. The actual dog's name in that picture above is Angie, 11 years old, who passed away in my arms this past spring. We missed that puppy so much that we went searching for another real fast, but, Angie was irreplaceable so we settled on this little boy Syd, just a few months old when we brought him home, who although he does not come close to replacing Angie he has warmed our hearts immensely since we got him and the clincher was that he took to riding our Wing just as though Angie had taught him to do so. Never have I such a great friendship with an animal as I have had with these two wonderful pups. What a life, a great wife, a wonderful dog and an awesome motorcycle that will be with me forever! What more can a guy ask for in this life.
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#25 11-16-2011, 03:40 PM,
That's funny Vic,
I have a great watch dog, call him Mr. T.
I get terrible gas mileage when he tags along, but the added security is a major plus.
When he can't go I bring my mother in Law. She even scarier.


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#26 11-16-2011, 04:29 PM,
Sorry Vic,

I am so used to dealing with Tricky (who has been extremely helpful on this site) that I kinda type his name automatically.

I am so glad that you've found another pup to light up your life. Our best friends recently lost their Scottie Molly (which is the black version of the Westie) we had taken her on trips throughout Europe for the last few years. I got a mail from him yesterday saying that he couldn't replace her with the same breed so soon so he has instead gone and gotten himself a little girl whippet which is a member of the sighthound/greyhound family.

My little fella Ben is two in slightly less than two weeks time - he has changed our lives so much and we feel blessed. We are gonna take him to the beach for the day and then the pub for dinner.

Not sure my little boy will ever be sitting on my bike - it is illegal over here but he likes to sit on a mat in the garage watching me mech my bike.

Cheers to you, your wife and the pup.
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#27 11-16-2011, 04:33 PM,
Thanks for the kind words, but, just thinking how its funny that they will let any idiot with a helmet ride a motorcycle but they won't let a smart dog ride on a bike. :lol:
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#28 11-16-2011, 08:28 PM,
Lemen Wrote:I am also looking for one of these elusive side covers.
I came across http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1984-1987-Goldwing...45fba1617f
Anyone ever tried one?
His shipping costs are ridiculous to europe.
i bought a repoduction from ebay it came with both emblems it was in gray primer also. i was very happy to get it 100 dollars plus shipping
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#29 11-17-2011, 09:19 AM,
admin Wrote:Thanks for the kind words, but, just thinking how its funny that they will let any idiot with a helmet ride a motorcycle but they won't let a smart dog ride on a bike. :lol:

Actually, there are quite a few biker dogs like Sasha and the cruisin' hound Cosmo who naturally prefer the GL1200 ... or the GL1000 riding Dalmatian. Some dogs (don't ask me why) prefer the GL1800 like Kelli does. They called Kelli the Wonder Dog ... which made me wonder. :d :lol: Logically, GL1200 GOLD WINGS should have a special section devoted to them, and even to those motorcycle dogs whose owners haven't yet made the switch to a 'Wing. :d
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