Current Bikes

07/25/15 Update

Currently we have two bikes, a 1999 Goldwing Aspencade and a 1981 CB900F.

I bought the CB900F new in 1981 and it's still a fun bike.  I've made several long trips on the bike including a trip all the way down the west coast in the early '80s and even a few two-up trips.  Although I have had several fairings on the bike over the years, it's currently stock with the exception of the backrest and rack seen in the picture below.  The bike only has about 32,000 miles on it since most of our riding is on the Goldwing these days.

CB900 (82K)

I purchased the Goldwing used in 2001 and it has 50,000 miles on it.  This is my third Wing and it's been terrific.  We went 11,000 miles last summer on our 4 Corner's Trip and the only problem we had was a nail that we picked up in Arizona.  I discovered the nail head one the morning while I was inspecting the bike before hitting the road.  I went into the motel and found a local Honda dealer that was going to open at 10:00 that morning.  I was waiting at the service door at 9:45 and had a new tire mounted and was on the road by 11:30.

Although not heavily tricked out, I have added the following accessories:
These are all nice accessories but my favorites have to be the Roady 2 and my Volt/Amp Meter - but I'm obviously biased.

Goldwing (124K)

Updated 07/25/15

Well we finally pulled the trigger and updated our Goldwing to a trike.  We have discussed it for about a year now and decided it was time.  Somehow the bike has gotten heavier every year and it's just too difficult to control in a slow turn or U-turn situation.  It was that or quit riding and we just weren't ready for that yet - we think we still have a lot of miles left in us.

Here's the first picture of the new trike with just 40 miles on it:

We chose a Champion conversion which was installed by John and Rita from OnThree Trikes.  Besides the trike conversion, we also had them install the 4.5 degree EZ Steer triple tee conversion.  A trike steers more like a car and the EZ Steer kit makes the trike act like it has power steering.  They did a great job and were a pleasure to work with.  

We have very few miles on it so far but it rides great and we're looking forward to our first big trip.  Our trip this year will probably be to Bismark to visit our son and daughter in law and then on to Minneapolis for a 50th wedding anniversary for Linda's older brother and then on to Cleveland to visit my mother.