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Re: Pressed the button
« Reply #150 on: April 11, 2018, 10:38:57 pm »
$1900 in accessories on the way.   :-[

Grats WC!  :beerchug:

Which accessories did you order?  :popcorn:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #151 on: April 11, 2018, 10:53:40 pm »
$1900 in accessories on the way.   :-[

Grats WC!  :beerchug:



Which accessories did you order?  :popcorn:




12V acc outlet
Additional USB cord
Aux cord
Fog lights
Homelink
Trunk Rack
Trunk Rack LED
Armrests
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #152 on: April 12, 2018, 08:27:28 am »
Hope you didn't order fog lights twice or can you put the 2nd pair on the Tiger? What a great looking motorcycle and love that blue! 1st time with DCT? Let us know how you like it; especially after getting caught in stop and slow traffic.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #153 on: April 12, 2018, 04:11:29 pm »
Hope you didn't order fog lights twice or can you put the 2nd pair on the Tiger? What a great looking motorcycle and love that blue! 1st time with DCT? Let us know how you like it; especially after getting caught in stop and slow traffic.
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Yup first DCT.  Take delivery tomorrow so will post my thoughts.  At first I laughed at the idea, but absolutely every review by racers and major magazines fell head over heels with the DCT.  Apparently smooth as hell, lightning shifting either in full auto or with the paddle shifters, and the DCT has a 7th gear so the bike always stays right in the power band when you're wicking it up.  I have a Tiger and a GSXR for plenty of "old style".
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2018, 07:22:35 pm »
Here she is:



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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2018, 08:34:21 pm »
NICE!
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #156 on: April 19, 2018, 03:17:41 am »
Looks great! 8)
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #157 on: April 19, 2018, 04:22:11 am »
Looks great! 8)


Thanks Jay....


This thing's got more electrics than the A320 Airbus I retired off of four years ago.  Going to hold off on any real riding until my Wingstuff order arrives and I start tearing it apart to install all the usual electric stuff:  3 extra power ports, Homelink, Rowe Electrics PDM60,  Fog lights, rack, rack LED, armrests, iPhone RAM holder, so on so forth.

Storage issue just is what it is... Even a luggage rack isn't going to rectify the issue.  The dreaded trailer is the only real option for extended tours, other than convincing the SO to wash our socks, underwear, and other female paraphernalia in the sink every night.   ::)

My initial concerns about the lack of a real HP increase have been proven incorrect.  The torque curve jumps straight up vertically at 2K RPM.  This bike has plenty of cajones.  I'm very pleasantly surprised.  I didn't expect that.  I was wrong. 

Now to just solve the "only one" helmet lock issue.  Fred Harmon it appears has engineered a fix for this and should be coming up with a kit.

I'm sure aftermarket will figure out a way to make the pass. grab rails more utilitarian, add storage holders, etc.   


As far as the DCT, that was a tough decision, but even in the whole 40 miles I have on the bike, I really like it.  Only comment is the downshifts; manual or full auto, are slightly abrupt.  Still got my Tiger and GSX-R for my old style urges though.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #158 on: April 19, 2018, 08:30:41 am »
DCT will smooth out. It isn't intuitive but seems to act like it over time. Stop and slow traffic will no longer kill your left hand.

What is it Leno likes to repeat- "Horsepower impresses critics; torque wins races" or something like that.  :great:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #159 on: April 19, 2018, 08:10:30 pm »
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This thing's got more electrics than the A320 Airbus I retired off of four years ago.

Really?   I bet the navigation and auto pilot are superior on the A320.  :)

Not to mention cruising speed.  Although fuel mileage is probably better on the GW.

BTW very nice wing you have.  Great Color too.
Just not sure if I could live with less storage than I had on my 1984 Aspencade.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #160 on: April 20, 2018, 04:16:28 am »
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This thing's got more electrics than the A320 Airbus I retired off of four years ago.

Really?   I bet the navigation and auto pilot are superior on the A320.  :)

Not to mention cruising speed.  Although fuel mileage is probably better on the GW.

BTW very nice wing you have.  Great Color too.
Just not sure if I could live with less storage than I had on my 1984 Aspencade.

No arguments with that.  It's a negative that da_n near prevented the purchase.  But the multiple positives outweighed it.  So....  do I really need to carry this many tools, fuel xfer hose, duct tape, the SOs thongs, heavy scarf, 10 million extra batteries, laptop vs. iPad, compressor vs. just a few CO2 cartridges, wine, bucket of almonds, etc?  Brain realignment coming. 
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #161 on: April 21, 2018, 09:39:23 pm »
Hey WingCon,

Can you take a pic (or 3) of the dash area?

Now that you've had it a few days is there a favorite item (or feature) on the bike that makes the purchase even more worth it?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #162 on: April 22, 2018, 02:35:51 am »
My new SENA SRL is on back order.  I ordered it as it's a special fit for my new Shoes Neotec 2.  (Great helmet!!)  Apple Car Play won't show up until you're paired.  My previous SENA 20S is in the trash.  Battery finally STB after several years of use.
There's lots of pics available online of the dash area.

Hey WingCon,

Can you take a pic (or 3) of the dash area?

Now that you've had it a few days is there a favorite item (or feature) on the bike that makes the purchase even more worth it?
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #163 on: April 22, 2018, 05:41:02 am »
I've only driven it 35 miles so far.  The one big plus is the DCT.  I love it.  And Sport Mode is very spirited.  Unfortunately, I'm getting ready to strip it down to its birthday suit to install all accessories so it's going to be awhile before I get it out again.


Hey WingCon,

Can you take a pic (or 3) of the dash area?

Now that you've had it a few days is there a favorite item (or feature) on the bike that makes the purchase even more worth it?
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #164 on: April 22, 2018, 09:07:11 am »
Has the better half gone out on the Wing yet? Saw a review done by a passenger who complained there was too much buffeting. Of course she also mentioned it was a windy day.........

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #165 on: April 22, 2018, 05:24:36 pm »
Has the better half gone out on the Wing yet? Saw a review done by a passenger who complained there was too much buffeting. Of course she also mentioned it was a windy day.........
Has the better half gone out on the Wing yet? Saw a review done by a passenger who complained there was too much buffeting. Of course she also mentioned it was a windy day.........

Actually I've only gone 35 miles.  Getting ready to tear it apart to install accessories.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2018, 12:19:53 pm »
A buddy and myself rode to Evansville, IN to West Side Honda and test rode the new Wing.  That thing has more buttons and bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at.  Rode between 25 and 30 miles.  I'm not going to write a big review, but it was very smooth, very powerful and very comfy and handled very well to boot.  Raised expansion joints and other bumps were absorbed completely.  The seat was probably the most comfortable seat I've ever sat on.  I rode my buddy's 02 Wing on the way back to the shop.  First ride on one of those.  It was very nice also, but not nearly as nice as the new one.  Thanks to the really nice owner of West Side Honda for the opportunity to ride such a nice bike.  If money were no issue, I'd have one in the garage. :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2018, 10:47:33 pm »
Are you riding the Wing to the Bun Cooler so we can all ogle it?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2018, 09:48:44 pm »
I just saw the new wing at my dealer when I dropped my C14 off for CC install.

It's much improved (long overdue I might add). However, I sold my K16GT for the primary reason that it was just to darn big and heavy for my tastes. The older I am getting, the more I appreciate the virtues of a smaller and lighter bike.

That said, Honda has done a nice job on the new wing.   

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #169 on: August 25, 2018, 11:50:46 pm »
I purchased the same DCT model.  At first it was a bit rough shifting but after the Initialization procedure it feels much nicer!


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #170 on: August 26, 2018, 10:17:36 am »
Very nice!

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #171 on: August 26, 2018, 03:51:16 pm »
I purchased the same DCT model.  At first it was a bit rough shifting but after the Initialization procedure it feels much nicer!

Grats TJ, she's beautiful! Keep us posted on your likes and dislikes as you put some miles on her!  :great:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #172 on: August 26, 2018, 07:08:44 pm »
Thanks, I sure will.  After the 275 mile ride home I was worried I may have made a mistake with the DCT.   Now after another couple hundred I am really liking it more each mile!   :great:

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #173 on: August 26, 2018, 07:25:44 pm »
Without going back and reading the 7 pages.
For those of us that don't know anything about a wing,,, What is the DCT Model?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #174 on: August 26, 2018, 09:58:56 pm »
DCT = automatic (no clutch)
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