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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2017, 02:51:59 pm »




Sheesh, we knew you were excited, we didn't realize you were this excited.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2017, 02:17:09 pm »
Sheesh, we knew you were excited, we didn't realize you were this excited.

 ;D  :beerchug:
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2017, 11:39:33 pm »
Spotted this video on wingstuff.com.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #103 on: November 26, 2017, 05:22:29 pm »
Spotted this video on wingstuff.com.
https://youtu.be/9P72DmWjh7M

Thanks for the eye candy on the new GL.

Is wingstuff.com the Wing Forum you are participating in Jay?  {edit:  I see that is a retail site, disregard} I'm seriously looking at the new Wings; probably won't be able to afford one in '18, but want to get educated as to the pros and cons of the new bikes when they are out.  I figure there's no better way than participate in the community of riders to see what's working and what doesn't.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #104 on: November 27, 2017, 04:22:53 am »
Is wingstuff.com the Wing Forum you are participating in Jay?  {edit:  I see that is a retail site, disregard} I'm seriously looking at the new Wings; probably won't be able to afford one in '18, but want to get educated as to the pros and cons of the new bikes when they are out.  I figure there's no better way than participate in the community of riders to see what's working and what doesn't.


There are many, but mostly I follow http://gl1800riders.com/forums/
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2017, 04:31:40 am »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2017, 06:44:47 pm »
There are many, but mostly I follow http://gl1800riders.com/forums/

Thanks for that Jay!
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2017, 03:08:53 am »
Hard copy version of the Rider article in just released Rider Magazine.  Mostly the same as online.


Here's another "other motorcycle".


http://www.motortrend.com/news/2019-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-by-the-numbers/



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Re: 2018 Wing
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #109 on: December 02, 2017, 05:05:18 am »
http://www.motortrend.com/news/2019-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-by-the-numbers/

You got one of those ordered to Joe? Can I drive it?  :)


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #110 on: January 22, 2018, 02:35:36 am »
So Jay,
I'm still "fit to be tied" about the storage on this thing, but have you heard any rumors about Unigo or aftermarket saddlebag (lids?) adaptation?  I know you're on the Wing forums a lot probably.  Suppose I could suck up the trailer hassle with "she who must be obeyed" on board, and then not on day or solo trips. 


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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #111 on: January 22, 2018, 01:15:01 pm »
So Jay,
I'm still "fit to be tied" about the storage on this thing, but have you heard any rumors about Unigo or aftermarket saddlebag (lids?) adaptation?  I know you're on the Wing forums a lot probably.  Suppose I could suck up the trailer hassle with "she who must be obeyed" on board, and then not on day or solo trips. 


thx,
Joe


Hi Joe, Happy New Year!  :beerchug:

Sorry buddy, I haven't been following the Wing forums for the last month or so, am occupying my time with another build that is scratching my current itch. Last I heard was Wings should hit dealers in Feb/March, I've back burnered my Wing interest for now but I'm sure I'll re-engage at some point in the spring.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #112 on: January 23, 2018, 09:51:57 am »
I keep waiting to find out if the new engine is really that much more efficient that the smaller fuel tank makes no difference between fill ups. And will you miss the nice big analog gauges?

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #113 on: January 23, 2018, 01:05:52 pm »
I keep waiting to find out if the new engine is really that much more efficient that the smaller fuel tank makes no difference between fill ups. And will you miss the nice big analog gauges?

The fuel tank capacity was reduced to bring it more
in line with the the target market rider’s aging bladders
to allow for more frequent pee breaks.
Kudos to Honda for caring about our comfort.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2018, 02:15:02 pm »
 :rotflmao:  I think the tank capacity reduction was more to reduce weight than to accommodate "aging" bladders. Gas weighs 6 lbs. per gallon so ... . It's still pretty much in line with the competition.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2018, 02:22:36 am »
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2018, 10:18:35 am »
It leaves marks ( not pretty ones either) every time you grind the plastic on a turn ZG

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #117 on: January 30, 2018, 11:56:46 am »
From the sound of the voice, I'm guessing this is Fred Boothe?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC1nTULsA_s

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2018, 12:21:41 pm »
Here is a 2018 Goldwing review by reputable Fred Harmon......

http://wingstuff.com/blog_detail/66013_2018_gold_wing_first_ride_review_by_fred_harmon
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2018, 12:47:37 pm »
Oops!  Fred Harmon was what I meant to say! :-[  Is the guy in the vid I posted a member here?  He has a few C14 vids as well showing some high techy device hooked up.  Thought that might be Fred Harmon.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2018, 02:47:36 pm »
As a C-14 owner who might eventually end up on a Wing one day, I find the 112mph limiter almost a deal breaker.  When I want to pass a stack of cars on a two lane road, I want to do it as quickly as possible and not worry about the engine cutting out in mid-pass.  Hopefully Honda or some creative guy will come up with a flash that will eliminate the limiter.  Time will tell

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #121 on: January 31, 2018, 11:03:49 am »
After reading Fred's review, I wonder if ZG is contemplating a change from the GW to the GW Tour. Reverse gear is such a helpful accessory with a 800 LB. bike. Electronic suspension that works on the fly as well.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #122 on: February 06, 2018, 12:34:25 am »
Here is a 2018 Goldwing review by reputable Fred Harmon......

http://wingstuff.com/blog_detail/66013_2018_gold_wing_first_ride_review_by_fred_harmon


Quote from Fred:  Three days worth of clothes, and had to leave his tool kit at home due to storage.  I've never been so conflicted about buying a new bike in my life.  :-)    Speed limiter and fuel tank size don't bother me too much, though I don't understand the reason for the limiter.
So many other great positives.  Going to have wifey sit on one as soon as available for a "seat of the pants" comparison.
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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #123 on: February 06, 2018, 01:54:39 am »
I had an older Wing and for them to downsize the storage - can't get 2 helmets in the truck so I'm not sure I would buy one.

Heck my Connie can hold as much or more then the new GW can.

I'm sure it's a nice bike But IMO they did a disservice to many of us.  So it can go that same number of miles on less fuel.
I'd rather be able to go farther then just the same distance.

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Re: 2018 Wing
« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2018, 02:26:39 pm »
My local shop got a red and a blue Tour model in this week, I went and looked at them yesterday, not sure if it's because I've seen so many pics already but I wasn't super blown away seeing it in person...  :??:

Sat on one, the ergo's felt great, stock seat actually seemed quite nice.  :great:

Waiting for them to get a silver non-tour in so I can see it in person, although I must say I'm somewhat throttling back a bit from my all in stance back in the Fall, just not sure if I'll pull that $25k trigger or not...  :??:

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