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Offline ron203

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Rough shifting Goldwing
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:14:01 pm »
Hey y'all. I test rode a 2008 Goldwing w/27,000 miles today and was SHOCKED at how roughly it shifted (and noisily) and what seemed like some transmission noise coming up the steering head opening. Is this typical? Of course the dealer people said, "Oh sure, they ALL do that..."

But I'll tell you one thing, that C-14 sure felt silky (and FAST) on the way home. :motonoises:

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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 12:33:30 am »
No, they don't "all do that."  I've had 2 (a 2002 & a 2012). Both shift smoothly and quietly. I'd stay away from that dealer.
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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 01:18:05 am »
Thanks Jim.
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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 02:26:47 pm »
Most times people think there is something horribly wrong with the transmission when it is difficult to move between gears and clunks. Some will actually lubricate the shift lever and find the transmission magically transformed. I agree about staying away from that dealer; especially if customers are allowed to test a bike that just might have a sticky shifter.

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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 09:11:00 pm »
In all honesty, they didn't seem to think anything was wrong with the bike.
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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 04:58:02 pm »
Our 16 Wing shifted smooth like butter, it seemed to me more like a car shift.  :??:
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Re: Rough shifting Goldwing
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 09:48:40 pm »
Thanks Jay.
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