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Offline jamiemac

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Checked out the redesigned Goldwing (decided to get one)
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:12:27 pm »
Sat on a couple, and fiddled with the buttons. Seat seems comfy. Couldn't really get a good idea of foot peg placement and comfort. They offered me a test ride, but I'm not quite up to that yet. It appears smaller than the previous gen model that was parked close by. Also, it's supposed to be 100 pounds lighter. Looking forward to a test ride when My knee and shoulder are a little stronger. They're good looking machines.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 09:12:47 pm »
I've looked at it myself. Impressive, but not interested. Too much bike, I want less weight not more.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 09:45:03 pm »
Sat on a couple, and fiddled with the buttons. Seat seems comfy. Couldn't really get a good idea of foot peg placement and comfort. They offered me a test ride, but I'm not quite up to that yet. It appears smaller than the previous gen model that was parked close by. Also, it's supposed to be 100 pounds lighter. Looking forward to a test ride when My knee and shoulder are a little stronger. They're good looking machines.

I'm not quite ready for a double-butt Old Wing for 30k..

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 11:26:30 pm »
I'm not quite ready for a double-butt Old Wing for 30k..
I wouldn't have been. Crashing my Connie and effing up my knee made riding a sport tourer a no-go. Plus, the Wing is available with airbags. No more faceplanting into minivans.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 10:26:17 am »
I've looked at it myself. Impressive, but not interested. Too much bike, I want less weight not more.

Me too. That's why I went with a Multistrada. But now having put about 13,000 miles on the Multi, it is too top heavy. Almost 200 lbs lighter that the C14 but feels heavier pulling it off the side stand. Thinking about looking at something lighter but with a lower center of gravity. My son's FJR is only 40 lbs lighter than the C14 but feels smaller and lighter. Way easier pull it off the center stand than the Multi. IDK, maybe I'll take a look at the new Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 02:06:26 pm »
Me too. That's why I went with a Multistrada. But now having put about 13,000 miles on the Multi, it is too top heavy. Almost 200 lbs lighter that the C14 but feels heavier pulling it off the side stand. Thinking about looking at something lighter but with a lower center of gravity. My son's FJR is only 40 lbs lighter than the C14 but feels smaller and lighter. Way easier pull it off the center stand than the Multi. IDK, maybe I'll take a look at the new Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.
They had that Yamaha at the dealer I was at. Neat looking machine.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 03:06:05 pm by jamiemac »
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 03:10:01 pm »
Man, the pearl white Goldwings look good. I really like that one. Unfortunately, no airbag in that color. I'm not finding any clear info on when the 2019 models will hit the dealers. Maybe more colors will be available?

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 03:48:50 pm »
Man, the pearl white Goldwings look good. I really like that one. Unfortunately, no airbag in that color. I'm not finding any clear info on when the 2019 models will hit the dealers. Maybe more colors will be available?



Looks like the rider has less room than on a c14.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 05:27:30 pm »
Looks like the rider has less room than on a c14.
I was sitting about an inch in front of the backrest shelf on the seat, and I go about 6'0" and 220. The stuff I've been reading says the rider has been moved forward about an inch and a 1/4, compared to the old wing. I'd say, without actually going for a ride, it was a little roomier than My Connie. I'll know better when I test ride one. If it feels cramped, that'll be a big turn off.
 There's a lot of negative stuff out there, being written by Wing riders who love the old wing. I understand they like the big ol flying couch, that'll hold Ma and Pa's entire lifetime of stuff. I've said to my friends more than a few times, "If they put the Goldwing on a diet, shave 100 pounds off, give it a little more power, and update the electronics, I'll consider buying one." Well, they did all of that, and upgraded the suspension to boot. Also, that DCT transmission is something of which the time has definitely come.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 06:08:02 pm »
Me too. That's why I went with a Multistrada. But now having put about 13,000 miles on the Multi, it is too top heavy. Almost 200 lbs lighter that the C14 but feels heavier pulling it off the side stand. Thinking about looking at something lighter but with a lower center of gravity. My son's FJR is only 40 lbs lighter than the C14 but feels smaller and lighter. Way easier pull it off the center stand than the Multi. IDK, maybe I'll take a look at the new Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.

I wonder if the seat height of the multi is contributing to that feeling of being top heavy?

Tracer looks interesting. I'd love to see an MT10 version.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 07:45:33 pm »
I wouldn't have been. Crashing my Connie and effing up my knee made riding a sport tourer a no-go. Plus, the Wing is available with airbags. No more faceplanting into minivans.

Sorry Jamie, didn't realize that you were injured-my bad.

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 08:23:20 pm »
Sorry Jamie, didn't realize that you were injured-my bad.
No need for apologies, My friend. I value all opinions. I pretty much feel the same way. I admit. I'm a little shook up by the crash, and the airbag system gives me a little mental comfort.
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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 09:46:45 pm »
Looks like the rider has less room than on a c14.

We own both bikes and my wife's biggest, most loved item on the Wing is the seat.

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 10:33:34 pm »
No need for apologies, My friend. I value all opinions. I pretty much feel the same way. I admit. I'm a little shook up by the crash, and the airbag system gives me a little mental comfort.

Definitely completely understandable.

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Re: Checked out the redesigned Goldwing at the dealer, today
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 06:04:09 am »
We own both bikes and my wife's biggest, most loved item on the Wing is the seat.

How about you in the pilot seat? I've not sat on the wing so I have no hands on experience.
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