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  • Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

    I was slightly interested and ...
    This was a show model that has to many options on it that I would never order.
    So far its wonderful and smooth as babies behind.
    Now I need a hitch so I can over come the luggage issue LOL

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    2018 Pearl White Goldwing Tour DCT
    Remember if its old and you are old its not worth as much as you paid for it

  • #2
    Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

    Don't ya hate that!

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    • #3
      Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

      Well the wife doenst love it that much ROFLMAO

      So far the bike is awesome , a few little things like horn button could stick out more , little learning for the DCT on slowing down as in keep just a hair on the gas to smooth it out .
      All minor things like every other bike I have ever owned
      2018 Pearl White Goldwing Tour DCT
      Remember if its old and you are old its not worth as much as you paid for it

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      • #4
        Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

        Very nice.
        Gary

        2005 Honda VTX 1800,2001 Honda Shadow VLX, 1970 Honda Passport 70
        2013 Ural Patrol -1989 Holsclaw cargo
        MOPH, American Legion, NRA
        IBMC,UMCI,ADV,PGR
        sold 1981 Honda Goldwing 1100
        sold 2005 Electra Glide
        sold 1974 Yamaha 500DHC
        sold 1978 Yamaha Enduro 175
        sold 1970 Honda trail 70
        sold 1965 Honda 100

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        • #5
          Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

          Congrats

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          • #6
            Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

            That is sweet, I looked at the new goldwing this last spring. But the local dealership didnt seem interested in selling me one. Enjoy.

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            • #7
              Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

              Originally posted by Newportcycle View Post
              But the local dealership didnt seem interested in selling me one.
              I have to ask.....Why do you think the dealership didn't want to sell you one? Were they all spoken for with deposits?
              2011 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 1993 HD FatBoy
              2014 Aspen Sentry
              2001 Bushtec Turbo-II

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              • #8
                Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                more profit on other models ?
                2018 Pearl White Goldwing Tour DCT
                Remember if its old and you are old its not worth as much as you paid for it

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                • #9
                  Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                  Originally posted by lqqk_out View Post
                  I have to ask.....Why do you think the dealership didn't want to sell you one? Were they all spoken for with deposits?
                  I sent an email couple of weeks before I went to the dealership to get a brochure sent to me and got a reply back from the sales manager to just pop into the store and they would be happy to answer any questions that I had. SO, I took off a Friday for a long weekend and decided to stop in for a look. Sales manager remembered my inquiry, pointed at the two he had on the floor and pretty much left it at that. I asked about horsepower, he wasn't really sure, mileage not really sure. Can you open the bags, I heard there were issues with helmet storage, nope locked and no battery in the display model so, no SOL. Asked about maintenance requirements, not really sure, but he assured me that everyone knew they were the best touring bike out there and not to worry about it. Asked about options on the display model, wasn't really sure. No effort in the least to "Sell" me anything. About that same time another customer came in and started looking at a side-by-side, he promptly left me standing there and went over to them. I rode in on a bike, did not ask what i ride, I think he assumed that I knew just what I was looking for and all he had to do was some paperwork. At this point I was so utterly disgusted that I left vowing NEVER to come back. Little harsh probably, but I've got a stubborn streak about a mile wide. I ride BMW's typically and remember my first buying experience with them it was totally different. I went into the dealership looking for a new bike, the salesman asked about my riding, history, what type of riding i was planning on doing, features I thought I'd like, describe what my perfect bike would be, all before showing me the first model. We then checked out three or four different bikes, sit on them, hands on bars, discussed options available for each model. I think they make their money in the ATV market, selling many more of those vehicles than bikes nowadays, who knows. I went back to BMW, 2018 R1200RTW.

                  Did you get the DCT transmission? How do you like that, I hear its butter smooth.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                    DCT is hard to get used to at first.
                    Smooth is understatement at acceleration.
                    I still think Im smoother at coming to a stop as you need to hold just a tad pressure on the throttle so it doesnt downshift to early and then you can feel the revs and motor slowing you down.
                    Learning curve to set favorites and my old Uclear bluetooth doesnt seem to connect. Doesnt matter as its already connected to my phone.
                    The radio reception seems to be a little weak
                    Wish it had digital radio but dont think they are there yet for motorcycles.
                    I have unlimited data so doesnt really matter as If playing music off my phone its still the same headset.
                    I like Uclear as no mike boom of any kind as mic is in the speakers
                    My full face helmet doesnt fit in the trunk and the provided helmet lock thingy is different.
                    Parking brake needs brighter or flashing light so Idiots dont ride off wit hit engaged , ask how I know LOL
                    So looking for helmet and or bluetooth that works better and not $$$$

                    Now some good things
                    I love the motor seems faster and a lot of low end grunt as they said.
                    Handling is still way better than I can push out of it .
                    Ride is a bit soft for me in one up but then Im still a big guy so set it for two up ..
                    The Electric windshield I fell in love with on the ST1300 so thats a given.
                    Of course still learning all the bells and whistles .
                    This one was their show model so has a few farkles that I might not have gotten other wise .
                    The courtesy lights when you walk close is nice at night .
                    The lower air deflectors are nice when caught in rain but like all of them ,makes for warmer in heat .
                    Like the walking gear a lot as comes in handy for backing out.
                    Parking brake is necessary
                    2018 Pearl White Goldwing Tour DCT
                    Remember if its old and you are old its not worth as much as you paid for it

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                    • #11
                      Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                      Whenever I've purchased a car or motorcycle, I've found the salesperson to be an impediment to the process. Do the research beforehand. Use the Internet, online forums, shows, speak with owners, etc. I'm surprised for a new model vehicle you couldn't find a brochure and all the technical information on the manufacturer's website.

                      https://powersports.honda.com/goldwi...e_gl1800bj.pdf


                      https://powersports.honda.com/goldwi...2031mkc600.pdf
                      2011 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 1993 HD FatBoy
                      2014 Aspen Sentry
                      2001 Bushtec Turbo-II

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                      • #12
                        Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                        Originally posted by lqqk_out View Post
                        Whenever I've purchased a car or motorcycle, I've found the salesperson to be an impediment to the process. Do the research beforehand. Use the Internet, online forums, shows, speak with owners, etc. I'm surprised for a new model vehicle you couldn't find a brochure and all the technical information on the manufacturer's website.

                        https://powersports.honda.com/goldwi...e_gl1800bj.pdf


                        https://powersports.honda.com/goldwi...2031mkc600.pdf
                        I get that, and I do my research on various forums, but information is just that information. Part of what I'm buying is also a relationship. I want to know that my business matters, that the dealership appreciates their customers enough to engage them, talk to them, and listen to them. If I want a cheap, fast, simple transaction I go to Amazon, one click and boom. When I drop 20k be it a bike, car or anything else I expect some interaction. I firmly believe that if the sales staff is interested in their customers then the rest of the staff will most likely be as well, and this translates to much better customer service in all departments. One of the best buying experiences I had was with a BMW dealership. I went in to purchase a new bike, salesman took almost 45 minutes, but first asked questions as to what kind of riding I do, how long have I been riding, what type of riding I plan on doing, features I really think I'd like so on, even before we looked at specific models, then it was sit on them all, check ergonomics, test rides. This type of interaction plays out in their parts and service departments as well. I've been riding for 40 years, pretty much know what I need, but I'm not a "bike" guy, I don't get reams of magazines, not on line drooling over the latest models, really after I buy a new bike, I don't even look at new motorcycles till I'm ready to purchase a new one.

                        Your observations on the new Gold Wing pretty much mirror what i've read and heard from others, minor issues I'm sure. It's one fine bike, enjoy, maybe I'll see you on the road somewhere next year.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                          Congrats on the new ride!
                          Steve

                          2017 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom 2005 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, 2002 Harley Road King Classic, 1976 Harley Sportster

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                          • #14
                            Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                            Originally posted by Newportcycle View Post
                            At this point I was so utterly disgusted that I left vowing NEVER to come back. Little harsh probably, but I've got a stubborn streak about a mile wide.
                            I'm with you! If they act that way before you hand over your money, you know what they will be like afterwards. I've walked out of places for the same reason...
                            2019 Ultra Limited, 2017 RAH, 2006 Kompact Kamp
                            ABATE, HOG, IBMC,
                            VVA, VFW, American Legion, NRA

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                            • #15
                              Re: Happens everytime I go for a test ride. New Toy 2018 Godlwing

                              After a few days I feel this way still
                              Hello all ,

                              This thing is a blast ,
                              Had it a week and have 500 miles on it , was out of town for business for four of those days .
                              It was the demo model that they bolted a bunch of things options on I would have passe on.
                              The upgraded seat is pretty nice so far but have barely domne 100 miles on one way trip
                              Has the lower deflectors, courtesy lights and Fog lights, homelink, charging ports , speakers
                              Still learning the buttons
                              Seems plenty of power
                              Mileage is fine as after three or four hours I need a walk around myself.
                              White is so pretty in the sun .


                              So far the only real complaint was my wife mentioned it cost more than her Kia LOL
                              She wanted the KIA so...
                              Hell I slid a little in the grass and I can pick it up, wasnt as easy as it used to be but not bad for such a huge bike !
                              Use the helmet lock wit holder Gun lock that I had laying around as its coated to not scratch firearms so should work for awhile until I get better option . was free also .
                              Normal issues as in luggage is smaller but holds more than enough for short rides as I ride alone 99% of the time .
                              Looking for tour bag on Craigslist for longer trips.
                              Was raining here the other day and rain mode does take some of the fun out of it but thats whats it for .
                              I have been riding for many years and my favorite was the ST1300 but they stopped making those and this may beat that .
                              I have had two goldwins before and they just didnt work for me in town Im getting older but like a little pep now and then .
                              I truly feel 99% of us cant use 75% of what our bikes are capable of so this will work very nicely.
                              I tried the dual sport and the cruiser but they couldn't do long rides

                              Trying to figure out camping on it because of space but that always takes time .
                              2018 Pearl White Goldwing Tour DCT
                              Remember if its old and you are old its not worth as much as you paid for it

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