Picked up my new 2018 B this weekend!

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  • Picked up my new 2018 B this weekend!

    Red 2018 base model. I shopped around for the lowest out-the-door price within reasonable Lyft range, and took this one home Saturday. My only previous GW experience was a 1978 one I revived and rode for a while last year. I was so impressed with its design and execution (and its performance and reliability after so many years and miles) that I decided to look at the 2018s.

    So far, I've spent a few hours getting used to her. Much different from my R Nine T (in background). Less breeze, but much less strain on one's wrists. Easier to scratch one's boots in corners, though.

    My only problem so far was loose steering linkage (at zero miles) - easily adjusted.



    And here's the '78:
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    Last edited by Chicagobob; 07-09-2019, 10:55 AM. Reason: Left out a point

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    • #3
      Congratulations!! Here's to many good miles!
      2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
      USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
      US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
      2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
      2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

      50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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        The new one is sweet - good luck with it. I bought that '78 brand new when I was 19. Wish I still had it.
        2019 Tour DCT, Black Metallic

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          Good luck and enjoy. I took the '75 for a test ride when they first came out. Had just bought a new R90/6 BMW and was curious about the new Honda. Was very impressed with how smooth and quiet it was. They've come a long way baby.
          2018 Gold Wing DCT Tour in Pearl Hawkseye Blue. Goldstrike LED Trunk Light Kit, Electrical Connection Fog Light Kit, Show Chrome GT Tour Multifunction LED Cowl Light Kit, Show Chrome Isolation Fuse Block, Show Chrome Seat Bungee Tie Down Brackets, Traxxion Dynamics Suspension Decoupling Kit, Traxxion Dynamics Dip Stick Extender, Traxxion Dynamics Steering Lock Pin, Traxxion Dynamics Kick Stand Pad, Slip Streamer Clear Wraparound Touring Windshield, Utopia Driver Backrest. Show Chrome Marker Lights. WingStuff and Saddlemen Luggage Bags.

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            Welcome to the Forum lots of great info here enjoy and learn or brush up a bit from Stuart Fl. Ride a Lot Ride Safe.



            2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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            • #7
              I'm convinced my Red 2008 Audio is THE best Gold Wing ever built. All the previous efforts were practice sessions and all since have been trying to repeat perfection.
              2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
              USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
              US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
              2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
              2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

              50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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              • #8
                Congratulations on your new 2018! You'll love it!

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                • #9
                  congratulations!

                  The GW old GWers wish Honda would make.

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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the 18!

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