Upgraded a few things on my 05 GL1800

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  • Upgraded a few things on my 05 GL1800

    Over the last few months I replaced some of the stock items on my Silver 05 with some up grades and some things to personalize my bike mine.

    I installed Heli-Bars, Traxxon Mega-Monty (triple trees, brace , adjustable shocks and rear shock), Wind-bender windshield, headlight modulator, brake light modulator, black powder coated wheels, fog lights and painted some items black.

    RJ

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    Very nice.
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    • #3
      Woo Hoo- lookin' good!

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      • #4
        Very nice! This is why I like this forum. I don't have your vision for how a bike will look after a modification. But I can see it here!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ar-jay View Post
          Over the last few months I replaced some of the stock items on my Silver 05 with some up grades and some things to personalize my bike mine.

          I installed Heli-Bars, Traxxon Mega-Monty (triple trees, brace , adjustable shocks and rear shock), Wind-bender windshield, headlight modulator, brake light modulator, black powder coated wheels, fog lights and painted some items black.

          RJ
          Since you have done these mods to your suspension and the handlebars, how do you like the ride and fit? The bars interest me.
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          • dB-wingin
            dB-wingin commented
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            I'd be interested in hearing too.

        • #6
          Really like to hear how the suspension handles/feels now
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          • #7
            530ktm - I have to say it is like a different or maybe the way a new bike should be. The heli-bars allow me to move them to a position that eliminates the pain I had in my shoulder blades after just a few hours. I made another adjustment this morning on the Heli-bars and I think I have them were they will stay. My arms ar in a natural relaxed position. I think that Race-Tech or Progressive would also fix the stock suspension issues as well but I chose Traxxon.

            Papa smurf2 - It handles great. I haven't spent much time in the North Georgia mountains but am planning a trip to WV in October. The bike feels more responsive but has totally eliminated the harshness I felt before. The rough sections of road I had to avoid before I can navigate without feeling like I am getting hit with a board while trying to stop it with my arms extended (if that makes sense).

            Latest Modification - I have been running a Michelin Alpin RF for the last 15k and knew that the speedometer was off so installed a HealTech speedohealer this morning and the speedo is spot on now.

            RJ

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            • #8
              Thanks for the suspension update, appreciate the honesty with editorializing.
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              • #9
                Looks nice. Thanks for posting.

                Modify safely.

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                • #10
                  Don't have Heli Bars on my wing, don't need them on it. But I did on my ST1300 and I like them! I bet you really like your wing now!
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                  • #11
                    Nice write-up, Thanks, I am not much for upgrading my bikes, I generally "buy um & ride um" however on some of the lighter bikes I have found a benefit in the use of a fork brace, I have read conflicting reports about the use on the "Wing" I am thinking about giving one a try, what (if you don't mind) is your opinion. Thanks

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                    • #12
                      Wow that's a good looking gl1800.

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                      • #13
                        Looks great!

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