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    I highly recommend either DIY or getting the Rocky Tree Upgrade.
    http://fearlessriding.com/tag/rocky-tree/

    I was completely surprised at how unstable the wing was in the parking lot. To fix this issue and just handling in general, I added the 5-piece Kuryakyn fork brace, All balls tapered bearing, and the Rocky Tree upgrade.

    Now the fork brace and tapered bearings made a real difference, but it was the Rocky Tree that was a WOW. Now parking lot maneuvers are easy and solid. Flicking the bike back and forth is precise and accurate. And very high speeds are confidence building.
    2012 GL1800 NAVI, GWRRA 367875
    Darkside #1511 - Bridgestone DriveGuard 195/55RV16 RFT

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    I havent ridden a Wing with a reinforced or aftermarket tree, but I know some that have and they all swear by them.

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    • #3
      Truthfully after the trial and correction Rocky went through to perfect the Rocky Tree modification, you would be a fool to do it yourself. Just buy the Rocky tree and save yourself a bunch of grief, time, and money.

      John
      Black 2008 Goldwing Level 4
      Northern Kentucky

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      • #4
        JohnK105 - Spooky.......I am also.....John K from Northern KY......are you active in KY-G? I don't think I've seen you at any meetings.

        Another case of "small world" I guess!

        Since Rocky is banned on "the other site" can anyone give me a contact point? Traxxion is too damn expensive, Rocky's work makes sense.
        FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
        "06 GL1800 w/Motor Trike conv.
        GWRRA KY - G

        "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"President John F. Kennedy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JohnK105 View Post
          Truthfully after the trial and correction Rocky went through to perfect the Rocky Tree modification, you would be a fool to do it yourself. Just buy the Rocky tree and save yourself a bunch of grief, time, and money.

          John
          I agree! You would be crazy to try this in a home shop, especially considering that you have three options that I know of for replacement trees.
          It just would not be worth the risk of destroying one trying this.

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          • #6
            I would also like to know where I can purchase the Rocky Tree
            "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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            • #7
              Has anyone sent Rocky a PM or asked him? I think that would be a good place to start.
              Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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              • #8
                KYBubblehead been in GWRRA for two years and haven't made it to a meeting yet. Watch one of the grandsons after school and that limits meetings, rides are the same days as our SCRC rides and being local first officer I usually am there.

                As far as Rocky, he is usually very good at getting back to people that message him unless he is off doing something and out of contact.

                John
                Black 2008 Goldwing Level 4
                Northern Kentucky

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                • #9
                  Just a FYI. The "Rocky Tree" business is alive and well. anyone needing more info/pricing can PM me.

                  I still get a big smile on my face after being off the bike for a week doing other things,at how well this bike handles with a R/T under it.

                  I love riding a bike that feels like it's on rails.


                  Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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                  • kwthom
                    kwthom commented
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                    So true, so true...

                    This working for a living sucks... :D

                • #10
                  While I would agree, if you are not a DIY guy or you don't have a 180 amp or bigger mig welder, a drill press and hole saws, a bench vice, and grinders - contact Rocky. But this is not a difficult modification.
                  ...gene
                  2012 GL1800 NAVI, GWRRA 367875
                  Darkside #1511 - Bridgestone DriveGuard 195/55RV16 RFT

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by genedjr View Post
                    While I would agree, if you are not a DIY guy or you don't have a 180 amp or bigger mig welder, a drill press and hole saws, a bench vice, and grinders - contact Rocky. But this is not a difficult modification.
                    ...gene
                    If you know how to weld??. That is the start. lol
                    You'll need a custom Jig to hold everything in place before and after welding it, and during cooling off or you'll just have an anchor. lol

                    We perfected the process in R&D.(Which is proprietary)
                    Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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                    • #12
                      Rocky, curious about your sig and the bit "13 rear shock"

                      What does it mean?

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by charliektm400exc View Post
                        Rocky, curious about your sig and the bit "13 rear shock"

                        What does it mean?
                        Good day Mate.
                        It means I have a 2013 rear shock on my bike.

                        and three new spares on the shelf because I love this shock so much..lol .
                        Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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