Hi from a happy new owner of a 2002 pristine GL
I would like to introduce myself. I just got a grey 2002 GL 1800 in pristine condition with only 24k miles on it. I have been riding motorcycles for over 30 years, started back in my birth country of France including riding many years in Paris. I have been in the USA since 1998. My last bike was a BMW K1200LT that got totaled the day before Christmas. The good news is that I am still here today to talk about it. I had been riding this LT for several years and liked it a lot. The LT was a fine bike but it was very top heavy and even after many years of riding it its high center of gravity was always a challenge for me. I am amazed how easier riding the GL 1800 at low speed is compared to the LT and I love the torque. I picked it up yesterday 160 miles away and rode it back home. It rides very nice. Here are my first impression of the bike after this first long ride. Great power with more torque than the LT. Comfortable to ride, same as he LT on that aspect.. Good wind protection although I must say I really miss the electric adjustable screen I had on the LT. I saw that there was the possibility to adapt an after market electric adjustment mechanism so I may do that in the future. I noticed that there was a lot of play on the rear brake pedal before it actually starts braking. May be the brakes need to be bled. I am planning to flush the brake fluid anyway. Also the front suspension is a bit harder than on the BMW. I used to do most of the services and maintenance on my previous bike and planning to do the same with my new to me Goldwing. I am hoping to learn a lot from that forum and give back as much as I can too.
Just wanted to hi.
2002 GL 1800
BMW 1999 K1200LT - totaled
Vieux motard que jamais
Last edited by alpac; 01-29-2017 at 12:29 PM.