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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 05:57 AM
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Good morning,

You failed to mention if itís a DCT or not....

I have the DCT Tour coming from an Ď08 GL I would win the slow roll contests with.

The DCT was a little getting used to.... I have had it a year and can now slow maneuver quite well. The automatic is a bit harder to tame in slow moves than a standard shift.

The bike is solid...there is no instability that I can feel.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:21 AM
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Besides not using the front brake try putting it in "RAIN" mode works for me.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 02:58 PM
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I have found that my 2018 DCT has been the easiest bike I have ever owned to maneuver in slow turn or driving situations. I have found no instability at all.

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 11:20 PM
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I think if you are having trouble in slow speed turns and stopping, then you need to take the experience riders course. I was taught not to use the hand brake in those maneuvers and never put both feet down until the bike is completely stopped. That right foot stays on the brake until your bike has stopped then you put it down. The course also teaches you not to look at the ground in front of you during a turn even in a parking lot. Look at where you want to end up and I know that is not on the ground. I've been riding for 55 years and in the past 27 have taken that course twice. And while stationed in Minot, ND was helping the Safety team on base by demonstrating what they were teaching. Finally, I want to say it is not the bike but the rider.

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Just watching the videos of Golwings doing the obstacle course is inspirational to me. What the Wing is capable of exceeds my imagination .

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Geez, Lee. Iím offended. Thatís the same thing you said about me. WTF? Haaaaaaaaa!!!
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Geez, Lee. Iím offended. Thatís the same thing you said about me. WTF? Haaaaaaaaa!!!
Sorry for both of us. We need outside help !

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