Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athabasca, Alberta, short season & huge bugs
For as bulletproof as our bikes are, teh shift mechanism is no race track piece of kit. Goldwings need fairly slow deliberate shifts whether it's up or down. The clunky transmission is evidence of that procedure being required. Most of my missed shifts occur when I try and treat the Wing like my SP...not going to happen. Obviously routine maintenance is also a factor, but not to the degree that causes issues like this. But yeah, synthetic oil is a big help IMO.
grab all the kicks you can baby, you only make this scene once!
current rides: '09 GL1800AD "SENSHI"; 2003 RVT1000r (RC51) track bike... certified m/c addict. IDMWT #12. GWRRA #028890