Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lake Huron coast, Ontario Canada
new to me Goldwing
suffering through a typical Canadian winter but last week finally took the plunge on a Goldwing. Bit of background: I've been riding a DL650 V Strom the last few years. Love the bike, suits me down to the ground, but my darling has found it increasingly uncomfortable on longer rides. Our last trip was a 2 week, 4000 km,(2500 mile), trip from Ontario to the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec last summer. Lovey arrived home pretty much shattered. Since I wish for us to continue riding together on long trips I have researched bigger bikes to death, and have realized that I am old enough, fat enough, and just barely moneyed enough to justify one of these amazing machines. Been looking at various bikes; last week I bought a 2006 gl1800 with navigation and comfort package, with 26000kms, (about 16000 miles).
So, questions: bike is pretty much stock. What additions do I need to invest in? Specifically heel/toe shifter/running boards; what say the forum? I think luggage liners are a given. Anything else? Limited budget but want the first trip to blow Lovey away.
This forum seems to be the go-to Goldwing site. Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Chris from Ontario,Canada