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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Harley RoadGlide to Honda Goldwing

Hi...I am brand new to the Goldwing world. After a ride from NJ to Colorado Springs and back on a 2017 Harley Road Glide Special I decided I was done with Harleys. The suspension on the new Harley's is non-existent in my opinion especially compared to the new Goldwing. I even took off the stock rear shocks and replaced with progressive 444, took off the low profile tires and wheels and bought full sidewall tires but still ended up in pain at every minor bump in the road. So, after spending $2000 in a attempt to make a stock Harley rideable, I surrendered.

I have never owned a Goldwing before and would appreciate any tips you might have. I bought the DCT Tour. I am thinking about adding the Helibar risers...crash bars for highway pegs and thats about it. I am struggling to get the apple play to work. The screen has a melt down when I turn on apple play but works from the phone (defeats the purpose). I am using a Scala Cardo G4. I am going to try it with the Sena S 20 and see if it works.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 10:29 AM
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Welcome Mark to the GWOF from Pa. Congrats on the new ride.

There are several owners here for the 18/19 Wings and also a few of them know there way around the apple play very well. Hopefully they will chime in.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 10:46 AM
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Wing.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 11:00 AM
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Congrats on the new Wing, and sorry the HD didn't work out like you hoped.

Did you purchase the bike new at a dealer? If so, they should be there for you to get you sorted on the infotainment system and pairing of your phone and headsets. We (dealers) train for that at great lengths to make sure the owner has no worries with the set-up.
If not, I'm guessing you are getting interference from your i-phone (assumption on the phone type) with the interface on the bike (somehow). They can be tricky until you get the feel for it. They are also prone to pairing interference from nearby (other) sources as well. Hopefully members that have found the solution (similar) and or shortcut can respond with a hint. Hard for me to troubleshoot from this end and if there are subtle differences from our Canadian models and what we learned of them.

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I'll add a welcome to you from Mississippi. I don't have one of the new ones, yet, but know some here who do and they will pitch in with their experience shortly.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 06:50 PM
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Welcome to GWOF from Down Under. I don't have an 1800 and can't help.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:25 PM
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From a Harley to a Goldwing, finally someone with a head on their shoulders!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:29 PM
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Welcome to our world. Looking forward to meeting you. I moved from an 04 electraglyde to a 15 Wing. Will never go back after about 50 k miles in 2.5 years. Mine is mostly stock with highway pegs, some additional lights, and a Mustang seat. For the older version, the OEM seat for me is awe full. I donít know about 5he new ones. Again, welcome and I doubt after you get used to it you will go back. I just rode my wifeís ne to us 2016 heritage from Texas and I said a prayer of thanks for me having a Wing. Man was I glad to get home.


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Welcome Mark to the GWOF from the Keystone state. Enjoy the forum and get to know the great folks on here. Ride safe and enjoy your new Wing..

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