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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hello fellow Wing Nuts!!

My first goldwing. I took the plunge and have just purchased an 01 with 65k kilometers. I agonized over it for quite a while, and finally decided on this one. My rationale being if I didn't like it I could sell it after a yr and not really lose anything.
I'm just under 55 and also own a 1400 concours and an 85 madura. Some day I'll decide three bikes are too many, but for now they are just fine.

Now I'm wondering if i should buy a newer version. Can anyone enlighten me on the history of the 1800's and what was added in what yr? I have abs but no tpms.

I would also like to know if there is anything I should watch out for. My only issue now is sticky switches, but I think I can work on this over the winter.

Glad to meet everyone and hope you can enlighten me- mat
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 11:48 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Congrats on the new 2 U Wing.
Switches can be cleaned with contact cleaner, make sure it is safe for plastic.
Have all the recalls been done on the bike?

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Welcome to the GWOF. Here's a history page that may help you.


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Welcome from Mississippi. Enjoy the bike. Newer isn't always better, as many of the guys on 1500's will tell you. But I really like my 2010.

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Welcome to the site. MY'06 and '12 is when the major refinements took place on the 1800s.

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Welcome from the northern tier of PA. I had a "89" 1500 and traded it for a "12" 1800. Mainly for the ABS brakes. Good luck with the search. Enjoy the forum and the ride.

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