Honda Goldwing Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Slow speed instability Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
08-18-2019 02:22 PM
Originally Posted by ironhorse54 View Post
Geez, Lee. Iím offended. Thatís the same thing you said about me. WTF? Haaaaaaaaa!!!
Sorry for both of us. We need outside help !

Sent from my E6830 using Tapatalk
08-18-2019 01:59 PM
ironhorse54 Geez, Lee. Iím offended. Thatís the same thing you said about me. WTF? Haaaaaaaaa!!!
08-18-2019 06:24 AM
Chopin Just watching the videos of Golwings doing the obstacle course is inspirational to me. What the Wing is capable of exceeds my imagination .

Sent from my E6830 using Tapatalk
08-17-2019 11:20 PM
TmDILL 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.

Guns don't kill without a person behind it.
08-17-2019 02:58 PM
ironhorse54 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.
08-16-2019 06:21 AM
bob2002 Besides not using the front brake try putting it in "RAIN" mode works for me.
08-16-2019 05:57 AM
W1ngin1t 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.
08-15-2019 10:56 PM
GetAway Stay off of the front break unless your front wheel is straight. If it isn't there's a 99% chance of dropping the bike. Also remember that the Wing has linked breaks. When you apply the rear break the linked system also applies the left front caliper which can pull the wheel to the left.

As others have said, second gear, rear break only, clutch operation and practice. If you happen to drop your Wing, request a IDMWT number... This stands for "I Dropped My Wing Today" It's only a matter of time before this happens to 99.9% of us Wing Pilots.
08-15-2019 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by budoka View Post
Take a slow ride course too. Problem solved. These bikes (any large touring bike) are far more capable than most of us that ride them. The course will show you that and then some.

Jerry Palladino...Ride Like a Pro. One of the best. I learned a lot from him. As one other said, rear brake, throttle and clutch. Thatís the secret to low speed riding.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
08-15-2019 07:30 PM
Wayfarer Jerry the Motorman videos on YouTube helped me a lot. I actually asked our local library to order the full video series and they did.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome