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I just went from an 1100 Ace to a 2008 GL1800 and I love the new "Cloud". I just put my first 80 miles on the Wing and two questions come up that I never had on other bikes.
1. The first three gears of the wing drop in awfully hard on the upshift. It happens when shifting at low and high RPM's, low and high speed. Not so bad on the downshift. Is this normal?? I know its shaft drive, but so is the Ace and it is much smoother.

2. When I hit a minor bump in the road I feel an after bump on the bike. It seems, and feels to be coming from somewhere low on the bike. Does the center stand bang against the frame on little bumps.

Other than these two irritants, I love this thing.
 

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first question to you is has the motor broke in yet? sceond question is have you set the suspensoin for you, air ride you know
 

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Barry, how great you telling your experiences. I'm currently on a 750 Ace and planning on going to the 2008 GL1800 as well in 6 months. I just can't wait..!!
Congrats on your upgrade! I'm sure there is an adaptation curve you have to go through, which eventually I'll be dealing with it as well, specially going from a Shadow to a Wing.
Good luck to you

Ride safe,
 

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1. The bike is not broke in yet. It has only 80 miles on it. I was a little surprised that there is no mention of break in procedures in my manual, so I am breaking in as most other internal combustion engines recommend. (No quick starts, stops, varied speeds and no Excessive high speed)

2. I have not set the suspension. The manual is vague on that also other that 0-26 settings w/ 0 being lightest. Its @ 0 and it seems to ride comfortably to me other than the previous mentioned bangs.
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1. The bike is not broke in yet. It has only 80 miles on it. I was a little surprised that there is no mention of break in procedures in my manual, so I am breaking in as most other internal combustion engines recommend. (No quick starts, stops, varied speeds and no Excessive high speed)

2. I have not set the suspension. The manual is vague on that also other that 0-26 settings w/ 0 being lightest. Its @ 0 and it seems to ride comfortably to me other than the previous mentioned bangs.
RECOMMENDATIONS??? Thanks.

The manual says to break-in as you mention above for the first 400 miles. As for the suspension; you can preset to choices to memory which will be available at the touch of a button. These 2 suspension choices can be at a firmness of 0-26 if I remember correctly. My manual was pretty straight-forward in dealing with the pre-load suspension memory setting.
 

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1. The bike is not broke in yet. It has only 80 miles on it. I was a little surprised that there is no mention of break in procedures in my manual, so I am breaking in as most other internal combustion engines recommend. (No quick starts, stops, varied speeds and no Excessive high speed)

2. I have not set the suspension. The manual is vague on that also other that 0-26 settings w/ 0 being lightest. Its @ 0 and it seems to ride comfortably to me other than the previous mentioned bangs.
RECOMMENDATIONS??? Thanks.
Mine was like that in the shifting department too. A couple of things are happening. One your timing is probably a fraction off. I was and it took a little while to get it perfect. The other is the break in period. Not a big issue just a matter of getting totally used to your machine. The more I rode the better it got.

I started off with my suspension set at 6 or 7 for just me and it was ok but if I hit a speed bump going a bit to fast the center stand might touch it. Going up to 11 for me is perfect. (I am 210#) The cornering is improved by adding air to the rear as well. I have the #1 button set for me and #2 for when my wife goes with me. At 11 with both my wife and I on it running the tight mountain roads we have here it was easy to touch the pegs and side stand in a curve. Bumping that up to 19 or 20 two up stops that from happening.

Enjoy the wing...flat out the best bike anywhere.
 
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