Krum.............. I taught Math at Krum High School for 14 years 1992-2006
You wouldn't recognize Krum. They are building homes like crazy 6000 more students due soon as well as another new high school and a 6 lane to I35.Krum.............. I taught Math at Krum High School for 14 years 1992-2006
Thanks , I went to a dealership and looked at a Goldwing they advertised. I sat on it wiggled and checked seat height. My wife wasn't with me on the first trip so I even sit on the rear seat to check comfort. I had a very patient salesman spend time with me answering questions and showing gadgets.Welcome and enjoy! The Goldwing is only heavy if it is not moving. You will not have an issue. You will be amazed at how light and nimble it feels underway.
Ha ha thanks. Both for your advice and warning about slumbering passengers.Your wife may have a little harder time getting on the bike since it sits higher and is wider, but once on it she won't want to get off. There are many ways for her to get on and off. You get on first, the stand up holding the bike, you get on first and sitting before she gets on, letting her get on first while you hold the bike, then you get on.
The third option is what we do. My wife has a hip problem so she cannot put her leg over the seat. She gets on first and pulls her leg over.
No matter how you do it I think she will love the ride, that is if you can keep her from falling asleep on long rides. Mine does.
Great info from everyone so I will just reiterate what Barry said my advice always is................Listen closely....they sing..and when you find the one that sings the ride me song to you then you found the keeper.
Welcome to the GWOF and best of luck on your quest.
Oh one other thing, you mentioned possible peer pressure disappointment from your Harley pals. If they are true motorcyclists, they will respect the decision, and who knows....you may even start their conversion process.
I went from a VTX1300R to the Wing, and yes, it's considerably heavier. But, it's manageable. I have dumped mine at the end of my driveway in the sand. Don't use the front brakes! I haven't gone 2 up yet, my wife absolutely refuses to get on a bike. But, I'm still tryin'.I have never ridden a Gold Wing before. In the past I've owned small Hondas and a couple of Nortons. I currently own an ride quite often a 750 Shadow. My question is the transition to a heavier bike. Is it overwhelming ? My wife would like to take short trips in the future. Right now she cant go more than an hour before she complains about her bottonside.Any thoughts(be kind)
Congratulations!! Now tell us - adreniline buzz aside, what was your impression of the ridability after the first say 15 minutes?Thanks everyone that has helped me in my decision to purchase a Goldwing.
I brought it home today during Dallas/Fort Worth rush hour. 55 minutes later it's sitting in our garage. Very exciting first ride.