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I always thought a goldwing was a bike with a lot of tupperware added on, so I would never be caught sitting on one.
as I had an accident with my pan, my mischievous dealer lent me a GW. guess what happened ?
I still have some questions:
the lower rear taillights don't work and when i opened the housing there where not even sockets to be found.
every button on the handlebars is lighted and together give the impression of a christmas tree. the middle part (info, dim,... and the controls for handle bar and seat heating) stay in utter darkness.

are these normal issues for bike at this price, or was mine made on a monday?
for your info, I bought the bike brand new and it is a deluxe version with airbag.

greetz

het zinneke
 

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Hallo het zinneke:
I don't know much about your tail light stuff, but welcome. I am sure your dealer will be glad to help you, what with warranty on a new purchase etc etc. Regards.
 

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hello and welcome to goldwing owners forum het zinneke, i would take it back to the dealer. it seems to me that your bike was never prepped for delevery. i am in new car delevery where i work and the first part of the prep is for a mechanic to go over the vehicle and make everything is ok before a detailer cleans it. did i read your post right? did you say he lent you the bike while yours is being repaired?
 

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. did i read your post right? did you say he lent you the bike while yours is being repaired?[/QUOTE]

well, maybe i was a little cryptic in my posting. i ad an accident with my pan european st1300. while being repaired my garage owner lent me a used GW as the motorcycle is my only means of transportation. i was so pleased with the GW that i bought a new one. i also have to say that i live in europe and that maybe the accessories are different. i wonder if it is not meant to be installed with fog lights?

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het zinneke
 

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most loaner bikes are not kept up the way you would your own. the people that the bikes are lent to abuse them and the dealer/ shop has no incentive to keep a bike in tip top condition, they keep the bike running , brakes and lights working. otherwise its a work horse
 

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I've ridden GoldWings in Europe - in Germany and the Netherlands. I intend to do it again this coming November if the weather cooperates. The last time I rented a GoldWing in Frankfurt I didn't bring my own helmet, but the dealer lend me a brand new helmet, and he also took the tags of a new pair of gloves and lent them to me. What a wonderful trust.
Fog lights are no problem if they are wired through a relay.
I don't understand why you don't involve your dealer on these new bike problems? The story doesn't sound complete to me. Regards.
 

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i have the same thing going on with the center instr. not lighting, and when the weather clears will be contacting them.by the way my salesman was great!!so too was the buying process.friday when i picked up my 09 gl1800 it was foggy,misty,and 35 degrees my salesman called later that night worried if i made it home ok as it was getting on around 6pm and the temp was falling,and i live 45 mins away from the dealer.kudos to lake city honda in warsaw in.!!!i was very pleased with the whole process and absolutly eccstatic abuot the bike.call your dealer about your problems(they should bend over backwards to take care of u seeeings how u probably purchased one of the most expensive bikes they sell!!!!)my dealer and salesman relly took care of me,the salesman even insisted on backing my bike out of the parking space for me when i left!!!
 

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I too have the center display not lighting up, frankly didn't know for sure if it was even suppose to or not. Never really bothered me, but if it's suppose to light up I'll get the dealership on next trip over.
 

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It's my understanding with the gl1800's, the center buttons do not light up. That includes the knobs for the heated grips and seats. Another Honda conundrum !
 
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