I am a disabled Vet... reverse IS a must because of that. I have too many screws and pins in my shoulders to man handle a Goldwing backward on an incline..I have owned 2 Goldwings and have never used reverse, just look at where you park.
Sounds much better. Don't want to say I told you so, but.....there are plenty of Wings out there. Glad you found one that fits the bill. Regardless of whether you use it regular or not, you will no doubt at some point be happy you have the reverse gear now.found an even better deal on a 93 aspencade with 43k miles! Picking it up saturday! See my other new post to help with my questions. Thanks all!