I denote a little bit of dis concern in your tone. I feel the same way.... once they move to an 1800, they think all the other Wing Riders are saving their pennies to buy an 1800."If you have a GoldWing and can change a tire on a car or truck, it should be easy."
What a load of ****. He should have stated an 1800 GoldWing!
You can lay an 1800 wing on it's side without any damage, the crash bars keep everything off the ground, a buddy hit sand in a corner on his 06 1800, lost it, went down and off the bike, they both slid and when we picked up the bike there was no harm done to it at all. Now if you lay your bike down to take off the wheel you put a mat or a rag under the crash bar, no harm done.... my bikes are my babies ... I hate scratches .. things that dont work.. persistent manufacturer faults.
They get the bulk of "my time" I just dont think I can/could intentionally push it over !!