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I've owned a 2004 Wing, a 2007 and recently totaled a 2018 base model. To replace it, my dealer had a 2020 Goldwing Tour model manual shift, no airbag, red and black which I brought home just yesterday. There are several options this one has that my '18 base model didn't have as standard equipment, and last night I was reading the owners manual, setting up various things, and "playing" with the buttons.
What I'm confused about is in the manual and on the Honda website it talks about the different "trim" and options on the various models. They list a B, BD, D, and DA models. On my bill of sale it lists mine as a GL1800L and on the application for title it is referred to as a GL1. Nowhere have I found those designations. The only problem with that is in the manual the various "models" differ in weight, load, and a few other small things. I know this one is loaded with options with the exception of some things the airbag model has, and I know it's not the B or BD. Since the DA is the airbag model, I have to assume I have the D. Just wondering why that wouldn't be on the title app and bill of sale instead of L or 1 which I've not found anywhere. No pics yet, but I'll post as soon as I take some...........Ride 'em or sell 'em.
 

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1996 Honda GoldWing Interstate, Candy Spectra Red, and of course, with drive shaft.
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I've owned a 2004 Wing, a 2007 and recently totaled a 2018 base model. To replace it, my dealer had a 2020 Goldwing Tour model manual shift, no airbag, red and black which I brought home just yesterday. There are several options this one has that my '18 base model didn't have as standard equipment, and last night I was reading the owners manual, setting up various things, and "playing" with the buttons.
What I'm confused about is in the manual and on the Honda website it talks about the different "trim" and options on the various models. They list a B, BD, D, and DA models. On my bill of sale it lists mine as a GL1800L and on the application for title it is referred to as a GL1. Nowhere have I found those designations. The only problem with that is in the manual the various "models" differ in weight, load, and a few other small things. I know this one is loaded with options with the exception of some things the airbag model has, and I know it's not the B or BD. Since the DA is the airbag model, I have to assume I have the D. Just wondering why that wouldn't be on the title app and bill of sale instead of L or 1 which I've not found anywhere. No pics yet, but I'll post as soon as I take some...........Ride 'em or sell 'em.
Really sorry to hear of the total...since you don't mention it, apparently you got to walk away unscathed? Sounds like a typical GoldWing accident, though, I've dropped my '75 twice, and while it wasn't totaled, all I had to show for it was some road rash and, in once case, a ripped suit (as in business suit....yeah, I commuted in style. Anyway, like I said, glad to see you're none the worse for it.
 

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Really sorry to hear of the total...since you don't mention it, apparently you got to walk away unscathed? Sounds like a typical GoldWing accident, though, I've dropped my '75 twice, and while it wasn't totaled, all I had to show for it was some road rash and, in once case, a ripped suit (as in business suit....yeah, I commuted in style. Anyway, like I said, glad to see you're none the worse for it.
I had 3 broken ribs, a banged up knee and some road rash. Coming along nicely. Should be back in the wind in a couple more weeks UNLESS the knee ends up requiring surgery. Aggravated an old injury sustained from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and underwater welding work. We'll see, but feeling pretty chipper for an old toot right now...... Ride 'em or sell 'em............
 

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I had 3 broken ribs, a banged up knee and some road rash. Coming along nicely. Should be back in the wind in a couple more weeks UNLESS the knee ends up requiring surgery. Aggravated an old injury sustained from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and underwater welding work. We'll see, but feeling pretty chipper for an old toot right now...... Ride 'em or sell 'em............
Well, all the more, then...maybe not unscathed, but still here to get back on one again. May you recover quickly!
 
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2002 GL1800 Illusion Blue.. Mint condition.. 41,000 miles.. My wife and I love this bike and glad we found it for sale.. it was bought new by previous owner and had to sell due to shoulder operation, could not ride anymore..we got lucky... anyway keep posts coming..have a great day..
 

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1985 GL1200 Goldwing Aspencade Limited Edition.
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New owner of a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade Limited Edition. Work done so far due to limited time to mess with it and awaiting parts for the cam belts is a new battery, repainted the bracket for the battery as it had peeling paint and rust, cleaned up some more peeling paint and rust in the battery tray, giving it a primer and paint touch up. I also installed a pigtail for the trickle charger since the computer on these allegedly doesn't shut off. List of sorting includes cam belts and tensioners, all fluids to be flushed and replaced with new, new tires and new fork seals, and checking all the rubber bits for age wear and replacing as necessary. I want to be comfortable with running a nearly 40 year old motorcycle on long distance rides.
 
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Overall, still looks good…Honda really upped their game when the 1200 was designed.
 

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Thanks. I have a soft spot for the 1200's. My first one was a basket case. It had a burned stator, and just never quite wanted to run right after it was replaced. It still loved it when it ran. I upgraded from it to a GL1800 in which I ran 14k miles in a year. Follwing year, I got stupid and sold it. This one seems to be in much better condition than my first one, and the stator is good. I checked for that this time. LOL
 
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