Ricardo's New Ride

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Ricardo's New Ride

Post by joeracket » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:35 am

:) :) :) ....... congrats on the new wing rick ...... one mighty fine looking bike ........ enjoy ..... :) :) :)



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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by hammerman » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:09 am

DAMN !!!! That`s a beauty!!! :cool: :notworthy:

Enjoy the heck outta that slick lookin machine ! :)
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Chumbly » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:45 pm

Luv the color Rick... Happy riding. :dance: :cool:
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by McJeep » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:19 am

DCT with Airbag huh? Beautylicious - test rode the DCT locally and really enjoyed every single aspect of it...excepth the downshift was a bit stiff for me.

Enjoy guy!! She's Boo'ful!
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Bam » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:57 am

oh ya, that's a fine looking machine. :cool:
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Mikester » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 am

This is a fantastic looking goldwing. When you get a chance give us a quick review of how it compares to your older goldwing.
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Boone » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 am

Nice bike! I hope you're all healed up! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by RoadWarrior » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:06 pm

That is a real nice looking bike! What is riding a DCT like? Is it automatic like a car?
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Rickardo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:15 pm

Reply to a couple of questions on the board.
I have put 500 km on the bike this week, I am feeling fairly comfortable with it now. I certainly notice that it is a lot narrower than the 02 wing. When I first got it, I felt like the seat was a lot higher, but in checking, it is 744 mm compared to the GL1800 at 740, so there is really not much difference. I guess because it is new and a different seat, it feels that way. You do sit closer to the windshield, so I really haven't noticed much difference in wind, maybe just a bit more on the arms. The fairing doesn't cover all of my leg as the 02 did, so I think they might get a bit wet in the rain. The bike handles nice. I have done some circles in a parking lot to get the feel for it. You can turn it pretty tight, less than three stall widths so far. First gear is low enough in TOUR mode that it will just go around nicely. It seems that if you get slow enough, the clutch starts to engage. The DCT in automatic mode, shifts up through the gears and back down. If you put it in manual, you shift up, but it still shifts down automatically. You can override either with the paddles. I have used the hill start assist a couple of times and it works well. Once you release the brakes, it lets the brake off over about 3 seconds. There is idle mode, where the engine shuts off if you are stopped over 3 seconds. Turn the throttle a bit, it starts and the clutch engages. Starter and alternator are combined into one, so it is always engaged. It has walking forward and reverse which apparently uses the motor and not the starter as in previous Wings.
I liked my 95 Wing which was heavy in the front when going slow. The 02, I called a crotch rocket for old men. This is just a nice machine. Still working on the Apple Car play. It is a learning curve for me, but I am getting there. The GPS, I haven't got there yet. There is satellite radio, you have to install an antenna. Here are a couple of links if anyone is interested.
1. Changes made in the new model.
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ ... -tour.html
2. Fred Harmon review after 12K miles.
He made videos on servicing the GL1800. Saved me tons of money.
http://www.angelridevideos.com/reviews/ ... Update.pdf
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by RoadWarrior » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:13 am

Wow, great post, thanks for sharing. It certainly would take some getting used to. Personally, I would be concerned about losing control through the gears both up and down. That could be a “once you try it” thing...

I would like to hear your opinion after a few thousand KM’s.
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Mikester » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:59 pm

Hey Rick

Thanks for your review and the link to Fred Harmon's review.
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Re: Ricardo's New Ride

Post by Mal » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:10 am

Nice hot rod! It should keep you smiling for a while :)
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