Post by urbanmadness on Jun 27, 2014 11:56:17 GMT -5
Today is the first time I've managed to take the Goldwing to work without making any mistakes. I run about 15-17 miles each way to work, and alot of it's freeway, however, the Goldwing keeps you busy shifting and the tranny on the early Goldwings are not forgiving, you have to be clean and sure you are in gear, especially second and you don't want to bog it either, don't shift under 3500, so you don't, as it's hard on the shift forks. If you do bog it, it sounds like it's grinding up a bunch of marbles (the noise comes from the primary, and is common on goldwings with the four cyclinders). So making it all the way to work, without missing a shift, not having to catch the bike on a stop and not bogging it, is quite an accomplishment for me.
This bike will teach you technique, that's for sure. Like keeping your head up when comming to a stop.... Look down, go down, and with the goldwing, it's diffenatly like that. It's breaking me of some bad habits I've picked up. I'm pretty good with looking thru turns, so that's not much of a problem. I am still working on u-turns on a side street.
2007 Verona 150cc
115MM Hoca variator
12 gram weights
Mukuni fuel pump
top speed (58mph on GPS)
Upgraded valve stems after a blow out