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rrgood70
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overjoyed!

Postby rrgood70 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:58 pm



Hi,

I just bought a 2006 GL 1800 in Black and I think it is very much a dream. I have never seen so many options and gadgets on a bike and I don't have the manual. :( I'm not even sure where to start. Can anyone help with advice on how to get to know this awesome machine!
Also is there anything that I should know about the motorcycle? Thank you much Russ



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Re: overjoyed!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 10:26 am

rrgood70 wrote:Hi,

I just bought a 2006 GL 1800 in Black and I think it is very much a dream. I have never seen so many options and gadgets on a bike and I don't have the manual. :( I'm not even sure where to start. Can anyone help with advice on how to get to know this awesome machine!
Also is there anything that I should know about the motorcycle? Thank you much Russ


Congratulations! It's beyond me why people sell bikes and don't pass along the owner's manual when they do so. The first thing you should do (and best advice to get to know it) is to get one for your bike: http://goldwingdocs.com/HelmManual.asp?SKU=31MCA651

What's your background in riding? That will help us with any suggestions for your new bike.

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Re: overjoyed!

Postby harvey01 » Tue May 05, 2015 2:58 pm

Ditto on Wing Admin's suggestion to get a copy of the Owners Manual. ( Iwonder why so many of these manuals get separated from the bikes. Mine stay on the bike in case I need them 500 miles down the road.)

If you plan on doing a lot of your own service, oil changes are simple, you might want to get a copy of the service manual also.

About the biggest thing after reading the manual is to get on the bike and ride and try out all the buttons and see what happens and then reread what is supposed to happen. The GL1800 is a fun ride so go enjoy!
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Re: overjoyed!

Postby spiralout » Tue May 05, 2015 6:18 pm

Agreed. Owner's Manual. I had one for my 1500 before I even decided to buy it :o
Plenty of digital copies on the 'net for free if you don't want to give Helm 17 bucks for a reproduction paper copy, too.

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Re: overjoyed!

Postby rrgood70 » Tue May 05, 2015 10:10 pm

I bought a hard copy of the manual on eBay, so I'll take my time and go throughout it. The wife and I took it for a ride after work, and we loved it. My riding experience if limited to a 2008 KLR 650 that I've owned since 2010, so I'm still a bit unsteady at low speed, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it real soon. The riding position is actually very similar to the KLR just lower to the ground. I can't believe the power of this bike! 50mph feels like 20, and I looked at the speed o and saw I was going 75 several times. Handles great! Super impressed! Thanks for the responses. Is there any must have upgrades for the 2006?




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