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tjak4307
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GL1800 Accessories

Postby tjak4307 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:18 pm



I just purchased a 2010 GL1800. Looking for advice on accessories. I was thinking of first adding an oscillating module for the head and break light, back rest, and highway pegs. Any thoughts on what are the best things to add first for safety and comfort are greatly appreciated. Band information and where to buy the items would also be nice.

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Re: GL1800 Accessories

Postby thrasherg » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:18 pm

I found that a back rest for the rider made a huge difference to my rider comfort!! Would definately recomend one.. I also like highway pegs, after an hour riding or so, its nice to put your feet out and forwards for 15 minutes to move around and re-distribute the weight on your arse and back (aliviates sore points).. The addition of a GPS was a nice touch as well, especially as mine doubles up as an MP3 player so I can listen to my music instead of the radio.. The biggee for me was a Traxxion suspension upgrade (complete front end and new rear shock), It raised the wing about 1 to 1.5 inches but made the handling so much nicer, along with disabling the anti dive.. The stock springs (front and rear) are just way to soft for the weight of a stock wing.. Have added some chrome parts, but that was for the posser in me, not for better handling!! I would like to fit a headlight flasher (for better visibility) in the near future.

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Re: GL1800 Accessories

Postby dingdong » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:32 pm

I recommend wind wings. Brand isn't important.Great for summer or winter riding. Here are some from Wingstuff.

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_list/gl1800 ... ctors/des/
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Re: GL1800 Accessories

Postby hogvette » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:58 pm

I too just purchased a 2010 Goldwing. I ordered a backrest,highway pegs, hand wings and a cup holder. I hope they are in Sat. I would not put a oscillating head light on because it can be mistaken as signaling to let someone to move in front of you. Too risky plus there is plenty of light on the Wing. Enjoy your new Wing.

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Re: GL1800 Accessories

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:19 pm

The modulating head light is a fantastic safety item. I've had one on my bike for a year now, and I have never had anyone pull out in front of me because of it. More than anything, they pull over and get out of my way, I suspect thinking it's police. I've had SO MANY people tell me "hey, your headlight is flashing!" So it works...people sure notice it, which is a Good Thing. I highly recommend them.

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Re: GL1800 Accessories

Postby dingdong » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:08 am

Me too, on the modulator. Wouldn't be without it. However there are times that I turn it off. Like when following behind someone or riding in a group. I have had cages slow down so slow, on the highway or in town, thinking I was a cop that is became a hazard to me.


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