Traded up

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Post by safety2nd »

So today I traded a KLR650 and a 79 gl1000 for a 01 1800. I feel like I won, but dang there are a lot of buttons.

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Post by Viking »

Congratulations. You have rolled a semi sport and a tourer into the grand tourissimo of touring/sport bikes. You gonna love it.
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Post by raven41951 »

Don't worry about the buttons. They are only there for the frills. Throttle, clutch, brakes, shifter all the same as any other bike and that's what makes it go.
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Post by harvey01 »

raven41951 wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:25 pm Don't worry about the buttons. They are only there for the frills. Throttle, clutch, brakes, shifter all the same as any other bike and that's what makes it go.
Well said Raven!

And the owners manual describes how to use the buttons and audio system. You can also find the local chapter of GWRRA and I am sure an experienced owner would be glad to show you how the various stuff works. And additions he has made to make his Wing more comfortable for him. I do urge you do some riding before buying a bunch of stuff to put on the Wing.

If you do not have an owners manual you can get that and a service manual from:
These will be official Honda publication--not cheap but can quickly pay for themselves with jus maintenance info!
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Post by billbob »

Congrats on new bike.
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Post by Steve F »

Congrats on the new-to-you bike! As was mentioned earlier, everything is about the same as any other bike......except the throttle! It seems it's WAAAAAAY more sensitive that my old CB750F! LOL.
Enjoy the ride and the buttons thing will pass.
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Post by joeincalif »

Congrats on the new 2 you ride. Read the owners manual, all those buttons do a lot of different stuff, push them down and turn to toggle thru different settings. The 01 Gold Wing had a lot of recalls and service bulletins, including frame re weld, check with a dealer and see if they have been completed. Also you can call American Honda and they can tell you what has and has not been completed, they will also record the VIN and you as the new owner and will have the correct information if any more recalls or service bulletins happen.
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Post by Wingsconsin »

Congrats on what seems like a really good trade..
Post some pictures of that new ride so we can all see what you got !
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