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Gary

Anaheim, CA, US, 92807

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Gary

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Community College Instructor

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Member Since:

05.26.2011


Bike 1:

Cabernet Red 2008 Honda Goldwing NAV / ABS

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Front Fender Tip for GL1800
ITEM CODE: KU7321,   SKU: KU7321

10.07.2012

5 Stars

Easy install. Looks like it belongs. Dresses up the front end well.
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Progressive Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit for GL1800
ITEM CODE: TR779004,   SKU: TR779004

07.14.2012

5 Stars

This is not just for the Monotubes as I had installed Progressive Monotubes, a Progressive Rear Spring as well as All Balls Bearings. I also had my actuator re-filled, bled and a new braided line installed. (Thank you John at JBJ in Santa Ana!)

In writing about my impressions know that I have only had the OEM experience and have ridden no other Goldwings with an aftermarket suspension.

After I picked up the bike I took it on several sets of railroad tracks (they were easy to find as JBJ is in an industrial area of Santa Ana) then on the freeway and finished on Santiago Canyon Highway, which has some gentle twisties.

I am not a strong sport rider. I had the install done mainly for comfort versus some might for better handling. I can throw the bike around a bit but I will never come in at number one or two. Other bikes can pass me on the inside of a turn.

Wow! Before whenever I hit a bump there was a jolt to the bike and my spine many times locking up the Anti-Dive Valve. And then all the next bumps where even harsher. Now the bumps are soft. In a sweeping turn the more I leaned into the turn I would find that my OEM forks (and rear shock if I was two up) would flex or go in and out (compress?). No more. My bike on a sweeping turn is now rock solid! Before if I was at high RPM’s and I let off of the throttle my forks would compress. No more. Before when I was in a turn and I hit a bump I was on high alert as my forks would compress in a very scary way. Today I hit several of these and it was if the bike did not even notice. Before I would evade all man-hole covers. I hated the jarring, like I was riding a HD hard tail. Again, now the bike just doesn’t seem to notice.

The bike does sit taller, even with the tubes sticking up about ½ inch above the triple tree. With the Corbin seat I can still get both feet on the ground but not as surely as I did before. But this is a small price to pay for the increased handling coupled with the smoothness of the ride. Oh, and I had the Pre-Load set at “0” the entire ride. I weigh 230.
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Fender Accent Filler for GL1800
ITEM CODE: BB52801,   SKU: BB52801

07.12.2012

5 Stars

These fit so well I wondered if I even needed the adhesive. As stated by others, very easy install and they look like they were designed by Honda. They match my Show Chrome Shelter vent inserts. Well worth the wait on back order.
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Handlebar Risers Standard or Tall Rider Version
ITEM CODE: PG02361

06.20.2012

5 Stars

I had these installed today at JBJ Cycles in Santa Ana (thanks Neil). I had installed a Corbin Seat and it lowered me and moved me back. My arms were straight. With these MBL Risers I am now where I was but also higher. I think that with the higher bars I am more sure in my handling at slow speeds (2 - 5 mph).
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Trunk Key Hole Trim Accent for GL1800
ITEM CODE: KU3219,   SKU: KU3219

02.20.2012

5 Stars

This trim looks even better on my bike then on the web. Easy install.
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Deluxe 3pc Carpet Kit for GL1800 2001-2010
ITEM CODE: WSGL18CA,   SKU: WSGL18CA

02.20.2012

5 Stars

I like these. They fit well, and offer a bit of protection to anything I put in the areas. They have a rubber backing with little rubber stubs that keep the carpet pieces from moving / sliding. The product is as thick as the carpet mats in my Honda Pilot. Overall I am happy with this purchase.
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Utopia Driver Backrest for GL1800 2001-2017
ITEM CODE: UT18MC12,   SKU: UT18MC12

01.16.2012

5 Stars

This last weekend I installed a Utopia Backrest. The You Tube video really was a big help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3igm0NZSx8

The hardest part for me was cutting into the seat (emotionally). But otherwise the install is fairly straight forward. All in all it took me about an hour and I am no mechanic.

Afterwards I took it for an hour ride mostly on interstates and WOW. Now my bike really is a Barcalounger on wheels.

The biggest improvement for me is with the highway pegs. Now the pegs make sense. I found the greatest relief to be driving up a large hill.

I am glad that I spent the money and did this install.
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Universal Throttle Boss
ITEM CODE: KU6251,   SKU: KU6251

01.12.2012

3 Stars

When this was on it worked well. But when I added the clam-shell ISO grips the throttle boss lasted for only about 50 miles and then slid off when I was on cruise control and my hand was off of the grip.
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Gloss Black Grip End Weights
ITEM CODE: KU6339,   SKU: KU6339

01.12.2012

5 Stars

I love how these "finish" off the look of the black ISO grips and really enjoy the weighted ends in helping me in turns. They appear to be well machined, a quality product.
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ISO-Grips Black for use w/OEM Heated Grips for GL1800
ITEM CODE: KU6383,   SKU: KU6383

01.12.2012

3 Stars

I love the look of these and the larger diameter are a real blessing on these old hands. I am disappointed in the very poor heat transfer. I just do not get the heat through them that I was expecting. I also found the tolerances to be less then ideal so even when installed carefully there was still a slight gap on one in the middle (BUT not the other, go figure!).
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Quick Release Drink Holder for GL1800, GL1500
ITEM CODE: WSDH1,   SKU: WSDH1

09.18.2011

5 Stars

Works as advertised. Doesn't hold cups much larger then a standard water bottle but that means that it holds a standard water bottle just perfectly!
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Superbrace Chrome Fork Brace w/Fork Protectors For GL1800
ITEM CODE: SB2318,   SKU: SB2318

08.28.2011

4 Stars

This weekend I installed the Superbrace on my 2008 GL 1800. The install went well, really easy, primarily due to the YouTube video. The instructions that came with the brace sucked. No diagrams or definitions of terms or location of parts, etc. (that is why 4 stars)

In riding the bike after the install I was looking for differences so not really a "blind" study. I have noticed that I seem to be more sure and smooth on slow speed turns. You know, those right hand turns from a stop where you are going 3 - 5 mph. Same with parking lot turns where I am going really slow and the pavement is poor.

On the interstate I did not notice as much difference except for those asphalt snakes. Where two slabs have come together in a lane and some asphalt is on top of the seam but they are not perfectly level. My bike now seems to be less reactive when going across that line.

Not sure why Honda is not including these as OEM's. The labor seems like it would be the same as for that plastic crap that comes with the bike and in bulk it's got to be a lot less money then what I paid.

Of course any improvement may just be my overactive imagination.
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