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Black Anodized Sidestand Pad
ITEM CODE: RIGL18013, SKU: RIGL18013
| I don't know ... I read these reviews and I really get confused. Here's my experience with this part is a nutshell. I have a 2014 'wing. Pad slipped on without problems. Put a drop of Loctite on the set screw. Tightened it down. Put it up and down - absolutely no problems. Rode off. |
It is not made out of rubber - it is anodized aluminum. The setscrew won't come out if you use Loctite. It does not hit the bike. I did not not have to install it with a hammer. I did not have to grind down my stand. It looks good. The bike no longer digs into hot asphalt.
Problem solved - literally, less than a ten minute job.
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for GL1800
ITEM CODE: PRRBBB, SKU: PRRBBB
A solution looking for a problem
| So I'm a new 2014 GL1800 owner (but old rider) and I'm just surfing through WingStuff looking for things to spend money on when I come upon "Baby Buggy Bumpers". Remember, I'm new to the 'wing, so I've gotta read about this. I'm not surprised when I read that they help prevent trunk lid abrasion, because when I took my bike on an "inaugural" 4,000 mile jaunt down south, I noticed this abrasion every time I unloaded the trunk for the night. To eliminate the problem, I went to Home Depot, bought some Velcro dots and just applied them (felt side only) to the chaffing points inside the lip of the trunk lid - there are 14 little dots that get rubbed into the lid, so locating the right spots is not difficult. Clean the lid with alcohol first. No fuss, no muss, 10 minute job, problem solved. And, absolutely no problem opening or closing the lid, although it doesn't pop up when the remote is triggered ... this should be my biggest problem in life. Extra benefit - I've you don't like what the Velcro does, take it off and the drill your holes for the bumpers.|
Anyway, even though I didn't buy these little bumpers, I did read about the problems with them. For those of you who don't like to overthink things (like me), here's my brief take. Why anyone would want to line up a template, drill 4 holes into a $1,000 trunk lid, struggle to pull the little buggers through said holes and THEN have to shave off some material just to make it all work is beyond me. These bumpers seem like over engineering to solve a simple problem at it's finest.
But hey, that's just me and I hope they do work well for you.
Park-n-Move Wheeled Dolly
ITEM CODE: LLPNMS, SKU: LLPNMS
Nice Little Tool
| So, I read the reviews and was a little concerned about all of the comments around problems in lifting the bike up onto the stand. But, I figured what the hell ... I really do need something exactly like this to be able to store my 'wing in a very tight garage, especially since my wife said her 'vette isn't going anywhere.|
I received the device yesterday, and in my humble estimation, it is perfect. First of all, I did what I never do and actually read the directions, which is why I now know that raising the rear suspension to it's highest point makes loading easier. Second, I learned that placing a simple 2 x 8 under the rear wheel and reversing onto it makes loading the dolly easy - no harder that putting the bike on the center stand in a parking lot. I didn't have to build a special stand or little ramp ... just backed onto the 2 x 8. I have the stock stand - no "special" center stand and this method worked perfectly. Not only that, I did it 4 times just to confirm I wasn't just lucky on the first try.
As far as moving the thing around the garage and having the bike tilt or fall off, I can't even imagine how you would do that if you were just being careful. First off, push the thing slowly ... how much time are you saving by trying to push it as fast as you can? If you do this and do hit a pebble (you should have swept the floor first), the momentum will be insufficient to tip the bike. It will just stop and you'll have to remove the obstacle.
How to move it. I don't know if the guy in the video is actually a rider or not, but I would highly recommend that you don't push your 900 lb. motorcycle around by the spoiler, especially by pushing down to raise the front wheel - that is unless you want to buy a $1,000 trunk lid. Instead. I would say to only move it with one hand on the handlebar and one on the passenger grip. And, despite other claims, I found that pushing or pulling really doesn't make much difference.
To unload the bike, you can follow the cumbersome manufacturers instructions by tightening down the difficult to reach thumbscrews on the wheels or you could do it the easy way. How's that? Put the 2 x 8 back under the rear wheel, put two wedges (you might have to make these - I used paper wedges that printers use to adjust stacked of paper) under each of the forward wheels and just push the damn bike off the dolly. No muss, no fuss. Remember to readjust your suspension before riding.
This is a great little tool but at first I thought it was a little pricey. Wrong. This thing is built like a tank and my guess is that it will easily outlast me on this earth. I rate it a 5 star "buy"