Tech

The Missing Early Gold Wing

Editor’s note: Boody has studied GL1000s extensively since 1975, besides owning some of these glorious bikes since they first came out, and later restoring others. Aboard since the Wing’s start, GL1000 enthusiasts such as Boody know a lot about these pre-production and production model Wings. As Boody states, “I appreciate your interest in me and… Read more »

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Meet Heathen

I started adding my own touches to my Valkyrie almost immediately.

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Is there a downside to tech?

Gold Wing Technology - Airbag

Last September, Dainese introduced its D/air bagequipped one-piece race suit to the U.S. market. A street version was recently introduced in Europe and is expected to be available in the U.S. sometime soon. I won’t go into the mechanics of how it works. It fits neatly inside a riding jacket and just suffice it to… Read more »

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The Gold Wing Evolution

Gold Wing - Classic

The marketing folks at Honda began to envision the real possibility that the Gold Wing was and should be thought of as a touring motorcycle.

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North East Trikes

BROTHERS BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM REAL-LIFE SOLUTIONS It all began in 2006 when Bobby Guglielmo decided to trike his bike after back troubles made him concerned he might drop the bike with his wife on it. Having worked in the auto-body business for years, Guglielmo wasn’t satisfied with parts of the trike install, even though… Read more »

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Ham it Up

Ham Radio

Ham Radio, A fun special interest group Ham radio is also known as amateur radio and sometimes called shortwave radio. Unlike CB radio, it has more than one band and more modes of transmission than only AM channels. Ham bands run from microwave to UHF (ultra high frequency), VHF (very high frequency) and HF (high… Read more »

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It’s a Wrap

Vinyl Wrapped Gold Wing

I vinyl wrapped my Goldwing! Iwas the owner of a beautiful Black ’99 GL1500 SE with a Hannigan sidecar. Anyone who owns a black bike knows that it’s only black and shiny after you wash it. Take it for a ride and five minutes down the road, it’s dirty again. After six years of doing… Read more »

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Workbench: March 2016

stu and bike

Answers to the technical questions in this month’s Workbench were provided by Stu Oltman, Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor.

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10-4 Good Buddy

CB Install 18000

Installing a CB on an 1800 When I bought my 2012 GL1800, the CB radio was a factory option that listed for $1,100. I thought that was a bit pricey since I knew that the bike was prewired for the CB radio, and the controls were already present on the handlebars. In fact, since the… Read more »

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Optic Armor +4 Windscreen

On the first test ride with the Optic Armor GL1800 +4 windscreen installed on our 2001 GL1800 Motor Trike, we noticed several significant improvements. It replaces a wide and tall screen from another manufacturer. The ultimate pleasant surprise is the optical clarity. Gone is the distortion on the side edges, as we had with the… Read more »

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Installing Saddlebag Net Inserts

Like a lot of 1500 owners, I eventually upgraded to an 1800 (mine’s a 2012). While I really like the improved low speed stability and the fuel injection system, I do miss a few things about the 1500. First is the significantly more visible rear lights. One of the next items I miss is the… Read more »

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