My 2011 FLHTK has not been back to Harley except for the front brake recall. Highly satisfied with it. Highly satisfied with the 2008 Wing I had but could never get comfortable on it. Ride what makes ya smile.
You might want to get to know the folks at Schroader's Honda in NC. Just a short ride from you; it will be hard for anyone to beat there prices unless your head over to Arkansas. I got my first V-twin in 1964. The first wing in 2001; have never looked back. It is a different bike, give it a chance. A lot of us wind up changing the seat, adding pegs back rest, that sort of thing. As some else previously posted, wash it, change the oil every now and then, check the tires and go ride. There a bunch of wings out there with 200k+ miles with little to no work, maybe pugs and and battery and that is it. BTW - love riding the area around you.
Also check out Sport Cycles in Rockingham NC. Bryan, Sales and the whole team were great. No add ons to the price and ready to go when they said. This bike, Tour DCT, is by far the best one of the 75 I have had. Enjoy.
Congrats. I just picked up my bike today from about 50 miles away. "Accuweather" called for sunshine and low 40s, maybe a flurry, up to 0.1". Well, that changed on my way home, got sleet and snow, mixed with rain. The bike rides well and I wasn't even cold. First thing I did was take it to a manual spray car wash and get all the salt off when I got home. I will have to get some pics in the next few days.
I haven't stopped smiling myself. Awesome bike!
I've been registered here and lurking for 4 years, but didn't have an 1800, so didn't contribute.
I got a deal on an '03 and trailer last week that I couldn't pass up, so finally ready to join the crowd.
I've had a couple of GL1200's and a couple of GL1500's, so I'm not new to Goldwings.
Bought my first Gold Wing in December 1984 (1985 Aspencade). My wife and I spent the next 5 years using any vacation time we had to travel around the country with it. Great times and now great memories. Then the kids came along and our long touring trips ended. I kept the Wing but bought a...
Hey all. Started riding way back when and my first bike was a Shadow ACE but I always wanted a Goldwing. I have been lurking here for a bit studying up and finally came across a deal I couldnt refuse and am now the proud second owner of a 2013. Now to learn all I can from all of you guys here.