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2018 Honda Goldwing Tour DCT Airbag
Deagle10,My new 2023 DCT Tour is supposed to be here this week. The dealer is 10 miles away but will not deliver. Here in Michigan we have snow on the ground and salt all over the roads. I'm renting a Uhaul motorcycle trailer to get it home. I'm putting a Condor wheel chock in the front. I am not securing it. The bike will go into the chock and when tied down the bike nor chock should not move. I trailered my FJR to North Carolina using this method and it worked great, although I used a Canyon Dancer on the handlebars.....so will try to use the soft strap method above the front wheel. I'm nervous as heck reading all of the scrapping bottom stories, and of course just taking my brand new toy up a ramp at all. But no way I'm riding this home with all the salt on the roads.....although now that I type this not sure how much better an uncovered trailer will be anyway for salt spray?
Congrats on your new '23 Wing. They're such fabulous bikes! Anyway, I don't blame you for wanting to haul it home even though it's a mere 10 miles or so. Now, depending on your speed, wind conditions, blizzard conditions or calm weather scenarios, yeah, you'll get a tad bit of the salt spray but not excessive. It will be waaaaaaaaaaay less than riding it home for that 10 miles. Depending on what you have for accommodations, if you get it home and it does have some dusting of salt spray, if you can douse it with some warm or even HOT water to neutralize the effects of any of the salt spray, you're new Wing will be just fine.
If you don't have any way of at least rinsing it off with hot or warm water, at least get it indoors and do a very thorough hot water wipe down. And get into every nook and cranny possible. And that means under it too. It's really too bad you have to do all this at all. We'd all love to pick up a new Wing and just hop on it and ride to where ever, ON THE WAY HOME. But, the weather and time of year doesn't always cooperate. By the way, what color did you get?