Gowing wrote:congrats J.R!
I was wondering if you could describe how she runs and handles compared to a stock wing and say, your CBX shown.
The only Gold Wings I've ridden prior to this one have been customers bikes that were: newer, bigger, not naked. So, I haven't got much to compare to in the early NGW world.
This GL of mine accelerates faster than many bikes I've owned including a FJR1300, thanks to the supercharger and medium compound racing tires. (No lift, just hook and book!)
With a lower center of gravity, the Racetech springs and valving up front and the Wilber Racing shocks out back, the handling is very good. Similar to a modern sport bike.
Additionally, when I made the handlebars, I wanted that "tucked-in" feeling. I wasn't certain how it would be on the road but, I've concluded that I hit the nail on the head with that mod. Just a centimeter lower and the controls would be digging into the shelter on turns. Not too low but a good riding stance, works nice with the lowered saddle height.
When the weather turns nice in the Spring I want to experiment with all the suspension adjustments including lowering the front end about 25mm or so. I'll see if those changes make any improvements or not.
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