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Offline Cycledude

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Re: Rode 2 new Gold Wings today- a short review
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2018, 08:46:10 pm »
I seriously looked at a Goldwing F6B and the big hangup for me was my left foot-shift foot-could barely fit on top of the shift lever and under the engine valve cover.  I almost had to wedge my foot in there on top of the shifter to downshift.  This was a complete distraction.  Other than that the bike is a big bang for the buck and feels much lighter than it actually is.  I should still take a test ride as I am sure the torque of that 6-cyl is a blast.

What size shoe do u wear ?  I wear size 13 and have absolutely no trouble shifting.  If shifting with your foot is a problem get the DCT then it will shift all by itself or manually with one finger.
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Offline Hfjeff

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Re: Rode 2 new Gold Wings today- a short review
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2018, 10:07:32 pm »
What size shoe do u wear ?  I wear size 13 and have absolutely no trouble shifting.  If shifting with your foot is a problem get the DCT then it will shift all by itself or manually with one finger.

I only wear a size 10 tactical boot for riding so not an oversized toe.  Same issue as TwoWheelObsession.  Check out 3:15.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnoI3CrJyw


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Offline RonH

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Re: Rode 2 new Gold Wings today- a short review
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2018, 10:08:32 pm »
I would stay manual for long term reliability if nothing else. A couple guys already have 10,000 or more miles on the 2018 with the DCT though on the GL1800 forum. 10,000 miles has already surpassed my expectation for DCT life.
I wear a size 12 boot, and on my 2008 Goldwing never have a problem shifting.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 10:12:23 pm by RonH »
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Offline Cycledude

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Re: Rode 2 new Gold Wings today- a short review
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 07:58:31 am »
I only wear a size 10 tactical boot for riding so not an oversized toe.  Same issue as TwoWheelObsession.  Check out 3:15.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnoI3CrJyw

Definitely not the first time I’ve heard that complaint but since I have absolutely no hint of a problem shifting with my size 13 boots it just makes me wonder what’s going on.
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Alaska and western Canada trip planing
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?board=84.0

2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 508,000 smiles

 

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