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 on: January 22, 2018, 08:40:29 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Dan
On thinking about the new Wing I came to the conclusion that a great part of the weight reduction is the result of downsizing the luggage...

I don't know the difference in luggage capacity between the new Wing and old but if the Honda's side cases still can swallow a full face helmet (I'm guessing it can) then it is still a substantial amount of space.  Also, I don't think the luggage size makes a great deal of difference in weight.  I'm thinking it's mostly air with a plastic shell around it.  The top box is still standard so there is plenty of luggage capacity, even if it is reduced overall to some degree.

The fuel tank was reduced in size but according to Honda the range remains the same because of the newer bike having a more efficient motor so that's probably a worthy change to make the bike lighter.

I understand that when you take a feature away it feels like you are getting less but if the overall machine is better then it's probably a good move forward.  Of course I'm saying this without ever owned or even taken one for a ride.  I did sit on one at a bike show once, that's about it. 

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 on: January 22, 2018, 08:29:44 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Greg
On thinking about the new Wing I came to the conclusion that a great part of the weight reduction is the result of downsizing the luggage.  That much is disappointing, to say the least.  When it comes to touring, you do want as much luggage capacity as possible.  The other thing, apparently, is a smaller fuel capacity and the new front suspension is apparently lighter than the previous dual fork set up.  That being said, I think Honda may have done all this as a nod to sporty handling.  The previous editions of the GL1800 have been proven good handlers.  I always called mine a sport bike on steroids.  Definitely a larger sport touring machine.  This new one is likely an even better handling bike, but at the expense of storage space.  Who wants to go on a long tour on a big, fancy bike, only to have to strap a duffel bag on the back seat for the rest of the stuff you want to take along.

Of course one could always do what one fellow did, years ago.  He jumped on his bike with only his toothbrush and the clothes he was wearing, and rode from California, all around the U.S.  No luggage, no bags except a small one for his rain gear.  Just in case.  He'd go for several days until he couldn't stand himself, then he'd stop at a Salvation Army second had store, buy a new set of clothes, rent a motel room and take a shower, then ride on and repeat.  Not sure I'd want to do that, but it's one way to get around the luggage space and trying to decide what to take on a long trip.

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 on: January 22, 2018, 08:18:07 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Greg
We did settle our minds to two two haulers.  Now the hard part narrowing it to one.

We have to sit down and make some decisions to pick which way is best for how we want to move forward "in life"

http://www.dutchmen.com/voltage/floorplans-and-pictures/floorplans-detail/?modelId=25542

https://www.newmarcorp.com/gas-motor-coaches/canyon-star/floorplans/

Then of course not to make it harder we found this.  There's a 4 acre piece of property in FL we found would be perfect for a RVPark Model

http://media.whydevelop.com/p/www.parkhomeswest.com/media/301815.jpg




Again it's a matter


Those all look like good choices.  Of course, the park model wouldn't be very transportable, but is likely a more affordable way to go in lieu of buying a regular house.  The motorhome is convenient, it's transportation and lodging all in one, but I like the idea of the 5th wheel trailer because after you park it, you have transportation, other than the motorcycles.  With a motorhome you would need to pull a car behind you. Lots of people do that, though.  If you already have at least a 3/4-ton truck, the 5th wheel choice, IMO, is a slam dunk.  Sounds like you guys are loving Florida.

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 on: January 22, 2018, 07:46:56 PM 
Started by xmax1 - Last post by jdbrot
Welcome!

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 on: January 22, 2018, 06:03:42 PM 
Started by xmax1 - Last post by CelticCross
Are you able to ride now? What year scooter? Color? How many miles have your ridden? Inquiring minds want to know as most of us are stuck inside right now and are envious of those to live in a milder climate.

Welcome from Lake Erie.

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 on: January 22, 2018, 03:41:28 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Maggie
We did settle our minds to two two haulers.  Now the hard part narrowing it to one.

We have to sit down and make some decisions to pick which way is best for how we want to move forward "in life"

http://www.dutchmen.com/voltage/floorplans-and-pictures/floorplans-detail/?modelId=25542

https://www.newmarcorp.com/gas-motor-coaches/canyon-star/floorplans/

Then of course not to make it harder we found this.  There's a 4 acre piece of property in FL we found would be perfect for a RVPark Model

http://media.whydevelop.com/p/www.parkhomeswest.com/media/301815.jpg




Again it's a matter

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 on: January 22, 2018, 07:32:15 AM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Expat47
I’m glad use used the singular form of toy - doesn’t look like it could haul much more than one. Good find!

Think Matchbox Cars.

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 on: January 22, 2018, 07:29:30 AM 
Started by alloo - Last post by Expat47



Liking my xmax so far 3k miles or so on it.

That's pretty quick! I just ask if you had any photos a minute ago! 

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 on: January 22, 2018, 07:28:00 AM 
Started by xmax1 - Last post by Expat47
Hello! Welcome from Athens, Greece.
Have you gotten any photos of your machine yet?

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 on: January 22, 2018, 06:53:33 AM 
Started by sirkitrider-2 - Last post by Clampett
Nameless , now that is one kewl place. Made me look it up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nameless,_Tennessee

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