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  1. Community Discussion Forums

    1. New Features, Instructions and Forum Tutorials

      Notifications for new features, instructions and forum tutorials will be posted here and your comments are encouraged.

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    2. Self Introductions, Welcomes & Special Events

      New members are encouraged to create an introductory post in this forum and we will be sure to welcome you aboard! Along with introductions, birthdays, get-well, congrats, etc. may also be posted here.

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    3. General Goldwing (and other Motorcycles) Discussion Forum

      This is our primary discussion board for motorcycle related conversations and information sharing.

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    4. Non-Motorcycle Miscellaneous Topic Discussion Forum

      All of our regular, non-motorcycle related conversation can take place here.

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    5. Scheduled and Impromptu Events/M&Gs

      This is the place to post and/or discuss any upcoming scheduled events and even organize impromptu Meet & Greets or rides.

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    6. Trip Planning, Favorite Routes & Past Rides

      Discuss where you would like to go in the future that you haven't been to yet on your bike. Or discuss your planned future rides.

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    7. Classified Adverts

      For Sale and Items Wanted posts go here in the same forum please!

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    8. NAGF Photo Contest

      Post your Goldwing pictures here to be voted on each month.

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    9. Rowan & Martin's Laugh In!

      A place for a little fun. Let's keep your posts rated for no higher than PG please. All material rated R or above by the Moderators will be removed without explanation.

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  2. Technical Discussion Forums

    1. Motorcycle Technical Questions, Discussions & Builds

      Here you can post your Goldwing technical questions. Be specific in the subject line please.

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    2. Trike Specific Technical Questions, Discussions & Builds

      Here you can post your Goldwing trike related technical questions as well as technical discussions. Trike specific topics please.

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    3. Trailer & Camper Trailer Questions, Discussions & Builds

      Here you can post your trailer & camper trailer technical questions, discussions and Builds/Refurbish/Modifications

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    4. SideCar Rigs

      For those who have Sidecars, would like to learn about Sidecars or would like to swap maintenance tips, stories, trip memories of your sidecar.

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    5. Links / Reference Materials

      If you have a good link to a supplier, reference materials or just an all round good business then post your links here.

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  3. Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    1. "Aspen© Lightweight Camper Owners"

      A Special Interest Group focused on the ownership of the Aspen© Lightweight Camper Trailer (Ambassador, Classic, Sentry & the new Base Camp) including utlization, maintenance and modifications. This is NOT an exclusive group. Please feel free to join in on the conversations! They're a unique and creative bunch of characters!

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  4. Community Service & Support

    1. Important Forum Rules - Please Read

      This is the place where you can read and comment on our initial attempt at establishing some basic ground rules for the community. None of this is written in stone and modifications will be made based on our observations and the discussions in this forum.

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    2. Things We're Working On or Recently Completed!

      Here you will find some of the things that we may be working on to bring you a better community experience! This particular section is locked down so that we can keep a running record. If you have suggestions you can submit them using the "Beneficial Suggestions" link from the top line menu. Thank you for the continued support!

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    3. General Support Requests

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    4. This is JUST a Test Forum

      You can do your testing here, please be aware that this forum will be purged on a regular basis.

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    • ibike2havefun
      My default search radius on cycletrader is 150 miles from my ZIP code; limiting the search to 2018 and 2019 DCT Tour models generally yields a couple dozen hits- more than enough for a starting point.  Expanding that to 250 miles yields several dozen bikes and shows a range of prices, from around $20.5K up to MSRP.  If I throw in the manual shift Tour models the results expand even further and the bottom price I see is around $18.5K.   For a long while I was stalking a still-in-the-crate airbag model (2018, Tour, DCT) listed at $22,689 on the web- a substantial reduction from the $31,000 MSRP- which leads me to conclude the marketplace is relatively soft because that bike was listed nearly continuously for about four months at that price.  It finally sold about six weeks ago.  At this point I'm thinking the actual price point, or at least the upper limit I'd go to, is +/- ~$7500 under the (VERY optimistic) MSRP.   But, this may all be an exercise in fantasy because Mrs. Fun has to agree to it and thus far that seems unlikely.  But it's good to have data and knowledge of the experiences of other, "just in case".
    • waltja02
      I just bought a NOS 18 Goldwing tour manual shift. The research I did, did not give me any reason to avoid the 18. I figured after 2 years of them being on the road and no major issues that I could find, it was safe to pull the trigger.   I did a demo ride on the manual shift before I bought, and man has the riding technology drastically improved from my 91 Interstate. I did't even consider the DCT. It was just too hard for me to think about riding without shifting. Kind of a control thing.    I personally think that DCT will hold its value a little better 10+ years down the road especially if new older riders begin to ride. The DCT will just make it easier to learn for them.   One last thing as you have mentioned there are still plenty of NOS 18 Goldwings in most available configurations. If your local place doesn't have or won't deal don't be afraid to drive. After Mrs. Walt was asked "does this number make you feel warm and fuzzy boss lady" by the local shop during negations we ended up driving 3 hours away to buy ours. 
    • ibike2havefun
      Hi-   I've been watching advertised prices on 2018+ Goldwings, thinking that I'd like to have one.  It may never happen- I had a get-off from my beloved 2004 ST1300 at the end of September 2019, which makes Mrs. Fun ... "concerned" about the wisdom of my ever returning to the motorcycling world- but supposing it might, here's what I want to know.    Would there be any specific reason to avoid buying a leftover NOS 2018 model Goldwing?  I know they had a few teething troubles and minor glitches in the software, among other things.  Presumably all of the patches are still available and would be downloaded (automagically or otherwise) as part of Mother Honda's ongoing software update process.   Are those glitches fixed in 2019 and 2020 models?  Are there other things I should know?  I have several internet friends who have 2018 models and to a man they seem happy enough with them. I've combed this and other GW forums and have not run across anything really concrete as a reason to avoid the 2018 lot but my general rule of thumb is to avoid buying the first model year of any vehicle after a major revision.   Obviously the things that age even without use (tires, fluids, battery) will need consideration but those are not model year-specific so we don't need to talk about them here.   Secondly, and also not related to model year: is DCT worth the extra $1500+ price bump over traditional toe-shifting models?  Part of me says it may be the future and may therefore improve the resale value a decade-plus hence when I hang up the keys for good, but part says the bike may still be easy enough to sell no matter what the configuration that it wouldn't matter to anyone but me whether it was automatic or manual.  Given the current overall declining market trends, would guys who are now 35-45 and not buying bikes be likely to buy a bike when they are 50-60?  And would they care whether my beloved RDW1NG had a manual or an automatic transmission?
    • waltja02
      Thanks for the input. I knew that I wouldn't get $5000 for it. I just figured someone would make me some kinda of offer. I guess I'll lower the ask price to $3000 so there is some room left to give someone a "deal" to negotiate 
    • Ghost Rider 2
      my opinion at $5,000 it will not sell.  Bike is almost 30 years old. I understand you have extras added to it.  But $2500 to $3,000 is all it would bring,  I sold a 1500 last year with less than 25,000 miles extremely nice for about $3,000
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