New member (UK) - GL1800Riders
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Martyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 1
New member (UK)

Hi all,
I have just purchased a 2015 GL1800 nav/airbag Wing. Been after a Wing for a while and finally found one where the price matched my expectations. I have traded a K1600 GTLE for the wing. I have owned two K1600's and I certainly don't have a bad word for them. The wing is a different bike, different experience. I ride with my wife as pillion the majority of the time and will probably do around 7000 miles per year (which compared to you guys in the states I know is a walk in the park). I aim for one European tour per year, this years being to Lake Como, Northern Italy in May. Who knows what after that.

One of the attractions of the Wing,believe it or not is the lack of technology and what appears to be the possibility of home servicing, something I have not done for a while due to the complex nature of the BMW.

I would however like to bluetooth the audio/satnav to my bluetooth headsets. Does anyone have any experience of the SENA Freewire kit which is specific to the Goldwing? I am struggling to find a stockist in the UK and therefore information re its effectiveness is a bit thin on the ground.

I did peruse this forum a lot prior to committing to the Wing and I have to say the community appears stacked with knowledgeable owners that put to rest any jitters I had before buying.

Anyway, I collect the bike in a couple of weeks (dealer servicing etc) and looking forward to many miles on the bike and continuing to feed my interest with the huge variety of topics on this forum.

Martyn (Manchester UK)
Martyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 04:45 PM
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Kingwood, TX (just North of Houston)
Posts: 372
Welcome from the other side of the pond and the Great State of Texas.

Randy Rainwater
'09 Columbia Blue Metallic
'02 Hot Rod Yellow - Motortrike kit '14
DoubleR is online now  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 07:20 PM
Super Moderator
 
Ironhorse1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Posts: 4,030
Welcome and another Texas howdy.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Ironhorse1800, Hoss
2004 VTX1800N3 Red, Darkside Goodyear Assurance Tripletred 205/60/R16
2008 GL1800 ABS/NAV Red, Darkside #1273
[B]Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 195/55/16 / [COLOR=#000000]Yokohama Avid Envigor ZPS
Ironhorse1800 is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 10:14 PM
Seasoned Member
 
GLblinded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Willow River,mn.
Posts: 763
Martyn, welcome, please post some pictures of your travels, when you do go on your trips, I'd love to see what things look like over your way. If I can ever get over there to ride, maybe I could hire you to guide for me ( If I'm dreaming, I may as well dream big). Ireland and Scotland would be on my ride list too. So many roads...so little time. Again Welcome, and come back often.
GLblinded is online now  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 10:19 PM
Seasoned Member
 
speckfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 1,847
Garage
Welcome from Louisiana


May I pass you? I've got a Harley chasing me!!! #1378
2012 Gold Wing Level 4
speckfisher is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 11:00 PM
Seasoned Member
 
UNCLEJOHN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PALM BAY FLORIDA
Posts: 12,838
Welcome from florida ! Try n contact sena direct. Plenty guys on here use sena . I do but bt thru helmet ride solo. Not the freewire . Sena has great customer service. Would think they could help you or put you headed in rite direction good luck.

WE ALL GOT TO GO SOMETIME .....ALWAYS TO SOON
FL. PROWLER # 62
DOUBLE DARKSIDER "WONKY" DRIVEGUARD REAR
BT 45 FRONT
UNCLEJOHN is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 11:04 PM
Seasoned Member
 
UNCLEJOHN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PALM BAY FLORIDA
Posts: 12,838
I run maps/ music / phone all thru phone to helmet

WE ALL GOT TO GO SOMETIME .....ALWAYS TO SOON
FL. PROWLER # 62
DOUBLE DARKSIDER "WONKY" DRIVEGUARD REAR
BT 45 FRONT
UNCLEJOHN is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 02:53 AM
Contributing Member
 
FloridaLarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: St Pete FL
Posts: 81
Welcome. Congratulations. Always a good day when you pick up a new ride. Hope you & the wife have many miles & smiles on the Wing.
FloridaLarry is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 09:56 AM
Seasoned Member
 
SilverCruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦
Posts: 340
Hi Martyn and welcome to the forum from the Soo. Been to the UK a few times and am heading there again this summer......unfortunately not with the Wing.
Anyway, welcome aboard and enjoy the new Wing



"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then"
Bob Seger: Against The Wind
SilverCruzer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the GL1800Riders forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome