We haven't even taken ownership of our 06 yet (soon), but this is one of the first projects I expect to need to do. I greatly appreciate the link on how to do this! Any thought on aftermarket shields? Considering the +2 with a Laminar type lip. Have not had time to look into which make just yet.
Any suggestions on replacement parts on any of the following, feel free to PM me!
Expecting to install new tires immediately (3 dealers said to use the Dunlap Elite 3's), a half cover (not sure which one yet - Nelson Riggs, the Wingstuff.com one, or the Kuryakyn), and having a mechanic test ride the bike to check the trans. It jumped in and out of either 4th or 5th at about 50 mph. We only had about 20 minutes to test ride the bike before it started to rain.
I came home and started looking up the issues I had found even before we agree to buy the bike in the short time I had to look it over. I did not feel really great knowing Honda had so many transmission problems with the 06.
Anyone know of a shifter extension? BMW makes a nice one, but I think the rubber on the shifter on the GW is considerably larger diameter than the BMW.
Still having a hard time believing Honda has been aware of the bar shake and tire cupping as well on so many of these GW's for so long and continued to make the bike the same way. Our local dealer said he has seen people try just about every after market product to stop the shake, and nothing has worked well or been worth the money and time. Any thoughts on that?
After leaving 2) BMW's behind due to all kinds of expensive repair problems in our short time of owing them, I had hoped not to have any issues with a GW of on 7k miles.