Oh - THAT guy...
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lowell, Oregon, USA
Since at least one person was interested in an update, here it is:
Have had it about 18 months and I have passed 14k. Still very comfortable, still very quick. Still getting an average of 47-52 to the gallon mixed riding. I have added a couple minor mods:
I bought the European spec stock seat. It is an inch taller than the US/Canadian version. It still has two height position adjustments so I can get almost another inch of height if I want it.
I added Knight lowering pegs which lowered my feet about 1 1/2 inches. Very comfy riding position now!
I will be ordering a carbon fiber exhaust. Deeper tone with not a lot more noise, easier to keep clean, and about 15-18 pounds lighter than the stock set up.
Debating if I want to buy and install heated grips, I do not want the heated seat (my butt stays plenty warm even in winter). We only got in to the teens a few times this last winter and I did ok.
Anywho, LOVING the factory installed XM and Bluetooth! Also, I can change suspension settings as I ride down the road (comfort, regular, sport modes). Weather protection has been great. Not Goldwing great, but great.
So, there it is. I have an oil change coming up next month (I do it at 5k though the factory recommended is every 10k. Requires full synthetic) and the major service at 20k (valve adjustment is the biggie). Having a 10k factory recommended service interval is kinda nice.
Vote one for year-round riding! Austone Darksider PVT (Passenger Vehicle Tire)
Most recent Wing: 128k+ on the 2000 GL1500 SE (Just totaled) due to being rear-ended...
Current ride (for now) 2015 Triumph Trophy SE
Avatar- 1963 Kenskill trailer
Previous wings: '78GL1000, 13k mile '77 GL1000 (resto at home, neat story!), '81 GL1100 Interstate.
Previous non-wings: CB360T, Suzuki GS550L, Yamaha 650 spcl (first bike!), Silverwing 500, Yamaha Spectre 1100, VFR700F, CB900 Custom.