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There arethree things I saw in other tourers when I was looking that I would have liked to have, but still ended up buying an 1800. 1)A sixth gear (true overdirve), 2) Feet farther foward, 3) A trunk that opens from the side.

Goldwings have limited foot room by design, but there is no reason a sixth gear couldnt be designed into a Goldwing. Maybe the side opening trunk thing is a Harley feature but it would be nice not to have to clean off the seat and open the arm rests before opening the trunk.
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A six speed transmission would add weight and complexity and might even add bulk. A better solution, in my opinion would be to rethink the gear ratios. At the GL price point, it should definitely have an electronic gear position indicator, a power center stand, a power windscreen and better brakes.
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I vote one more gear!

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I have a '99 1500, and will not be buying another bike anytime soon, but I know that I definitely believe that an extra OD gear would be great. On long flat stretches, knocking down a few hundred RPM would definitely increase fuel economy. The reduction in friction & pumping losses would be noticeable.
The wireless IC would also be nice, but if I had a choice, I'd rather have the gear!

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A six speed transmission would add weight and complexity and might even add bulk. A better solution, in my opinion would be to rethink the gear ratios. At the GL price point, it should definitely have an electronic gear position indicator, a power center stand, a power windscreen and better brakes.
I agree about the gearing. The engine has plenty of torque so another set of gears in the trans is unneeded. Just a ratio change would be nice.

Better brakes, how? I couldn't possibly ask for better brakes, it will pull your eyeballs out now.

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Another vote for a 6th gear and cordless intercom. I also think that 1st gear is geared way too low. It's just so goosey in 1st gear, that when I'm stopped at an intersection where I need to turn, I'll start out in 2nd to avoid the jerky start and swinging too wide on my turn. (Could be me though -- I've only been riding the Wing about three months).

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Another vote for a 6th gear and cordless intercom. I also think that 1st gear is geared way too low. It's just so goosey in 1st gear, that when I'm stopped at an intersection where I need to turn, I'll start out in 2nd to avoid the jerky start and swinging too wide on my turn. (Could be me though -- I've only been riding the Wing about three months).

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A taller ratio in the final drive would fix that without having to add another gear set.

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Hello everyone, new to the forum and I hate to disagree, but !!!

You got my vote for the wireless intercom, as for the sixth gear, sorry, has anyone here been able to red-line fifth gear on a Gold Wing ? you would be doing over 140 mph.

I ride with the wife most of the time and I think the bike (06 ABS) is geared just right, lots of get up and go out of the line and at highway speeds.

A friend of mine just sold a motorcycle with a sixth gear that he bough brand new only two years ago, (07 Harley street glide) he didn't like the sixth gear, he fund himself having todown shift every time he encountered an incline on the highway, the bike was almost an 1700 cc and weigh considerably less then a Gold Wing.



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1I think everyone is missing the real outcome it won't be a six speed that will turn heads but and "Automatic"
now lets see where this goes
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1I think everyone is missing the real outcome it won't be a six speed that will turn heads but and "Automatic"
now lets see where this goes
I'm right there with you!

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