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First I drive my bike my passenger is the rider.

But away from that.

Most people in my chapter that drive a goldwing are 6 foot tall.

There is no problem with seat height.

But the problem is two fold.

The seat and leg area is ergonomically incorrect.

The seat needs to be back 4 - 6 inches.

This would be nice if it could be an adjustable area for front rear movement of the seat.



Handlebars need to be raised and brought to the rear several inches.



Also most people that are on motorcycles when two up are over the gvwr limit of the manufacturer.

If needed for the weight load put more plys in the tires or do what ever is necessary for a larger weight load for the bike.



An improved intercomm with more connections for extra items that people use. Also level adjust for the input devices.



TPMS system that we the user can cofigure. for high and low pressure warnings.



Backlight in the information screen area for the control buttons and the heater knobs.



If gearing would be correct a higher ratio in the final gear. Bring RPMs down a little 3000 near 70 is to high.



Make speed and odometer reading closer to correct. The 8% over error in factory delivered units is to large.



75 mph indicated is actually 70 real.



Turn signal lights in the upper hatch area rear upper trunk,



User lights in the storage areas. Mercury switch controlled to come on when opened/



Larger displacment master cylinder for foot brake. Especially needed when triking.





If the article was correct in stating most Goldwings manufactured come to the USA then the bike should be redesigned for a typical USA driver/rider////


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Legroom is an issue for taller riders. The gross weight thing is just a guide and a getout for Hondas lawyers in the event of a problem arising. Most solo riders with a few bits in the saddlebags and full tank of gas will be over the guide weight, I don't pay much heed to that.
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I agree totally, the seat height for 6'3 rider is terrible.Would love another gear.
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First I drive my bike my passenger is the rider.

But away from that.

Most people in my chapter that drive a goldwing are 6 foot tall.

There is no problem with seat height.

But the problem is two fold.

The seat and leg area is ergonomically incorrect.

The seat needs to be back 4 - 6 inches.

This would be nice if it could be an adjustable area for front rear movement of the seat.
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Handlebars need to be raised and brought to the rear several inches.



Also most people that are on motorcycles when two up are over the gvwr limit of the manufacturer.

If needed for the weight load put more plys in the tires or do what ever is necessary for a larger weight load for the bike.



An improved intercomm with more connections for extra items that people use. Also level adjust for the input devices.



TPMS system that we the user can cofigure. for high and low pressure warnings.



Backlight in the information screen area for the control buttons and the heater knobs.



If gearing would be correct a higher ratio in the final gear. Bring RPMs down a little 3000 near 70 is to high.



Make speed and odometer reading closer to correct. The 8% over error in factory delivered units is to large.



75 mph indicated is actually 70 real.



Turn signal lights in the upper hatch area rear upper trunk,



User lights in the storage areas. Mercury switch controlled to come on when opened/



Larger displacment master cylinder for foot brake. Especially needed when triking.





If the article was correct in stating most Goldwings manufactured come to the USA then the bike should be redesigned for a typical USA driver/rider////

Thank you. I believe that about covers it.. I am 6ft2 and the issue with the ergonomic leg positioning is huge for me... Something as simple as lights in the trunk and a backlight for the heating controls and a sixth gear or higher ratio for the tallest gear would be great... I hear the 012 model will be an auto?

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I would love to see the 6th gear and 2000cc. They should come with a CB automatically.

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For the price of an 1800, I would like to see the 6 cd changer and rear speakers as standard. And I would like Honda to HONOUR the warranty, not worth the paper it's written on. And I would like to see a DECENT gearbox fitted. I shouldn't be saying any of this considering the price.

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Yea leg room is a big issue. I am 6'4" and I have size 13 feet. So my legs tend to cramp up alot. Also when I switch from the 1200 to 1500 I also notice that my feet have far less room with a 6cyl motor.

A word to the wise is not needed....It\'s the stupid ones that need advise.
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Also hard to wrap legs around to highway pegs.

A word to the wise is not needed....It\'s the stupid ones that need advise.
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