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Hello all ...

I posted several months ago when I was considering purchasing a new 2012 Gold-Wing. Your generous welcome and great info certainly influenced this former Electra-Glide rider into the Honda touring fold. Thank you all!

Well, I'm freshly home from a six-month tour in Iraq where I was fortunate (or unfortunate!) enough to save the money for a new 2012 blue Gold-Wing Navi that we picked-up last week. I recently ordered several accessories and will be installing them over the next few weeks in anticipation of a two-week ride in October.

* BaggerShield adjustable windshield.
* Luggage rack & bag combo.
* Smoked turn-signal lenses.
* Blind-spot mirrors (mount under the stock mirrors).
* Drink holders.
* Ride-guide maps.
* Remote Heat controler for the front (in addition to installing my older heat controller for the rear).
* 5-pin DIN to 3.5 head-set adaptor.
* Helmets with SRS speakers and intercoms.
* Rid Like a Pro DVD's (refresher training!).

I have one quick question (and it sounds foolish to me!) ...
Can someone point me in the direction of a quick tutorial on how to get the bike up on its center stand? I've read the OM directions, and saw the dealer do it (looks easy), but for the life of me, I can't get it up (no jokes please - I'm not that old yet!).

Thanks all!

I look forward to participating in this great forum. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mark
 

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:waving:Hello Mark and Welcome . I have seen some posting on using the centerstand ,but cant come up with the correct query in the search system .

I dont have an 1800 but can tell you how I use it on the 1500 ,which is just like I did on my ole 1100 .



I park on side stand . Stand on the left side of bike . Upright the bike . Push down on the centerstand lever with heel of right foot . Give the bike a little rock motion side to side to be sure both feet of centerstand are on the ground .While pushing down with right foot on the lever pull back with left hand on left side of bars,at the same time lifting up with right hand which is placed on the grab bar at the side of the seat .

It does take a little nack . Once you figure the complet motion its simple unless the centerstand needs lube on its piviot point , shouldnt be a problem on your brand new bike . I hope this makes sense and yo can picture what I am saysing .



And when all else fails there is You Tube :How to put a Goldwing on its center stand - YouTube
 

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Mike ...

Thanks very much for your welcome and reply! The You-Tube video makes it look simple and easy, and I will give it a try.

I also just ordered a Power Park Ride-Off Stand. After watching their video, I like the ability to back the bike on using reverse, the additional stability of having both wheels in ground contact, and the fact that we can both hop on and off while the bike is stable and lower.

I'll give a report on it after installation.

Thank again!
 

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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!


Glad to have you with us!



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Welcome to the Forum UALCapt! :waving:
 

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Welcome, WelcomeTo Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum.If you have any questions no matter how trivial they may seem this forum is the place to ask them. What I have noticed is that some of the people here were :15red:'sin their previous lives and can answer any question you have. Theforums that I get the most from are::

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General Motorcycle Discussion Forum


These have the best info aboutGoldwing’s and are where you ask questions and can get help..

For Sale/Wanted ForumGood stuff for Sale or if you have old parts sitting around the garage you would like to get rid of....


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And when all you need is a good laugh to start your day try the:: Fun Forum After that it’s up to you which of the others you will like the best all I can do is suggest.

Again Welcome to the Forum...

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 
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