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Admittedly I was nervous like a kid with the training wheels off as this is my first tourer. I used to test ride GWs back in the 90's as a dealer tech but it seems like ages ago (which it is).
What a nice bike! Super civilized engine note and power delivery.
Once rolling the size seems to shrink. On the freeway the speedometer is way way off calibration, said 86 mph when it felt like 70. Did I say the engine is quiet? It's quiet. Passing is no problem at all and it's nice to do it without cop attracting theatrics.
One thing I might need to address is either the front tire or head bearings. When leaned over it feels "loose" and doesn't want to hold its line.
Anyhow I am more than happy with the purchase and the time spent getting it back into running order after 7 years since last registration. It was worth it. The paint and chrome polished up nicely too. Previous owner left the original Aspencade nylon luggage bags, tool bag, and tire inflation hose in the saddlebags, much appreciated.
Anyway just thought I'd share my experience.
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