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Rookie Tourer- Goldwing advice

My wife and I are considering a trip. We were planning to drive the 4.5 hours but instead have decided to rent a Goldwing (or similar type) and make an adventure out of it. We plan to stop on the way back to see an associate.

What advice do you have? What do I not know that I don’t know in my 17yrs of sport riding?

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I’d rent one for a day before you do the trip and do a test ride with your wife on the back, just so you can get used to it.

Sounds like a good idea though, let us know how it goes.
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I’d rent one for a day before you do the trip and do a test ride with your wife on the back, just so you can get used to it.

Sounds like a good idea though, let us know how it goes.
Yeah, I’d need that day just to ensure of what we bring vs ship as we will need several changes of clothes as we’ll be there several days.

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Re: Rookie Tourer- Goldwing advice

Any preparation I can do beforehand? Trip planning website recommendations?

How about weather protection? Rain can hurt, ya know!

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Any preparation I can do beforehand? Trip planning website recommendations?

How about weather protection? Rain can hurt, ya know!
Huh?

17 years if riding and you're asking about weather protection? Bloody hell, most of us learn about that after THE FIRST downpour.
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Any preparation I can do beforehand? Trip planning website recommendations?

How about weather protection? Rain can hurt, ya know!
AAA does trip planning, etc. Look at your route on line and try and see of there are any posted construction delays in any area you might be in.

As far as weather protection, just wear the same gear you were on your street bike. Full face, jacket, gloves, and maybe some Diamond Dave assless chaps

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If you want advice on gear check out a BMW GS forum, that’s all they talk about.

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If you want advice on gear check out a BMW GS forum, that’s all they talk about.
Thanks, but I'll pass on that one. It must end up like the famed tyres and oils threads.

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If you want advice on gear check out a BMW GS forum, that’s all they talk about.
Thanks, but I'll pass on that one. It must end up like the famed tyres and oils threads[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/fireblades_toucan/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG].
Plenty of that as well

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Any preparation I can do beforehand? Trip planning website recommendations?

How about weather protection? Rain can hurt, ya know!
Huh?

17 years if riding and you're asking about weather protection? Bloody hell, most of us learn about that after THE FIRST downpour.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/fireblades_toucan/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]
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If you want advice on gear check out a BMW GS forum, that’s all they talk about.
Thanks, but I'll pass on that one. It must end up like the famed tyres and oils threads[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/fireblades_toucan/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG].
A little over a month on the forum and you’re talking crap. Nothing of value to contribute? Noted.

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Any preparation I can do beforehand? Trip planning website recommendations?

How about weather protection? Rain can hurt, ya know!
AAA does trip planning, etc. Look at your route on line and try and see of there are any posted construction delays in any area you might be in.

As far as weather protection, just wear the same gear you were on your street bike. Full face, jacket, gloves, and maybe some Diamond Dave assless chaps [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/fireblades_toucan/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG]

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If you want advice on gear check out a BMW GS forum, that’s all they talk about.
We plan to use our current gear. No sense in spending money on top of money but we might need something for rain and I’m not sure how much rain protection the windscreen is for the rider not how much wind/rain protection the rider is for the passenger. I’d like to make this a pleasure trip and comms are an important part of that too.

I have a Sena but my wife doesn’t. I understand that many Goldwing models have a Comm system built in. At this point it’s still an unknown on how we’re gong to work that out.

I looked up rider share and a Yamaha FJR showed up in my area. I contacted the owner but no response yet. I’m hoping the bikes are clapped out like at car rental places, otherwise the $300 saved won’t be worth it. I think I’ll have another look at the Dealer’s offer to get more of an apples-apples comparison.

Does AAA offer trip planning for non-members?
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A little over a month on the forum and you’re talking crap. Nothing of value to contribute? Noted.
Well, thanks for the backhander.

It wouldn't matter whether I'd been on here a month or a decade; my response would be the same: any rider of 17 years should be well versed in all types of weather protection.

'Nothing of value to contribute'? True. I hesitate to offer a person of experience tips on how to suitably dress themself.

Further, as the long-standing member that you are, in following the forum (regularly, I presume) you would understand and appreciate that camaraderie is fostered between members in various ways, tongue-in-cheek responses being one of them. It is clearly evident from your response that you seek none of that, and for that reason I apologise for not being the hive of information you sought.

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A little over a month on the forum and you’re talking crap. Nothing of value to contribute? Noted.
Sorry JB I completely disagree. Nigel was just making a tongue in cheek comment, I didn’t read it as anything else. We really need new members, I had an absence for just over a year and the .org was on its arse when I came back, now there seems some life in it, and some of that is definitely down to the contributions of new members.

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