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    Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    on: Oct 14, 2015, 11.35 pm
    Oct 14, 2015, 11.35 pm
    Thinking about a Trophy, how does the buffetting on the passenger compare to a Goldwing? My wife gets a lot of it on the Wing unless I use an extra tall windshield which I hate to look through.

    What aftermarket windshields do you guys recommend?

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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2015, 11.30 am
    Nov 21, 2015, 11.30 am
    I've had three Goldwings and they all had a better seat. It's Probley just me but the Trophy seat is a killer after about 100 miles. I had to but an air Halk seat cushion for the longer rides
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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2015, 12.45 pm
    Nov 21, 2015, 12.45 pm
    I have had 10 wings since 1978  3 beemers 2 harleys assorted smaller hondas and a yamaha.  Of all of them the only bike that had a worse seat for long trips  ( 750 miles or more) was my 2014 CTX1300  The stock low seat for the TTSE was a deal killer, But luckily I had no problem investing in a cure because the rest of the bike was so much better than the GL1800   I can do 1000 miles comfortably with my russell day long heated with built in back rest  Plus it gives wife a full touring saddle too,  Plus because of my desire to sit closer to the handlebars I was able to have them give her enough room she can easily read her nook on long highway rides
    A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2015, 01.42 pm
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    I have had the bike for a month and 1,400 miles now. I definitely like it better than the Wing.

    Passenger comfort, she does not like the stock seat. Buffeting is a little better on the Trophy, she gets more wind but it doesnt beat her up. She needs more leg room cause she can reach my pegs from the back seat.

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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2015, 04.12 pm
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    *Originally Posted by OhioWinger [+]
    I have had the bike for a month and 1,400 miles now. I definitely like it better than the Wing.

    Passenger comfort, she does not like the stock seat. Buffeting is a little better on the Trophy, she gets more wind but it doesnt beat her up. She needs more leg room cause she can reach my pegs from the back seat.

    You can  "Invest" in a Russell Daylong.  They will custom build it for you and your pillion.  You sit on your bike with the passenger and have someone take a picture. (Details on their website)  Submit the picture with any requests or complaints ( need more leg room and less buffeting for pillion)  and they build the seat. 
    I did this last year about this time of the year.  Sometimes they have a sale this time of year.
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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2015, 05.32 pm
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    You guys can get your wife on a motorcycle :114:
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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2015, 05.58 pm
    Nov 21, 2015, 05.58 pm
    My first long date with my THEN new girl friend,, was a ride to Daytona bike week.  via my EX-in-laws. And we towed my trav-lite camper.   Temps on way back home got so cold, we had to pull off the road before sunset because of glaze ice forming on road.  When I got her home  I had already decided she was a keeper, 29 years ago.   Since then she has gotten her own license  and has owned several bikes
    A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

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    Re: Passenger comfort compared to a Goldwing??
    Reply #7 on: Nov 21, 2015, 10.58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by kniterider [+]
    My first long date with my THEN new girl friend,, was a ride to Daytona bike week.  via my EX-in-laws. And we towed my trav-lite camper.   Temps on way back home got so cold, we had to pull off the road before sunset because of glaze ice forming on road.  When I got her home  I had already decided she was a keeper, 29 years ago.   Since then she has gotten her own license  and has owned several bikes

    Sorry to the OP, to take this off topic but have you got any pictures of this camper?

     



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