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    2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    on: Oct 06, 2016, 06.20 pm
    Oct 06, 2016, 06.20 pm
    Hello,

    I currently have a 2012 Goldwing and before that I had a 2011 Concours.  I am simply not happy with Goldwing because it is not "fun". If that makes since.  I really liked the Concours but it had a buzz in the handle bars around 70mph. I and the dealer tried a lot of stuff to get rid of it but the best method was to get a Goldwing.  So the Goldwing has it all, of course, the heated seats, heated grips and cruise control.

    Does anyone have comparison experience they can share based on the above. Remember my biggest complaint about the Concours was the buzz in the handlebars. My thinking is, the Trophy cruise control will be helpful.

    Thank you for your input.

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2016, 06.53 pm
    Oct 06, 2016, 06.53 pm
    Welcome to the forum. I've had two Goldwings prior to owning the TTSE. I made the switch for the same reasons. Goldwings are great bikes for straight line long distance trips, actually theres nothing more comfortable for doing so. But for me, it was boring and not a lot of fun anywhere else. I usually ride From Florida to the Smoky Mountains once or twice a year for a week or so of great curvy mountain road riding. For maneuverability, cornering and just plain enjoyment, I'm glad I made the move. Mile munching comfort factor is also good with just as many amenities plus some the wings don't have.

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2016, 06.53 pm
    Oct 06, 2016, 06.53 pm
    There is a slight amount of vibration transmitted through to the Handlebars,
    but the Bars have rubber shock absorbing bushes, so most of it is eliminated.

    If you grip the bars too tightly, over a prolonged period, you can become susceptible
    to tingling fingers, but I found the addition of a pair fo cheap "Grip Puppies" or "Grip Buddies"
    completely solved this problem on the Trophy, and the slight increase in diameter
    made the grips much more comfortable ( for me at least ! )

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    Last Edit: Jan 12, 2021, 06.40 pm by Coconut

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2016, 06.58 pm
    Oct 06, 2016, 06.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    If you grip the bars too tightly, over a prolonged period, you can become susceptible
    to tingling fingers

    A bunch of my friend of course gave me the "you are holding on too tight Mav'" comment.  On my Wing I have the throttle boss that you rest the heel of your hand in to hold the throttle. My hand has had a time or two falling asleep even using that.

    You did bring up a good point, the Concours grips were really small. I never heard of the grip covers though. How do the impact the grip heaters?

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2016, 07.00 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Zebraranger [+]
    Welcome to the forum.

    Thank you.

    Hear in northern Virginia you are not going to do too much straight line road munching trips unless you get out west. There is a LOT of traffic here. It can get a bit dicey sometimes.

    So you found the Goldwing more or less comfortable than the TTSE?

    Thank you,
    Fred

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2016, 07.07 pm
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    They are basically just foam tubes that slip on over the exisiting grips.

    It takes a little longer for the heat to come through,
    but not enough to make any real difference.

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    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2016, 07.10 pm
    Oct 06, 2016, 07.10 pm
    Thank you @Coconut

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    Re: 2014 Trophy or 2012 Wing?
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2016, 08.38 pm
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    *Originally Posted by VARooster [+]
    Hello,

     I am simply not happy with Goldwing because it is not "fun".
    IMO, the "fun" is in the lighter bikes, such as my 1971 BMW or 2016 Kawasaki 650 Versy LT.

    But if you really want to do it the correct way, you need a bike for every purpose.

    I would say my old 1971 BMW is the best "all-around" bike there is. Fine on an unpaved road as well as the twisties and even major freeways for going across the country. But they don't make motorcycles like they used to! But I still like to have different bikes. Each time I get on another of my five bikes, it's much like trying out a new bike.

    -Don-  SSF, CA
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