Join Date: May 2007
Location: Leesville, Louisiana, USA
I have a lot of friends who ride wings and I have never seen them wobble or fall. I have ridden a couple of wings, a 98 and an 04 and I could handle the 98, but the seat on the 04 was not made for a 5' 8" guy like me. I felt the handling was great on both, even at slow speeds, but the seat on the 04 made me go so far forward at stops that to touch ground I had to be too far forward to be comfortable. Someone else posted about the cost of the after market seat replacement, and I agree, shouldn't have to pay extra out the door to have a bike "fit".
The LT fits me perfect, and the only time I have a handling issue is when the passenger floorboards are down. When I am by myself without the passenger floorboards down, I usually handle this thing as if I were on my crotch rocket, but with slower take offs. Slow maneuvering is a breeze. With the passenger boards down, I am limited on where I can place my feet forward/aft of center and it really trips me up. I am getting better, but my wife may have to back to stock pegs if I can't overcome the boards.
The GL is awesome, not doubt, but it didn't fit me. The LT fits just fine and I like the added features you will have to pay extra for on the GL. My $.02
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