Author Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres  (Read 1510 times)

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    Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    on: Oct 29, 2020, 09.59 am
    Oct 29, 2020, 09.59 am
    Morning all,

    Whilst recently suffering a bout of winter blues I seriously considered a gl1500 that was for sale. Did loads of reading up, asked on here and so on. Decided against it. Anyhow.

    I came across a video on YouTube (don't know exactly how old it is ) but some guy called Gary Sanford gives a lesson on slow speed riding, on a 1500 Wing. It's a must watch if you haven't seen it. Amazing. He makes the thing dance.

    The CT is a heavy-ish bike and quite tall too so the techniques he shows us apply equally to ours. I have been riding over 30 years myself so feel pretty competent in my ability (and importantly know where my talent line runs out!) but I thought it was great.

    I tried the rear brake thing yesterday a couple of times at walking pace at junctions and it was really good.

    Have a look, see what you think. Never to old to learn......👍
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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2020, 12.26 pm
    Oct 29, 2020, 12.26 pm
    I'm guessing if you are coming from sports bikes or even nakeds it can be a surprise just how good and useful the back brake is on the CT.

    I have a twin pot rear on my Speed Twin, yet its garbage. My GSX14 had a pearl of a rear brake, thinking about it, long wheel bases?

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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2020, 10.10 pm
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    Another good example of control at a higher speed!



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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2020, 08.43 am
    Oct 30, 2020, 08.43 am
    *Originally Posted by noddy [+]
    Another good example of control at a higher speed!



    If you ever have a chance to take a advanced riding class like this I highly recommend it (did a similar class last year and greatly improved my slow speed riding skills).

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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2020, 09.00 am
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    Think this was the video the OP mentioned. 

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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2020, 11.13 am
    Oct 30, 2020, 11.13 am
    These are both great!  Thanks for posting them.   

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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 2020, 01.48 pm
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    Wow. Hadn't seen the second CT vid. Should anyone doubt the CT's ability then this shows what it can do with a talented pilot on board. That's agility and balance by the bucket load.

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    Re: Gary Sanford's Goldwing manoeuvres
    Reply #7 on: Oct 30, 2020, 04.40 pm
    Oct 30, 2020, 04.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by noddy [+]
    Another good example of control at a higher speed!



    Off topic.......but can anyone identify the exhaust on this CT ??  (the proportions and angle look fantastic on the bike)

     



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