It's true the Honda Gold Wing is the most sophisticated motorcycle ever created in history. I am sure every Wing owner is baffled as to why their suspension works so poorly. If you are tired of the bouncing, wallowing, bottoming, chattering, wobbling of your stock forks, then TRAXXION DYNAMICS has the CURE!!!
Many people ask, "Why are my stock forks so bad?"
Your stock Showa forks have a "damper rod" in one side and an extremely low quality cartridge in the other side to control the movement of the wheel. The damper rod side is basically useless. This style of fork is used for cheap production parts. Trying to compare a damper rod fork to a proper cartridge fork is like trying to compare a carburetor to fuel injection. There simply is no comparison. The damper rod fork is the cheapest, poorest performing system of damping, and has been around the motorcycle business for so long nobody seems to be able to remember.
The "cartridge fork" came along around 30 years ago in sport bikes, and since has been highly refined. Unfortunately for Wing owners, none of that refinement has made it into the cartridge on the ONE side of your bike!
The next problem is your stock fork springs. The stock springs are so weak and wimpy that they can't even hold the bike up; never mind that they are completely unable to hold you up when you get on it, or take a passenger along. Just pick your bike up off the side stand sometime and watch it collapse before you even get on!
The result is a fork that bottoms over large bumps, wallows in high speed turns, dives dramatically when you pull the brake, cups and tears up your tires, and leaves you generally feeling uncomfortable and lacking confidence in the feel of your bike.
Complete dissertations have been written by Gold Wing tuners and enthusiasts on the internet on the subject of wobbling Gold Wings and what to do to fix them. At best, the solutions offered are "work arounds" to the real problem. "Overtighten your steering bearings" seems to be the best known cure to date.
Gold Wings wobble because of bad front suspension. That's it. No rocket science. No expert required. Just fix the ill-performing stock fork, and your problem will be solved.
The kit you see in these photos is absolutely STATE OF THE ART. It was introduced in February of 2005. It is custom spec'd to suit your needs, and comes with springs matched to your weight and your intended use. And best of all it WORKS!
The AK-20 Axxion Cartridge Kit DRAMATICALLY transforms ill-handling Gold Wings. Immediately you will feel a smooth, controlled ride. The bike will not dive under aggressive or panic braking. You will have a confident feel even in high speed sweeping turns. Your tire wear will improve dramatically. Your pegs and floorboards will stop dragging the ground in turns. You will have great control and stability at low speeds, such as moving through a parking lot. Even your passenger will notice the difference! Overall, you won't recognize your own bike!
This kit is Made In The USA with pride in Woodstock, Georgia by skilled machinists and craftsmen. You cannot buy a better working set of forks anywhere, at any price. We guarantee it. The price for the AK-20 Kit for your GL1800 is $1,399.99 CAD ($999.95 USD).
A typical in-house install bill will look something like this. Obviously you do not have to do everything listed so price will vary depending on what you want.
AK-20 Traxxion Cartridge Kit w/ Spring and Fork Caps $ 1349.99
Labor to Remove/Install Forks on the Bike $ 124.99
Labor to Service Forks and Install AK-20 Kit $ 225.00
OEM Fork Seals w/ Dust Seals $ 79.99
OEM Fork Bushings Inner and Outer $ 69.99
Traxxion Fork Billet Triple Clamp w/ Bearings $ 799.99
Labor to install Bearings while forks are off $ 150.00
Traxxion GL1800 Rear Shock $ 1079.99
Labor to Remove/Replace Shock $ 275.00
Total $ 4,154.94 CAD ($3,032.80 USD)
***NOTE: some labour charges may be increased based on heavily accessorized bikes, ie: aftermarket electrical items, lighting, bolt ons***