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I'm still new but sure some of you with more time and experience have some things you could share on servicing, caring for general appearance, tricks, and so on.
 

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Best tip - Try to find a second hand centrestand from a last gen 1800 Goldwing, doesn't matter if its a bit scabby as long as its structurally sound. I got one off ebay (from Poland believe it or not at a bike breakers). £60 inc delivery. Fantastic.

Makes servicing sooooooo easy as the bike is level and upright. Two metric bolts hold it on, one is a left hand thread though! Unusual that. Also really useful for over winter storage as the bikes weight is off the tyres and suspension.

Oil filters come off easily and no need to remove ANY cowlings. Brilliant access.

My centrestand is ONLY for storage and servicing i do not plan to leave it on the bike all the time. Its a 2 minute job to whip it on or off. You can buy proper kits to intall one full time should you wish. No doubt many on here will have done that.

Regards Jon
 

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I have all the parts for the center stand I will install it this spring.
I was waiting for a used exhaust cover on eBay but ended up buying a new one from Honda.
Another item is a belly pan to protect the bottom of your engine.
 

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I applied 3M clear protectant film to all the painted leading edges, ie; front fender lip, radiator shrouds etc. I also put it on the tank where my magnetic tank bag sits on overnighters. And, I installed it on the rear fender where my saddle bags may contact the paint when I have them installed. I have already replaced a piece nicked from stones hitting it and the paint under it was protected. Easy to apply and comes off without leaving adhesive residue.
 
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