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I've got a 02 GW1800 but don't really like the looks. I do love the handling and i usually run 200 to 400 miles per weekend just cruising around. Took my first ride today on Rune and it had the shorter bars so instead of leaning back I was leaning forward. Not comfortable. What's your guys take on replacing the GW with the Rune. I've owned HD cruisers for many yrs and stilll own a 94 customized Heritage. Will I be happy with the cruising/touring of the Rune or will I really miss the GW? I could tell immediately that the stock seat had to go and the bars had to come back so I could lean back with grips comfortably in my hand. I'm 5'10 & kinda long legged. Can't stand the tourpak/bags looks on the GW.
 

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buy both you only live once

keep the glod wing and buy the rune,that way you have the best of both worlds a cruzer and a drag cruzzer
 

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Apples and Oranges.

Similiar to your situation, I sold my 2002 "Wing". I wasn't doing enough touring to justify keeping it and the 2000 BMW K1200LT. I love the Rune, but it will never be a substitute for a Tourer.......I'd get the Rune and use the Heritage for distance rides although it's never going to be a "Wing" for long distances.....If you have a couple thousand mile trip planned, keep the Wing 'til it's finished. If you're using it fartin' around town, sell it while it's riding Season.
 
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Just traded in my 02 Wing for a 04 Rune. My wife does'nt ride that much, although she does like to ride every now and then. The Wing is a great touring bike, but I was not doing that much touring. I saw this Rune, loved the looks of it and traded my 02 Wing in on it. The first time I rode it I thought to myself (this if definitely not a Wing ride, but it sure is fun!) I guess that is what I am after right now, fun. I don't know if I had lost that in the Wing, or really just wanted the Rune, either way they are both great bikes, just different.
 
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