Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Make: BSA Royal Star
The whole "trigger wheel" idea started when some folks (years ago) installed them to improve the "off idle" issues with the 1988 Gold Wing's. It did not resolve the issue, however it did advance the timing and increase the idle RPM's therefor somewhat reducing the off idle issue. Basically it "Masked" the issue.
Honda released a Service Bulletin that did resolve the issue.....!!
I have a 1999 Gold Wing SE with 222,298 miles and no need for a trigger wheel. I have ridden in all the lower 48 states over many high altitude areas with no issues (even pulling a cargo trailer) and 2 up.
Just my experience and thoughts......!