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I often check the time on my Goldwing and find it difficult to check the time on the display. A simple analog clock would be very nice, give an indication of time at all times. I have seen simple clocks I can afix to handlebars, but since the Goldwing doesn't seem to have round handlebars, I can't really do that.

If Honda wanted to be fancy, a design akin to a scuba watch might be desireable. I was a scuba instructor and we had to closely track our bottom time. Since I often ride my Goldwing in groups it would be nice to set a tracker for 90 minute intervals for nature breaks. Also, a time elapsed function would work nicely, to time out the whole trip or intervals.



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An analog clock? We're in the digital world. Don't you know that there are many kids out there who can't tell time with an analog clock.

I too prefer analog over digital. Most of my watches are analog (you can use them as compasses).

I like analog becasue you get a better sense of how much time is left without having to ponder it. The same is true for gauges, you can get a better sense of the rate of change than you can with digital gauges.

You could buy a $10 analog sport watch and stick it to your dash with velcro.


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Yeah, well, anyone can glue anything to any part of the bike. It looks sloppy.

The key to making anything look good on this bike is to make it look like it REALLY belongs there. I could always take a dremel tool to the face of the bike and make it look like that analog clock was always there... that's what I did when I put in the CB antenna and didn't have a 28mm hole saw, I used a 1 inch hole saw and then used a dremel tool to make the hole fit just right....

I wear a watch, most folks do but it is a hassle to check when riding. I have a clock in each room, most folks do, some rooms have more than one clock. I have one in my car, most folks do. But I only have a digital timepiece on a screen that is "sunned out" in bright daylight when wearing a Nolan helmet with a sunvisor. I need a clock on my bike.

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Yeah, well, anyone can glue anything to any part of the bike.* It looks sloppy.
Don't glue it on, use duct tape. Way more class with duct tape.


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Gee, guys. I would truly hate to see your bikes, they might look like an old Rascal's scooter, wooden wheels, etc...



...and seeing as Momma Honda doesn't let us access the GPS computer system, those URLs don't do anyone any good...




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Gee, guys.* I would truly hate to see your bikes, they might look like an old Rascal's scooter, wooden wheels, etc...* *
They have character.


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They have character.

Yes, but so did my great aunt....



ps. this is not my great aunt, but you get the picture....


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Sorry, Babs doesn't have character.


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Sorry, Babs doesn't have character.
Bingo, we have a WINNER!

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