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Another vote for a 6th gear and cordless intercom. I also think that 1st gear is geared way too low. It's just so goosey in 1st gear, that when I'm stopped at an intersection where I need to turn, I'll start out in 2nd to avoid the jerky start and swinging too wide on my turn. (Could be me though -- I've only been riding the Wing about three months).

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A taller ratio in the final drive would fix that without having to add another gear set.
I think that sort of goes without saying but you still wouldn't have the choice of having 6 different ratios.
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I think Honda has probably been engineering a 6 speed transmission for years and haven't perfected it yet. Baker is the benchmark for the 6speed and for obvious reasons, Honda isn't going to have access to that hardware. Whatever 6speed Honda eventually puts on their Goldwing is naturally going to be compared to the Baker. They probably just want it to stand up to that scrutiny.
Dummy here, what is the Baker and who uses it?
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I think Honda has probably been engineering a 6 speed transmission for years and haven't perfected it yet. Baker is the benchmark for the 6speed and for obvious reasons, Honda isn't going to have access to that hardware. Whatever 6speed Honda eventually puts on their Goldwing is naturally going to be compared to the Baker. They probably just want it to stand up to that scrutiny.
Dummy here, what is the Baker and who uses it?
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http://www.bakerdrivetrain.com/

Thanks for the reply. I did check out the site and the dollies on the calendar too. If I had a Harley this outfit would be interesting with all that Baker offers.
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If enough people were interested and had the money, I'm sure Baker would and could make a gearbox for an 1800 GW. Somebody should contact them and ask. The more the merrier and cheaper too!
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i agree with all 5+1=6 u do the math!
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I am fairly new here but I have just sold my Bmw k1600 with the bluetooth audio system and bought a wing. I can only describe the system as being very tinny and sounds a bit like an old transistor radio.The helmets alone cost over £700 and to have the full functions of the audio system you have to buy bmw or the audio and intercom wont connect to the pillion.

The intercom side of it works very well and having no wires is also great.I have just bought the helmet headsets for my wing and the difference in music quality from the wired system is obvious.

The intercom is also much clearer and you can hear the sat navvery clearly.I have had bmw's for 10 years now but would never go back after having my wing.I just wish I had comeover sooner.
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Hey if you really need to fix the wing put a v twin in it and a side openning trunk oh and a 6 speed tranny.
Hey wait someone has already done that for you!!!!
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hell yes please for the six speed also they could do bluetooth, got bluetooth helmets and a portable bluetooth adapter with a 5pin din to 3.5mm female jack works ok but would be better fixed

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My bride and I have the Senna helmet Bluetooth communication system. They work great and have about 1,000 ft. range. Great sound and are able to be interfaced with Bluetooth MP3 players, cell phones, GPS, radar detectors and yes ham radios. Great when touring with others with Bluetooth headsets.

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My VTX desperately needs 6th gear...plenty of power to go

Honda has had 6 speed trannys for years, but do not put them in their high end bikes...maybe one day they'll wake up...one day...

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