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sunnbobb wrote:
I'd like to see a basic 1000cc flat four with a simple frame that would allow future generations of customizers to work on them. It is so difficult to customize modern bikes without just buying a bunch of bolt on "made for" accessories.
I suppose if a person actually has the skills tocustomize a bike, they could either make a frame or re-work the stock one into what they want. The GL1000 frames are pretty simple.

"customizing" nowadays is just bolting aftermarket crap on a stock bike and maybe changing the color.

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From reading this forum and my own thoughts it seems we have 2 very diffrent schools of thought. That being said everyone seems to agree the storage is lacking on the 1800. I personally don't understand why my 82 1100 has larger bags and trunk than a 09 1800, Is this progress?

Now why not introduce/reintroduce a Goldwing with a 1100-1500cc opposed 4 motor. Just a classic SIMPLE tourbike. Just the basics,Noneed for all thedodads. Radio, mabie acb but that is about it.Give it a retro stylefairing and lights for those of us that think the 1800 is ugly.

Then produce the2000cc wiz bang with all thegadgetsfor those that wantall the bells.
No offese my american friend
people especially americans want big
big is good yes
no one wouldpurchase a smaller wing yes
new wing look to be 2000cc with mor narow profile
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look at the new kawasaki voyager 1700 v twin bags and all you ask for
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I think some smart enterprising individual will sooner or later start buying up all the old nonrunner gl 4 cylinder wings and remanufactur them and sell them like new.
Put some better brakes and frontends and somehow maybe a 6th gear.
Upgraded electronics and a heavier starter included
Stainless exhaust in different styles to choose from.
Choice of carbs systems or FI or a blower!!
Rework the swingarms to hold wider rubber.
Leather seats.
Polished aluminum sidecovers and body work
bigger gas tank.
Man I wish I was flush with some cash!!
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When I think of 2 Wings.... I think of 2001 to 2005. Two wings... one with ABS, one without ABS.
The biggest thing that would kill my desire for a new 2010 Wing would be an automatic transmission.
The Wings up to today are sporty and perform that way, for being a touring machine. Perhaps not the sporty-ist, but to put a automatic transmission on them, in my opinion, would relgate the Wing to a two wheel "Winni" motorhome class. And that's just not for me! To go with an automatic.... I may as well be "driving" a Thoroughbred Stallion F1.
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I'm riding my 7th Gold Wing. There are plus and minus features on every one of the models. It's extremely difficult to meet everyone's needs and wants. I currently own a 2006 GL1800 only because I couldn't find the 2000 GL1500SE I was really wanting. I've owned 2 models of a GL1500 and in my opinion, it is in many ways a far nicer Gold Wing than any of the other models. I think the GL1800 Wings are just a large sports bike on steroids.

I know several folks that would love to have an automatic. Me included.

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gosh i know its not a goldwing but i bought a kawasaki nomad and it is agood a bike as the wing sets low has plenty of power and the bags are very good.now they make the new voyager might try it
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How about one of these 1200cc and shaft drive!

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I think an st 1300 might work for my stlye riding. One up and I dont care about electronics. You might think honda would recognize this and have one at the dealer ship set up the way most of us might use it. You know a big wind shield, risers on the handlebar and a rider back rest.

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It's funny how Bikes and cars look less like Bikes n cars with each designer generation! I love my 81 because just like my (late) 56 Chev they were real metal well with the Wing a little plastic n fiberglass, but not too much! still looks like a real Motorcycle!

With that said I'd still love to own a 1500 just because I want to really do more riding!
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