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Very cool Johnny,

I notice you have that new "super low emmission" carburetor and exhaust header package on it too.

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Very cool Johnny,

I notice you have that new "super low emmission" carburetor and exhaust header package on it too.
What you missed thehydrogen generation unitby the sonic blapelator drive modulator unit.It was right under the bolts holding the green peace exhaust extender valve pins to the invisable exhaust pipe conector.

I,ll just have to post better pics.
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Can we can't post nudity on this site, for god sack cover that wing up
Damn park it out in my drive way for 10 minutes and some body already stole parts off it.
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Very cool Johnny,

I notice you have that new "super low emmission" carburetor and exhaust header package on it too.
What you missed thehydrogen generation unitby the sonic blapelator drive modulator unit.It was right under the bolts holding the green peace exhaust extender valve pins to the invisable exhaust pipe conector.

I,ll just have to post better pics.
Sonic Blapelator? Wow! that is high tech.



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"with modern fuel injection and electronic ignition anything the 1000-1200 range would be a good motorcycle for sure"

it exists. It's called a Yamaha FJR1300. 45 - 50 mpg. all day touring comfort. removable bags. electric windsheild. ABS. MUCH cheaper than a new GL.

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I like the paint thats cool.

I have been riding and racing bikes since I was 7. My old rides include
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I agree with both of you guys. I think they should bring back the standard...!nekked!.....no bags, no fairing, NO GPS and not so much plastic....... I have an '84 gl1200 standard........take off two side panels and the mock gas tank and she's NUDE...that's how i like it. Also a fuel injected 1200cc would be really really powerful.. Even if they could cut us down to one or two carbs. i'd be happy. (I know i'm dreaming but she's awful thursty) Yep I'd definitly buy a standard.....

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kashjeff, what do you mean she's awfull thirsty?? The 1200?? My 1500 had loud aftermarketmufflers and got about 32 -33 mpg. The 1200 limited has been about 44-45 mpg.

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"How about a new 4 cylinder GL standard?"

Agree!! I believe Honda has already reached the end of the "bigger is better" approach to a touring bike. It's ridiculous to have the curb weight (unloaded) on a touring bike at 800+ pounds!

If they cam make a 140 hp sportbike that weighs under 400 pounds and sells for 10K they ought to be able to make a touring bike that weighs 600 pounds and costs less than a small car.

(maybe they should transfer some of the engineers from the sportbikes to the gold wing project. those guys know how to save weight!)


The next Gold Wing should have the following:

1. 1200 - 1400cc. horizontally opposed fuel injected 4 cyl. that revs to 9 or 10 grand and gets 40 some mpg. (let it cruise at 5 grand, there is no intrinsic advantage to a low cruising rpm in a smooth running engine that makes good torque.)

2. belt drive (saves weight and cost)

3. naked and dressed versions

4. REMOVABLE bags in 2 sizes, standard and "jumbo".

5. an actual stock seat that doesn't need to be replaced with a $700 aftermarket item

6. lightweight unsprung components (improves handling and saves weight, good return on the $ invested for weight reduction.)

7. wiring harness includes wiring for optional sound system that is "friendly" to customer add-ons. (no $300 cables required

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"How about a new 4 cylinder GL standard?"

Agree!! I believe Honda has already reached the end of the "bigger is better" approach to a touring bike. It's ridiculous to have the curb weight (unloaded) on a touring bike at 800+ pounds!

If they cam make a 140 hp sportbike that weighs under 400 pounds and sells for 10K they ought to be able to make a touring bike that weighs 600 pounds and costs less than a small car.

(maybe they should transfer some of the engineers from the sportbikes to the gold wing project. those guys know how to save weight!)


The next Gold Wing should have the following:

1. 1200 - 1400cc. horizontally opposed fuel injected 4 cyl. that revs to 9 or 10 grand and gets 40 some mpg. (let it cruise at 5 grand, there is no intrinsic advantage to a low cruising rpm in a smooth running engine that makes good torque.)

2. belt drive (saves weight and cost)

3. naked and dressed versions

4. REMOVABLE bags in 2 sizes, standard and "jumbo".

5. an actual stock seat that doesn't need to be replaced with a $700 aftermarket item

6. lightweight unsprung components (improves handling and saves weight, good return on the $ invested for weight reduction.)

7. wiring harness includes wiring for optional sound system that is "friendly" to customer add-ons. (no $300 cables required
What you just asked for is called a Honda ST1300.

Except for the belt drive and the price. Shaft is actually easier with the engine layout anyway. And price? Don't hold your breath.


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prime, you need to get that bike on www.nakedgoldwings.com!
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