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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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How about an inline four so that you have some leg room? Stand them puppies up and put in forward brake and shifter plus the regulars. That would sure make it easier on us short legged riders.

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heck just get an inline 6 and put in its place sounds more like it screw the 4 cylinders put a inline 12 or something big

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yeah.. but you know what the inline engines do for that top heavy feeling? I rather keep all 6 of my cylinders low
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Hold the phone top heavy Honda made a very nimble four cylinder inline and played around with a inline six top heavy you must not rode one.Suzuki made a Rotary engine technology has really came a long way.I had Suzuki GS 750 in 1977 it was not top heavy at all I could sling it around a mountain curve right now as a older man would scare the heck out of me just thinking about it.Inline four and six cylinder engines in auto actually last a very long time also a inline has a lot of low end torque oh Honda is one that really got the Inline four kicked off and still kicking new technology today.So inline four and six and rotary engine would be a change and needs to be brought back.
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I had a 1300 KAW B touring in 1980. It was a inline 6. I do not remember top heavy but loads of torque and very fun to ride.

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Honda can't do it now, because it's already been done (but then Honda has never seemed to have a problem copying others designs) but why not an inline triple, ala Triumph Rocket III? Why use 6 cylinders, and all the complication that goes with them, when 3 would be perfect for a touring bike?

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Just get over it and put in a v twin. Seems to be what everybody is asking for. lots of room for feet low saddle and looks like a hog to
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I'm with 88GL1500. Sounds top-heavy.
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Why replace an engine that is perfectly in balance by design and replace it with some other design that has to have balancers and etc. to stop it from shaking. Or just go to a V-twin and let the shaking keep your lady happy.

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