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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I like old junk but if

Goldwing would toss the cam and timing belts, springs, rocker adjustment and such

Put in a programmable servo or some solenoids that pop the valves open and closed as I see fit via my program

Cam duration-valve liftsettings at a touch of a button, economy, low end thump and all out, blow the buggers out on the fly

I would buy it,in Gray naturally

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sorry but i wouldn't, i dont think servos would be as reliable as the current setup, btw new wings use chains instead of belts

just MHO
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I had the money to do it
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I'm sure we all know about softwareBURPS.

I've had BIOS & CMOS change itself and that's not supposed to happen.

Run-away Toyota's come to mind.

Running under high voltage power-lines in foggy weather my GL1500 acts a bit differently, as doesmy one hair on my head.

If that happened I wouldn't want a valve touching a piston. (OUCH! the cost)

THAT would be fine system if there clearance.

I'll stick to "definitive maniacal(mechanical)connections".

Hummm, after thinking about that. (just for say)

What "IF" the valves were placed outside the combustion chamber and the mixture were 'drawn in' or 'pressured in'and works likea 2-stroke.
Or maybe themixture were injected.Maybe from multiple injectors for variable fuel blends and/or on the fly fuel blends forpower and/or fuel economy.

I can see a multitude ofadjustments in the system, a PLUS + cost.
But then it bea mechanics migraine nightmare. a MINUS + cost.

just my $0.0004

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Bring back the hydraulic lifters. New colors would be nice; white, yellow and black are good. The pearl blue on the 05 was nice, as was the bright silver and I did like the light blue limited edition for 09.

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Let's see...
adjustable valve timing,
adjustable cam duration....

It'd never fly with the EPA!!
and let's face it... that's what the manufactures live by

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I would buy a new wing if it was an almost exact replica of a 1975 Red GL1000.

Changes? - Fuel injection and different muffler/s (stainless).
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If they would design it so my feet were not back under my butt.

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Lets see…what would I like….

(a) Slightly lower bike…I am inseam challenged. Would like to be able to plant both feet flat on the ground. About 1 to 1 ½ inch drop would make a world difference for me…

(b) Hydraulic valve lifters would be great…!

(c) A gear indicator so I know what gear I am in would be a nice thing too!

(d) Softer suspension would be a real PLUS! The one I was riding felt like it had no shocks at all….rock hard felt every bump and crack in the road.

(e) More colours…sorry that’s the Canadian spelling and not colors…you spell it as.

(f) Factory anti theft alarm and engine disabler would be a real great PLUS as I see it.

I am sure I could find a few more things….but these are good for openers…and dropping the price would be a real big plus too…! Sorry but $36,000 with the taxes is a little hard to deal with…then the ICBC insurance so I can get on the road…add $2,400 per year for that…. And now your rolling out the door to the tune of about $38,400 and some change…what do you think I am….some millionaire or something…? Hey buddy can you spare some loose change so I can put some gas in my bike. I have a little over half of the over all cost saved up so far….its that last $10,000 some odd that is proving to be a real bitch to get my hands on…….LOL For the cost on one new goldwing here, I can buy 2 new cars on that…!
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Hydraulic valves; adjustable handlebars(or accessory bars); heated grips and seats that really work! The jury in my mind is still out on the electrically adjustable windshield.
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