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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Honda should produce a wing like this

using a six cylinder.



Honda needs to drop alot of plastic, folks like to see the engine.







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Goldwings are touring Machines. Thier Supposed to have a lot of Plastic!


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The plastic is there for a reason. Shiny engines are pretty, but (as you know, if you have a 1200) they throw off a lot of heat, especiallywhile sitting still. The 1500s don't fry the operator in traffic the way the 4 cylinders did.

The heat is pulled across the engine, and thrown out the side grilles - instead of being blown in your face. That said - the 1500s are also a lot more of a pain to work on, due to all of the overlappingtupperware.

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WING... i'll agree with you on that one! I always get Baked by my 1100 in slow traffic situations... My next one will be the 1500. more of a pain to work on. But more comfortable in heat situations ! Plus, more room to carry stuff than the newer 1800's....


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Are we forgetting the 75-79 GOLDWINGS???
No plastic…. shiney engines.

OR
the 80-83 GL1100 STD. GoldWing badge…. shiney engine, no plastic!!

OR

the 84 GL1200STD. Again… no plastic and it's still had the GOLDWING badge.

Just because it says GoldWing doesn't mean it HAS to have a bunch of plastic.
It might have evolved into a plastic touring machine but it used to be a 'superbike'… which is what Honda originally designed the GL1000 as.

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Have you owned or riden an H-D on a hot day? Talk about being baked by exhaust pipes!
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Too bad they don't make em naked any more. I'ld kill before I gave up my 83 std.
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These have taken care of the heat issue for me and have not affected the temp gauge.

I have other bikes to look at engines,I like to be comfortable on my wing.
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Honda should produce a wing like this

using a six cylinder.



Honda needs to drop alot of plastic, folks like to see the engine.







They do, they changed the name to "Valkyrie".

but wait..........they stopped making that too......

hmmmm, ya wonder who makes these decisions, seems like it was a popular Motorcycle.

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It was very popular indeed. The Valkyrie or F6C as it was called here sold in big numbers. Honda may have dropped it because it was affecting sales of new Goldwings.

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