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I hardly think the 'best motorcycle' would be one on which the frame is prone to break and the plastic parts fall off upon hitting a bump, is very difficult to service and heavy as a hippo.

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Saw a picture of the 2012 Wing. The style reminded me of the Victory Vision, although not so radical.
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Very nice Sunnbobb. Built for touring, a quarter mile at a time.

How old is that picture? The reason I ask is I haven't seen Dunnie GTs in a very long while.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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I hardly think the 'best motorcycle' would be one on which the frame is prone to break and the plastic parts fall off upon hitting a bump, is very difficult to service and heavy as a hippo.

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That's why if we were to build one ourselves, we would have to change quite a few things. the plastic parts are good for weight management, but are typically prone to breaking. the engine could be lighter, but would have to be made to withstand the torque, pressure, abuse, etc. as well as the trans. I think the drive shaft idea would have to stay though. A chain might be lighter, but i've heard more stories about chains going bad then drive shafts. I might change the front a little bit too as well as the electrical system. But that's if we are going to be starting on something new. I really enjoy my 04 though.

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Well we have the tech advice already in this forum and knowing some of you people the mechanical knowledge all we need is the money backing. Now one thing is we couldn't use the Goldwing name because Honda has the copyrights on it so what are we going to do unless someone buys the copyrights from them and patents.But if we could build and redesign the next Goldwing we could build the best bike on the road we have to start somewhere.
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It would need a name. lets all think on that one for a little bit.

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Well how about the American Eagle just a suggestion
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That's a good one, AE for short. I wonder if it's already taken. I'll look.

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Name the different types of cc bikes after the different Indian tribes and if it sells give these tribes some of the proceeds for using their tribes name.We forget they were here before we were.I'm a American but they are really the true Americans.
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Name the different types of cc bikes after the different Indian tribes and if it sells give these tribes some of the proceeds for using their tribes name.We forget they were here before we were.I'm a American but they are really the true Americans.
That's also a good idea, and unfortunately American Eagle is already taken, but it could be something like "US Eagle Motorcycles : Apache 1800" or just put the name of the tribe and have it understood that one name is the 1200 and another is the 1800. something like that would work.

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