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I'm not sure if we need to add rods or pivot points to that arm so it looks right. if it is to be hidden inside the fairing then we won't need them.

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Sorry Ed but I don't think that arm will work, looks great but isn't going to work.
The pivot point intended at the back is wrong and will scrub the wheel across instead of turning it on a pivot, unless you add a couple of linkage rods. It's probably something you wouldn't have considered as you primarily design cars.

What you need here is something unique, like an arm sitting right over the top of the wheel, operated by a linkage hidden under the fairing. That would be very unique and would look perfect on a Goldwing.
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Modern trick forks would probably be better. But I do very much like the look of the full wheel covers and the built in ring of fire. In this day and age, it's probably possible for the ring of fire colour to be adjustable too.
I see the colour has been changed to light orange, which is universally accepted.
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What you need here is something unique, like an arm sitting right over the top of the wheel, operated by a linkage hidden under the fairing. That would be very unique and would look perfect on a Goldwing.
Great catch Andy. I had to think about the pivot point you mentioned before I seen that you are right. If we are going for a practical concept (as opposed to one that isn't based on a dream instead of some reality) then yes we have to get these things right.

A cantilever type front fork could be a good idea, and it might allow for the wheel to be closer to the fairing and make it possible for the fairing to be deeper with more space? Or give more room for the rider and passenger?

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Those look good Silverado. Part of the assembly could probably be concealed inside the Wings fender too.

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Sorry Ed but I don't think that arm will work, looks great but isn't going to work.
The pivot point intended at the back is wrong and will scrub the wheel across instead of turning it on a pivot, unless you add a couple of linkage rods. It's probably something you wouldn't have considered as you primarily design cars.

What you need here is something unique, like an arm sitting right over the top of the wheel, operated by a linkage hidden under the fairing. That would be very unique and would look perfect on a Goldwing.

Thanks Andy. That's what we need, feedback like yours. I drew the arm in a hurry and hadn't thought it through. I think your suggestion of a top down arm is workable. I will get sketching later.
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Sorry Ed but I don't think that arm will work, looks great but isn't going to work.
The pivot point intended at the back is wrong and will scrub the wheel across instead of turning it on a pivot, unless you add a couple of linkage rods. It's probably something you wouldn't have considered as you primarily design cars..
You tell him Andy.. all that work for nothing

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Honda's double clutch technology. Better than CVT.

Better yet. how a hybrid Goldwing? I would really dig that.

Make it "convertible between F6B and full out mode.... That would be cool.

Let's shoot for the stars here....
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Better yet. how a hybrid Goldwing? I would really dig that......

I guess we can shape it to cover hybrid & gas versions.
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