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post #61 of 165 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 12:25 PM
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Revised sketch of steering setup. Feel free Dylan to refine the bracket on the fender. Also add a hole thru the round rod at the end of the curved part, for a bolt to fit should it be visible after assembly.

The whole assembly should probably be aluminum finish, so Kuryakyn can come up with a chrome cover.
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That looks believable Dylan. It is easy to imagine that round end connected to a steering mechanism and to a spring/shock. It could also qualify as a single sided setup. One side of the bracket going into the fender could be short, so the chrome wheel cover could come off and allow the wheel to unbolt and drop out.

Good work. This is going to be interesting.
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I just completed a 4000 mile trip on my recently acquired GL1800. It's definitely a better bike than my GL1500 but ...

I have some suggestions for the next gen goldwing:

1. make it lighter so it's not overloaded with 2 adult americans (who tend to be kinda fat) and a weeks worth of touring gear.

2. match a smaller engine (like an opposed 4) with a CVT. A CVT properly mated to the engine gives a very close approximation of "big block" torque without the weight and poor fuel economy. (yes I like to shift too but I'd gladly give up shifting if it saved weight.)

3. add an elec. adjustable windshield.

4. make it simpler. REDUCE the parts count. Reduced part counts typically yield a proportional savings in manufacturing cost.

5. incorporate the equivalent of "air wings" and "hand wings". I had these add-ons on my bike and they greatly increased our comfort level on a trip that included 39 degree mornings (michigan U.P.) and 90 degree afternoons (North Carolina). In particular the lower wings ability to blow some of the warm air from the radiators back to the rider was surprisingly effective.

6. either eliminate the seat so the rider can buy one that is actually comfortable all day or learn how to make one and include it with the bike. It's absurd that an aftermarket seat is necessary on a $20,000+ touring bike.

all that said the GL1800 is the best touring bike I've owned so far ...
Go look at the new CTX 1300
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Go look at the new CTX 1300
I have. Even got a test ride on one with the wife. Nice bike but really only made for a rider. The passenger gets pushed back too far and if she is typical 50 year old weight (don't tell the wife I said that), it affects the handling.
Single mans bike is all what the CTX is.
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Good work. This is going to be interesting.
Keep it up boys. You have a good chance of beating some of the butt ugly designs out there already. Besides, it's fun to see this develop.
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This looks cool. I like the covered wheel idea. I would like to suggest making the saddle height lower. 26" or 27" would be great and would make the Wing appeal to more short legged riders.
The rest of it I don't have much idea about. All I can do is say if I like it or not. So far I like it.
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Looks like a slow evolution to a TRON bike.

If it goes into production, IT MUST BE easily removable.
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Looks like a slow evolution to a TRON bike.

If it goes into production, IT MUST BE easily removable.

the wheel would be removable. its supposed to be a single sided bracket the wheel hangs on. i don't think the bike will be a tron effort unless that is asked for, and i can't see anyone wanting that. the ring of fire is only going to be on the front wheel.

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Your wheel design looks really good.
The outside should be very easy to keep clean.
It looks massive and heavy, any idea of it's projected weight?

I guess I should have said, Tron'esk looking front wheel.
Tho I never really watched the movie I can't say exactly what the Tron bike looks like. BUT now that I looked it up, yah, not like it at all.

I take it you're working on the rest of the bikes design?

Just a point to consider:
Futuristic designs must take one step at a time because most people don't accept leap & bounds.

Just ask Orville and Wilbur Wright, Leonardo da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a few.

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Fewer sales are had with leaps and bounds. That sucks,
cause customers will need heaps and mounds of bucks.
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