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How'd you like to pull the fairing on this, or even go thru the learning curve to use all this stuff. Talk about distracted riding :readit:

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Looks like a amateur built aircraft panel just stuck on the bike for a picture. The bottom of that panel doesn't seem to be attached to the bike especially at the ends. Looks about the right width for a snug two seater like an RV.
 

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Busy, busy, busy.
 

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Looks like a amateur built aircraft panel just stuck on the bike for a picture. The bottom of that panel doesn't seem to be attached to the bike especially at the ends. Looks about the right width for a snug two seater like an RV.
You should check out the link to that bike, it is anything buy amature and there is miles and miles of wire behind that panel. I was totally blown away by this guys abilites. Not my cup of tea mind you but still very cool stuff. He is a long distance rider and his definition of LD goes way beyond the what most of us would consider a LD ride.
 

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That was an interesting read about his setup. But, I was told that is communications central with the mother ship. :raspberry:
 

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You should check out the link to that bike, it is anything buy amature and there is miles and miles of wire behind that panel.
You should go look at some amateur built aircraft. Amateur just means it wasn't built commercially in a factory. Some of the finest bikes, cars, boats and aircraft are amateur built.
 

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You should go look at some amateur built aircraft. Amateur just means it wasn't built commercially in a factory. Some of the finest bikes, cars, boats and aircraft are amateur built.
Ah, now I see your meaning.
 

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Gotta love the ingenuity and creativity!
 

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Meh, I think it's tacky. And completely unnecessary. No matter how carefully done, no matter how skillfully crafted. It's unnecessary and tacky, and I would NOT ride with him.

Reminds me of a guy I used to ride with. We nick named his old lady "Money" because the whole time we're riding she's hanging over his shoulder, yacking in his ear, messing with his hair, his clothes...like one chimp grooming another one. I had to tell him repeatedly to make her knock that **** off. He claimed he was fine and not distracted by it. I finally told him fine, you can ride that way when yer by yerself. But it's distracting to the rest of the group. People are watching her paw at you instead of watching the road.

All this guy's crap on his bike would be just as distracting to others trying to figure out what the hell it all is.
 

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Reminds me of the kid in every little town that had to fill his/her bicycle up with so much crap that it weighed and extra 100 pounds.
 

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Heck half the fun of riding is to just venture down the unknown roads to see stuff. Many times I have no destination picked out and just go down this road for a while and then hit another one that looks interesting. I eventually make it back home.
I just don't understand the need for 3 GPS units. Little over kill on the electronics unless you are testing it or a world traveler. Thats one heck of an electronic set up for whatever he uses it for.
 

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Each to his own...why some of the hateful narrow minded comments here?
Some would say Goldwings in general are overloaded icons of excess, and unnecessary as well, but again...each to his own. No need to stomp all over someone's dreams to express disagreement.
 

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You should check out the link to that bike, it is anything buy amature and there is miles and miles of wire behind that panel. I was totally blown away by this guys abilites. Not my cup of tea mind you but still very cool stuff. He is a long distance rider and his definition of LD goes way beyond the what most of us would consider a LD ride.
Spent over an hour reading and looking (great pics) at what he's done and why. His passion is loooooong distance and almost everything on it is there for a reason. From dual radar detectors to 4 countdown/up timers to to FLIR to redundant gps to fuel (roughly 30 gallon capacity with multi tanks, transfer pumps, etc.). Not necessarily anything I would enjoy but I love the innovation and absolutely superb craftsmanship. Does it work? Imagine riding 38 hours without a rest!!! Apparently he can ride coast to coast only stopping twice for fuel.
 

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Spent over an hour reading and looking (great pics) at what he's done and why. His passion is loooooong distance and almost everything on it is there for a reason. From dual radar detectors to 4 countdown/up timers to to FLIR to redundant gps to fuel (roughly 30 gallon capacity with multi tanks, transfer pumps, etc.). Not necessarily anything I would enjoy but I love the innovation and absolutely superb craftsmanship. Does it work? Imagine riding 38 hours without a rest!!! Apparently he can ride coast to coast only stopping twice for fuel.
I read the whole thread also and was blown away by the guys ingenuity and craftsmanship. I don't know him but apparently he is quite well to do, his garage is amazingly huge.
 
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