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Broke Winger wrote:
That is the only thing missing from the GoldWing. Forward controls would really be nice. escpecially as a mod for the older ones.
I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting.... Forward controls for what?
 

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joelhar wrote:
Broke Winger wrote:
That is the only thing missing from the GoldWing. Forward controls would really be nice. escpecially as a mod for the older ones.
I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting.... Forward controls for what?
I think he means foot controls moved forward, gear shifting and brake pedal.
 

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Then you would be into cruiser territory. I think that is more suited to actual cruisers than tourers. :waving:
 

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I can't see this being possible with the flat cylinder engine layout. The aftermarket bars that bolt to the engine guards are already an awkward compromise.
 

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FitzAl wrote:
I can't see this being possible with the flat cylinder engine layout. The aftermarket bars that bolt to the engine guards are already an awkward compromise.
They are possible alright. Maybe not specifically for the 'Wing, but they are available for the Valkyrie. I have a set on mine.





http://www.bigbikethings.com/ This crowd in New Zealand do them. Not too bad of a price either. Someone with a bit of ingenuity might be able to convert them for GoldWing use.

Never say never.

Phil.
 

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Chippy01 wrote:
FitzAl wrote:
I can't see this being possible with the flat cylinder engine layout. The aftermarket bars that bolt to the engine guards are already an awkward compromise.
They are possible alright. Maybe not specifically for the 'Wing, but they are available for the Valkyrie. I have a set on mine.





http://www.bigbikethings.com/ This crowd in New Zealand do them. Not too bad of a price either. Someone with a bit of ingenuity might be able to convert them for GoldWing use.

Never say never.

Phil.
Do those drag when you turn?
 

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Do those drag when you turn?
I haven't dragged them yet. Perhaps I'm not trying hard enough...:cheesygrin:
 

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Can someone get a direct level side shot of these? I'm working on an adaptation of them to fit the 1100 Wing. Would help immensely to have a full view of them.
 

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As I understand this particular set once they are installed the shift pattern is reversed. They leave the oem shifter in place and intact, and shifting via the oem lever is normal, but shifting with the forward controls the patern is reversed.

I also notice in the pictures that there are no pegs or boards in place that allow use of the OEM shifter. Os essentially your shift pattern is reversed. Something that would take only a little while to get used to so not a big deal...if that's your only ride. however if you have more than one bike...going from one machine to the other could be a bit of a pain.

So here is my thinking; rotate the OEM lever 180° and attach the forward control to the OEM lever putting the shift point in front of the shift spindle instead of behind, thus reversing the pattern again in turn...the actual shift pattern would be correct i.e one down the rest up.

Is this correct or am I off?

I would like to do this in a way that would maintain the OEM shift lever though, which would simply be a matter of designing a "mount" that would essentially fit over the existing shift lever and use a longer bolt that goes all the way through the OEM lever (would require drilling out the threads on the OEM lever) with an arm that extended forward of the spindle to attach the forward shift arm.

The forward arm could be configured in such a way that a peg mounted to the crash bar would be the foot rest for the forward control. The forward brake arm would basically be the same as with this model...just and extension again a peg mounted to the crash bar for foot rest.

Everyone with me so far? Am I with me so far? Would this work..in theory anyway?

Now I use a heel two shifter with boards. My concern in that with the additional shift arm for the forward control would create excess weight to be moved when shifting, thus making the act of shifting a bit more difficult especially with the up shist. If using the OEM shift lever with pegs I imagine this could be a substantial difference, I'm also thinking though that additional leverage from the heel toe shifter may counter that?

Thoughts?
 

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Ok I just figured out for myself that even with the 180° rotation, a direct connection with the forward arm the shift pattern would still be reversed. So a pivot point and linkage would be needed to reverse the direction of the forward arm to keep the shift pattern correct.

So now I'm thinking a 90° rotation (most likely down?) would work better.

Now to just figure out how to mount all of it.
 
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