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Off Roading Goldwing

Post by Sidcar » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:15 am



Saw this at the Stafford Motorcycle Show yesterday. Is it a factory job or someone's dream creation?

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:38 am

Someone did a nice job. Looks like they put a frame frame something with a monoshock inside an 1100 frame.

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:59 pm

I wouldn't expect the universal joint to last too long running at such an angle all the time - look at how far down the swingarm is positioned when just at rest. But it's a nice conversion job!

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by Sidcar » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:15 am

If the roads in this country get anymore potholed (some of the potholes are so elongated they'll have to be reclassified as trenches!) I can see a good market for this bike.

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:34 am

Some of the potholes around here have swallowed a couple of 'smart' cars - that's a good thing, smooths out the road so the city buses can pass... City might fix 'em if a pothole swallows a bus... :lol:

The only thing missing on that awesome Goldwing conversion is Hydraulic drive. When I bought my GL1500 last year the PO had 6 bikes in his stable, an '04 GL1800, a '93 GL1500 (now mine) and four dirt bikes. One of them was Two Wheel Drive! I'd never heard of that before! I forget the make, but it had chain drive to the rear wheel but that also drove a hydraulic pump with lines to the front wheel and a hydraulic motor on the front axel.

So that would be a good addition to an Off-Road Goldwing!

I googled up some pictures of two-wheel drive dirt bikes, I think the PO's bike was a ROKON.


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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by Stew » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:45 am

I've seen a few pictures of a 1500 done up like an old school Honda XR, pretty cool actually.


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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:28 pm

DenverWinger wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:34 am
Some of the potholes around here have swallowed a couple of 'smart' cars - that's a good thing, smooths out the road so the city buses can pass... City might fix 'em if a pothole swallows a bus... :lol:

The only thing missing on that awesome Goldwing conversion is Hydraulic drive. When I bought my GL1500 last year the PO had 6 bikes in his stable, an '04 GL1800, a '93 GL1500 (now mine) and four dirt bikes. One of them was Two Wheel Drive! I'd never heard of that before! I forget the make, but it had chain drive to the rear wheel but that also drove a hydraulic pump with lines to the front wheel and a hydraulic motor on the front axel.

So that would be a good addition to an Off-Road Goldwing!

I googled up some pictures of two-wheel drive dirt bikes, I think the PO's bike was a ROKON.

2 wheel drive bike.jpg
I remember Rokon, strange machine. Do they still make them?

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:42 pm

I've seen a few different two wheel drive bikes, with three different drives. One was the hydraulic drive, like you describe. I've seen another with a chain (!) drive to the front wheel (figure that one out), and one with a cable drive, where the torque to the front wheel was sent down a beefy flexible speedometer-style cable.

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Re: Off Roading Goldwing

Post by Sidcar » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:42 am

I saw this at Sammy Miller's Motorcycle Museum, New Milton, last year. I wish I'd taken a few more pictures of the chain drive now.

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