Self-balancing Goldwing


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wezx
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Self-balancing Goldwing

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offcenter
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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No thanks. I want LESS tech, not more.
My '99 1500 is complicated enough.
The big disadvantage to these high tech bikes that no one talks about is that when they get older and all this stuff starts malfunctioning, most owners won't be be able to take care of it, and shops will refuse to work on it.
...and good luck getting parts.
George in Jersey.
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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offcenter wrote: Wed Apr 12, 2023 5:31 pm No thanks. I want LESS tech, not more.
My '99 1500 is complicated enough.
The big disadvantage to these high tech bikes that no one talks about is that when they get older and all this stuff starts malfunctioning, most owners won't be be able to take care of it, and shops will refuse to work on it.
...and good luck getting parts.
Honda has the answer to that problem. You're not supposed to let them get old, just always get new ones. I hear that works for wives, too.
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I want to be the first guy to show up with one of these at a rally. The field events (especially the slow races) are in the bag...
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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Another gimmick, junk.
To start with I've never pushed the Wing more than 2 ft.
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Sassy wrote: Sat Apr 15, 2023 5:16 pm Another gimmick, junk.
To start with I've never pushed the Wing more than 2 ft.
Even Hercules would have trouble pushing a Goldwing more than two feet!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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More $$$$$$$hit to fix when it fails. :lol:
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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My 91 1500SE has been self balancing since 2014.... VIA a Roadsmith TRIKE kit! No worries about the bike falling over when you stop.
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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Self Balancing?
Self Driving?
Self Stopping?
Who is this self anyway? A machine built to make the driver able to text or eat while the machine transports from place to place.
Are we moving away from the concept of; "The journey is the experience we seek"?
Personally I like shifting, balancing, and watching for people and traffic but some think it not as important.
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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So if it's self balancing, do we just send it on the trip by itself? Welcome home Goldwing. Did you have fun?

What's the point of having a bike if you're not actively riding it?
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Re: Self-balancing Goldwing

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Rambozo wrote: Wed Apr 12, 2023 7:54 pm Honda has the answer to that problem. You're not supposed to let them get old, just always get new ones. I hear that works for wives, too.
It's a lot cheaper to change bikes-and less aggravation!
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Abbert55 wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 8:58 pm My 91 1500SE has been self balancing since 2014.... VIA a Roadsmith TRIKE kit! No worries about the bike falling over when you stop.
Mine to, it's a 1994 1500se with a friendship 3 side car from csc. My other 5 motorcycles I have to figure out how to balance and stop without tipping over...... oh my, what am I gonna do now ? I better sell all 5 of my other bikes and run right out and buy one of those over priced electronic pieces of crap if I ever want to ride a 2 wheeler....... NOT !
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No wonder Old goldwings are in such big demand, YOU HAVE TO RIDE THEM!!!!!!!!!


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