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    GL1800 Shock

    Hey Peter,
    I'm finally getting around to having you build me a shock. You talked about maybe a penske. I know that Race Tech still has nothing for it. When would it be good to bring my Gold Wing over for you to work on a rear shock for it? The front RaceTech rebuild you did for me was awesome
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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Any time is good, every one is starting to get busy, if you can get it here this week, we can get started. Nice pic.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Is the wing going to be set up for track use regularly?

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    I'm mostly trying to get rid of the dead waterbuffalo feeling in the back end. But it will definately see more of the track. Gotta check out Peter's wizardry! I plan on spending most of my track time on my 929.

    I have often thought of taking a cosmetically wrecked wing and stripping it to bear bones. Should run pretty good with all that power and torque and a few less hundred pounds!

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    Any time is good, every one is starting to get busy, if you can get it here this week, we can get started. Nice pic.
    Thanks. No go for this week, I'll have to look at next week and let you know.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Hey, John... if you were to become a certifiable "kook" how would you know?
    I kid, I kid. That's an awesome pic.
    Hope to see you up there this year. There was a dude on a wing at a Penguin day I did last summer... pretty sure it wasn't you. I think he only got a lap or two in before he changed his mind and switched bikes... or maybe his cup holders weren't safety-wired. I dunno. I was bummed. I wanted to see that thing railing through 6.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Turn 6 rocked! I can see where someone wouldn't like the wing on the track. If you have bad body position you are screwed. All you'll do is grind and go slow and be all over the place. The Bowl fooled me the first day, I couldn't get up to the top on the exit. I could drag knee all the way through, but couldn't hit the top X. It drove me nuts! During the track walk, I realized how F'N steep that thing is! I carried way more speed into it the next day and had no trouble getting to the top.
    Man, I can't wait for spring!

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    There needs to be a 'Tank Patrol' class at LRRS. Stripped down Wings, ST1100, ST1300s, Concours, etc. Have a minimum factory dry weight for entry and lets see the battalion go out in formation! : )

    (I've seen a 'naked' ST1100 conversion, MEAN looking bike...)

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    There needs to be a 'Tank Patrol' class at LRRS. Stripped down Wings, ST1100, ST1300s, Concours, etc. Have a minimum factory dry weight for entry and lets see the battalion go out in formation! : )

    (I've seen a 'naked' ST1100 conversion, MEAN looking bike...)
    Many years ago we were joking about a class where the only rule was the bike had to come from manufacturer with a radio installed.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    that would be awesome. id have to find a road king for that class. full dresser baby


    hey wing, were you the guy in the video on you tube rippin on the wing at i think deals gap? pretty sick video

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    Many years ago we were joking about a class where the only rule was the bike had to come from manufacturer with a radio installed.
    Hey Now!
    Everybody got pretty stoked when I pulled up to the hot pit with some rock blarring!

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Limbizkit on a Gold Wing?????? You've got some issues.......

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    Many years ago we were joking about a class where the only rule was the bike had to come from manufacturer with a radio installed.
    I would pay good money to see that race.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Howzaboutdis?


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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Does it have a cassette? Next time you could pull up rocking "Badger Badger Badger Badger........."

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    Nice conversion there... only thing I'd do is shorten the exhaust.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    No cassete deck... only a CD player

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Time to make some room in the shop! The BIG Honda is commin tomorrow!

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by wingerdor View Post
    Time to make some room in the shop! The BIG Honda is commin tomorrow!
    I'll contact the Harbor Master and get clearance.....

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    So, how many bottles of vodka have you gone through so far?

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by wingerdor View Post
    Time to make some room in the shop! The BIG Honda is commin tomorrow!
    Did you get a RUNE? I love that thing

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    We are trying to get the shock out of it now. I think we'll go back to my original plan of using explosives.......

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    LMAO!

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    The shock is out. Once we got the engine out and cut the frame in half it was easy. Right now I'm waiting for every one to get back from Daytona so I will have more for you next week.

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    Re: GL1800 Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by wingerdor View Post
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    Dude you dont have a cd player. You have an 8 disc changer on that thing.

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