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Old February 19th, 2016   #11
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Nice. I always liked the early four jug Wings, I was riding Ducs back then, but I did try out a 78 Wing, twice, before trading my 750 GT for a 900 SS.
Tried a Kawa 900 too. Great eighty foot hole shots. All ten or twelve of them.
The thing I remember about the flat four, is the smoothness, electric motor smooth.
Do they pogo ?

They do not pogo.
There is a slight side-to-side movement when revved off idle due to the cylinder layout, the left bank is very slightly higher than the right.

The BMW pogo is due to the ultra plush suspension they employed.

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Old February 19th, 2016   #12
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At the January 2015 DC motorcycle show Honda had an early (don't know the exact year but it may have been one of the first produced) 'Wing on display. It was sort of cyan / teal-colored. Can you pinpoint the model year based on that vague description?

It had 37 miles on the clock; I'm guessing they were mostly from rolling the bike in and out of exhibition halls.

Yours, having been actually in service, are all the more impressive by comparison. Thanks for sharing.
The Cyan-Teal-Turquoise as they were commonly known was called Candy Blue Green.
It is the first year (1975).

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Changing the subject back to the brake fluid comments again. The only thing necessary on a motor vehicle is brakes and steering--everything else is optional
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Question: Which is more critical: working on the Space Shuttle or working on my Wife's Car? Hint: Ive worked on both.


Both are exactly the same. People will die/get hurt if you make a mistake.
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That yellow 'Wing is a beauty Paul!
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very nice paul, I didn't become an early wing fan ( '75-'79 ) until after riding a '79 but that wasn't until 2009
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Question: Which is more critical: working on the Space Shuttle or working on my Wife's Car? Hint: Ive worked on both.
Is it that the wife trusts you unsupervised?
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Is it that the wife trusts you unsupervised?

Well...it's like this. I'm going to work on her car whether she likes it or not!

And there's NOTHING she can do about it! You see, I'm bigger than she and I will BEAT HER with a rod no bigger than my thumb if she defies me! (Just as English law allows.)

In fact I decide what kind of car she can have. Well...I did until September 2004 when she talked me into buying her a 2005 Camry. (Cost ~ $23,000!)

I do all the work on it...she would LIKE to take it to the dealer...but I forbid it!
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My clutch and brake fluid were flushed in October 2014.
Clutch fluid is clear, brake fluid has very little color.
I'm thinking of changing it anyway, when I get the new
tires mounted.

Only about 200 miles that my friend rode it, since the maintenance was done.
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My clutch and brake fluid were flushed in October 2014.
Clutch fluid is clear, brake fluid has very little color.
I'm thinking of changing it anyway,
Flushing/changing the fluids are a snap, even in a one man shop, with a evacuator. Many uses. I don't leave home without it.
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https://www.zoro.com/mityvac-fluid-e...g&gclsrc=aw.ds
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