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Old September 23rd, 2017   #11
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Excellent idea shift the focus/topic.

2018 Goldwing.
It not hard to find "leaked" photos of what is purported to be the new Wing.
Interesting looking.
Conspiracy Theory
If you are trying to kill off the ST model before it drifts to far into Gold Wing turf what better way than design your new Wing to look very ST like.
Find a F6B photo, no box model.

Take a look at the front end of the new Wing, head on shot.
Very ST looking.
The electric windshield.
It only took them 40 years to mount one on the Wing.
Wing owners have a deep love affair with barn doors when it comes to their windshield choice, massive puts it mildly.
It will be interesting to see how the Wings windshield motor drive holds up to barn door at speed stress.
The Saddle Bags look almost FJR in style, front edge at least.
With no specs leaked they look like the smaller is better theory in play.
Also take notice of the F6B minus the clutch lever in the pictures.
Fork It.
Someone stole my fork tubes.
Overhead pictures look as if the Wing lost weight.
Unlikely, there is a reason it called the Hondapotamus.

ST replacement?
Never ask a girl what she weighs.
If you like full figure girls the F6B might do it for ya.

Price?
All over the globe but rest assured it will come with a serious premium sticker that can be easily doubled in the aftermarket.

Official Stuff
October.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bik...old-wing-leak/


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Old September 23rd, 2017   #12
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Why dont you tell us about your wife's car oil bolt washer again?

OK I've given this some thought…

If you're still using absolete crush washers do yourself a favor and get a rubber coated washer. In my experience the last indefinitely.
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Old September 23rd, 2017   #14
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OK I've given this some thought…
& again...




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Old September 28th, 2017   #15
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The SMC hides itself behind the left fork tube it is not any more "exposed and vulnerable" as you state than the left caliper.



Grouchy Paul

Have either of the calipers undergone modification to alleviate corrosion from the water and trash they are exposed to? No they have not. They are not as complicated and their inherit simple design prevents corrosion from the elements for many years before they need attention.

Not so the SMC. Just look at the picture and the text of the original poster showing the modifications to deal with all the trouble cause by this complicated Rube Goldberg mechanism. I'm afraid regular routine maintenance as outlined in the owners manual, while important and a good idea, it's just not going to handle the problems caused by this faulty design.

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Your complete and total lack of knowledge to go along with the simple fact that you do not own a ST that you can even look at the SMC system disqualifies you from anything resembling a intelligent conversation on the Linked Brake System or it's components.

DO NOT EVER use my posts to Troll on any subject again.


Learn something you ignorant SOB
http://world.honda.com/motorcycle-technology/brake/



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Funny. My SMC is working fine 12 years and 150,000+ miles later. I've never given it any kind of maintenance attention except when doing a brake fluid flush and bleed, which I can only remember doing twice since I've owned it.
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Funny. My SMC is working fine 12 years and 150,000+ miles later. I've never given it any kind of maintenance attention except when doing a brake fluid flush and bleed, which I can only remember doing twice since I've owned it.
Great! But Paul would say you re asking for trouble by not doing the recommended maintenance. It's his contention that problems with the link braking system are the fault of owners not doing the required maintenance.

I'm glad you haven't had any trouble but frankly a little surprised you haven't given the maintenance you've done. But it is what it is! You haven't had trouble and that's a good thing.

I would ask if you have read posts of others that have had problems with dragging brakes, locked rear wheels, and rear brake hoses that caught on fire?
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I think that the failure of mine was caused by the day that I rode it in torrential rain and put it to bed, wet. It worked just fine, prior to that day.
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Yeah, I’ve been in torrential rain a few times, when touring outside California. I’ve even done a couple of creek crossings where the water just flows over the road. Besides brake bleeding, there’s no specific “recommended” maintenance for the SMC in the owners or service manuals.


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