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Magickman
08-12-2009, 5:08 PM
Please don't bash other peoples opinions. If ya like it say so, if not say why.

I'll start:

78 GOLDWING BOBBER
http://images.craigslist.org/3k43m13le5Ob5R65S698bc5e6ed1d7e3b1abb.jpg

From http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/1318171140.html

I don't really know if I like it or not, but it DEFINITELY is different!!

lobstermobster
08-12-2009, 5:12 PM
not really diggin it myself. too bulky for me

americanjunky
08-12-2009, 5:13 PM
I am on the fence at first blush yeah looks pretty cool, then when you looook at it. It is just too damn big to make a real cool Bob out of.

mad750
08-12-2009, 5:30 PM
If someone gave me the keys and it had a full tank of gas, I'd ride it.

As for owning it... I'd rather have the picnic bench in the garage.

vin
08-12-2009, 5:40 PM
only goldwing i ever thought was cool (minus the muffler) looks like the same giant tank, but shot at a pleasing angle:

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/naked_honda_gold_wing.jpg

jazzmans
08-12-2009, 5:47 PM
It's a learned thing, You have to have owned one I think.

and on that note, NOT ugly.

I'd ditch that headlight.

I'd love another naked goldwing.

jaz

crass
08-12-2009, 5:50 PM
just because they dropped 400 lbs or toilet water accessories doesn't not make it grand pa bike to me

Screw that engine too.. ugly ass monolith

CaveMann
08-12-2009, 5:50 PM
I'd ride it. Big engine + no bags or farring = Fast.

H34TH3N
08-12-2009, 5:53 PM
Ill bite on this thread...kinda did this one on a dare for a friend, just finished it a cpl weeks ago.....was wrecked when he got it and gave it to me...evidently some guy tried to learn to ride on it and ended up gettin killed on it, busted the frame and all, Not my style but he rides the shit out of it like a scooter to his tattooo shop every day...

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5677/dsc04002p.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/dsc04002p.jpg/)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8037/dsc04013fne.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/i/dsc04013fne.jpg/)

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3885/dsc03999p.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dsc03999p.jpg/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1624/dsc03994a.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/dsc03994a.jpg/)

Magickman
08-12-2009, 6:06 PM
I am diggin' that Honda. I would not have the pipes that high, but it is cool to look at.

eliwolf6
08-12-2009, 6:10 PM
the guy next door to me is an old ass guy that can't ride anymore, he's always pokin around my garage askin bike questions and whatnot, but he's got a goldwing that he put 80000 mi on (so he says). I'm always tryin to get it from him and bob it out a bit.. think it would be sweet.... my .02

jazzmans
08-12-2009, 6:22 PM
http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%20Supercharger%20Final%20Prototype%2013.jp g

http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%27s%20Endurance%20Special.htm

crass
08-12-2009, 7:27 PM
that honda chop with the tall pipes is sick.

TemeculaTerry
08-12-2009, 7:37 PM
These bikes do not have the lines to chop or cafe, they are all wrong for those applications, sometimes you just have to admit defeat when trying to do something that is impossible.

Although I think they look good stock, just thin the out a bit, I have noticed they have similar lines to a Guzzi, therefore you probably make a decent wannabe out of a Honda.

PoorBastard
08-12-2009, 8:55 PM
For the first pic, here is my reason: flat black and white walls.

deucepjd
08-12-2009, 9:03 PM
First photo- Throw on some Fat tires and its very exile looking and probably pretty cool.
2nd photo- VERY cool, looks like a monster
3rd photo,- pipes at ear level? what i can't hear you???

superflysnow
08-12-2009, 9:15 PM
http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%20Supercharger%20Final%20Prototype%2013.jp g

http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%27s%20Endurance%20Special.htm

big fan, that thing is sweet!

billdozer
08-12-2009, 9:27 PM
I say Ugly.

Probably a great bike but it's ugly no matter how you slice it. If practical is your thing, beauty often isn't.

I don't want to start a silly debate over terminology but I wouldn't call it a bobber either. I'd call it a "Goldwing I took some shit off of" maybe...

The white one is way classier.

Magickman
08-12-2009, 10:24 PM
I'd call it a "Goldwing I took some shit off of" maybe...


Now that's funny...

jazzmans
08-12-2009, 10:45 PM
the white one is supercharged. check the link out.

randakk is the shit


jaz

boogieman
08-13-2009, 12:51 AM
The craigslist one is alright but doesn't really thrill me either.

I say you could hard tail it, get some short springers, a can of olive drab, and put on a big repro Harley sprung seat on it. Brown leather bags and such. Make a "what if Goldwing made military bikes" out of it. Maybe even put on a side car...

Or "mad max" it out. Hell do like Mr. T and weld some armor on. :)

Lovestory
08-13-2009, 12:54 AM
Im drunk and that goldwing is still ugly as fuck

Magickman
08-13-2009, 3:06 PM
Im drunk and that goldwing is still ugly as fuck

That made me spit soda on my monitor!! ROFL

lobstermobster
08-13-2009, 11:32 PM
i think the second gold wing is actually pretty sick. i still wouldnt want that gigantic tank but i honestly like those pipes.
and that honda is fucking rad. who gives a shit if you go deaf riding it!

7dirty3
08-17-2009, 7:45 PM
I'd ride the Goldie for shits and giggles if nothing else. I'd ride the shit outta that purple Honder, after I rearranged the pipes a little. Sweet.

eightthirtysixcc
08-17-2009, 8:16 PM
I dare you to beat this:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3222129966_4a2fea065f_o.jpg
The pipes go up just as high.

workingclass
08-19-2009, 9:53 PM
The way I see it, take what ya got, build what you want. Nice job.

SlimsFab
08-26-2009, 9:04 AM
This bike is like a fat chick , probly fun as hell to ride,but you wouldnt want to be seen by you friends while ridin her! Just kidding man,I dig this rig its fuckin sick ! More people neeed to go out on a limb, cool bikes arent a life or death situation,just build something different and ride the piss out of it!!!!

boogieman
08-26-2009, 10:10 AM
I dare you to beat this:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3222129966_4a2fea065f_o.jpg
The pipes go up just as high.

Is this your bike? I saw it on ebay a few years ago, actually, it's pretty bad assed in the fact it's different. Almost looks like the bozuko (japanese motorcycle gang) type rides. It's an oddball for sure though. Imagine the looks (good or bad lol?) you would get pulling into a local bike night!

I think the ebay listing said the guy that had it got imprisoned or something, it was found in an abandoned garage of some sort, so it was a real time capsule type bike.

AfterHours
08-26-2009, 10:22 AM
Yup,lot's of ugly things on this thread. That being said - Goldwings are awesome machines. 30 years ahead of HD on the bagger bullshit and fast ! I would definitely build one for a stripped down touring type bike, but not anything I wanted as a custom.

kevinhog
08-31-2009, 12:24 PM
Ill bite on this thread...kinda did this one on a dare for a friend, just finished it a cpl weeks ago.....was wrecked when he got it and gave it to me...evidently some guy tried to learn to ride on it and ended up gettin killed on it, busted the frame and all, Not my style but he rides the shit out of it like a scooter to his tattooo shop every day...

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5677/dsc04002p.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/dsc04002p.jpg/)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8037/dsc04013fne.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/i/dsc04013fne.jpg/)

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3885/dsc03999p.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dsc03999p.jpg/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1624/dsc03994a.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/dsc03994a.jpg/)


That is a thing of fucking beeeeeauty!!!

Brandon
08-31-2009, 8:31 PM
There is a video of that black and gold one floating around somewhere on the net. Some british guy built it and it is crazy fast

nimrod
10-08-2009, 4:14 PM
I dare you to beat this:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3222129966_4a2fea065f_o.jpg

Holy! How tall is the passenger!!??

drucifer
10-09-2009, 1:30 PM
I dare you to beat this:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3222129966_4a2fea065f_o.jpg
The pipes go up just as high.

I think I would beat it. With a bat! I think it's pretty ugly but opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one.

Randakk
02-16-2011, 4:16 PM
http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%20Supercharger%20Final%20Prototype%2013.jp g

http://www.randakks.com/Randakk%27s%20Endurance%20Special.htm

My bike was referenced above.

It looks quite a bit different now:

http://www.randakks.com/images2/RC003Red17.jpg

Here's a link to a YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmCnS69QdDw


Randall Washington
President & Chief Executive Rider
Randakk's Cycle Shakk, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC USA
www.randakks.com

Randakk's Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Randakks-Cycle-Shakk-for-Vintage-Honda-Motorcycle-Enthusiasts/10150135042030276

OgdenCityMurderCycles
02-16-2011, 7:47 PM
^^^ Pretty slick.