View Full Version : 1985 Gold Wing

06-19-2015, 5:06 PM
A long history of modding this thing.


06-19-2015, 5:13 PM
I don't have much on the original build. It was before smart phones and always having a camera in your pocket.

Hacked up.


06-19-2015, 5:15 PM
Looked like this for some years.


06-19-2015, 5:19 PM
So now it is all apart getting modified some more.
Most of the original bike is gone.
It is an odd combination of misc pieces that had to be convinced to fit together.

Current work.

06-19-2015, 11:21 PM
Damn cool to see a chopped goldwing trike. Keep us updated mate

06-20-2015, 1:53 PM
Pretty cool, followed your link and you did some sweet custom fab work. How do you get your feet on the front pegs?

06-20-2015, 10:17 PM
Swing legs over the carbs. Enough room between carb and tank. The new fuel injection will be wider, making more room.



And yeah.... i run the trunk when I need it. It is plastic and stays broken. The dang scooter is so violent that if the trunk ain't breaking then the rack for it is. So most the time it is not on there.

06-22-2015, 11:55 PM
This thing is rad! What size motor is it?

06-23-2015, 5:39 AM
The pics are old. It is apart right now.
Follow the link above and see the new mods to the engine.
The old engine was a 2110cc, 150 to 160 hp.
It is going back together a 2387cc, fuel injected and distributer less. Going for 200 hp.

06-29-2015, 3:28 PM
Wow a 2110 ain't big enough?

06-29-2015, 7:04 PM
Well..... no it is not.... lol
Takes s bit of pucker to stay stuck to the seat as small as it is.


07-03-2015, 8:59 PM
Slick VW trike. The forward engine looks great and I imagine improves handling under acceleration over the old Stires etc style trikes.

07-04-2015, 8:16 AM
Even with the engine in the front it is not a super handler. It is only 4 ft wide and 66 inch wheelbase. Smaller than a regular bought converted bike.
I run enough hp that when you are on the gas it is gonna go straight ahead regardless. Front wheel front mean much under acceleration.

07-04-2015, 8:56 PM
What are you doing for the fuel injection?

07-05-2015, 5:01 PM
Making it compact sounds smart to me and since you kept it that way I expect the width advantage is worth it. It's an interesing machine. I like the non-bloated proportions.

What is your preferred cruising speed and what RPM do you turn?

07-05-2015, 7:49 PM
What are you doing for the fuel injection?

In what way do you mean?
Follow the link and see the pics for the mechanical parts. The ecu (computer) is a megasquirt kit do it yourself board.

07-05-2015, 8:16 PM
Making it compact sounds smart to me and since you kept it that way I expect the width advantage is worth it. It's an interesing machine. I like the non-bloated proportions.

What is your preferred cruising speed and what RPM do you turn?

I wanted something more motorcycle than car. The whole idea was to have something like a converted bike instead of a converted car. I suppose it is a success in that respect. When I get to go to a meet (and park on show off lane) the trike guys just walk right on by never a thought about it. It is the bike guys all over it wondering what the f is that?

As far as cruising speed, I dunno. No instrumentation at all. Had a cheep speedometer for a couple months when I first built it. Drive stripped in the front wheel, never fixed that and eventually I took it off.

I never have the time to go far with it. More of a local run about.
All my buddies have harleys. The guys my age ride around near the speed limit most the time with an occasional burst sometimes. But the group is mixed. My two main younger riding buddies tend to run in the upper 90s on the highway. Other than being old and uncomfortable with it, I don't have a problem keeping up. Actually one of them is a screaming eagle v rod with some work done to it. It is not unusual for the group to pull out and be gassing on them. Once everyone else is long gone the v rod looks back and the old man on the trike is the only one left that could hang with him.

Of course engine is heavily modified and some major re gearing of the the trans in that too. I will spin the engine 7500 without a thought about it. It has been higher than that, but not very useful, run out of cam and head porting.

04-03-2016, 3:37 PM
Still apart.
Other than life getting in the way and slowing it down, I also sorta went off the deep end.

Most all the technical is done.
2387cc fuelie motor. Just gotta send the crank out for balancing.


Frame ended up modded A bit more.


Working on beefing up the drive extension now.
Adding another bearing support.

Have made quite a few bits and pieces out of SS.


04-03-2016, 3:44 PM
I love this thing.cannot wait to see it finished

04-03-2016, 7:53 PM
Same here. Post more VolksWing!

04-03-2016, 9:57 PM
About to put the paint on the frame (black). Then I can hang my hand made front end on it and finish that up.


Polished on a rocker today.
Thinking of putting this one opposite of the disc brake, caliper and stay. Just a little something for the other side.