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This is a discussion on GL "Racer" seen on ADVrider. Equally cool and stupid. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by ILoveThumpers Have you seen Randall's dual down-draft Weber conversion on that bike? Holy moly. I powdercoated a set of his intakes for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveThumpers View Post
    Have you seen Randall's dual down-draft Weber conversion on that bike? Holy moly.

    I powdercoated a set of his intakes for a customer of his. Incredible workmanship... I nearly bought a set for myself until I calculated the cost of the carbs.

    -Deek
    After the Webers, he really outdid himself.

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    The supercharger actually came first. I really wish he could have found a way to offer that kit. I would save all my pennies for as long as it took to have a blown Goldwing in my stable.

    -Deek

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveThumpers View Post
    The supercharger actually came first.
    Didn't realize that. The amazing thing is how stock it looked. The ultimate sleeper.

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    The stock airbox is embarrassingly large on a GL. It extends from the top of the carb rack (about the height of the runners in that pic) to the very top of the faux tank (shelter). There's plenty of room to do really creative stuff.

    After years away from bikes, Lars re-started it all for me. Honda Gold Wing Bobber | Bike EXIF

    I remember reading about a GL racer... I can't find the link right now, but I think it's over on Scott Saunders site. The frame was custom and moved the motor forward and pitched it up at the front to make room for leaning. I have no idea if it ever even ran a race or how successful it was if it did, though. I do know the factory experimented with the early GL in sidecar IOM/TT but had zero success.

    -Deek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post

    BTW, and I just found this out myself and am floored, did you know some early wings had a kickstarter? It is detachible and fits to the back of the engine from the left side. facinating.

    I knew that, even used it to see how difficult it is to use (actually real easy)
    It's clipped under left side tank panel
    The very early ones do almost exactly 125mph, in third, fourth or fifth gear, aerodynamics are too bad to go faster (but they will rev real well )
    I dabble in rocket science, when I\'m not picking my nose
    The other night I gave my girlfriend an orgasm, but, she spat it back at me

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