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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 10:34 AM
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Beautiful bike and beautiful name.

I would consider painting the bags and leaving the trunk black. Or painting the bottoms and leaving the lids black.

MAN have you got storage space!
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very nice. I like the integrated fender brake lights
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Every time I see this thread pop up I need to take another look. Just at the first post pics. The Neo is the perfect platform for this, and for some reason I am drawn to this bike. Honda should have made this bike! We might still have a 110CID twin if they had. I like it way better than the FB6 and could have been offered either as a bagger or a touring platform. Either way, this is an exceptionally good looking bike. I really like it!
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That really is a cool bike! The fairing doesn't look as huge as it did on that vintage Goldwing.
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I gotta hand it to you... that is a lot of work to make that happen and no doubt many details to discover and overcome. Applause for that. If you are like me you moved that stuff up and down - front to back- many times before you decided it was good enough.

On the other hand, it sort of makes and old bike look even older...despite the utility it brings. Not so much my cup of tea, but mad respect for what that takes to get done.
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As a current X owner, and a former owner of 2 Gold Wings, I LOVE the look of that bike!!! You may have started a new fad!!! Nice job.
Safe Riding.
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Every time I see this thread pop up I need to take another look. Just at the first post pics. The Neo is the perfect platform for this, and for some reason I am drawn to this bike. Honda should have made this bike! We might still have a 110CID twin if they had. I like it way better than the FB6 and could have been offered either as a bagger or a touring platform. Either way, this is an exceptionally good looking bike. I really like it!


Thank you for the compliment. I had been struggling with what to do with it. Once you've had a fairing, it's hard not to want one again. I just couldn't do another batwing. Nothing against those that have them and love them, but it got really old really quick listening to the HD crowd. It was always "Buy an HD if you want an HD". I thought about a Roadglide fairing, but that's when I had the idea to try this. I couldn't find any pictures of another one, so I had to just do it and see what it turned out like. I've been building cars, trucks and bikes my whole life. I really enjoy it when it looks like it came that way, so to speak. I appreciate your opinion !


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That really is a cool bike! The fairing doesn't look as huge as it did on that vintage Goldwing.


I thinks it's those fat forks that help !


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As a current X owner, and a former owner of 2 Gold Wings, I LOVE the look of that bike!!! You may have started a new fad!!! Nice job.
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Thanks man ! You too !


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I gotta hand it to you... that is a lot of work to make that happen and no doubt many details to discover and overcome. Applause for that. If you are like me you moved that stuff up and down - front to back- many times before you decided it was good enough.



On the other hand, it sort of makes and old bike look even older...despite the utility it brings. Not so much my cup of tea, but mad respect for what that takes to get done.


I hear you, it's definitely a retro vibe. You are right though, the mock up and positioning took a very long time. But, I'm happy with the final product. I feel the same about a lot of the car/truck culture these days. I always say the same thing, I may not want to drive it, but I respect what it takes to get it there. Thanks for the comp on the work !


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