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  • Would a larger trunk screw up the 2018?

    I used my rudimentary drawing skills to see what a larger trunk would look like on a 2018. I only increased the width of the trunk by about 1.5" and the height by 1". The trunk could also easily be extended by 1.5".

    As you can see from the photos below, it is virtually indistinguishable, so it does not eff-up the looks of the bike at all. Watch for Honda to release a larger replacement trunk option for $1,500-$2,000 in the next few years.

    Also, I am no good at volumetric calculations, but I would bet that even an inch here and there would DRAMATICALLY increase the liters of the trunk. I know an extra inch wider and deeper would make fitting 2 helmets MUCH easier.

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    1.5" wider trunk on the right

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    1" taller trunk on the bottm
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  • #2
    Believe it or not. Honda was the one who Brought up a larger trunk and wider bag doors being available at the test session. When asked why less storage room?

    Keep in mind it took them 12 years to come out with larger bags on the current bike.

    As far as production retooling cost wise goes. I can see a newly designed lid with built in tail lights to match the bags.

    Honda can kill three birds with one stone.

    Make more room for two full sized helmets with a new lid.
    Add trunk lights in the goofy looking useless hump for safety
    Cosmetically enhancing the blend between the trunk and bags.

    Hey Honda ya listening??
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    • #3
      Only $2000 for a slightly bigger trunk? I hope you’re joking!

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      • #4
        I can't believe they at least did not put a cyclops brake light on the trunk lid.
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        • #5
          You did not hear...Honda left the light off...so you could make a video showing how to install it...I thought everyone knew that??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JGDJR View Post
            You did not hear...Honda left the light off...so you could make a video showing how to install it...I thought everyone knew that??

            John
            Why didn't I think of that?

            I would be surprised if Kury, or hopefully someone else, doesn't come out with a light kit for the trunk at some point.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post

              Why didn't I think of that?

              I would be surprised if Kury, or hopefully someone else, doesn't come out with a light kit for the trunk at some point.
              Here your go.

              http://www.bigbikeparts.com/template...7&GroupGuid=80

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GWRider View Post
                You should Never use cheap wire connectors like in that kit,on a bikes wiring harness.

                The new bike is can bus, what till you see what happens with cheap accessories tapped into this system..LOL
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rocky View Post

                  You should Never use cheap wire connectors like in that kit,on a bikes wiring harness.

                  The new bike is can bus, what till you see what happens with cheap accessories tapped into this system..LOL
                  Maybe you should be talking to Cruiseman:

                  https://youtube.com/watch?v=ojNfGKsHvwA&t=15s


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GWRider

                    You pretty much jumped the gun, "smart boy". Had you watched the entire video of the product description you would have noticed Big Bike Parts recommendation to first install a Show Chrome Isolation Fuse Box.


                    https://youtube.com/watch?v=N5kIbiQM1cA
                    ROTLMAO. I wouldn't put show chrome/BBP parts in "your" bike.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GWRider

                      I have and will continue to do so............
                      Why am I not surprised.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rocky View Post

                        Why am I not surprised.

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                        Seriously? That's your best rebuttal? Nothing other than a childish comment? Can't wait for your next words of "wisdom"..

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                        • Rocky
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                          I like messing with you VI's.

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by GWRider
                        "VI"?
                        Checkmate (From the smart guy)
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                        1986 GL1200 SEi
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                        • #14
                          Like I said, your words if "wisdom". Not so much.

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                          • #15
                            Do you always play these playground games like"tag, you're it". You don't make any sense. Can you grow up for a moment and learn to communicate in a civil way like an adult?

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
                              Also, I am no good at volumetric calculations, but I would bet that even an inch here and there would DRAMATICALLY increase the liters of the trunk.
                              Yeah, it would... but my thinking is that for Honda they had to draw the line somewhere. Perhaps they started with an even smaller trunk in the design phase and increased it to this? I'm just spit-balling here... it's always easy to say, "Why not just add a little bit more" but at some point you got to settle on a decision. lol

                              Given that it seems clear they were looking to make a sportier and sleeker Goldwing with this redesign, I'm guessing the ability to fit 2 full-face helmets in the trunk just wasn't a priority. Which has probably rubbed a few GW riders the wrong way, but I doubt those people are necessarily the target audience any more.

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                              • #17
                                The trunk holds all I need and more. I have never understood the idea of any storage space needing to hold two full face helmets. I usually just carry the helmet. Then again I usually don’t want a trunk on my bike. The Goldwing is an exception. I like the trunk more for my wife’s comfort.

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                                • #18
                                  The storage doesn't bother me. I have a waterproof bag I strap on the pillion that holds enough to have covered me for over three weeks on the road. If you are two up riding then a trunk rack would accomplish the same.
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                                  • #19
                                    The way your bag is secured shows another problem...they should add something serious as a strap connector...

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                                    • #20
                                      Originally posted by gug1953 View Post
                                      The storage doesn't bother me. I have a waterproof bag I strap on the pillion that holds enough to have covered me for over three weeks on the road. If you are two up riding then a trunk rack would accomplish the same.
                                      Exactly! If you want to take a trip you'll figure out a way to accommodate your gear (and passenger, if necessary).

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