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Project by lizardhead posted 05-23-2016 07:25 PM 1401 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know what you’re thinking—-LH has way too much time on his hands. This ball has a 4.5 inch diameter and is made of soft maple, painted with chrome aluminum. Even the threaded nut. It is mounted to the existing 1-7/8” ball. On my 2012 GoldWing Motorcycle. BTW my wife and I are leaving Arizona this Saturday headed for Ohio, The Appalation Mtns. And then on to the Outer Banks. A 6500 mile motorcycle trip. Other photos of the last 3 of my GoldWings

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best





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MadMark

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#1 posted 05-23-2016 07:30 PM

Why?

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 08:25 PM

I have to ask, are you going to tow a small trailer with you on the trip or is the hitch for for looks? I miss taking bike trips like you will be on. But that was years ago. How about more pictures of your bike

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 09:32 PM

pretty cool. Nice scooter !
I sold my ‘01 in order to finance my shop building when we moved here.
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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lizardhead

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#4 posted 05-23-2016 10:22 PM

Yes—-I will be towing a trailer similar to your “01. I call it my wife’s make-up Kit.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 12:11 AM

YUP!

-- just rjR

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 01:50 AM

Neato!

Jim!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 09:24 AM

Nice hitch and beautiful bikes. I live in the heart of the Shenandoah valley …..pretty much in the middle of the Appalachians. Have a great trip and pack an extra ball hitch.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 05-24-2016 10:13 AM

That’s gonna be a NICE trip ! I have never done any LONG distance riding, just local

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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lndfilwiz

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#9 posted 05-24-2016 01:33 PM

Made a trailer for my 1078 Goldwing. Drove from Buffalo, NY to Fort Benton, MT in 1981. Before the trip was done, we drove 6K miles in 6 weeks. Sold the bike years ago when kids arrived, but still have the trailer!

-- Smile, it makes people wander what you are up to.

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ohwoodeye

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#10 posted 05-24-2016 02:12 PM

Hey…............Internet Police here…..........this is not the site to post motorcycle pictures.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Richard

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#11 posted 05-24-2016 07:14 PM



Hey…............Internet Police here…..........this is not the site to post motorcycle pictures.

- ohwoodeye


It is OK , the Motorcycle has a Wooden Ball . :)

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lizardhead

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#12 posted 05-24-2016 07:56 PM

Hey———-internet Police————The sight just gave me a Daily Top 3 . Besides I have seen all kinds of stuff posted here with non wood in the background, and the bike here is merely in the background.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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Ted78

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#13 posted 05-26-2016 08:22 PM

Waiting for the Balsa Wood goose neck hitch on the wife’s bike.

-- Ted

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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 05-26-2016 10:36 PM

Very cool, I’m sure it’s provoked more than a couple WTF comments from passers by. Reminds me once of a pintle hitch someone had put on a Prius as joke. Sounds like a sweet trip. I’ve got a Vulcan 2000LT and I’ve only been out of the state once, not even by that much. A Goldwing is my long term bike, but getting one right now when I have little time to ride, hope Honda doesn’t screw them up in the next 10 years, have fun on your ride!

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BigTiny

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#15 posted 06-05-2016 10:17 AM

Nice rides. Presently I own a 1979 CB 750 Model K Honda and a 1984 Goldwing Aspencade,

Also building a trike with a 2400 cc Chrysler motor. 165 horsepower should haul pretty nice on a trike weighing less than 500 kg, eh?

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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