Honda made a self-balancing bike - Page 2 - Road Glide Forums
General Off-Topic Discussions Non-Road Glide Topics

 37Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 10:46 PM
Grey beard
 
Taccone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,135
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by killintime View Post
Cars that drive/parallel park and stop themselves, bikes that balance themselves! Awesome! More time for me to text, tweet and take selfies!
I'm all for coming out with more advancements in safety and design but lets take a look at this from another angle. Lets for instance say this "self balancing" motorcycle decides to malfunction going thru a long sweeping turn trying to stay upright while you're trying to lean into the turn.....what then??? I know motorcycles are dangerous, lagging many safety features that have been implemented into vehicles of today...but isn't that why we ride motorcycles?
Jacksprat56 likes this.

2012 Road Glide Custom Vivid Black named "Becky" with a simple motto "If it came from the factory like that, it doesn't belong on the bike!"
Taccone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:24 PM
Life Member
 
Wharf Rat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Promised Land
Posts: 3,791
Garage
I hear that Honda is bringing it to market as the Millenial. It comes with a riding trophy.

Seriously, if balancing a motorcycle at a stop light is a problem, maybe you shouldn't be on 2 wheels.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Like I told you. What I said. Steal your face right off your head.
Wharf Rat is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 07:03 AM
Grey beard
 
killintime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jefferson, Wi
Posts: 1,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wharf Rat View Post
I hear that Honda is bringing it to market as the Millenial. It comes with a riding trophy.

Seriously, if balancing a motorcycle at a stop light is a problem, maybe you shouldn't be on 2 wheels.
Also can detect if the "rider" is having a bad day, and using gps will take you to a "safe place" so you can snuggle up with a blanket, enjoy some nice warm hot chocolate and go to town on your adult coloring book


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives
killintime is offline  
 
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 07:41 AM
Grey beard
 
sloride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 852
[QUOTE=turbochrisb;3759122
And my Roadglide has a perfect balance point where I can sit on it with both feet up in my garage. I can even move my feet from the foot boards to the highway pegs while balancing. Done it a 100 times.[/QUOTE]

Turbo....do you mean like with the kickstand UP???
turbochrisb likes this.
sloride is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 07:49 AM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Roebuck, South Carolina
Posts: 77
I don't see this as a bad idea although I don't currently need it. I have a friend that would like to ride but he won't because he doesn't have feeling in his feet due to nerve damage. He fears dropping the bike when he comes to a stop but riding presents him no problems. There would also be uses when nearing the end of our riding days (I hope I still have lots of time to ride).
13FLTRX likes this.

2016 RGS Black Quartz
Darryl.Kevin is offline  
post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 10:18 AM
Grey beard
 
turbochrisb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 1,373
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by sloride View Post
Turbo....do you mean like with the kickstand UP???
You bet!

I first discovered it when I was parking the RG in my garage really close to a cabinet on the right side. I'd just bought the 16" bars or something and was sitting on the bike straight up while holding on to the cabinet on my left side trying to imagine where my hands would be. Feet on the floor boards. And I figured out if I was pretty motionless and did it just right, I could pull my hand off the cabinet and I could balance there.

Then when I installed the hwy pegs, I tried it. And I could balance it and then even (quickly, you'd think slowly but quickly seems to work better) pull both feet simultaneously up and place them on the pegs with out falling over.
killintime likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2006 RoadGlide Dragos 98" Stage 3, TTS, DD6, Dragula 2, 16" Malos, 970s & Monotubes, lots of black stuff. 110 hp / 106 tq

Last edited by turbochrisb; 01-07-2017 at 10:26 AM.
turbochrisb is offline  
post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 12:51 PM
Life Member
 
Jacksprat56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 1,657
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swomack View Post
Now they just need to make bikes that can fix themselves.
LOL
Swomack
O Yeah, just gas & ride!!
Jacksprat56 is offline  
post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 02:35 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SW Ont
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul's Road Glide View Post
I don't think the wife is going to like my bike following me into the house after a long day of riding.
It did look both ways before going thru the door....
13FLTRX likes this.
Farmguy is offline  
post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 04:19 PM
Grey beard
 
killintime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jefferson, Wi
Posts: 1,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbochrisb View Post
You bet!

I first discovered it when I was parking the RG in my garage really close to a cabinet on the right side. I'd just bought the 16" bars or something and was sitting on the bike straight up while holding on to the cabinet on my left side trying to imagine where my hands would be. Feet on the floor boards. And I figured out if I was pretty motionless and did it just right, I could pull my hand off the cabinet and I could balance there.

Then when I installed the hwy pegs, I tried it. And I could balance it and then even (quickly, you'd think slowly but quickly seems to work better) pull both feet simultaneously up and place them on the pegs with out falling over.
Video/pictures, or it never happened.
turbochrisb and ChromeSpark like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives
killintime is offline  
post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 06:25 PM
Life Member
 
smitty901's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 2,459
BMW did this few years back already
13FLTRX and Nordic Berserker like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
smitty901 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Balancing new tire with Dyna beads martial Wheels and Tires 26 01-09-2014 07:09 PM
Easier way to install balancing beads dougm1950 Wheels and Tires 13 01-05-2014 02:23 PM
wheel balancing rlaf75 Wheels and Tires 15 10-29-2013 08:14 PM
Balancing beads ksarauer Wheels and Tires 20 06-14-2013 12:21 AM
Ride on dynamic tire balancing and sealant bpt-bagger Equipment-RG 4 01-03-2013 08:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome