Airbag recall

Submitted: Monday, Mar 05, 2018 at 21:14
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I find it very interesting that there are three Honda goldwing motor bikes in the "air bag" recall
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Mar 05, 2018 at 21:28

Monday, Mar 05, 2018 at 21:28
G'day MUZBURY

Not sure what you find very interesting but here's some info -

Honda claims that sensors in the front forks can detect a severe frontal collision and decide when to deploy the airbag, absorbing some of the forward energy of the rider and reducing the velocity at which the rider may be thrown from the motorcycle.

The 3 Honda's are all GL1800's just different years and models - the air bags are an optional extra I believe !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYPzyPnFOs


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Follow Up By: wholehog - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:10

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:10
The airbag came in the Luxury model, including intergrated GPS, ABS from 2006.
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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Monday, Mar 05, 2018 at 23:51

Monday, Mar 05, 2018 at 23:51
Be interesting to see what happens to the rider when they activate Muzbry.
Believe they come with two ashtrays as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 06:33

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 06:33
And reverse gear!
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Reply By: RMD - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 07:51

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 07:51
Very simple Muzbry, if the bike has airbags and they are Takata then they will be subject to recall because of the degradation fault. Straightforward and uninteresting I think.
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are you just surprised they have airbags?
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 10:17

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 10:17
I'm surprised you bothered to comment if it's so uninteresting. :)
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Follow Up By: RMD - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 12:46

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 12:46
David. I am interested in bike features, also the bike seat belts, they're special
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 11:00

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 11:00
I remember the brother and I examining one of the monstrous Goldwings and talking to the owner, at the Widgiemooltha Roadhouse in the early 1980's.

He delighted in showing us all the features, like a salesman, as a proud owner - things such as the shaver power outlet inside the top "trunk", the huge amount of storage area, the "surround sound system" - and most importantly - the "flow-through" ventilation!!

Yes, it had adjustable vents in the fairing around the handlebars, that guided fresh air onto any area you so desired!

This was not so long after "flow-through ventilation" had become a big selling feature of the new Holdens and Falcons!
Air conditioning was still only being fitted to half the cars in that era, though! LOL

I don't know what good an airbag would be on a bike, though - most motorcyclists are thrown from the bike, as soon as they lose control.

Cheers, Ron.

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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 11:17

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 11:17
Maybe the bags are out the sides so as to cushion the bikes fall and let you get your leg out :)
We were travelling along Caves rd near Mittagong which is a long winding dirt road with heaps of totally blind corners.
Came around one corner and surprised a guy on a big BMW road bike in the centre of the road. Scared the crap out of us both and he promptly fell over sideways with the bike trapping him by the leg.
He was a small guy and could not extricate himself so my kids and I lifted the bike off him however he was so short that he could get himself on the bike again due to not reaching the ground on the slope. We steadied the bike whilst he clambered up and got it started again and took off.
Often wondered what happened to him. Bet he never road the thing in the dirt again :)
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 19:35

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 19:35
Similarly, The Harley Davidson Electroglide Ultra Screaming Eagle has cruise control, ABS brakes, am/fm/CD/cb/intercom, Bluetooth connectivity, heated hand grips, cigarette lighter, 12 volt power socket in the rear storage box. All for about $55,000 ??
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Follow Up By: b1b - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 21:28

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 21:28
For that money, macca, i'd want a couple more wheels. And a roof.
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Reply By: Member - Blue M - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 18:42

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 18:42
It is quite interesting how they work.


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Follow Up By: eerfree - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 18:54

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 18:54
Blue M,
Thanks for that, Very interesting.
Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 19:34

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 at 19:34
Yes - was very interesting !

Thanks Blue M
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Follow Up By: wholehog - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:03

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:03
Thanks Blue M, nice to see someone research the topic.
I have one of those Honda Goldwings, it's a beautiful bike and engineering.
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Reply By: Mudripper - Friday, Mar 09, 2018 at 12:00

Friday, Mar 09, 2018 at 12:00
Never mind the airbags, I just wonder if they have air conditioning?

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