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:popcorn: How many of you folks happened to see the program (How it's made) on Thursday evening? It showed about an 8 minute clip on building a new Goldwing at the factory. I would have loved for it to have been longer and more involved, as it was very interesting to watch. This program is on quite often but I don't know about reruns.
 

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It's been on a number of times, and will recycle around again. Usually about every 2 weeks.
 

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One of these videos used to show the frame being put in a jig and twisted. I think it was the one the History Channel first aired.

Some of the newer versions I have seen have had that section carefully edited out. My guess is Honda contacted the agency that filmed it and asked them to remove it after all the frame issues came to light. Cold setting the frame AFTER it was welded was fingered as a leading contributor to the cause of all the frame cracks.
 

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One of these videos used to show the frame being put in a jig and twisted. I think it was the one the History Channel first aired.

Some of the newer versions I have seen have had that section carefully edited out. My guess is Honda contacted the agency that filmed it and asked them to remove it after all the frame issues came to light. Cold setting the frame AFTER it was welded was fingered as a leading contributor to the cause of all the frame cracks.

Fred.I too caught the History channel episode you mentioned.
Kinda makes you wonder why the Discovery channel show has it edited out,Well we owners can figure it out for sure..
The non riding public won't though..
 

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I found it a little disturbing how fast they slapped the engine together. Am I alone?
One thing that clip can't tell you is "The amount of engine cases that guy has put together" He's got it down pat as you seen..


I would of liked to see a show on the entire Engine/Tranny build of the 1800..

If you ever get the chance to do a motorcycle manufacture plant tour,"Do it" You'll see that things don't move that fast,although it is down an assembly line..


I did the Harley plant in York PA...They can say what they want about Harley's,but that was a real treat to watch bikes being built to "Order" the way you the customer wants it!
Harley says "How would you like it built"
Honda says "Take it or leave it"
 
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