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Author Topic: Great rides, Trunk Set-Back Project  (Read 130 times)
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« on: July 31, 2020, 08:18:10 PM »

Got some good miles in on the Wing today! 13 miles to Grand Island for shopping, 37 miles back home! Perfect weather: 80, no wind, occasional clouds. Shari was working at home this AM, so solo run. Got home, had dinner, then WE took off on my southern circle route: GI, Cairo, Wood River, Prosser, Kenesaw (stopped for ice cream there, had a wonderful conversation with an older widower about motorcycles, camping, and Colorado), Shelton, Gibbon, Ravenna, Rockville, Boelus, Dannebrog, and home. 150 mile loop. My hips were bothering by the time we got to Ravenna, but according to Garmin the route through Rockville was a mile longer than direct shot home. So we continued as planned.
Shari has commented that she feels "crowded" on the back of the 1500; the 1100 was more roomy. Some time ago, Bill Shepard sent me some 1500 parts, among which was a trunk set-back kit. Moves the trunk (thus the passenger backrest) back 1 1/2". I think the designer is Tim Harman. Got it out and realized the aluminium "part" was a template. Made 4 of them out of steel, moves it up 3/8" as well as the 1 1/2" back. Took me about 2 1/2 hours. Had her get on and try it out. She didn't notice much difference, perhaps another ride to find out for sure!
So, another long ride will be necessary to check it out!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 09:08:18 PM »

Byron Patterson had the rear trunk relocated on his 1500 also.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 04:42:13 AM »

My wife really liked our 1200 better than the 1500 for the seating, the 1500 she said set her up more and in bad weather the 1200 gave her more protection.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 10:36:13 AM »

I loved the 1500 seat and the 1800 seat.  I was still  protected from the weather and wind, cause when you are only 4'7"...


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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 11:19:56 AM »

of all the sizes of wings we had ,Trudy always said the 85 1200 Int. with the trunk relocation kit was the most comfortable.  she never sat on the 1800.so couldnt comment on that.

                                                                   
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 11:38:17 AM »

Our was the 87 Interstate.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 04:06:32 PM »

if they made a carberated 1200 w Reverse  , thats all the Gold Wing i would ask for. 1800 is way to powerful for 100 kph cruising.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 05:38:43 AM »

Another thing you could do fairly easily is cut some of the foam from the passenger back rest.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 02:56:43 PM »

if they made a carberated 1200 w Reverse  , thats all the Gold Wing i would ask for. 1800 is way to powerful for 100 kph cruising.

Ken, very few of the 1200s were fuel injected.  Only the 85 LTD and 86-7 SEi were.  All others were carbureted.

But you knew that, didn't you?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 03:31:59 PM »

Bring on the 2200. Zoom zoom.
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