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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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hello all, new here just wanted to know if anybody ever lowered their 84 model gold wing? and were can i buy a lowering kit???
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 07:58 PM
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Can't answer your question, I expect someone will be able to.

But welcome to the forum anyway, (aka madhouse, nuthouse)

Suggest you put your location in your profile, you may well have a useful neighbour.

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OK thanks bob..
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Welcome to the Worlds Best Goldwing Forum. Remember to take your meds on time and everything will be OK!!

I haven't done it...but I guess you could just run a couple of pounds of air in the front and rear. Should be low enough

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thanks for the warm welcome, its not to terribly tall I'm just on the ball of my feet love the bike first one had no idea these bikes ride so well..
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Hey Mark! Is that you?

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Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing Site Marky Mark!

There have been a couple of things done to help get the feet more solidly on the ground. One of our members beachbuddy0253 made up some brackets to lower the rear end of his 1200. You might give him a PM about it.

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You could try modding the seat. Might give you an inch or two.

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I cut some out of my seat and it helped. They say that the real trick to this is to narrow up the front of the seat slightly, that allows your legs to close up a bit and give you more reach.

That I didn't try, but an inch or inch and a half out did help me.

You didn't say how tall you are. Me I'm only 5'-0" and still enjoy my wing.

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I also took about an inch of foam out of my seat plus a little off the sides to narrow it up. It helped but I'm going to remove some more in the near future.

I'm 5'8"....or used to be.....and I really would like to have my feet planted on the ground....just like on my V Star.
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