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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:38 PM
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Ok so how do you measure it is it with the bike on both tires and where on seat is it measured?
Good question. I suppose in the center of the drivers seat. What is it you are trying to figure out?

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I would think you'd be able to get the ride height by putting the side stand down, lay a yard stick (approx width of my posterior), then straddle the front tire and straighten it upright holding on to the fairing; as you hold it straight have a buddy measure distance from the ground/cement to the bottom of the yard stick. You could put a carpenters' level on the stick so you could see the "bubble" and know when it is straight.

(I'm still wondering why you need the measurement though )
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i was asked lately if i had a lowering kit on the bike it seems lower then others, it rides fine always 2 up seems ok just curious i am changing out the rear spring this winter to a progressive

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that they do:

Seat height 29.1 in (740 mm)

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Great info, , , now the OP can measure the seat height and definitively tell whether or not Wiki is right. HIS beast might not be the same.
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Well, Wiki indicated the GL1500 had (99 bhp) but the Honda Certificate of Origin indicates (96 bhp).

I would trust Honda to know the correct number.......!


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My guess is that measurement would be with the rear shock set at 0. With it set at 25, it would be a little higher.

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