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I would like to seeHonda to build a one-up Gold Wing for solo riderssimular tothis K1200LT BMW. Also, the BMW style windshield is much more effective at reducing buffeting.





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Would totally agree. 90 precent of my riding is alone. I like the look of that BMW and might consider getting one one day or at least trying it out. Goldwing doesn't have to make it a solo ride all the time just give us something to fill in the backseat that is removeable when riding 2 up
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I agree fully. I had a Harley Ultra Classic that made an adjustable trunk for solo riding setup and was fairly easy to convert it back to 2 up setup. The BMW setup is pretty much limited to solo riding only but it sure does look comfortable.

I do 95% of my riding also solo.I would just like to have the option of a 1 up setup.

This isn't a very good view but you can see the solo setup on my Ultra Classic.



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Wow.......great Harley!!!!

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Design a auxillary fuel tank to sit back there.

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But what happens if you should get lucky and need a spot for a passenger...........


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My old CB550 had an adjustable sissy bar that moved up to be a backrest for the driver position for 1-up and back to the luggage rack for those 'lucky' days. It was a matter of loosening 2 bolts (with big star-shaped handles), sliding the backrest/sissy bar, and re-tightening. The whole adjustment took less time than it would have taken her to change her mind! I attached a trunk to the back of the sissy bar that moved with the backrest.

When I would go camping, I would move the backrest forward, and still had room on the luggage rack to strap gear. With it in the 2-up position, the luggage rack was covered by the trunk, but we could fit all of our picnic gear in it.

Maybe an adjustable trunk is the way to go. You can move it forward for solo riding and have a backrest, and back for double. Now if someone can help me retro-fit my GL1100 . . .

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Just put the little sweetheart in your lap

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