Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
Model: 1993 GL1500 S/E
The plastic is there for a reason. Shiny engines are pretty, but (as you know, if you have a 1200) they throw off a lot of heat, especiallywhile sitting still. The 1500s don't fry the operator in traffic the way the 4 cylinders did.
The heat is pulled across the engine, and thrown out the side grilles - instead of being blown in your face. That said - the 1500s are also a lot more of a pain to work on, due to all of the overlappingtupperware.
6'-2", 210, old Geezer Glide and a big dumb grin.
Goldwings. . . if you're gonna have something between your legs, it might as well be enormous and smooth.