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I tried this message in For Sale/Wanted section but little response.



I have just purchased an 84 GL 1200 Interstate. I wish to fit some armwrests to keep the lady happy.

I noticed that "Goldwing Chrome" have folding armwrest ( $125 US )



I need some helpin knowing if these would be suitable or are there otherstyles availablethat may be better



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Do ya gotta link to the rests that you are interested in?

Does your bike have the "mounting ears" that are right below the trunk bag under the arm rest storage bags? The ones the armrests will bolt to?
If you mean "folding", as swinging out....... mine do that and are ok. My wife, "The Warden" says they are a little too high. But, they just about have to finish out to the same level as the trunk arm pads.
 

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My Buddy just got a set from Saber for his Lady and unfortunatly he let my Bride go for a ride on his bike. I just ordered a set for her. These are the type that swing around. We prefer them over the swing down style. Looks like they get out of the way better for the passenger to get on. Also they come with a mounting bar that fits in under the trunk.
http://www.saber-cycle.com/store/Armrests1.html
 

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The swing down armrests, like you linked,are the only type available for the 1200 new, unless you want to buy from a company that I would never recommend anyone buy from. You sometimes can find the swing back kind on ebay used. The swing down kind are adequate but I prefer the swing back kind.

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I have the fold wing style passenger arm rest on my 1200.They have been recovered with cloth material, everyone who has been on back has liked them.
 

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Yeah........ I don't think the swing down ones would be the ones to jump for. Mine swing out also. (1200) They are available on fleabay occassionally. I would be afraid they may loosen and fold down on ya while riding solo.

Look nice though.
 

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Yeah........ I don't think the swing down ones would be the ones to jump for. Mine swing out also. (1200) They are available on fleabay occassionally. I would be afraid they may loosen and fold down on ya while riding solo.

Look nice though.
I had the swing down type on my 1200 for about a year and daily had to swing them out of the way to use the trunk and they never loosend enough to swing down on their own while riding. I think with just normal maintenance as with most moving parts they will work adequately. I just prefer the swing back kind.

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Close. Those are for the 1100. Here's the 1200 model.
http://goldwingchrome.com/N_ItemDetails.asp?parItemID=792&parCategory=GL1200

Mine was an Aspencade, still is just not mine anymore. Won't matter though. They will work just fine on an Interstate too. Maybe even a little better if you don't have the passenger armrests on the trunk since those are what hit these armwrests when opening the trunk.

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They look quite good. Anyone out their know what freight would be to Aussie.



What stops them from swinging out while a passenger is leaning on them
 

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They look quite good. Anyone out their know what freight would be to Aussie.



What stops them from swinging out while a passenger is leaning on them
Sorry no clue on the freight.

They have friction washers at the swing out mount that hold them where you want them. You can swing them anywhere from fully in to their full down position and anywhere in-between and they will stay where you leave them. If your passenger wants to lean on them like leaning on a wall they will not hold the passenger up. They are only designed to hold your arms. :)

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How do these compare to the swing out type. Any issues with the lift up type you have.

Do they stay up when no passenger.

Do they interfere opening the bins.



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How do these compare to the swing out type. Any issues with the lift up type you have.

Do they stay up when no passenger.

Do they interfere opening the bins.



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Not sure who you're asking, but I'll give you my take.

They do not interfere with the saddle bag lid access in the up position.

They stay in the up position or any other position by themselves because of their friction mount.

I had no issues with them at all only I think the swing back kind give better access for the passenger for mounting and dismounting, but my passengers did not find it difficult.

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Hi John



Can you see any negatives of the fold down ones against the fold out ones.



I have no idea which ones to buy - fold down or fold out.



Would appreciate some further comments from you via your passenger.



Thery also seem quite high but look good.



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Can you see any negatives of the fold down ones against the fold out ones.



I have no idea which ones to buy - fold down or fold out.



Would appreciate some further comments from you via your passenger.



Thery also seem quite high but look good.



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Hi Jeff,

Only what I mentioned above. My passengers, (wife & kids), never had any complaints.

As for which one to buy, have you found a source for the swing-back kind? I only know of one place to get them new,and I highly doubt they would ship to Oz. They are quite difficult to work with.

John
 
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