Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
imported post

Hi, I am concidering buying aWing, the 1200 Aspencade to be exact, up untill now i have ridden a Honda shadow vt1100, an excellant bike for the short of leg!!

Having just returned from a tour of the Alps it has become apparent that the old Shadow is not the ideal tourer two up, the obvious upgrade is a Wing, the only problem is the hieght. I can touch the ground but only with the balls and toes of my feet, my question is, is it possible to lower the Aspencade and by how much is safe? I am hoping for between 1 and 2 inches, any help or ideas greatfully accepted..



Dar
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,013 Posts
imported post

the easiest way to lower is to modify the seat. Cut it down. There is a DIY posting somewhere, I will try to find and attach. Maybe someone else knows.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
546 Posts
imported post

oharaLTD wrote:
the easiest way to lower is to modify the seat. Cut it down. There is a DIY posting somewhere, I will try to find and attach. Maybe someone else knows.
ohara is right but modifying the seat by taking padding out makes the seat alot less comfortable.
 

·
Administrator
1987 GL1200 Interstate
Joined
·
22,957 Posts
imported post

Hi Shadowman, and welcome to the forum.

The '87 GLs have a taller seat than previous years. What year are you looking at?

And you do get used to tip-toeing pretty quickly.A passenger alsobrings the machine a little lower to the ground as well. So don't worry about it and take the plunge. Gold Wings are the perfect mount for the mountains.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top