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is there some where that shows the ride height of a gen2 wing i've looked everywhere and cant seem to find anything on it
 

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Somewhere in the specs the seat height will be stated. I suppose that is with the bike upright on the wheels and no load on it.
 

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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?
 

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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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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.......!


The first new model for 13 years, the 2001 GL1800 had a larger 1,832 cc (111.8 cu in) engine with fuel injection, and a power increase from 74 kW (99 bhp) to 87 kW (117 bhp).
 

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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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