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I have a 83 Goldwing 1100 Interstate, and today had a guy give me a trailer hitch that came off a 1200. Does anyone know if this can be mounted on my 83 1100, and will it be sturdy, and safe to use?

Will try and mount the trailer hitch this weekend.

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If it looks like this one, then yes, with some mods.



This one is made by Add ON and Markland made one just like it. They sell these as fitting both the 1100 and 1200's depending on the brackets that ship with it. I have this on my 82 1100 Interstate but it came with support bars to also install it on a 1200 or even a standard 1100 without saddlebags. What I didn't use to install it on my 1100, I saved.
 

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It looks really close....right now the bumper that is on there has clamps that fit over the pipe to connect....

Did you have to drill any holes to connect to the frame that the bumper slides into?

The braces that I see bolted to the small triangular pieces, where do they connect?

I have no directions, just the parts as connected to a 1200. Any recommendation or directions would really help.

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Yes, you do have to drill some holes. There should be a metal round bar that slides into the end of the saddlebag stays, you don't re-use the original clamps. Just don't lose them in case you want to convert back to stock.

The braces run up to the upper, rear saddlebags mount bolts.

 

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Ok, I see where you run the braces up to the upper rear saddle bag mounts...

I take the clamps and the bumper off, this slides in it's place, but there has to be something to hold it in....

In your picture I don't see anything there......just slid in to the saddle bag stays....what holds that in there???
 

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The steel rod I spoke of goes inside the rails, it has holes in it to match the ones in the hitch. You have to drill some extra ones in the saddlebag stays.
 

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Nice pic's they answer many of the questions I had

Thank you Bagmaster

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I'm about to do the same to my 83 GL1100 Interstate...These pics helped a lot.



(FYI - I wouldn't mind seeing pics of your finished product, mski76, if you're still participating in this forum. I'll post my before and after as well.)
 
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