Hauling a 2001 Goldwing

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Hauling a 2001 Goldwing

Post by alieder » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:44 pm

I am picking up a 2001 Goldwing and will be hauling it in an enclosed trailer. I am not sure on how much headroom I have in the trailer. How tall is a 2001 when on the center stand? I may need to remove the windshield if I don't have the room. Anyone that can give me a dimension on the height would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Hauling a 2001 Goldwing

Post by themainviking » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:13 am

If it has the stock windshield, adjusted to it's lowest point, it will be under 60" (five feet) to the top of the windshield. I hope you do not intend to haul the bike on it's center stand. You need to use at least four, and if possible six tie downs, with the bike resting on it's own wheels, and the suspension slightly collapsed. Ideally, you need soft loops to put around the lower triple trees and around points on the bike frame in front of the seat and just below the rear of the seat to which you can attach tie downs. If you attempt to haul this bike only on the center stand, chances are you will arrive to find it on it's side in the trailer, with the center stand retracted, or broken.
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Re: Hauling a 2001 Goldwing

Post by 2008retiredplb » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:51 pm

Thats correct that you never trailer a Goldwing with it on the center stand. The stand will brake or bend. You need to either strap it with 4 straps as given in themainviking's reply.
Or use a motorcycle chock and follow their instructions on how to secure it.
I use a Condor chock and only use 2 straps. The bike does not move when in the condor. It is almost secure enough to haul it without straps but I wouldn't try it.
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