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hap2
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Post by hap2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:43 am



I'm losing the garage I usually put the bike in for the winter. I found another one 5' X 11' where the bike wud fit nicely, but the door going into is 36" wide & the Goldwing 1500 manual says the overall width is 37.6". I'm wondering how I can maneuver the bike in. Back up on an angle & turn the handlebars once I get in? Or back up perfectly straight exactly down the middle & then turn the handle bars in? I can't turn in around once its inside, so gotta figure out a way of getting it out as well. But I guess if I can get it in I can get it out. Also, there's a 4" lip to the pavement, but the said they have a ramp I can use. Hmmm. I never was that great with physics.



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Re: storage

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:45 pm

Measure your GL1500 again.

My basement doors open up to just over 48" wide (was supposed to be 5 feet but block layer read it as 50 inches ..... and I was behind already) and my GL1200 goes in with just a couple inches to spare total .... I measured the trike across the widest point as if it were a two wheeler .... that being the mirrors .... a GL1500 will not go it with mirrors out.
I was measuring in anticipation of purchasing a really cherry '97 SE 2 wheeler last year .... but in the end, decided to keep the 1200 which I ride in and out with a slow down as I tip toe the mirrors past the door frame.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:56 pm

Ya, ur right. The manual says overall width 37.6", but it's more like 44 or 45. I guess w/o the mirrors id fit, but I dunno how to take off mirrors (even one) & I actually don't wanna.

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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:59 pm

BTW, I gotta 92 1500SE...not that it matters, but just for clarification. I guess I cud youtube how to take a mirror off if I have to.

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Re: storage

Post by HALBUDD » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:47 pm

If its your shed I would just widen the door a couple of inches on each side that way no damage to the mirrors or your saddle bags.It would not take much to open her up a little.------------------Hal
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:54 pm

Not my shed...a rental

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Re: storage

Post by DarthJ » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:03 pm

Measured mine, looks like 43" at the mirrors, go with 45" to be safe. No way you're getting it in there without taking stuff off and even then, it'd be iffy.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:20 pm

Ya..How wide is the bike in the back? IF I really wanna, how do I take the mirrors off? I couldn't find out on youtube or on this site's DIY section. Your bike's pretty well like mine I think.

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Re: storage

Post by offcenter » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:47 am

I measured my 99 at 43 inches at the mirrors.
No way that mine will fit through the 36 inch door to
my shop.
Even if I took the mirrors off, it would probably still
be too wide.
By the way, taking the mirrors off is not a big deal.
Only three phillips screws each.
I had them off yesterday to take the dash apart.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:04 am

Have u ever measured the width of the rear of the bike? Quite a bit narrower I wud think. Did u get yours thru the 36" doors of your shop after taking the mirrors off?

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Re: storage

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:50 am

The width of the saddlebags is about 35". The mirrors do fold back, but not enough to give you the 36" clearance, so removal is about the only option.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:40 pm

Ok...as it turns out, a friend offered me his garage for $30.00 month for winter storage.

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Re: storage

Post by offcenter » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:04 pm

hap2 wrote:Ok...as it turns out, a friend offered me his garage for $30.00 month for winter storage.
No no...If he was a FRIEND, he would let you keep it there for nothing! :lol:
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:35 pm

That's true, but 30 bucks is better than 100 or more to rent a place. His wife asked how much u gonna gimme? I replied 30 or 40. She said forget the 40 & just gimme 30, so I dunno..whatever I guess

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Re: storage

Post by seelyark1 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:48 pm

Just for a laugh, there are no "Phillips" screws on your Goldwing, unless they are on an add on. Those that look like a Phillips are actually JIS. So when you have a real problem getting one out, try a JIS screw driver, it will do the trick. Just ask "Admin". ;) A JIS screwdriver will sit in the screw without you holding it. A Phillips won't. Unbelievable the difference. :D
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:14 pm

Ok. I'll try to find one & try it

Thanx

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Re: storage

Post by CrystalPistol » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:02 pm

Measure the fairing as it would be without mirrors ...... still tight.

$30 a month winter months .... better than outside.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:12 pm

ya, I really don't wanna start disassembling it

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Re: storage

Post by minimac » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:29 am

A good cover, tires off the ground, properly winterize i, and rodent proof it and your bike will weather(pun intended) the winter just fine. Not the optimal solution, but more than adequate.

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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:38 am

OK thanx...I'm hoping to sell it before then but not a real good time of the yr to sell bikes. Bu I think I have a garage for it, but I will still winterize it. (battery & air out, fill it with gas & stabilizer, & cover it)

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Re: storage

Post by wing rider 2012 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:09 am

Hap2, if you were closer you could winter it in my garage. I'm sure you will figure something out on getting that 1500 through the door.
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Re: storage

Post by hap2 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:15 am

I wish I was. You cud babysit it for me.

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Re: storage

Post by rick.sheeley » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:28 pm

Hey, for 4-5 months of storge rent you can buy this.... Just got one for here in VA.

http://www.cycleshelter.com

I'll send pics tomorrow of my 1500 covered.


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