Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright


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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:58 pm



" Is it the footrests or have I reached the point where I think my luck has finally ran out lol
I m thinking that taking the footrests off would make a difference ??? "
I'm thinking he means floorboards and in his case I would try some pegs before giving up on the 1500 wing


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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by OldZX11Rider » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:42 am

I don't know if he's got boards or pegs, but I also hope he doesn't give up on his ' Wing.
I think more saddle time is what it will take. Like me, he has no problem riding, just keeping it vertical while stopped.
I put more time and miles in riding this 1500 than any other bike I've owned, before I was comfortable letting my wife climb on behind me.
It just takes time to become comfortable on the 1500 but after that, Woweee! Couldn't wait to do what the 1500 was built for, travel!
Made a trip to Wyoming and the Dakotas and then a second trip to Montana. Got to go back there again. Although my old '94 ' Wing sprung a small oil leak on the second trip, it started every day and my confidence in the bike grew.
It will just take a bit of time. :D
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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by FM-USA » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:20 am

I've read and re-read the original post several times in varying views.
My understanding is, he's a 1 time poster (May 2016 - now Nov 2016) who hates GoldWings and is disparaging them.

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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by OldZX11Rider » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 pm

Too bad. He's missing a mighty fine tour bike experience. :lol:
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My 91 Gold Wing SE

Post by tbird71 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:22 am

Was reading the guys post with the 91SE...I too had a 91 and that big ass thing scared me to DEATH
(I had to do a "skip to my loo" dance to even get ON it, then they call HARLEYS Hogs?)

Wife and I pulled into a rocked area once, and I made her dismount before i tried to get it out of there.
I know those early ones are supposed to be all alike but I swear that partucular 91 model was BIGGER (to me anyway)
Well I sold it and last year picked up a bone stock 89 with 9000 actual miles...NO PROBLEMA...I easily start stop etc without fear or worry. Why I do not know. But no more 91 models for THIS old boy.

I also own a 1984 GL1200 Stripper with a Hondaline fairing. Just about perfect, I love it.

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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by AntiqueModeler » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:01 pm

One thing that helps tremendously is to practice. When I first bought my Wing and rode it for the first time, all that mass really scared me (and, I had been riding bikes for many years). I had never ridden anything that heavy before.

There is a large parking lot near my house. Once every week or two, when weather is decent, I'll run over there and practice tight figure 8 turns and stops (as many here have noted: rear break, left foot down). If you have an injected engine, you can leave the bike second gear and the engine will pull you around at low speed without having to feather the clutch/throttle. This is a good setting for getting started on your figure 8 drills and (I understand) is the way that show riding teams do their routines. Later, you can use 1st gear and the clutch, but is easy to bog/race in tight low speed turns with that combination if you aren't careful. I use the lines on the parking lot to target my turns and evaluate results. For me, just inside of three car widths is pretty good for a 180, and I'm sure a more skilled low speed rider could be considerably better than that (Wings handle remarkably well). The practice in stopping is important for me, as I tend to want to plant the left foot a bit early -- not a good thing.

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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by c141engineer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:21 pm

Just a thought... how good are your steering head bearings? I had a devil of a time back when I had my '78 1000. Had ridden 'big' bikes for years, but my '78 had me looking like I belonged on four wheels instead of two. Decided to rebuild my front end and found the bearings very dry and the races pitted. With new bearings, I could now come to a complete stop before having to put a foot down.

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Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Post by Lastcowboy1871 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Well what can I say, I have dropped my 1988 twice since i purchased her in June of last year 2017. After the first drop I removed the cruise pegs, the left hand side punched a hole in the rocker cover (I'v never used cruise pegs in 50 odd years of ridding) Second time was on gravel, no damage on that occasion. Me I'm 5' 8' 32 inside seam and weigh 188 lbs and 65 years young. I have a custom seat but still have to tip-toe at stops, I can slide to one side of the seat either side depending on road camber, like many I slow down with both brakes and use rear brake for final stop front wheel dead straight. Practice makes perfect and if at first you don't succeed try again. :D Pete.



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