Uncomfortable riding position


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LarryMStearns
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Uncomfortable riding position

Post by LarryMStearns » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 am



Any way to get comfortable on a Goldswing



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Fatwing Chris
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Re: Uncomfortable riding position

Post by Fatwing Chris » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 am

IMHO you need a seat that moves you back and has a Utopia style backrest.Next is some sort of hyway pegs/boards.The other thing is the bars usually need to be moved.You can get spacers/shims to move them($80) or you can get the really over priced(IMHO) Heli-bars($800) .

Once you get that all sorted then you will probably have to look into doing something to your suspension unless it's already been done.The suspension is weak right from the factory.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Uncomfortable riding position

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 pm

It really depends. What are you finding uncomfortable?

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Re: Uncomfortable riding position

Post by minimac » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:30 pm

Get rid of your 1800 and get a nice 1500. More comfort and space for riding. ;)

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Re: Uncomfortable riding position

Post by themainviking » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:37 am

LarryMStearns wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 am
Any way to get comfortable on a Goldswing
Depends on your size. If you are a really tall guy, perhaps not. I am 5'8" and had to buy a handlebar relocation set, a custom seat, and highway pegs. Now I am comfortable.
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Re: Uncomfortable riding position

Post by Fatwing Chris » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:05 pm

minimac wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:30 pm
Get rid of your 1800 and get a nice 1500. More comfort and space for riding. ;)
Too true!


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