Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 miles


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Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 miles

Postby spye » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:49 am



With the very cold weather in the north east and haven't ridden a bike this size in quite a while, I need some advice on moving this Goldwing 1100 about 50 miles. I don't have any of the manuals yet so need length. I think the width at the handlebars with fairing is about 43 inches. I know the weight. I'm think a U-haul? What kind of tie downs do I need to make sure no damage while en route? Thanks in advance for any help or advice.



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Re: Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 mil

Postby MJSantos » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:44 pm

U-Haul has a motorcycle trailer that's perfect. Check with your local dealers. The ramp is long enough so you won't drag the bottom of the bike. I've used it a few times to get my 83's around for VIN checks and to pick up the wife's project bike. These trailers have tie down rings in the bed so I tied the crash bars, front bar to rear ring and rear bar to front ring. Then is just tied the handle bars to the side rails which were high enough to clear the fairning then the front forks to the front trailer rail.
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Re: Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 mil

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 pm

I just measured my 1100 for you. The widest point are the mirrors, at 40 inches. They could be folded in slightly, at which point the handlebars would then be the widest point at 38 inches.

The bike is 98 inches long, and the tallest point on my bike is 64 inches - however I have a large windshield on mine, so yours is likely a bit shorter.

When tying it down, you want to keep in mind:

- you want the suspension to be able to absorb bumps in the road. For this reason, NEVER transport a bike onto a trailer with its kickstand or center stand down.

- Start with it on the kickstand, and gradually tie it down until the bike is upright

- Make your tie-down points on the frame, pulling the bike downwards to slightly compress the suspension

- Put tie-downs on the front and rear wheels, to lock them in place, and prevent them from moving at all

- Do not tie to the handlebars

- Tie in triangles. If you have two tie-downs, one on each side, tied to the same place on the bike, that will keep the bike from moving side to side, but it will still allow it to move fore and aft. Instead, use two tie downs on EACH side, tied to places fore and aft on the trailer, but all tied to the same place on the bike. You end up with the tie downs making a "triangle" on each side. This will prevent side to side, and fore/aft movement.

Please excuse my hideously non-existent artistic skills:

Tie down in triangles
Tie down in triangles

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Re: Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 mil

Postby Wing10 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:17 pm

If you were a little closer I'd be happy to haul it for you..........Just a little too far. Hopefully the U-Haul will work for you....****

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Re: Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 mil

Postby spye » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:05 am

What a great site and wonderful folks who have really been a great help. Thanks all. I move it next Monday and feel a whole better about doing it now. Have a happy holidays all.
Steve.

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Re: Recenty purchased Goldwing 1110 & need to move it 50 mil

Postby wilf » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:26 pm

I used a buddies flat deck trailer to move my 1000 worked awsome.
Used my boys 1/2 truck to bring my 1100 also worked good. You need a few helpers if you use the truck method. Like everyone said lots of straps and you are good.
Wilf




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