FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS


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FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by bjtex » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:01 am



DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT YEAR FROM 1988 TO 1999 WHICH GOLDWING 1500 SE WAS THE BEST IN ALL ASPECTS. ALSO I HAD A 1990 GOLDWING SE WHICH HAD MORE LEG ROOM THAN MY 1993 GOLDWING SE. DID HONDA REDISIGN THE 93 MODEL TO BE SHORTER IN LEG ROOM? I AM 5'11 LOOKING FOR MORE LEG ROOM IN THE 1500 MODELS. ALL FEEDBACK WOULD BE APPREICATED. THXS, JIM



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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:34 am

there was no '88 or '89 se goldwing. in 1990 honda reintroduced the interstate and aspencade and at that time the top of the line se was also introduced. maybe one of your wings had a reworked or aftermarket seat
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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by bjtex » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:26 am

WELL BOTH MY 1990 AND MY 1993 SE HAD CORBIN SEATS, BUT FOR SOME REASON MY 1990 HAD MORE LEG ROOM? NOW OF ALL THE SE 1500 MODELS WHICH ONE WAS THE BEST YEAR!

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:11 am

bjtex wrote:WELL BOTH MY 1990 AND MY 1993 SE HAD CORBIN SEATS, BUT FOR SOME REASON MY 1990 HAD MORE LEG ROOM? NOW OF ALL THE SE 1500 MODELS WHICH ONE WAS THE BEST YEAR!
i couldn't say i have a '93 se and the only other 1500 i rode, test rode actually was a '94 aspencade
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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by jschall » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:57 pm

I just purhased a 1994 se and it seems to have the same leg room as the 1994 aspencade that I traded in. I am 5'9" and they both seem like a nice fit.

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by Oldsmores » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:58 am

bjtex wrote:WELL BOTH MY 1990 AND MY 1993 SE HAD CORBIN SEATS, BUT FOR SOME REASON MY 1990 HAD MORE LEG ROOM? NOW OF ALL THE SE 1500 MODELS WHICH ONE WAS THE BEST YEAR!
NO NEED TO SHOUT...

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by cbx4evr » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:46 am

bjtex wrote:NOW OF ALL THE SE 1500 MODELS WHICH ONE WAS THE BEST YEAR!
A red (fastest color) 2000SE.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by furnacedoc » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Hello, I 'm 6'4" and ride a 97 1500SE , and i have plenty of room, I did put different highway platforms on to give me more room. see ya on the road

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by bjtex » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:15 pm

thank you for your feedback.

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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by L2R » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:14 am

About 94, the seat height changed, making the seat about an 1 1/2 shorter so some subtle changes there.

I work in automotive as a manufacturing engineer and the cycle for production is always the same.
In the beginning, it's all about making improvements in quality; about midway thru the lifecycle, it's how to cheap it out and still make it adequate.

With that in mind, I would venture a guess that the best bikes were the ones in the middle, avoiding the first and last couple of years. Still, I wouldn't be afraid of any of them. Wings are great.

Check steve saunders web site. He has the details of each wing.
The early ones had some frame issues and the last ones didn't use Japanese alt/starters.
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Re: FEEDBACK ON GOLDWINGS SE 1500 MODELS

Post by Peppyone1955 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:27 pm

BJ here is a little something to read that may help. http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/Changes.htm



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