1985 interstate height


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terryh1942
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Location: halifax mass
Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 interstate

1985 interstate height

Postby terryh1942 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:27 am



Just bought a goldwing for the first time. I am only 5' 4' tall, what can i do to lower the bike so I fell confortable, I would like to be flat footed when at a stop.



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skier
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Location: Coon Rapids MN
Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200I 124k
2009 Honda Silverwing 14k -- the wife's scooter

Re: 1985 interstate height

Postby skier » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:41 pm

Trimming the seat foam helped me, and getting riding boots with thick soles/heels. Try those first, as they are relatively easy to do. In my opinion, modifying the chassis is the last resort and is almost never necessary.

terryh1942
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Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 interstate

Re: 1985 interstate height

Postby terryh1942 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:03 pm

I agree Ive talked to a few honda owners and they think removing the foam and replacing it with a gell pack is the best way to go. thanks for your reply. T

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skier
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Re: 1985 interstate height

Postby skier » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Reshaping/replacing the foam should also include trimming off some of the foam on the side. This should allow your legs to remain closer together and thus reach down further. Worked for me.

I assume from your user name that likely your name is Terry H. Mine also.

terryh1942
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Re: 1985 interstate height

Postby terryh1942 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:00 am

nice to meet you, yes my name is terry holder I live in mass. thanks for the info I plan to have the seat redone very soon, I know it will be much more confortable to ride. Thanks T.

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skier
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2009 Honda Silverwing 14k -- the wife's scooter

Re: 1985 interstate height

Postby skier » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:48 pm

Post the results when you get a chance. And some pictures of the seat/bike, people like them on this forum!




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