Interstate Floorboard question


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pschweitzer
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Motorcycle: 1983 Goldwing Interstate GL1100I

Interstate Floorboard question

Postby pschweitzer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:42 am



I had this as a an adder to another post but it might get missed. I have an '83 GL1100i mostly stock I believe. The standard footrests are floorboards that are angled down and it feels slightly behind my seat position. For a FZR or Interceptor this may be OK but it is a bit uncomfortable for a cruiser. I have hiway pegs but for around town riding I am on the boards most of the time. I am 6'3" and it can be tiring in the angled position and sitting upright as you would on a cruiser. Is this the standard arrangement for an Interstate and if so, are there any other options to bring the foot position forward (I'm guessing I have to reposition the shifter and brake pedals as well).

Thanks

Pat



mclark38
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Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I Interstate

Re: Interstate Floorboard question

Postby mclark38 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:32 pm

Do you have your seat slid all the way back? I'm 6'4 and it was uncomfortable for the first year because I didn't know the seat could be moved. I am going to be getting my seat rebuilt this winter to raise it up a little bit which will help quite a bit aswell. I usually ride through town with my right foot on the highway peg and my left on the stock ones.

pschweitzer
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Re: Interstate Floorboard question

Postby pschweitzer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:39 am

This is why I love these forums. No I did not know that you could move the seat back. Thanks a bunch.

Pat

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Re: Interstate Floorboard question

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:33 am

Yep there is a lever on the 2/4 side push it in and move the seat back. If it won't move check the 1/3 someone may have cranked the bolt too tight on that side.

floor boards are not stock on 1100's pegs are for both the driver and passenger..I prefer pegs for me and boards for the back.
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mclark38
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Re: Interstate Floorboard question

Postby mclark38 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:27 pm

RBGERSON wrote: floor boards are not stock on 1100's pegs are for both the driver and passenger..I prefer pegs for me and boards for the back.


I've never had tried the boards but I heard they are higher than the pegs and really uncomfortable if you have long legs. My dad has the Markland Hi/low boards on his GL1500 and I love those but I prefer the pegs on my 1100 but they are rarely used unless i'm shifting/braking.




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