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New to all of this

Postby breaves » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:12 pm



Just got me my first bike, :!: which is a 1983 Goldwing GL1100 Aspencade, that was converted to a trike with what I call training wheels.

Now the problem is that I can not push it backwards, and I was reading the posts about installing some kind of a reverse, and totally did not understand :lol: same.

I am totally new and would love to have it in layman's language or if any one knows something that I could do I would apprecaite it. I have heard of the following three things:
1. Install a reverse using started or battery.
2. Someone told me they saw someone use clutch some how.
3. Someone tole me that you could put something that connected to an extra wheel that would reverse you.

Help please!

Brenda



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Re: New to all of this

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:20 pm

Hi Brenda,

Welcome to the site and welcome to the wonderful world of Goldwings! :D

You've got a great bike, I think probably the best of all GL1100's..and some would argue, in some ways, the best of all Goldwings.

The one big problem with Goldwings up until the GL1500 is backing up. I have to be careful to always park somewhere where I don't have to push backwards up an incline - because it's next to impossible!

The GL1500 and GL1800 have a reverse gear that runs from the starter motor, that is part of the bike from the factory. I know there has been a lot of discussion on other sites about installing such a feature on a GL1100 or GL1200, but the general consensus thus far has been that it is impossible.

I had a look around the web for an aftermarket trike reverse kit for Goldwings, but didn't find anything. I suppose there isn't much market for one, to make it worthwhile for manufacturers to make one, unfortunately.

I think if I were going to look at it on a GL1100, I would envision a geared electric motor that drove a small wheel that moved and contacted the driveshaft, to slowly back the trike up.

Are you not able to push the bike backwards on level ground, or just when you're trying to back up in incline?

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Re: New to all of this

Postby breaves » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:03 pm

With the training wheel that are on it (wish in were the bigger wheels) it is very hard to push at all period. I will have to be very careful when I go somewhere so I can try to park where I can get out. One never knows once I really start riding might take the traning wheels off, or get something smaller.

If you or anyone can figure out something even the extra wheel and what I might need to get I would appreciate. Never been handy with things like that, however, since I am single (have a male friend) I am going to have to learn to do alot with a bike, as I think any rider should be able to. I feel the same about a car need to know something about them also if you going to drive.

I am looking to get the tool kit for it and if any one has an extra or know where I can buy one would appreciate the info.

Thanks
Brenda

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Re: New to all of this

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:33 pm

The tool kits do show up once in a while, like this one. You could always just inventory what's in it, buy the tools new somewhere, and make your own little tool kit.

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Re: New to all of this

Postby breaves » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:27 pm

Thank you kindly sir for the information.


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Re: New to all of this

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:36 am

Hi Brenda,

Have a look at this post, someone just posted it, and is selling a tool kit for a GL1100.




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