how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?


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TenGallon
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how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby TenGallon » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:00 am



I am hoping to pick up a 1986 gl1200 aspencade today or tomorrow if weather permits. i was hoping to rent a uhaul enclosed trailer, however i found out the door is only 4'10" tall with the interior being 5'5". My question is if anyone knows how tall the 86 goldwing is including the wingshield, and/or how am i able to take the windshield off. also, how tall will it be without the windshield. i would appreciate any input on this matter. thank you.



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Re: how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby wilmo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:13 am

Don't mention you're hauling a motor vehicle or they'll only rent you a trailer. My windshield, at max height, sits the bike at 5'2".

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Re: how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby TenGallon » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:16 am

Thank you for your fast reply. do you have an idea of how low the windshield can be lowered? it is sounding like i will need to remove the windshield.

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Re: how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby kwild » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:24 am

Simple to remove the windshield.
1. lift rubber boots on mirrors.
2. remove top bolts, loosen lower bolts, tilt mirror.
3. carefully lift chrome front and rubber dampener.
4. remove the 4 bolts and your done.
Takes about 10 mins.
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Re: how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby wilmo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:37 am

you won't be able to lower it enough. Removing it isn't hard and besides, you can clean it and the dash before you reinstall it.

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Re: how tall is a 1986 goldwing, including windshield?

Postby TenGallon » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:03 pm

Just a quick update before shutting things down after a long day. I ended up going with a open trailer and tarped the heck out of it. the tie down points on the panel trucks as well as the enclosed trailers were suspect at best. I am now the proud owner of a 1986 Gl1200 aspencade. Thanks to everyone for their input.




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