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Bshields48
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move seat

Postby Bshields48 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:55 pm



It may be a simple answer, but how do you move the seat on a GL1200?



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Re: move seat

Postby tom84std » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:06 pm

Man I'm not entirely sure about the question. There really isn't an adjustment on any of the older wings. Two bolts, one on each side a little aft of midway are removed, and the back of the seat comes up and back to remove it. It pretty much bolts on and is fixed. You may get a little play from the slotted bolt holes. An inch at best.
Is the infamous Goldwing seating position giving you troubles?

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Bshields48
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Re: move seat

Postby Bshields48 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:35 am

Thanks for the response, and yes the seat position is somewhat uncomfortable on long distance rides. I guess it's a small thing when compared with the comfort of the ride we get . Highway pegs do help though. Thanks again.

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Re: move seat

Postby tom84std » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:54 am

If there's a downside to the Goldwing engine, it has to be that it's sitting right where you'd like to put your feet. It's about the first thing you'll notice after your first few miles on a Goldwing. I used to have a GL1000 and rode the thing all over the nation on long trips. I learned to adjust the handlebars just right and bought a Corbin seat. I could sit with my back straight, arms relaxed and my feet directly under me for hours. I think the most important thing was the somewhat firm Corbin seat. Before I got that, it was miserable on long trips. Seemingly hard as a rock for the first few miles, the Corbin sort of molded itself to my shape and was perfect all day long.

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tbirdscott
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Re: move seat

Postby tbirdscott » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:43 pm

To change the seat position open the fuel door and reach in towards the seat, lift the lever up and slide the seat forward or backward, release the lever to lock it in to position.

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Re: move seat

Postby WINGER3 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:02 am

The seat release on the Aspencade is on the right side under the passenger seat, just above the saddle bag, pull out on the handle, it's spring loaded, then move the seat forward or back, it has 3 positions. You might have to unbolt the seat and lube the slide's as the PO might have never changed positions and therfor it will not move. The bolts are allen head, one on each side, you have to remove the lid's of the saddle bags to remove them, then slide the seat backwards and lift it up, when re-installing the seat make sure you insert the seat extension into the metal hoop first befor you bolt it back on. :mrgreen:


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