towing capacity


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slowridetak59
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Motorcycle: 82 GoldWing GL1100 Aspencade, 86 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade

towing capacity

Postby slowridetak59 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:17 pm



Hi All, Hope all of you are having trouble free riding weather wherever you may be. My question this time is can anyone tell me what the maximum towing capacity of a 1985 Aspencade is? I'm looking at getting a trailer to pull behind our wing and just wondered what is a safe weight to handle safely thank you to anyone who responds. May you always be able to keep the shiny side up in your travels :D



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SilverDave
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Location: Langley, BC
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 GoldWing Aspy

Re: towing capacity

Postby SilverDave » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:42 pm

Although I have met some 1200 owners towing almost 600 lbs , with a fully loaded tent trailer,and cooler, and chairs n stuff on top ....... I think that the safe max is about 1/3 or the bike weight .

My utility trailer is about 325 lbs, loaded, and about 225 empty.
I have trailered it all over the western Canada ...up mountain passes, and never had any problems . Even on a long downhill, it does not feel as if its trying to " push me off the road" .

I think If I had anything near 500 to 600 lbs, I'd want power electric brakes hooked up .... just for safety.

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slowridetak59
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Location: Canton, OH
Motorcycle: 82 GoldWing GL1100 Aspencade, 86 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade

Re: towing capacity

Postby slowridetak59 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:20 pm

Thank you for the info I would think at the most maybe 400 lbs 600lbs to me is just asking for trouble.


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