93 1500 QUESTIONS ?


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93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby wrightwing » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:41 pm



I'm looking at a 93 Interstate, it has passenger pegs no floor boards, and I'm assuming no reverse. Can floor boards be bought, and how often do you guy's use your reverse. I currently have a 1200, and push it around ok without reverse, and knowing it sits higher than the 1500. Opinions welcome!


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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby zamboni920 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:46 pm

I have seen sets of passenger floor boards for sale on E-Bay. Not sure if it is a direct replacement for pegs, but most likely it can be done.
I have a 1200 and a 1500. The reverse is nice to have, but I could also do without as easily as with the 1200. You think ahead when you park so you don't have to back-up up-hill. I mostly use the reverse in my driveway, where I have to make a couple K turns to turn around.

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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:31 am

I (obviously) never used reverse on my 1100, although there were a couple times I can think of where it might have been useful.

I use it on my 1500 from time to time - mostly to get out of my driveway, depending on how I parked. I still try to park so that I don't have to use it, but I also have to take into account where the sun is when I park, because I have a Tulsa Tall windshield and can't have the sun behind the bike when it's parked.

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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby thrasherg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:47 am

I think reverse is a nice touch, but as my 1800 is the only bike in my collection of 10 with reverse, I always forget its there and never use it.. It's convenient but I wouldn't go out of my way to get a bike with reverse.. As stated, just learn to park so you don't have to reverse uphill.. :D

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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby dingdong » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:06 am

I use my reverse all the time. It makes it so much easier to park without having to think about it. There are some places where it would be impossible to park without it. Example: While touring Yellowstone the parking places are sometimes very small and crowded. Without reverse I would have had to by-pass many of those spots. We pull a trailer when touring and without reverse there would be no way to park in some places. So, go for one, especially a 1500, with reverse. My $ .02
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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby wrightwing » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:09 pm

Thank you Gentlemen :D
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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby robb » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:13 pm

If you are short you will use it all the time, without it I could not move the bike.

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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby wrightwing » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:03 pm

robb 5'11'' 32'' inseam :D
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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby robb » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:27 pm

I'm only 5' 7.5" and under 30" inseam. Legs are just long enough to flatfoot with 10psi in rear.

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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby bustedwing » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Just a thought, if it is a bike you may trike then I would definatly look for a bike with reverse.
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Re: 93 1500 QUESTIONS ?

Postby MikeB » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:28 pm

Other things to think about besides reverse and passenger foot pegs... I don't think that the interstate has a low fuel warning light. The LCD display is different as well but at the moment I can't think what is lacking. I've never had an Interstate. Does the interstate have an on-board air compressor? I don't think so. These are small things but you need to know what is and is not available before you decide. There are too many good (and newer) GL1500 Aspencades and SE's out there to be had for a fair price.


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