Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing


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fischerj
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Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby fischerj » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:56 pm



Hi All,

I just bought a 1500 and love it. It is the most well balanced and smooth riding bike I have ever driven. Now I know why everyone loves Goldwings so much.

I'm looking for floor boards with the heel/toe shifter that cost less then 350-400$. Why are they so expensive?!
Anybody know where I can get a used set. I've looked on ebay with no luck.

Thanks you guys...



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Mag
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Motorcycle: 1982 Yamaha Venture (Crashed/Sold)
1982 1100 Silver Goldwing (sold)
1989 1500 Beige Goldwing (sold)
1988 1500 Beige Goldwing (current ride)

Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby Mag » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:26 pm

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/111950/9135

Here is a new set from Cyclemax....$325 for a new set.

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:12 am

Just FYI..not a good idea to use heel/toe shifter on GL's has ruined many a transmission, people tend to stomp on the heel too much..ask any Honda mechanic
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Mag
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Motorcycle: 1982 Yamaha Venture (Crashed/Sold)
1982 1100 Silver Goldwing (sold)
1989 1500 Beige Goldwing (sold)
1988 1500 Beige Goldwing (current ride)

Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby Mag » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Well RB, nothing like pooping on that parade :D

When I got my bike, I had one of those Markland floorboards that had the sliding shift thing on it....I hated it. I would not get another one like that, and the bike would not shift half the time. Now that I am running "normal set up" it shifts great, though I would probably go floor boards again and get a better set up (the one I found on CycleMax looks good).

I hear if you jump on the shifter, of course you have potential to ruin the transmission somehow.

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smilam
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Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby smilam » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:03 pm

I have the floorboards and heel toe shifter and have never had a problem with it. Some people complain about tearing up their transmissions because of them but as long as you don't rest your foot on it and shift it accidentally it shouldn't make any difference. I leave my foot on the floorboard and only put it on the shifter when I am ready to shift gears. The other complaint that I often read about is that you have to have a wider stance when you are stopped because your feet have to be out past the floorboards.
With that being said you see them for sale on this and another Goldwing board every so often. Just keep checking back.
By the way congratulations on joining the Goldwing family. This site is full of good information and like always we don't all agree on everything but just ask if you have a bike problem and somebody has probably already dealt with the same problem.
Steve

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TennX
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Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby TennX » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:51 pm

I love em on my VTX, hated them on my GW...if you were closer I would give them to you, I couldnt in good conscience sell em to anybody.. :mrgreen:
Phil.......

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vtxcandyred
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Motorcycle: 1993 Honda Goldwing SE

Re: Floor boards for 1990 1500 Goldwing

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:43 pm

I have them on my old VTX and now on the 93SE and love them. I mounted a set of Kury iso pegs on the engine guards and have them so my toes reach them and I can down shift and brake with my heel if I want to. I never leave my foot on the shifter by habit. Having the Iso pegs where they are I can rest the heel on the board and the toe on the peg, my foot on the peg or drape my heel over the peg for streching out my legs. It works for me. By the way, I'm a Darksider too. Go figure.




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