Stripping a 1500


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Bjoennavind
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Stripping a 1500

Postby Bjoennavind » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:16 am



Hey guys :-)

Now that the winter is upon us in Norway, I cannot ride, but I often spend time in the garage with my Goldwing - and my imagination runs wild!

Is it possible to strip my GW's fairing and still drive it safely? What should i be careful with? I havent stripped it before, so i dont know how it looks naked. I do not want to change the gastank, since I am after that "ratty" look.

Are there any electrical stuff that will die if exposed to rain and such? I know there is about 100 miles of wires under there.. What about airchannels, radiators and carbs +++ ?


-Bjoennavind



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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby Bjoennavind » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:55 pm

No-one with any experience on this?

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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:03 pm

This will give you an idea. Nothing beats a Goldwing dual sport.

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby Bjoennavind » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 pm

Haha! That dualsport goldwing looks Great! :-) I Wonder how the offroad abilities Are.

I am not after that look, but more interested in making a ratbike :-)

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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:32 pm

Bjoennavind wrote:I am not after that look, but more interested in making a ratbike :-)




If it's rats you want:

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

Bjoennavind
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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby Bjoennavind » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:34 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
Bjoennavind wrote:I am not after that look, but more interested in making a ratbike :-)




If it's rats you want:



This bike has been an inspiration to me! I think its look so grim! :-)

But does anyone know what technical difficulties i will meet when stripping it down? Its a very complex bike, and i dont want to ruin anything (exept appearence) :-)

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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby edflea2u » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:58 pm

You don't need t go bare bones
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Re: Stripping a 1500

Postby gordonv » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Why not just go the Valkyrie way? Should be able to pick a standard up cheaper than the others, then take off what little plastic is there, and do what you want with it.




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