Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Post by josua60 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:51 pm

Been really busy so I haven't been here for a while. I'm having a california side car trike kit put on my 1988 'wing as we speak and was wondering if any of the newer wing seats could be adapted without MAJOR mods. The very front of the 88 seat should be higher so you don't slide forward. I'm 6'4" and with distance you tend to slouch and if the front was higher, (more of a vee, like a harley, much as I hate to say the word), it would keep your butt where it should be. Any thoughts?

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Re: seats

Post by themainviking » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:18 pm

What I have seen done is the seat rebuilt to put more of a curve in it, so the rider sits lower and further back. If memory foam is used, the comfort level tends to go up too. Any good upholstery shop could do it for the $300 or so range. Other than that, there are a whole bunch of custom aftermarket seats that all seem to build seats with a better curve to them than Honda has. Corbin, Saddlemen, Ultimate are three. These are probably three of the largest. There are many more smaller ones that come up with a google search.
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