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reverse

Postby stevemiller » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:53 pm



I have a 94 1500 interstate. Would it be very hard to put reverse in to this bike. if it is possible what all would I need.This is a great forum and the only one I turn to. Thanks to all



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Re: reverse

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:38 am

Not sure about this..but yes very hard..I assume you'd need a different starter one with the reverse function??, the whole reverse assemble and linkage, the electrical circuits,..if all the bikes were set up with the circuits and mounting points for the hardware even though the reverse stuff was not installed, much easier but not sure if they built them that way or not if not VERY hard to add this function.
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Re: reverse

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:59 am

The starter only turns one direction and the reverse function is accomplished in the transmission. Besides,I thought all Goldwings from 1988 on had reverse.

Here is a link for some of the reverse parts. I input 1988 in the search and then browsed the OEM section. They are probably all internal. Are you sure yours doesn't have reverse?

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorc ... 28sch36497
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Re: reverse

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:10 am

Fiberthree wrote:The starter only turns one direction and the reverse function is accomplished in the transmission. Besides,I thought all Goldwings from 1988 on had reverse.

Here is a link for some of the reverse parts. I input 1988 in the search and then browsed the OEM section. They are probably all internal. Are you sure yours doesn't have reverse?



The Interstate was the 'Bare Bones' model in the 1500 Goldwing lineup.
Not only does it not have reverse, it has a lesser audio system, no CB, no on board air suspension compressor and no cruise control.
Missing these items (and others), it weighs about 40 lbs less than a SE model, so it has a very slight performance advantage.

Short answer to the OP's question ... no, unless you have very deep pockets!


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Re: reverse

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:22 pm

There is so much involved - different transmission output gears, back end of engine, control circuitry - for what it would cost you in time and money, you could just buy a new bike with reverse on it.

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Re: reverse

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:55 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:The Interstate was the 'Bare Bones' model in the 1500 Goldwing lineup.
Not only does it not have reverse, it has a lesser audio system, no CB, no on board air suspension compressor and no cruise control.
Missing these items (and others), it weighs about 40 lbs less than a SE model, so it has a very slight performance advantage.


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Wow, I didn't know. Thanks.


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