Goldwing 1500 lowering kit


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Robert8234
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Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby Robert8234 » Thu May 01, 2014 7:58 pm



I have a 96 goldwing 1500 that I just purchased and I need to lower it due to only having a 29 inch inseam and I tiptoe when on the back. Can anyone please tell me where I can find this kit or what I can do to lower.
Thanks,
Robert



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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby minnwing » Thu May 01, 2014 9:09 pm

I also have a 29 inseam. What is your pressure set at? I set mine less than 10. I can stand flat footed at stop signs and feel comfortable. I am assuming you have the recommended tire sizes on front and back.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri May 02, 2014 2:50 am

Robert8234 wrote:I have a 96 goldwing 1500 that I just purchased and I need to lower it due to only having a 29 inch inseam and I tiptoe when on the back. Can anyone please tell me where I can find this kit or what I can do to lower.
Thanks,
Robert

Dummy me needs an explanation here???? Are you saying when your riding as a passenger you have to tiptoe?????????
If so, why would you need to put your feet down at all?????????
Also, remember, lowering a bike reduces cornering clearance!

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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby Robert8234 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:44 am

Sorry, I'm the driver

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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby WINGER3 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:21 pm

I also have a 29" inseam and I can put both feet down on my 89 and even when I had my 94 interstate, which is lower then my 89 and should be the same as your 96. Do you have a seat made by one of the custom makers, Corben-Sargent-Day-Long ETC, as some are much thicker then OEM and makes the seat higher from the ground. Yes, check the air pressure in the shock or maybe PO added new shocks which make the bike sit higher. Some owners raised the rear for better cornering or pulling a trailer or just had a weight problem for rider and passanger. :mrgreen:
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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby robb » Sat May 03, 2014 9:41 pm

I'm only 28" inseam and have to do most my riding at 10 psi so feet are on ground. Only other way to lower is install a 175/60-16 car tire, lowers nearly 1" than stock tire.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby Robert8234 » Sat May 03, 2014 10:08 pm

Thanks for the input, will be checking the shocks and seeing if I can custom lower it.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 lowering kit

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat May 03, 2014 10:53 pm

At the Wing Ding in Tulsa Ok a few years back, there was a guy with a lowering kit for GL 1500s. You might see if you can get a vender list for that show.

Just checked, was 2009 Wing Ding. . . . Hope that helps some.


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