trunck removal


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trunck removal

Postby txgambler » Fri May 16, 2014 5:28 am



I have an 89 goldwing GL 1500 and would like to remove the trunk. Has anyone done this? What did you do to secure the saddlebags? What did you do for turn signals? What other problems did you run into?
Thanks in Advance
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Re: trunck removal

Postby robb » Fri May 16, 2014 7:55 pm

Give up the trunk and you give up the rear backrest, antenna mounts, saddlebag latches and a new cover for rear. I would suggest going to Honda dealer and take a side by side look of new Gold Wing and Gold Wing F6B. If Honda did it to a new bike you can do it to an older bike.

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Re: trunck removal

Postby txgambler » Wed May 28, 2014 9:46 pm

What? Has no one removed the trunk and modified the this area? No ideas or pictures?

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Re: trunck removal

Postby Bigbiker0 » Thu May 29, 2014 6:04 am

Why not consider a Valkiry instead?
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Re: trunck removal

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu May 29, 2014 9:14 am

08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 24,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
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Re: trunck removal

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu May 29, 2014 10:26 am



The 1200 did not integrate the trunk with the saddlebags as the 1500 is.
This would be more difficult to do for a1500 and require some fabricating for opening the saddlebags
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Re: trunck removal

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu May 29, 2014 2:52 pm

Look here, midway down the page, post by BLADERUNNER for a few pics of it done.

http://www.goldwingowners.com/forums/sh ... 466&page=2
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Re: trunck removal

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 29, 2014 3:26 pm

Just in case you don't have access to that forum to view pictures:














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Re: trunck removal

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu May 29, 2014 8:18 pm

I think he, the owner, did a great job on this. He kept his back rest, anntena , saddle bag openers, and top rack area too. . . .not what I want as I have a passenger most times ( wife) ) , but very cool over all !
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Re: trunck removal

Postby Mag » Sat May 31, 2014 12:29 pm

I like having all the extra cargo space especially up here because of the rains in the NW, but this looks pretty slick.

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Re: trunck removal

Postby txgambler » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:34 am

Now that was a great post, several good ideas. I hadn"t even thought that way. Great pictures. Thanks

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Re: trunck removal

Postby txgambler » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:38 am

What did you do concerning the saddle bag locks?
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Re: trunck removal

Postby txgambler » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:50 pm

I was thinking of going with as simple cam lock, or something like the 1200's.




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