adjusting handlebars


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
kybigmac
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Location: murray ky
Motorcycle: 1993 Goldwing ASP.,2008 star stratoliner

adjusting handlebars

Postby kybigmac » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:18 pm



Anyone have any tips or advice on adjusting the handlebars on 93 GL1500A. I'm pretty sure I know how, just thought I would check before I started. I added padding to my seat and now would like to raise the bars. I'm not talking about risers, just raising the grips!



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: adjusting handlebars

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:25 pm

Remove the ignition switch cover by gently pulling up at the bottom as shown until the posts disengage from the rubber grommets. Then release the tabs at the top and remove the cover.

Image

Remove the handlebar cover by pulling straight up. Set it aside.

Image

Under the handlebar cover are four bolts. Loosen gently, move the handlebars to position, then tighten. Tighten the front handlebar clamp bolts to 18 ft-lb, then repeat the process on the rear clamp bolts.

Image

User avatar
FM-USA
Posts: 2008
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 am
Location: USA-ILL-60085
Motorcycle: .
'91 GL1500-I (Dbl-Darkside)
Acquired:__51K_Jun_??/2007
MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
================
"You don't buy yourself a
HD to be SATISFIED,...
you buy it to keep your
HD friends PACIFIED."
================
|
ANTAGONISTS need not post.
|
==================

Re: adjusting handlebars

Postby FM-USA » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:38 pm

Those bolts are steel going into aluminum thread, do not over tighten.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

kybigmac
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Location: murray ky
Motorcycle: 1993 Goldwing ASP.,2008 star stratoliner

Re: adjusting handlebars

Postby kybigmac » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:00 pm

Thanks so much, great pictures and advice!




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests