can tail trunk move back?


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jonwelder
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can tail trunk move back?

Postby jonwelder » Wed May 06, 2015 6:57 pm



I'm new here, and new to Gold Wings! (my first) all my other bikes have been cruisers. Years ago I went on a bike trip with friends who had the same year Wing I have now. These folks were LARGE,,,, (I did not say fat, or did I?) now years later, my wife bless her heart has gained a little weight. When we ride together there is NO extra room and I am crowded so far forward that my arms ache and back hurts. I think back, how did my friends do it? Does the tail trunk move? Where did they get the extra room from, to ride so far on that trip,, (over 3k)-??? My bike is a 1500, 1989.. Open for ideas!! Thanks! Jon



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Re: can tail trunk move back?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 06, 2015 9:11 pm

You're looking for a trunk relocation kit. I don't know of one for the GL1500, but people have done it DIY-style. Have a look here... viewtopic.php?t=13582

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Re: can tail trunk move back?

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Wed May 06, 2015 11:29 pm

Have a look at the last post on this thread. I just posted it there, accidentally. It was suppose to post on this thread. It may be what you are looking for.

GL1500 SE Rear trunk slide/extender

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13582

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Re: can tail trunk move back?

Postby bstig60 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:40 am

The 88 I recently sold had the trunk moved back about 3 inches when I bought it. I moved it back to its stock position by simply moving the trunk back to its original mounting holes. However, the seat had also been modified so I had to have it shortened back to stock. So, keep in mind that you will have to modify the seat as well.


Bill


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