1991 Goldwing SE


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Briandsheffield
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1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Briandsheffield » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:41 am



I just bought a 91 SE and the seat sit's a little far forward. I am 6'3" and about 350 Lbs. Is the a aftermarket seat that I can get to set me back about 4"-6". Will floorboard help my legs set me lower? Also the rear brake petal go's down with no resistance. No leak from the Master cly. New to this but willing to learn. Thanks.



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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Happytrails » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:44 am

Briandsheffield wrote:I just bought a 91 SE and the seat sit's a little far forward. I am 6'3" and about 350 Lbs. Is the a aftermarket seat that I can get to set me back about 4"-6". Will floorboard help my legs set me lower? Also the rear brake petal go's down with no resistance. No leak from the Master cly. New to this but willing to learn. Thanks.


I have heard of aftermarket seats that can be set back like you suggest. Wish I could remember the name. And the rear brakes might need bleeding. :D
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Briandsheffield » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:05 pm

Thanks, I looked at a Ultimate and Corbin but it looked the same as the stock seat . I may have to take it to an upholstery shop and see if can be reworked. I"m going to try to bleed brakes this weekend.

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Briandsheffield » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:08 pm

I love this bike though ... It's the Anniversary Edition. I got it from a friend who got it after his dad passed away. His dad bought it new in 1991. 83375 miles no oil leaks very good shape . When I can figured how to post a pictured I will.

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby wing in atlanta » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:31 pm

I had (mean city cycles) (not endorsing) rework my stock seat. Very good work and alot cheaper than corbin.

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Briandsheffield » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:43 pm

I talked to them and they said would not move the cushion back 4 inches. I am going to send the seat from my VTX and add memory foam and Gel pads, Big Boy for about 350.00 . Thanks I heard good things about them.

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:41 am

As for your rear brakes and since the bike is new to you you will need to bleed the brake systems. Replacing ALL of the fluid. Might as well do the same with the clutch system. Keep in mind the linked brakes. The left front caliper is linked to the rear brake system. Bleed the front then the rear in that order.
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby bodasefus » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:12 am

Do your self a favor with the brakes and get speed bleeders,,, http://speedbleeder.com/... they make bleeding the brakes a snap and you can do it by yourself...
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Dogsled » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:24 pm

Wow it's hard to believe any good upholsterer couldn't remake that seat for you. I've seen a few in our town and these guys do some magic. 4" is a lot, maybe there's too much junk under the seat to get that much room to push back though. Maybe adapting the seat pan and lifting the seat would work since you'd be able to still flat foot it. Hey it would be good theft prevention. Average guy tries to steal it and it would fall over on him.... :)
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Briandsheffield » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Thanks to all who have responded ... I love the speed bleeder. Allready order some for all my bikes and trucks . To dogsled... I have a VTX 1800 that I sometimes leave the key in while getting gas or just run in the store for a min ... The Person who take that bike better know how to ride it ...850 lbs and hold on ...I took seat to a local upholstery shop. .. He said could do something with it. Have not got a cost yet ...

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Dogsled » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:28 am

The 1800 is a bear of a bike. Anybody know where there's some info on the speed bleeder? How does it change the bleeding procedure?
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Lavelle » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:05 pm

Hi, I'm not sure about the seat but I have just replaced the brake fluid in my 91 SE. The foot brake operates the front left caliper as well as the rear caliper so bleed the front left caliper first and then bleed the rear caliper. You will probably need an assistant to operate the foot pedal while you do the bleeding. Good luck.

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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:54 pm

Dogsled wrote:The 1800 is a bear of a bike. Anybody know where there's some info on the speed bleeder? How does it change the bleeding procedure?


http://www.speedbleeder.com/
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby 91goldwing » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:28 am

bodasefus wrote:Do your self a favor with the brakes and get speed bleeders,,, http://speedbleeder.com/... they make bleeding the brakes a snap and you can do it by yourself...

I agree, they do make it a lot faster and no question about an error.
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Re: 1991 Goldwing SE

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:19 am

We just put a Corbin Tour Master seat (only one they now offer for the GL1500) and it took some breaking in to get used to it. I have not measured , but I would say it set me back about 2-3 inches due to the fact that the wife and I, two up, can not use the drivers back rest, but solo I need it. Now that the leather is breaking in, I LOVE THIS SEAT ! Well worth the $800.00 I spent on it.


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