tow bar swap


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ryland
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tow bar swap

Postby ryland » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:39 pm



I am a new goldwing owner and wanted to know, I have a 1984 gl1200 interstate with a tow bar on it and just bought a1997 gl1500se and wondering if i can move the tow bar to the new bike. If anyone knows if this will work please let me know.






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Re: tow bar swap

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:08 pm

More than likely not. The tow bar setups typically are designed with fastening points specifically for the bike they were originally intended for. The hard points on the GL1200 that the tow bar fastens to are going to be either not there, or in a different place on the GL1500.

Not to say you couldn't potentially modify your tow bar set up to work with the GL1500 - anything is possible. Some welding might be required, however.

ryland
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Re: tow bar swap

Postby ryland » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:05 pm

will give it a try and see what happens . But if it doesn't work do you know of anywhere to get tow bars for the gl1500se decently priced anywhere web sites ?

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Re: tow bar swap

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:30 pm

I know Cyclemax has them, and it's a nice hidden hitch receiver type. Don't know about others.

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Re: tow bar swap

Postby keithg64 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:01 am

Ihave seen them on ebay and maybe craigs list, the po of my 1500 bought the tow bar from ebay.


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