New to me 1995 1500 A


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jod4810
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1995 GL1500A

New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby jod4810 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:39 pm



Hi all, Just a note to say OBOY, just traded my 83 Interstate for a 1995 1500A and I love it . What a great ride! Someone told me that if I rode one I would buy it, boy o boy were they right. Now if I can keep from riding a 1800 for a while I should be ok.
Cheers and Merry Christmas ,
Joe D
Wildomar CA :lol:



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trike lady
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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby trike lady » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:38 pm

Hello and congrats on the new 2 U GL1500.
I.M.B.B.A. Technician II Certified

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WingAdmin
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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:38 pm

Welcome to the club! There's a few of us on here now who have done the same thing. I always said I'd keep the 1100 as well...but now I'm not so sure anymore. I look at it and think, "how can I get rid of it, it's in such perfect shape now, and I've put SO much work into it..." but then I look at my new 1500 and think, "I just want to ride THIS one." :)

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speedy1
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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby speedy1 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:06 am

I just bought a 1995 SE a few months ago and it made me a happy man. I think you will really enjoy the ride.

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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:43 am

They say you shrink in size as you age...Not in our case...It's bigger toys for bigger boys.
Anybody wanna buy a 1100? :D I LIKE my new 88 1500

Boy oh boy..do I sound like a 4 year old?

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yamaha96
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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby yamaha96 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:49 am

I JUST BOUGHT A 1989 1500 ,i have been riding a 1996 1300 Royalstar, a really nice bike with custom paint, but i always wanted a Goldwing, looking forward to traveling on it this coming year, it had 97,000 miles on it ,when i bought it, have put 1000 on it mysef, can not believe how comfortable the wing is, planning a trip to Chicago Ill. next year from Va. I hope to join the Goldwing Association this year, seems like everyone helps everbody when in trouble, had thought about heel toe shifter, but have mixed feeling on this, i also notice some movement in shiftershaft don't want to cause unnecessary problem. all for now will post again later, Mike.

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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:00 pm

yamaha96 wrote:I JUST BOUGHT A 1989 1500 ,i have been riding a 1996 1300 Royalstar, a really nice bike with custom paint, but i always wanted a Goldwing, looking forward to traveling on it this coming year, it had 97,000 miles on it ,when i bought it, have put 1000 on it mysef, can not believe how comfortable the wing is, planning a trip to Chicago Ill. next year from Va. I hope to join the Goldwing Association this year, seems like everyone helps everbody when in trouble, had thought about heel toe shifter, but have mixed feeling on this, i also notice some movement in shiftershaft don't want to cause unnecessary problem. all for now will post again later, Mike.


Mine came with a heel/toe shifter, I took it off and put an OEM shifter on it, and FAR prefer it.

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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby yamaha96 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:32 pm

hey,WingAdmin., i have rode with a hee toe on my Royal since 2003 , and just love it , what didn't you like about the hee toe , and why is the OEM a better deal for you?, what did you do with the other shifter? is it for sale?

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Re: New to me 1995 1500 A

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:28 pm

yamaha96 wrote:hey,WingAdmin., i have rode with a hee toe on my Royal since 2003 , and just love it , what didn't you like about the hee toe , and why is the OEM a better deal for you?, what did you do with the other shifter? is it for sale?


I've ridden with a heel/toe on my 1100 for six years, and while I didn't like it at first, I got used to it, and got quite good/quick with it.

When I got the 1500, I immediately hated the heel/toe shifter on it. It was too small and I continually missed shifts. The shifter pads and brake lever were placed in (what I thought were) an unnatural position in order to accommodate the footboards. With the footboards in place, it was next to impossible to get the kickstand down. I was continually dragging the footboards in corners, even on turns where I was not leaning all that much. The shifter felt clunky and truck-like.

As soon as I first rode it with the OEM shifter, brake pedal and pegs, it was like ahhhh....THIS is how this bike is supposed to feel. The shifter became tight and precise, I wasn't dragging pieces in corners, and I could easily put the kick stand down.

I sold the heel/toe shifter and footboards on eBay a few weeks ago.




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