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Tom Duiker
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floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by Tom Duiker » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 am



Hi everyone, first time posting for me,
What is the opinion on floor boards on a honda goldwing . I really like the looks of them and was thinking of buying them
Pros and cons?
Thanks Tom



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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 am

Tom Duiker wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 am
Hi everyone, first time posting for me,
What is the opinion on floor boards on a honda goldwing . I really like the looks of them and was thinking of buying them
Pros and cons?
Thanks Tom
I hate them. I suffered through them on my GL1100 - they were constantly dragging on the ground, and necessitated the use of a heel-toe shifter, which I also disliked. Plus the heel-toe shifters tend to bend and wear shift forks in the transmission.

When I got my GL1500, it too came with floor boards and a heel-toe shifter, and the first thing I did was rip them off and replace them with the stock footpegs and shifter.

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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am

I also had an 1100 with boards and H/T shifter, hated them. Would drag on any curve and they kept my shins bruised.

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Post by dirtwinger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:33 pm

My purchase of a repossessed, year-old, 1984 GL1200 Aspencade included floorboards. I was willing to give them a try, but it didn't take long to decide that I totally disliked them. Maybe trying to retrain my left foot was beyond the 25+ (at that time) years of ingrained and automatic shifting action, so I quickly replaced the floorboards with a new set of stock pegs and shifter lever. The replaced floorboards went into the trunk when I sold the bike.
I would not even consider floorboards for my GL1800.

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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm

Back in 2007 we bought a new Suzuki C50T that came with floorboards and heel/toe shifter and I really liked the look, and the feel. They seem to work well with forward controls. We replaced that bike with a Ural, which then got replaced with the GL!500SE - both of those bikes have pegs - the Ural had a heel/toe shifter and the Wing has the "standard" shifter. I had originally thought I would put boards on the Wing but after a couple of years I find that the pegs are acceptable. I would like some highway pegs though - the ones that are on the bike aren't comfortable because I have to bend my ankles sideways to go around the engine guards.
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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 pm

DaveO430 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am
I also had an 1100 with boards and H/T shifter, hated them. Would drag on any curve and they kept my shins bruised.
I forgot about that, yes, my shins were permanently, painfully bruised when I had my 1100 with floorboards.

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Post by M61A1MECH » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:04 pm

I have the floorboards and heel toe shifter on my 2013 1800 GL and like them better than the OEM pegs that were on it when I bought it. I live in Florida so not much opportunity to ride roads where I may scrap the boards, but did spend a week in West Virginia a while back and never had any issues.
There are always some for sale on one of the many Goldwing sites in the internet, so no need to purchase new.
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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by mterraci » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm

My 2007 Goldwing came with floorboards and a heel-toe shifter. I was already accustomed to that setup on my previous motorcycle so I really like them. The only issue is that it puts your feet out a little wider when stopped; if you have short legs (like me) it's a bit more of an effort to put your feet on the ground. Other than that I really like them.

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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by Mountain rider » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:55 pm

I had them on my 86 1200 and hated them. The bike was too tall, the boards were too wide, and my butt was too short. Now the 1800 is another story. The PO put a nice set of Kuryakyn boards and heel toe shifter on and I love them. They fold up easily, have nice scuff pads on the bottom for those times I get a little over zealous in the corners, and the shifter is solid with no wiggle. I've actually become quite comfortable with the heel toe.

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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by Tom Duiker » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:28 pm

Thank you all for the great response on the floor boards gives me a lot to think about
Tom

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Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Post by themainviking » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 pm

Tom Duiker wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Thank you all for the great response on the floor boards gives me a lot to think about
Tom
Unless you have long legs, like 34 inch or better, floorboards will be constantly in the way for putting your feet down. I tried the Kuryakyn version with heel/toe shifter on my 2009, after a friend gave me his from his 2008 cause he hated them. I hated them and passed them down to the next guy who wanted to try them. The heel/toe shifter went with.

I put Kuryakyn pegs on to replace the OEM pegs that I had ground the nuts off on the tail of the dragon. I also tried the smaller highway boards that hang off the engine guard, but could never get them right either although I tried the 1 1/2 inch, the 4 inch and the six inch arms. I finally settled on pegs with the six inch arms for that purpose.


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