Lifting the Bags to access rear wheel


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Lifting the Bags to access rear wheel

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Made this video showing how I lifted the Saddle Bags to access the Rear Wheel



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That's great, Bill! I'm going to move this to the 1500 How To forum, as I'm sure it will help people out who may be looking for information on doing this.
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Sounds great, I know I use this forum alot, as I am a new Goldwing Owner,
Hopefully it can help or clarify the task for someone else
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Looks great Bill, going to try it tomorrow. Did you have any problems when you lowered the bags back down/ I've seen some guys say they had major problems and others say it was very easy. Any tips for the lowering part?
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Lowering the Bags, ya a bit of a pain, You have to work them around some metal. I just lifted them again yesterday to replace the Rear Tire, The hitch adds an extra bolt each side, And the Bag Guards add some fun when re-installing the bolts throught the saddle bag. Don't hesitate to use patience.
All in all, not a problem
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Great video Bill. But there are some marjor differences in the Aspencade and the SE model. That one bolt you show to remove that is in between the crash bar or bag protector. On mine it is actualy on the front mounting bolt of the crash bar. I had to take the rear foot rest off and that little panel.
But your video did help me quit a bit.....Thanks. Greased the drive shaft and all. Got it back together, but lowering the package.
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Glad you enjoyed the video, Bill
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loved your video.. I was able to use it.

I have a question.. the lower trunk lights under the license plate, reflector which has no lights to it. how do we remove that part.. I have a 93 goldwing 1500 se.
I chekced underneath the bike I see a molding with i long screw sticking out of it on each side.
I want to install lights in there.. but I can't figure out how to remove that section.. hope i don't have to remove the trunk piece by piece.. as the other lights you just go inside the truck and remove a few screws..
your help would make my day..

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Hey Dan

Wish I could help , but I sold the wing about 2 years ago, I am riding a 2010 Harley Road King, I like the ride,
I may again buy another 1500, I sure liked it
If I still had it I would see if I could help, Sorry

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The video is no longer available. Anybody know if there is a similar one around?
Getting ready to work on the rear shock and this sure seems like a better way then removing everything.
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jjsohio wrote:The video is no longer available. Anybody know if there is a similar one around?
Getting ready to work on the rear shock and this sure seems like a better way then removing everything.
If you're only doing one side then I would just take the bag off on that side.I know I had to replace the coil over shock on my 89 and I just loosened the bag and slid it back.Too big a job lifting the whole backend for just that.IMHO.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Fatwing Chris wrote:
jjsohio wrote:The video is no longer available. Anybody know if there is a similar one around?
Getting ready to work on the rear shock and this sure seems like a better way then removing everything.
If you're only doing one side then I would just take the bag off on that side.I know I had to replace the coil over shock on my 89 and I just loosened the bag and slid it back.Too big a job lifting the whole backend for just that.IMHO.
BTW I did like the flip up method as it really opens up the back end,but a couple of extra hands are nice when dropping it back down.You have to be real careful where the rear fender splits when lifting it also.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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where is the video gone?
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davekaz wrote:where is the video gone?
Not sure where it went.I never watched it.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Can you repost the video or provide a link to YouTube. Currently it is saying the video doesn't exists.
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Here is Bill's original video on You Tube


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I'm sure some has shown how to tilt the rear trunk and bags and sides with out removing from bike but never can find it. Is there a video showing how to do this?
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Engel6264 wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:32 am I'm sure some has shown how to tilt the rear trunk and bags and sides with out removing from bike but never can find it. Is there a video showing how to do this?
Watch the video in the post above yours. It does go kind of fast but it does work. I just did this process a few weeks ago and a couple of points. If you have any extra lighting wires that are running through your right side saddlebag make sure you have plenty of slack. If you have a trailer hitch you may need to loosen the clamps that attach to the saddlebag crash bars, I needed two because it would pivot on the crash bars.

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I know this is a bit of an old thread, but here goes. I have my bags removed but because of my hitch and some light wiring, i think it will be easier now to lift the trunk, hitch and center section up. Maybe I am missing something but I can't seem to get the plastic fender to move forward or down, seems to me it is attached to the center section in the rear and attached at the front(under the seat)

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Update: I got it to lift, seems there are 2 plastic clips on top of the fender, they kinda broke when it lifted, hope thats not gonna be a problem... As u can see I did kind of a hybrid lift and remove bags. Seems like this gives me a ton more room to work and get the wheel out (bonus-don't have to tie it back without the bags there)

Now the next issue, I can't for the life of me turn the mufflers...any tips? You can kind see my strap wrench in place there but it's not budging.
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Get out your propane torch and apply some heat to the joint. Heating from the outside will cause the muffler pipe on the outside to expand faster than the exhaust pipe on the inside of the joint.
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bigsteveswing wrote: Mon May 27, 2019 6:40 am Update: I got it to lift, seems there are 2 plastic clips on top of the fender, they kinda broke when it lifted, hope thats not gonna be a problem... As u can see I did kind of a hybrid lift and remove bags. Seems like this gives me a ton more room to work and get the wheel out (bonus-don't have to tie it back without the bags there)

Now the next issue, I can't for the life of me turn the mufflers...any tips? You can kind see my strap wrench in place there but it's not budging.
I know this post is old but did you get the pipes. You lossen the 2 bolts ahead of your wrench on the swivel on the pipes and push down pipe.
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I actually never did get the pipes to rotate. I had everything loose but they wouldn't move. Had enough room to get the axle out just by pushing them down a little.
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bigsteveswing wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:06 pm I actually never did get the pipes to rotate. I had everything loose but they wouldn't move. Had enough room to get the axle out just by pushing them down a little.
Glad you got it done. Next time loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the clamps that clamp the mufflers to the collector. And take out bolt to frame. How I did mine. Once loose the pipes will push right down out of the way completely.
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Wildwilly018 wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:59 am
bigsteveswing wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:06 pm I actually never did get the pipes to rotate. I had everything loose but they wouldn't move. Had enough room to get the axle out just by pushing them down a little.
Glad you got it done. Next time loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the clamps that clamp the mufflers to the collector. And take out bolt to frame. How I did mine. Once loose the pipes will push right down out of the way completely.
I will typically loosen those bolts, then spray a ton of penetrant (my favorite, after trying many, is Sea Foam Deep Creep) in there, between the collector outlet and the exhaust that goes over it. I will let it sit for hours like that, spraying liberally every so often. It's never failed to loosen up those exhausts so that they can be rotated.


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