GL1000 Hang Two Seat


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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wpeycha
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GL1000 Hang Two Seat

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So, a buddy of mine talked me into a '76 GL1000.


As he and I have been getting it road ready, I started digging into the seat (or it started digging into me!)




After some research, I identified it as a Hang Two seat. There is no rust on the pan, so I though a replacement cover would be a good option. I know this seat fits the bike and is comfortable. I just want the look to match. I have no intention of having a bike that looks like it will fall apart. She sat for 5 years after her first owner passed (I am the 2nd official owner) and she was showing her 80k miles, but was well maintained.


While I can't make out all of the text on the sticker, I was able to get GL1000 TMC-00 as a partial model number. You can find lots of two ups and Saddlemen has a replacement cover, but I saw a couple of their finished products and was less than impressed. SO, more searching...
I ran across B&H Specialties https://www.motorcycleseatcovers.com and gave it a look.

They have the following seat covers that may be of interest:
A GL-1000 Stock Seat Cover (Part# 11-27-00) https://www.motorcycleseatcovers.com/pr ... seat-cover


A GL-1000 Hang Two (Part# 12-00-50) - 7" back https://www.motorcycleseatcovers.com/pr ... 0-hang-two
A GL-1000 Hang Two (Part# 12-00-51) - 9" back https://www.motorcycleseatcovers.com/pr ... 0-hang-two


I sent an inquiry in and Shirley Newton wrote back:
The 1978-1979 has a 9 inch back. The back being from the bottom of the seat (above fender) to the stitch line of the back bucket.
The 1976-1977 has a 7 inch back.
They both have the same diamond design design sewn in.
I have a final question out to Shirley about he size and will order when she gets back to me.

I'll keep the post updated as I move forward.


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Re: GL1000 Hang Two Seat

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Please! Please! Please! Put a different style seat on that 76. She will thank you for it. Seriously, it is weird that some of those ads show images of their seat covers that don't come close to fitting properly. ???
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Re: GL1000 Hang Two Seat

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Tom, the replacement cover is already on it's way. It shipped right after I ordered it. This one has a full Vetter touring package that I am refurbishing along with rehabbing this bike. The bike was owned by a guy who put 80K on her and treated her well. You can tell by the way she is bouncing back with each little fix I put in. So, my strategy is not to stray too far from the setup she was under, that way I have a reference point to work towards. I found the seat to be comfy and look forward to getting some good upholstery under me and learn as I go.

Shirley was awesome to work with and it strikes me as she has a good handle on these classic beauties. She took over the shop and I believe she is a second generation upholsterer. Anyways, It was nice working with her on getting the cover and I'm looking forward to getting it on.
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With the Vetter bags and trunk that seat will look fine. I have always thought that that seat on a naked gl1000 (like in the picture) was just kind of strange looking.
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Re: GL1000 Hang Two Seat

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I have the identical seat on my '77. Looks funky and dated, but it is comfy. I would trade it for the OEM seat in a heartbeat.


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