Reverse removal


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Reverse removal

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:51 am



I'm about removing all stuff regarding reverse. This is because I'm striping down my Baby to create naked bike. I was thinking about keeping reverse function but to remove all additional things just keeping reverse lever. Now the question, what electric parts can be removed and mechanical as well. I intend to move reverse lever on right side to be able to switch reverse gear with one move and avoid all security and unnecessary stuff. Need help because that will be completely new experience for me/



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Re: Reverse removal

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:57 pm

that is a lot of wasted time, you will accomplish nothing, as all of that stuff is inside the engine case/block.

about the most you can do, is remove the handle, and some of the wiring harness...
you need to be very good at wiring schematics, you got a big job in front of you.
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Re: Reverse removal

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:25 pm

Yes, I know, that scary me a bit. If I can not managed to do what I want will just remove all outside stuff like lever, linkage and computer that is for cruise ( btw cruise control is also to be removed completely) and reverse. But was intended to keep reverse just for fun because bike will be very light now.

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Re: Reverse removal

Post by PedroTQ » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:57 pm

This is the schematic that I have drawn up for my "Naked 90" project, the original is quite big and in Bitmap (56Mb)

I am keeping the reverse as it will come in handy as I am not a big person and pushing these beasts backwards can be challenging and entertaining for onlookers when things go awry.

I am working on the physical positions of things which is a lot of messing about, but it is just a hobby and no time frame is in my mind, I also have 4 other Goldwing's I am working on and keeping on the road, I am arguing with the Transport Authority at the present as putting a car tyre on the rear rim of my 88 GL1500 is not acceptable.

Thus time is my most precious item and not to be wasted.

All the best for the New Year, Peter.
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Re: Reverse removal

Post by 754 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 am

If a basic naked bike is what you want, you may want to consider selling the bike you already have. A better start for you would be a 1500 interstate model, those bikes came from the factory without reverse. That would save you a bunch of complicated work.
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Re: Reverse removal

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:21 am

This is not the question about bunch of work, complicated or not, the question is HOW???? The worst solution will be disconnect all stuff from reverse and just do not have it.....but I'd like to have it operationable just for fun of that already exists. But of course there is much more other work that make me sleepless nites. Reverse is only one of the piece that can be or not.

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Re: Reverse removal

Post by Charlie1Horse » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:32 am

Simple solution: If you want a crotch rocket, buy a crotch rocket and sell the fine Goldwing.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

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Re: Reverse removal

Post by newday777 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:32 am

Over the past 10 years I've been on goldwing forums, there have been only a couple of threads of people wanting to do this with very little input as you are swimming in uncharted waters.
The reverse safety switches are tied into the ecm that you will have to bypass.
There are very limited few that may have done it, but, never shared the How. Good luck. When you do get it , be sure to continue to post your findings and results here in this post(so others looking later can be helped).
PiotrGL1500 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:21 am
This is not the question about bunch of work, complicated or not, the question is HOW???? The worst solution will be disconnect all stuff from reverse and just do not have it.....but I'd like to have it operationable just for fun of that already exists. But of course there is much more other work that make me sleepless nites. Reverse is only one of the piece that can be or not.

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Re: Reverse removal

Post by PiotrGL1500 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am

Well, uncharted water is my specialities. But seriously, even I'll have to rewire whole harness will do what I plan because that makes me alive and that is what I intend to do. But, GL 1500 is my next projest and will warry of time and money, but will happen. Currently I'm working on Yamaha XS 1100 1978 but it is renovation in fact.
Regarding GL1500 I'm sure I'll do some very interested project and bike will looks gorgeous....oneday....no matter reverse.



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