Passenger Floor Boards


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Ed Brock
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1998 1500 SE

Passenger Floor Boards

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I'm new to Goldwing's. I understand that "MAYBE" the rear passenger floorboards on a 1998 1500 SE can be adjusted. Is that true? How do you do that? How far can you raise them? Also, I get the same answer or "I DON"T KNOW" to my question about can you rotate the handlebars forward and can the left and right switch pods be rotated up. One last question, is the mileage or the number of years more important on when to change the timing belts? The bike has 30,000 miles on it and has been your excellent example of a queen with about 1,600 miles per year put on it.

Thanks Ed



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Passenger Floor Boards

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Passenger floor board has only two positions, up or down. There is not any other adjustment point.
The adjustment knob is under the right rear pocket.

I would replace the timing belts since they are quite cheap, and easy to be replaced.

You can adjust the handlebar up or down loosening the 4 bolts on the steering stem.

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Re: Passenger Floor Boards

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Rears have springs that will pop them to "UP" when no weight is on them when lever under right pass pouch is pulled out, to lower just pull lever and press down with feet. Only two positions, up & down.

You can do some adjusting on handle bars, but not much. Make sure can turn hard left & right at windshield.

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Re: Passenger Floor Boards

Post by dingdong »

Age is critical to replacing timing belts. If I had a 20 year old GW and didn't know if the timing belts had been replaced I wouldn't even start the engine before replacing them.

Ed Brock
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Re: Passenger Floor Boards

Post by Ed Brock »

Thank you all for the information. I agree with you about the timing belts.
Ed



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