Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Post by ftmoore992003 »

What is the maximum weight for 2 riders on a 1500?

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Post by Alan_Hepburn »

I have no idea how much my sidecar weighs, but when we go out riding the driver's seat has about 180 lbs on it and the sidecar seat has about 200 lbs in it - we have no problem keeping up with traffic and average around 30 mpg...
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Post by bigsteveswing »

I think the manual says the max is like 408lbs, way less than many folks have done for years with no issues.
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Post by AZgl1800 »

I have ridden double with my son, I am 275, he is 350.

the bike did just fine.
I had the Air Shock set at 60 lbs.

Forks has Progressive springs, and 2 psi of air.


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