1500's


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Skeldog
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1500's

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I ride a 82 1100 interstate but I have some questions about 1500's. kinda considering buying one. as far as comfort I sat on one today even though it was not ready to ride and it felt good. but a few erlectrical items not working were cruise control, air shocks and probably an other item or two- would'nt stay running- looked like it had some gas maybe a quarter on the gage but acted like it was out. it would start and die. if I bought that one it would be a project and I'm guessing if it needed replacement parts rather that some tinkering they could get expensive. also I guess that big back seat and trunk are not able to be removed or if so, is there some kind of cover that could take it's place? I kinda like to ride without that stuff.but guessing probably not an option


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If you buy a 1500, what you see is what you get. There are no accessories for removing the passenger seat or trunk. As for the problems you describe that bike having, I would let it pass. Some of the electrical items could just be dirty switches however could also be deeper problems that will cost you $$$ to repair. The (won't stay running) problem is apt to be that a carb rebuild is necessary. Even if you are capable of doing the labor yourself it is expensive and at least a 2 day job. Suggest you find a bike that doesn't need extensive work. Especially since you are considering a 1500.
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At one time there was a cover for a trunk delete, but that was long ago and so rare you will probably never see one. There have been a few people that have made their own. Although if you have the skills, you probably wouldn't be asking. Never seen a solo seat, but again, something custom could be made. This is the closest I've seen.

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Imo, a Goldwing without a trunk,,, is like a quiet harley,,, lol. That pic looks like a cool delete option though.
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Sassy wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:05 pm Imo, a Goldwing without a trunk,,, is like a quiet harley,,, lol. That pic looks like a cool delete option though.
Fred
I agree. Never did understand the attraction of a bagger like the F6B. In fact I've had bikes with a trunk and no saddle bags, as the main thing I use the trunk for is a place to put my helmet.
That one was a nice job, but then why add a rack to pile junk on that could have been in the trunk? To each his own.


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