Armrest


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
Post Reply
kenpost2
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:23 pm
Location: chilhowie va
Motorcycle: 2008 gl1800

Armrest

Post by kenpost2 »



What is the best passenger armrests for the 1800



User avatar
firey1
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:45 am
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 2008 1800 abs model
Contact:

Re: Armrest

Post by firey1 »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390844195918?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

these seem to be good as you dont have to drill into your trunk

User avatar
m2102
Posts: 370
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:02 pm
Location: pontiac,illinois
Motorcycle: Gl1800 wing with Roadsmith trike kit.
Contact:

Re: Armrest

Post by m2102 »

I put the jury 8991 arm rests on my 1800 and only drilled into the small pocket to mount. The back of them goes behind the anttena brackets. If no cb it it is frilled into trunck but comes with hardware to complement the install. IMHO I like the looks of the kury ones over the one pictured above.

User avatar
MikeB
Posts: 3088
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade
184K Miles
2017 - GL1800 Audio Comfort
14K Miles
Contact:

Re: Armrest

Post by MikeB »

firey1 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/390844195918?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

these seem to be good as you don't have to drill into your trunk
I like these. Not mounted to plastic so no possibility that the trunk will be damaged through wear or rough handling of the arm rest. You never can tell when the passenger will swing the arm out and leave it there. Getting them caught on a garage door opening can do some major damage to the plastic.

The Kuryakyn arms are good too, they don't swing out but they too are attached to plastic.
MikeB
1998 - GL1500 w/184,500 miles ~ 2017 - GL1800 w/13000 miles
USAF Avionics Communications Tech - 1968 - 1986 / Flight Engineer C-130E - C-141B - 1986 - 1992. Retired
Industrial Maintenance Tech - 1992 - 2014
Retired in Tacoma, WA

User avatar
crock4
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:28 am
Location: Port Orange, fl
Motorcycle: 2001 Goldwing
2007 VT 750 shadow Aero Sold
2001 harley softail deuce Sold
2003 harley road king sold
2010 Honda Stateline

Re: Armrest

Post by crock4 »

The Kuryakyn arms are good too, they don't swing out but they too are attached to plastic.[/quote]

The kuryakin arms Do swing out, and have a nice built in cup holder too.

Bob
Passion keeps your blood flowing and your heart beating. Motorcycles are my passion !

User avatar
MikeB
Posts: 3088
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade
184K Miles
2017 - GL1800 Audio Comfort
14K Miles
Contact:

Re: Armrest

Post by MikeB »

crock4 wrote:The Kuryakyn arms are good too, they don't swing out but they too are attached to plastic.
The kuryakin arms Do swing out, and have a nice built in cup holder too.

Bob[/quote]
My error. I was thinking of the RIVCO that does not swing out. Still and all, they are both anchored to plastic.

RIVCO Armrest
RIVCO Armrest


KURYAKYN Armrest
KURYAKYN Armrest

MikeB
1998 - GL1500 w/184,500 miles ~ 2017 - GL1800 w/13000 miles
USAF Avionics Communications Tech - 1968 - 1986 / Flight Engineer C-130E - C-141B - 1986 - 1992. Retired
Industrial Maintenance Tech - 1992 - 2014
Retired in Tacoma, WA

User avatar
crock4
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:28 am
Location: Port Orange, fl
Motorcycle: 2001 Goldwing
2007 VT 750 shadow Aero Sold
2001 harley softail deuce Sold
2003 harley road king sold
2010 Honda Stateline

Re: Armrest

Post by crock4 »

MikeB wrote:
crock4 wrote:The Kuryakyn arms are good too, they don't swing out but they too are attached to plastic.
The kuryakin arms Do swing out, and have a nice built in cup holder too.

Bob
My error. I was thinking of the RIVCO that does not swing out. Still and all, they are both anchored to plastic.
RIVCO Armrest.jpg
Kuryakyn Armrest.jpg
[/quote]

Mike it is actually metal inside and outside the trunk. Same bracket your antenna is mounted to. Been using mine 3+ yrs. No issues. The only thing I would do is add more padding to it, and every once in a while you may have to change the nylon bushings where it rotates.

Bob
Passion keeps your blood flowing and your heart beating. Motorcycles are my passion !

mamporrero
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Location: HIALEAH,FLORIDA
Motorcycle: 2016 GL 1800

Re: Armrest

Post by mamporrero »

2016 GL 1800 RIVCO ARM REST.
Attachments



laposta
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Location: Bristol, NH
Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800 Trike

Re: Armrest

Post by laposta »

Is there a video of how to attach the Rivco armrests to a goldwing?

User avatar
GoldWingrGreg
Posts: 746
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:18 am
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida
Motorcycle: 89 GL1500
03 GL1800
04 GL1800(abs)
05 GL1800(abs)
07 GL1800(abs)
Contact:

Re: Armrest

Post by GoldWingrGreg »

Honda makes over 50 accessories for 5th gen Wings. One of them are arm rests. Their do not interfere with anything so you don't have to move them out of the way to get in the trunk. No chrome to polish either. They are very comfortable for the passing and include elbow holds during hard braking. I've road with 4 different gf's over the years and all liked them. Page 3 on the link below.

http://powersports.honda.com/2015/gold- ... ories.aspx

User avatar
Wingsconsin
Posts: 1039
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Sussex, Wisconsin (West of Milwaukee)
Motorcycle: Current Rides -
2002 GL1800 - Pearl Orange
1983 Suzuki GS850GL - Blue & Black

Past rides -
2003 GL1800 - Illusion Blue
1996 GL1500 Aspencade - Pearl Blue
1992 GL1500 Aspencade -Candy Red
1980 GL1100 - Custom Cobalt Blue
1985 GL1200 Aspencade Brown
1983 CX500 Custom Red
1982 CX500 Custom Blue
1978 CX500 Standard Black
1982 Suzuki GS650 Red
Contact:

Re: Armrests -- BUY MINE ?

Post by Wingsconsin »

These came off a 2003 with only 37,000 miles of use.

In really good shape -

I am Asking $145 -
These new are $275

I prefer Paypal ~ If you can use these -- Make an offer
Attachments




Postings are my opinions based on experience and acquired knowledge.
Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


Munk's Maxim -- There is no such thing as a cheap motorcycle

User avatar
Ghostman
Posts: 340
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:52 am
Location: Midwest
Motorcycle: gl1800

Re: Armrest

Post by Ghostman »

If you purchase the armrests that mount to the seat grab handles one of the things you have to look out for is that the bracket has clearance for the passenger backrest heater knob. Some brands such as Khromeworks makes a set for the wing that fits the comfort package with no issue. If you get a set that doesnt fit short of trying to relocate the knob they wont fit. Double check before you purchase.

User avatar
Wingsconsin
Posts: 1039
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Sussex, Wisconsin (West of Milwaukee)
Motorcycle: Current Rides -
2002 GL1800 - Pearl Orange
1983 Suzuki GS850GL - Blue & Black

Past rides -
2003 GL1800 - Illusion Blue
1996 GL1500 Aspencade - Pearl Blue
1992 GL1500 Aspencade -Candy Red
1980 GL1100 - Custom Cobalt Blue
1985 GL1200 Aspencade Brown
1983 CX500 Custom Red
1982 CX500 Custom Blue
1978 CX500 Standard Black
1982 Suzuki GS650 Red
Contact:

Re: Armrests -- BUY MINE ?

Post by Wingsconsin »

Wingsconsin wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 am
These came off a 2003 with only 37,000 miles of use.

In really good shape -

I am Asking $145 -
These new are $275

I prefer Paypal ~ If you can use these -- Make an offer
$125 ... ???


Postings are my opinions based on experience and acquired knowledge.
Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


Munk's Maxim -- There is no such thing as a cheap motorcycle

Post Reply