Seat Assistance


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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tj5iveo
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Seat Assistance

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Hello, Bought a new 2016 GL1800 comfort audio package last year. Dealer had about 12 still in the box. Third GL I have owned. I am about 5'8" and have that height challenged issue! I am tired of wearing platform boots so I am looking for direction for a seat replacement/tweeking. Is there a vendor that has a replacement seat, mine is heated. I have heard about custom guys tearing out some foam and gaining maybe 1"-2" inches. If a replacement seat is available, will it still have the looks of the original seat? Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Thanx
TJ



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newday777
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

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Re: Seat Assistance

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Ultimate Seats makes a lower than the stock seat called the mid rider seat and they offer heated option. Contact them as I think they used to offer a low rider for even shorter legged folks.



As to cutting the foam in yours might cut the wires for the heaters as the wires are molded in the foam near the top.

There is also available a rear shock mount to lower the stance along with raising the front fork in the tree to level the bike.

tj5iveo
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Re: Seat Assistance

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Cool beans. Thanx very much for the info. Checking it all out now...

TJ

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newday777
Posts: 1928
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Seat Assistance

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Check with this guy if he is still has the lowering links.

http://www.lowerwingproducts.com/purchase.html

About the links
http://www.lowerwingproducts.com/feedback.html

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Rambozo
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Re: Seat Assistance

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The real solution for this has been known for many, many years.





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