gl1100 towing


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jaimenv
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gl1100 towing

Post by jaimenv » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm





Has any one ever towed gl1100 like this?
I have to take my 81 gl1100 to get inspected.
Due to having to take my mom everywhere I go, I can't drive it over also the tires are too old to safely ride it.


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Re: gl1100 towing

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:23 pm

Not recommended, with the engine not running the oil pump, there's no lube for rotating transmission shafts.... even in neutral, there's transmission parts still turning.
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Re: gl1100 towing

Post by jaimenv » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:08 pm

I see
So i will have to build a trailer anyway.

Darn it.
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Re: gl1100 towing

Post by filterx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 pm

jaimenv wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm
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Has any one ever towed gl1100 like this?
I have to take my 81 gl1100 to get inspected.
Due to having to take my mom everywhere I go, I can't drive it over also the tires are too old to safely ride it.
Will it pass the inspection with tires to old to ride it?
On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain.

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Re: gl1100 towing

Post by jaimenv » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm

It's not a safety inspection.
For some reason they have to inspected due to the prior owner not being available for the transfer.
Far as I know PO left for mainland US of A.
The guy I got the bike from never did the transfer.


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