Hitch suggestions


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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hap2
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Hitch suggestions

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I may be getting another 1500, but it doesn't have a hitch. Can someone give me recommendations for a good strong hitch & how (where exactly) to mount it & wire it up?

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Ed Brock
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Re: Hitch suggestions

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Cycle Max has what looks to be a good one. You can see it in this site, go to Venders and check the 1500 box and Cycle Max will show up. Then just click on their site and go to other (I think). It is a receiver style hitch. I think it takes the larger style square tubing, not sure. I would like the smaller size of tubing for mine. On a motorcycle you just don't need the higher towing capacity that comes with the larger size.
Hope this helps Ed

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Re: Hitch suggestions

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I have a take off removed from a 1500 when it was triked, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver.
No bolts, etc. Looks just like the Cyclemax or ShowChrome one … I's gonna cut it to put a receiver on my Wheel-Horse so I can build a hefty duty hitch carrier for it.

2" x 2" is the bigger receiver, never seen one on a bike yet.

There is a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" receiver size out there now, for trucks pulling big trailers.


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