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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 03:24 AM
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Congratulations on your new to you 1500. My 1500 would get 40 MPG at 65-70 MPH.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 04:56 AM
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As others have already told you the mileage on a 1500 is right around 40 mpg. That is, if you keep your rpm's below 3K. Once you get above that the mileage falls off significantly. I only say this because I know how you Montanans like to go go go.

As a reference 3K should be right around 68-70 mph in overdrive.

By the way enjoy the new ride.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 05:17 AM
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Congratulations on the Goldwing purchase! Nice looking ride! You will enjoy the 1500! My 89 GL1500 when loaded down and running 70 miles an hour gets about 38 MPG. My preference for tires on the 1500 are Dunlop E4s. And as Travis stated, that emblem can and will reflect the sunlight right back into your eyes.

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Good looking bike. Enjoy.
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Congratulations on the Goldwing purchase! Nice looking ride! You will enjoy the 1500! My 89 GL1500 when loaded down and running 70 miles an hour gets about 38 MPG. My preference for tires on the 1500 are Dunlop E4s. And as Travis stated, that emblem can and will reflect the sunlight right back into your eyes.

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Can something be done to 'tone down' the brightness on the emblem so that it doesn't blind me?
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Can something be done to 'tone down' the brightness on the emblem so that it doesn't blind me?
Black sharpee does the trick for me. You can still see the emblem but the sharpee takes the glare off.

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Looks like an awesome find. I forget what the mileage I got on my 1500 pulling a trailer, but it was't bad. Never had an issue with fuel ever.
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Congrats on the new 2U wing. My 1500 got 40 mpg without a trailer. As Fossil said the faster you go the lower the mileage. Enjoy.
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Car Top Luggage Carrier -

Hey Pam - Congratulations on your GW purchase. I'm sure you'll have many years of enjoyment. One suggestion concerning the trailer set up - you might consider simply removing the original metal box from the frame and mount one of the much lighter aerodynamic car top luggage carriers. This reuses a frame, axle, wheels and lights that have already been road tested. The interior room of the luggage carrier is plenty large enough to handle virtually anything you might like to take and they are water tight. Also by carrying any bulky/heavy items in the trailer and out of the saddle bags and trunk - you keep your center of gravity as low as possible during low speed maneuvers.

My wife and I were riding along the Grand Canyon South Rim when at one of the rest stops another GW pulled in with a car top style trailer. I'd noticed several air scoops and vents along the edge of the lid and when they opened it up out popped two small dogs. Both little yappers excitedly made a couple of loops around the bikes and then ran over to mark the tire of a near by motorhome. This couple packed a large tent and all of their other camping gear in the trailer, leaving the saddle bags and trunk for cool weather clothing. Once everyone visited for a few minutes and had a drink of water, we all loaded up and were off.

Again Congratulations and Ride Safe - Michael
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Hey Pam - Congratulations on your GW purchase. I'm sure you'll have many years of enjoyment. One suggestion concerning the trailer set up - you might consider simply removing the original metal box from the frame and mount one of the much lighter aerodynamic car top luggage carriers. This reuses a frame, axle, wheels and lights that have already been road tested. The interior room of the luggage carrier is plenty large enough to handle virtually anything you might like to take and they are water tight. Also by carrying any bulky/heavy items in the trailer and out of the saddle bags and trunk - you keep your center of gravity as low as possible during low speed maneuvers.

My wife and I were riding along the Grand Canyon South Rim when at one of the rest stops another GW pulled in with a car top style trailer. I'd noticed several air scoops and vents along the edge of the lid and when they opened it up out popped two small dogs. Both little yappers excitedly made a couple of loops around the bikes and then ran over to mark the tire of a near by motorhome. This couple packed a large tent and all of their other camping gear in the trailer, leaving the saddle bags and trunk for cool weather clothing. Once everyone visited for a few minutes and had a drink of water, we all loaded up and were off.

Again Congratulations and Ride Safe - Michael

Well, that's a brilliant idea and my husband would love to have the box that's on the trailer now in his truck!
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