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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I've been riding an Interstate 1300 for several years and really, really want one of the new 2019 Goldwings. Problem is I'm 5 foot 2 on a good day. I've got 43 states and Canada so far and want to get the West Coast before I have to go to 3 wheels. Any suggestions other than high heeled boots? Thanks!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 02:30 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I can't answer your question but I suggest you go to a dealer, sit on a bike and talk to them.

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I'm 6-2 and the new wing is perfect for me - I love the new goldwings especially the dct version (not to work on however)

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I believe you should look for a very well maintained and lightly used GL1200, because once Honda went to the GL1500 they got pretty tall. I have seen folks that are inseam-challenged ride the bigger 'wings successfully, but they have been doing it for a long time, and have to be particularly careful stopping on uneven ground - paricularly loose gravel. Even cut-down seat padding and lowered suspension only goes so far.
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I believe you should look for a very well maintained and lightly used GL1200, because once Honda went to the GL1500 they got pretty tall. I have seen folks that are inseam-challenged ride the bigger 'wings successfully, but they have been doing it for a long time, and have to be particularly careful stopping on uneven ground - paricularly loose gravel. Even cut-down seat padding and lowered suspension only goes so far.
The problem with the 1200 wing is you can count on the stator going out, and that requires a lot of work to replace because the motor has to come out. Also parts are hard to find and some shops will not work on older wings. Unless you can do the work I would stay away from a 1200 wing, but that's me, your opinion may vary !!



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I would agree stay away from the 1200 and go buy a Valkyrie or look into buying a salvage 1800. I bought 3 salvage 1800's last fall and all that was wrong with them were broken mirrors and a slight scratch or two.

My "new" 2003 had 47k broken mirrors and a slight amount of damage on one side of the fairing - cost $145 to fix and I paid $3100 for that one. Got a 2007 for 3300 and that one cost $18 to fix. 2005 for $2300 but that one had some missing side covers so I spent almost $300 to fix that one up. As you might guess I buy only salvage and have for many years.

My 99 valk is my all around favorite bike but no way would I ever get any wing older than 2001. I had a 1500 for 2 years and pretty much hated everything about it except the smooth engine.

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
The Japanese all ready have a product for that. They're not very tall in stature.



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Hmm, wonder how it works in motion or coming to a stop?

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You might check out Maxís utube on lowering a new goldwing. Traxion Dynamics.
First choice is elevator boots. Second is a seat modification, which you canít do much with on a 2018 +.
Third choice is to internally rebuild the shocks, and I think some associated changes as well.
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