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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ideas to make the bike lighter

Trying to reduce the weight of the wing any ideas will help .
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 10:18 AM
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What model of Goldwing are you trying to make lighter? 1500s and 1800s will always be big and heavy unless you trike them and they are much more manageable.
1100 Interstates and Aspencades get stripped and turned into naked Wings or Standards.
The GL1000 is bare bones to start out with, but owners have added touring packages.



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Not to be funny but many of us pack 20-50 pounds of extra weight. Another source of weight reduction for overall weight of rider and bike. You won't find those kind of numbers in lighter weight bike parts.

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Funny or not it's the truth. Another source of weight reduction might be to address a problem mentioned in another thread. Seems many members experience hip pain on long rides attributable to a too fat wallet. Guys I can help with that.
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If the bike is heavy at low speed and you feel as if you may drop it. You may want to look into this unit: http://trikealternative.com/retractatrike/



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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 04:44 PM
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I'm reducing the weight of my bike as I type this.
With some luck it will be 20 kilograms (44lbs) lighter by Christmas
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I'm reducing the weight of my bike as I type this.
With some luck it will be 20 kilograms (44lbs) lighter by Christmas
It's the day after Christmas that counts. But congrats.
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If I lost at least 20 lbs my bike would be lighter when I am on it

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Unless there is a bunch of after market bling on it that can be removed, I doubt there is much you can remove that won't effect the handling or appearance in a negative way.

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