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Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:27 pm
by UK_Andy
So I bought a WingDing and promptly discovered I hate the fairing and top box so they have to go. Now I wanna custom it a little and I can't decide wether to go this route or the Brat/bobber look.

What I have noticed is that I don't like the vague feeling from the front end, but that kinda went the other day when I took the screen of the fairing.

I wanna keep it simple as my custom skills come down to unbolting and bolting a different bit on, although doesn't have to come from the same bike

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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:33 pm
by RAT
It looks like you 'Wing is a 1200 ..... if so it has air assisted shocks on the front ..... try adding a little air ..... use a bicycle pump as too much air is bad ..... add a little at a time til you get where you like it.

Also has an anti dive feature on the front forks, four positions with one being the softest and four the hardest ......

Gord

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:37 pm
by UK_Andy
RAT wrote:It looks like you 'Wing is a 1200 ..... if so it has air assisted shocks on the front ..... try adding a little air ..... use a bicycle pump as too much air is bad ..... add a little at a time til you get where you like it.

Also has an anti dive feature on the front forks, four positions with one being the softest and four the hardest ......

Gord


These art pics of mine, these are from the internet, ideas of ones I could kinda follow.

Mine is a Gl1100 Interstate with the nice cast mag wheels

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:46 pm
by duke182
There are so many things that work on these bikes, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which route to take.
Take our time deciding ans then take full advantage of this site.
There are tkns of informative threads here.
And you will find an answer to almost any question.
Keep us posted and remember, we love pictures.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:50 pm
by UK_Andy
duke182 wrote:There are so many things that work on these bikes, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which route to take.
Take our time deciding ans then take full advantage of this site.
There are tkns of informative threads here.
And you will find an answer to almost any question.
Keep us posted and remember, we love pictures.


Im looking around now actually, looking for info on de-linking the brakes and wether Ill need different master cylinders?

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:57 pm
by UK_Andy
This is my wing

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:06 pm
by bladredhead
UK_Andy wrote:This is my wing
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well for starters i think you're going to need a different seat if you ever hope to reach the foot controls.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:49 pm
by UK_Andy
bladredhead wrote:
UK_Andy wrote:This is my wing
Image


well for starters i think you're going to need a different seat if you ever hope to reach the foot controls.


My son Zephaniah (5) was climbing all over it. The law in the UK says that to be pillion all is required is that his feet reach the pegs. I could make higher pegs but they would have to be at the top of the side boxes by the lid.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:12 pm
by 82aspy
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Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:22 pm
by zman
Welcome to the forum, there are many things you can do, easier to have it stripped down then build it the way you like.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:53 pm
by 82aspy
plus xtra parts to sell

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:55 pm
by sunnbobb
Welcome aboard. It can be bewildering to figure out which direction to take your bike. Ill be interested to see how it comes out.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:07 am
by ericheath
83 is a good platform, imo.

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:01 pm
by bladredhead
UK_Andy wrote:
bladredhead wrote:
UK_Andy wrote:This is my wing
Image


well for starters i think you're going to need a different seat if you ever hope to reach the foot controls.


My son Zephaniah (5) was climbing all over it. The law in the UK says that to be pillion all is required is that his feet reach the pegs. I could make higher pegs but they would have to be at the top of the side boxes by the lid.


so far as i know the laws are about the same here in the US, at least in california.

a vertically challenged friend of mine wore a pair of boots with huge platforms on them so she could reach the ground. the profile of the boot still allowed for very good toe/shifter placement.. what i'm saying is you could extend your son's shoes instead of making new foot pegs?! (only slightly serious)

Re: Customising my first Goldwing

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:57 pm
by Jsaladin04
Good luck on the fairing removal. There is a ton of work to do when you remove it. Had mine off twice in the last two weeks. For the time being i changed the back of the bike and seat