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I really like my 1300GT but my wife just does not like the passenger position. Just uncomfortable on the back and the feet position. Has me thinking about the 1600GTL but would rather figure out a fix for the 1300. Any one have the same issues and found a solution. No, trading in the wife is not an option.
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I really like my 1300GT but my wife just does not like the passenger position. Just uncomfortable on the back and the feet position. Has me thinking about the 1600GTL but would rather figure out a fix for the 1300. Any one have the same issues and found a solution. No, trading in the wife is not an option.
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Had the same problem. Installed Suburban peg lowering kits, sheepskin pad on seat and switched from 49L box, which she found to be too upright and without sufficient lower back support to 28L box without pad. At that point riding became bearable, if not pleasurable. Then she sat on a Goldwing and that ended up being the ultimate solution. Given that we have had ongoing trouble with the K13GT (more than 10 weeks off the road this year -- currently on week 5 of its latest issue), I bought the Wing and will sell the KGT if and when it comes back from dealer service.
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Thanks for the input. I didn't know that Suburban made passenger foot peg relo kits. Also have a friend with a 28L box that I could try. Will not try the Wing.
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Thanks for the input. I didn't know that Suburban made passenger foot peg relo kits. Also have a friend with a 28L box that I could try. Will not try the Wing.
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Certainly. And for your own good, don not under any circumstance sit on or test ride a Wing. And more important, do not let your wife sit on one.

I had no real interest in a Wing because of the "stereotype", but under prodding by a salesman, did just that and was amazed. Low center of gravity, a smooth, torque monster motor and handling that belies its weight. Plus Honda reliablity (something BMW deperately needs to regain).

BTW, here's link to Suburban pegs:

http://www.suburban-machinery.com/K12GTPass.html
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I understand where you are coming from-Honda is quality whether it is a lawn mower, generator, bike or car. The Wing and the LT are just too big for our purposes.
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