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I was wondering how much weight do you think a gl 1800 can tow, say for 500 miles?
 

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General rule of thumb is to never tow more than half the weight of your vehicle and rider(s).
 

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General rule of thumb is to never tow more than half the weight of your vehicle and rider(s).
+1 absolutely the rule so about 450lbs
250lbs is much more managable
 

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450-500 lbs sounds about right to me also. I have seen pictures of Goldwings towing other bikes (one was towing a full dresser Harley) so these pictures is what got me thinking about this.
 

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Vehicles can tow way more than they can stop!
Catch!
Catch, good point!

450-500 lbs sounds about right to me also. I have seen pictures of Goldwings towing other bikes (one was towing a full dresser Harley) so these pictures is what got me thinking about this.

(sorry for the double post)
 

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under utube...you can see a Goldwing towing a car....
 

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I bet the Wing would pull a house. The big deal is getting it to stop where ya want it.....
 

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I'd only tow 500 lbs. if the trailer had brakes...
 

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what about an 1800 wing towing a 75-79 standard wing using a trailer in a bag type of trailer?
 

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I would think that the center of gravity being higher than a cargo or camper trailer, I wouldn't want to do it.

Could make the tow bike squirrely. JMHO
 

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I would think that the center of gravity being higher than a cargo or camper trailer, I wouldn't want to do it.

Could make the tow bike squirrely. JMHO
Good point
 

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I was wondering how much weight do you think a gl 1800 can tow, say for 500 miles?
Useless Honda change their manuels on the newer Goldwings, my '03 manuel states "No Towing".
 
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