Sorry to state what should be obvious, but not everyone is a member of GWRRA and/or gets Wing World.old coot said:Mike, in the March issue of Wing World on page 76 it tells you how to tie down the gold wing. It is not that hard. Good Luck, JIM
Remove the side covers,attach a soft tie to the frame on each side, hook a strap to each strap and pull forward and out, attach a soft tie to the around the fork tube-over the lower triple clamp-attach the tie downs to these and pull out and down on these, attach another set of soft ties around both the bag guards and sub frame on each side, it is important to get the tie over the sub frame and not just the bag guard, because it WILL BREAK!! )We know of several that have.) These tie downs will pull out and to the rear.
Do NOT use the seat handles, they have rubber grommets in the seat with a collar through it, the bolts screw into the aluminum frame, they are designed for the passenger to hold on to or to assist in placing the bike on the center stand.
Be sure the motorcycle is standing straight up and if you don't have a wheel chock, tie the front tire to keep it from turning.
We use this method to transport our bikes to 12-15 rallies a year and have been using this method for a number of years and tens of thousands of miles a year, it works and does not damage the bike as can happen if not properly secured. We can't afford to have it move, we only have about 2 inches between the mirrors and the aluminum windshield cabinets in our trailer.
Allen Smith of Tulsa Ent.