SIZING TEMPLATE FOR LIFT SUPPORT TRAY (Note comments below the illustration)
Actually, you do NOT need to cut out the curved arc at the top of the template at all. A regular straight-cut rectangle will fit fine and clear the raised “hump” in the CB radio cavity. I just cut the arc because I hadn’t yet removed the seat and thus wasn’t sure where I might end up deciding to drill the front wall of the trunk for the fuse block’s wiring harness. If you elect to use a lift tray panel yourself, I suggest just using a regular rectangle shape because the “hump” region doesn’t afford any convenient location for wire harness pass-through, as you’ll see in subsequent pics later on herein.
The dimensions shown in template diagram are intended as a general guide and will provide a “loose fit” and minor clearance leeways which should account for any slight variations that may exist in the dimensions of the CB-CD cavity between differing model-year Gold Wings. You should of course measure your own cavity dimensions on your own motorcycle and adjust size dimensions as per your own preferences. Suggest making a cardboard template first to verify if the above dimensions are suitable on your individual particular motorcycle.