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by sdadean
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine oil.
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Engine oil.

I know there has been a lot of discussion on engine oil. I would like to hear a few opinions. I haven't changed my oil yet since I purchased the bike. Owner said it was just changed at a Honda dealer last fall. I am one for changing it every 2500 miles. My question is what is a good oil to use? Some...
by sdadean
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve guide seals
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Valve guide seals

It's smoking at start ups for a minute or so. I have done many on car engines but never a bike. Not really using any oil. It's just more of an annoyance and I am a bit of a perfectionist. Left bank smokes some also but I know this is typical for these bikes. I just bought the bike last fall and have...
by sdadean
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve guide seals
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Valve guide seals

Well it looks like it's time to replace my valve guide seals. Smokes pretty bad at start-up from the right bank. I know the left side is typical but not the right. My question is: do you need to adjust the valves when done? Or are they self adjusting? Just tighten them down and put it all back toget...
by sdadean
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Surging/ poor idle
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Surging/ poor idle

Well great news, it's fixed! After learning how to basically take just about everything apart to get down to even see all the vacuum lines IF it was a vacuum line was quite special, But. that's exactly what it was, that little 90 line had burned through. Replaced it and its back to purring like a ki...
by sdadean
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Surging/ poor idle
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Surging/ poor idle

Thanks Mike I will check it. You mean the temp switch for the dash gauge? Or is there a separate one just for the computer? and the cooling fan switch? My dash temp gauge works good and my cooling fan switch is new. I will do a little looking around. I thought I would get some of the covers off the ...
by sdadean
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Surging/ poor idle
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Surging/ poor idle

It surges from 750 to almost 2000 rpm's it's quite a bit. Ran just great one day and then blah! I ran sea foam in it before I stored it last winter. The worse part is when you try to ride and just as soon as you back of the throttle the rpms drop to the point it wants to die and then when you do giv...
by sdadean
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tape player question
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Tape player question

Looking for anyone out there that has knowledge about electronics. 1998 GL1500: not sure which model Panasonic it has but I tried to use the tape player for the first time yesterday. Bought a tape/to 1/4" jack to plug into my mp3 player. When you put the tape in the drive motor turns for about 1 rev...
by sdadean
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Surging/ poor idle
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Surging/ poor idle

1998 GL 1500, has been running great all season and just out of the blue. My first thoughts where a vacuum leak. I am not familiar with working on these bikes at all but was a auto mechanic 30 years ago. I sprayed a little carb cleaning in the carb areas and did find a very slight difference. Not su...
by sdadean
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo amps and speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Stereo amps and speakers

Any other riders out there agree or disagree with Maddog about not being to hear the rear speakers? Looking for some more feedback.
by sdadean
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stereo amps and speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Stereo amps and speakers

I need to replace my 1998 1500 Asp's front speakers and add rear one's. Would anyone know what the stock stereo's output per channel would be or at least total output. Any recommendations for speaker upgrades (name and brand) for the front and possibly the rear? I would need the whole kit for the re...
by sdadean
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: PSI in front forks
Replies: 12
Views: 782

PSI in front forks

I just had my front fork seals replaced at the dealer a few weeks ago and just checked to see how much air pressure they put in the shocks. Both sides had nothing in them. Is it an option to run air in them? Should they have put air in them? If they are not holding air would it just be the Schrader ...
by sdadean
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Backlit controls
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Backlit controls

I have a 1998 GL 1500 Aspecade. The controls do not come backlit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if a newer model's controls that does have back lit controls would fit mine. If not any idea where I could purchase aftermarket ones. I read on this site that you could add led lights inside the...