How cold is too cold for a Gl1500


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How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby musinger » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:28 pm



I have been in 15 degrees at 45 mph and the the bike started to produce a whistling sound like a valve was stuck, slowed down to 40mph and the sound went away for my 30 min ride to work. :shock:



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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby stanyo » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:34 pm

I get that but only when the choke is on.

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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby Andy Cote » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:19 pm

Take five minutes, pull the speedometer cable from it's housing, lather up with wheel bearing grease, reassemble and go for broke!
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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby bustedwing » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:59 pm

Are you sure that wasnt the sound of the blood leaving your extremities and headed for warmer areas?
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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby Pam » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:38 am

Most likely the heavy thick air moving in and around the farings. Used to get this when we had the big whip antena's on out car radio's at work. Frost would build up on the antena and make an awful racket. Slow down and the noise went away. Liquid cooled engine so I think the only issue would be with the plastic getting cold and brittle.

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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby redial » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:59 pm

Frost would build up on the antena and make an awful racket. Slow down and the noise went away. Liquid cooled engine so I think the only issue would be with the plastic getting cold and brittle.


Let the plastic get cold and brittle, what about the rider? I used to ride naked bikes in Canberra (probably the coldest capital in Oz) and would ride to work all year round, as long as it wasnt raining in the morning, now I hesitate to take the bike out if it is below 20C (near 79F). Am I getting older or wiser? I admit by the time I got to work in -10C, I was really, really cold, and eventually traded the bike for a Mini Moke. The Moke was a fun machine, but lousy brakes.
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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby redial » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:02 pm

Checkout Wikipedia for the picture and comments on the Mini Moke:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Moke
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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby Pam » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:45 pm

Now that mini mokw looks like it has lots of potentel for fun

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Re: How cold is too cold for a Gl1500

Postby musinger » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:24 am

Installed heated hand grips on Tues. and keeping the hands warm seems to keep the body warmer. :D




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